Features and highlights

Welcoming Convocation, an annual tradition, welcomes 2,500 new students to campus with inspirational speeches, a rousing welcome from current students, faculty and staff, and last but not least, fireworks!

Western Libraries and Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will host Elwha: A River Reborn, a new traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, from Oct. 6 through Dec. 30 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th Floor of Wilson Library.

Based on a Mountaineers book of the same name by Seattle Times reporter Lynda...

With move-in weekend complete, more than 4,000 students are now calling WWU's residence halls and apartments home.

Of course, their parents couldn't leave them without offering a few last bits of sage advice.

Every year, thousands of new and returning students visit the Red Square Info Fair to catch up after a long summer and check out the hundreds of clubs and activities available to them throughout the year.

Here's a look at what went down on Sept. 22, 2014, the first day of the 2014 Info Fair.

More than 4,000 students are calling Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments home after a busy move-in weekend on campus.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 24. Western anticipates about 2,800 freshmen and approximately 1,000 transfer students for fall quarter. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,000, approximately the same as...

Western Washington University employees who travel by some means other than driving alone may enter to win great fall prizes from Whatcom Smart Trips.

Smart Trips is teaming up with Western and other local employers to promote walking, bicycling, sharing rides and riding the bus.

All employees need to do is make two smart trips as a Western employee between Sept. 14 and 27 (for...

After the Viking Commons and the Viking Union Multipurpose Room filled with faculty and staff for the annual convocation breakfast, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard kicked off the 2014-15 school year with his convocation marks.

The full text of his speech, along with a video, is available on...

More than 4,000 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 24. Western anticipates about 2,800 freshmen and approximately 1,000 transfer students for fall quarter. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,000, approximately the same...

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. 

Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the...