Families and Visitors

Event Cancellations

Most public buildings on campus are closed to the public, including:

The AS Student Late Night Shuttle is suspended until further notice.

Whatcom County is in Phase 2 of Washington's phased reopening plan. As a result, there may be no public gatherings or events of any size on Western's campus. As the community progresses further in reopening, small essential gatherings may be allowed.

All on-campus visit programs, tours and information sessions are suspended.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have established a Student Emergency Fund to provide relief for students who are experiencing food and housing insecurity, those whose families are confronting job loss or illness, and for those who are hungry and unable to afford even basic necessities. This reserve is a financial lifeline for our students in crisis and will help to ensure that their needs are met and that they are able to remain at Western. We appreciate any support you can provide at: www.vikingfunder.com/sef20

In consideration of the safety of our visitors and campus community, we have suspended all on-campus visit programs, tours and information sessions. We still want to connect, though, and are offering lots of visit opportunities for prospective and admitted students. If you have extenuating circumstances (e.g. non-refundable airline tickets), please reach out. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

Western is sending out regular updates through its Western Alert system. Families may opt in to Western Alerts by clicking here

Regular updates are also posted here and on Western Today's news page

If you aren't already signed up for Family Connection, click here to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter for WWU families.

Information Lines

Washington State Department of Health

Available 24/7

(800) 525-0127

WWU Student Health Center

For specific health concerns

(360) 650-3400

WWU Coronavirus Information Line

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

(844) 840-0040

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