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Learn More About Western October 12–17
Virtual Fall Preview 

Thinking about applying to Western? Curious about student life and academics? Join us for our largest virtual event for students and families who want to learn more about Western. From academic webinars and information sessions, to our main event October 17, there's a whole week of events for you to choose from.

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There is no higher priority than the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Considering the challenges presented by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Western Washington University is… Read more about Can you give to support the Student Emergency Fund?

In the News

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Each fall, the waters of Whatcom Creek fill with salmon, swimming upstream from the ocean to spawn. With the flood of salmon comes increasing numbers of seals in search of a feast, threatening the… Read more about WWU Biologists to Study the Hunting Behavior of Local Seals From the Air

Geographers read the surface of the earth like historians read books, but Western Washington University’s Patrick Buckley isn’t interested in the boundaries of ancient Rome or the expansion of… Read more about WWU’s Patrick Buckley Analyzing Spread and Regional Patterns of Coronavirus Using Unique Set of Maps Called Cartograms

In response to the financial hardship imposed by the pandemic and the logistical challenge of campus buildings being closed, a team of Western staff, faculty, and students developed a pop-up… Read more about Pop-Up Food Pantry program returns to campus for fall

Western and Climate Change

10 stories about how Western's faculty, staff and students are working to make a difference in the most existential threat facing the global community today.