Academic Advising Center staff clarify academic requirements and policies, assist students with course selection and scheduling and help students to establish educational goals and effectively plan a program of study and make timely progress to degree completion. The Center also assists students who experience academic difficulty.
The activities of the Admissions Office include enrollment planning with University leadership; undergraduate student recruitment; written, virtual, and oral presentation of Western’s story, academic programs, university resources, student life, and admissions procedures; undergraduate application processing and selection; collaboration with high schools, community colleges, community organizations, etc.; coordination of transfer articulation and policy development; and non-departmental new… Read more about Admissions
The University Athletic Program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II. Men’s sports include basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, and track and field; women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track and field, crew, volleyball, and fastpitch softball.
The Western Associated Students (AS) Bookstore is run for the benefit of Western’s students. With its mission to offer course materials and supplies at the lowest possible prices, the AS Bookstore works aggressively to offer a large selection of new and used books, Ebooks, and rentals. The Associated Students organization plays an active role in the store, continuing the store’s long tradition of student partnership. Net operating proceeds are managed by the AS and allocated to its student… Read more about Bookstore
The Campus Recreation Department is located in the Wade King Student Recreation Center and offers a full range of intramural league and tournament, sport clubs, open recreation activities, and non-credit group exercise classes.
The Career Services Center offers a full range of services to support students and alumni in assessing their interests and abilities and establishing personal career goals. The Center assists students seeking internships in order to gain career-related experience and offers programs and services to support individuals seeking career employment or admission to graduate or professional education programs following completion of their studies at Western
The Counseling Center assists Western students to optimize their educational experience and lifelong well-being by providing personal counseling services uniquely focused on the needs of students.
University Dining Services serves the campus with catering, several retail cafés and markets, and three residential dining venues.
Through DAC, Western provides admitted or prospective students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access all aspects of University life. DAC is committed to providing services and programs that foster student development at all levels: intellectual, emotional, physical, and social.
Financial Aid strives to reduce financial barriers to learning by providing eligible students with financial assistance through grants, scholarships, loans, and work study and student employment programs.
LGBTQ+ Western works to advance the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff at Western Washington University by collaboratively engaging the university community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy and celebration.
The New Student Services/Family Outreach office is committed to assisting students with their transition to the University and Bellingham community. In addition, special orientation events and weekends provide family members and parents an opportunity to become more informed about Western.
Our mission is to foster a healthy student learning environment by teaching students self-care and self-responsibility and by engaging students as leaders for safe, caring, and socially just communities.
The Registrar’s Office prepares the academic schedule, administers the registration and graduation process, and maintains and preserves academic records. The staff can help students with questions concerning registration, course requirements, add/drop, graduation requirements, and veteran’s benefits.
Student Outreach Services (SOS) is committed to supporting the educational needs of first generation, non-traditional, and multicultural students. SOS advisors provide students with personalized academic advising, assistance in the development of their educational plan, positive intervention for those in academic risk, and helpful referral services to academic departments and support resources. The SOS office is committed to academic success, retention, and graduation.
Students in University Residences enhance their Western Experience in diverse and inclusive communities that foster active learning, leadership, social responsibility, civic engagement, and effective citizenship: supported by a high quality, attractive and sustainable campus environment.
The Viking Union Complex is a place for all community members - a people place, a place to meet, get involved, and to relax. The complex houses the Associated Students government offices and activities, the Viking Union/Student Activities administrative offices, and numerous student facilities.