The Viking Union is Open!

We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 7am – 10pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm and Sunday 10am - 11pm.
Services have resumed operation, including Starbucks, the Bookstore, Vendor's Row and the Multi-Purpose Room is home to a Student Study Space, students can connect to campus Wi-Fi for streaming classes and ATUS printers are available in the Study Space. There is also comfortable seating throughout the 6th floor. Face Coverings are required, and Physical Distancing will be monitored. We look forward to seeing you!

Major Concerts

Lawnstock FAQ

What is Lawnstock anyway?

Well, in typical years, it is a free outdoor music festival for 2,000 people. This year, it is widely dispersed “bring your own lawn” communal event where we can all setup our own chill grassy lounge spaces and be connected, on- and off-campus, by the shared KUGS 89.3 FM listening experience. – And getting visited by the AS Productions “Swag Parade” that will collect donations and pass out freebies to everyone who registers for the event.

What kind of COVID safety precautions are in place for the event?

We’ll have event staff to sanitize all shared rec game equipment (e.g. frisbees, rackets, etc.) and to check for symptom-free attestations and mask-wearing before entering the rec games area on the Comm Lawn. We will be keeping the lawn spaces well within the campus regulations for crowd capacity. We’ll also have ample hand sanitizer available as well as nearby restrooms for handwashing (in the Viking Union and Academic West Bldg).

When and where will we need to wear masks?

1) Everyone inside the Rec Games area on the south half of the Comm Lawn must be masked at all times, no matter your physical distance. 2) Masks are required when entering any campus building for restroom access. 3) Masks are required whenever moving around campus near others from outside your household or whenever you are less than 6 feet from another person. More info can be found at the WWU Gathering Guidance page.

How do I get one of those awesome hats?

First, you have to RSVP on the WIN event before noon on Friday 6/4 so we know who you are and where to find you. Second, you have to bring a bag of clothing and/or non-perishable food donations to hand-off to our event staff. Then, if supplies last, you can take home one of the coveted and amazing Lawnstock hats!

Where will the donations be going?

We are working with multiple non-profit orgs and will sort the donated items to align with the types of accepted donations at: 1) WHOLE (Western Hub of Living Essentials), 2) Assistance League of Bellingham, 3) Northwest Youth Services, 4) Bellingham Food Bank, 5) Lifelong Thrift

If I didn’t reserve an on-campus grassy spot, can I still join in the recreational games area on the south side of the Comm Lawn?

Yes!! Just make your way to the Comm Lawn anytime during the event (1pm – 7pm) and join in the fun! There will be a gallery display with anonymous “Quarantine Confessions,” rec games like cornhole, spikeball, and badminton, and a photobooth to make a fun memory with friends.

What is the max number of people that can hangout together at an on-campus “individual social gathering?”

Per the WWU Gathering Guidance, outdoor social gatherings cannot exceed 15 people and not include mixing more than 2 households (covid bubbles). Inside the “sanctioned event space” which is the controlled-entry area containing the rec games, we cannot exceed 200 people.

How do I get to the MUSIC?!

LOTS of ways! 1) tune an actual radio to KUGS 89.3 FM, 2) visit the Lawnstock website or KUGS website for the embedded player, 3) download the KUGS mobile app, or 4) checkout the Lawnstock Spotify playlist (revealed on Saturday).

Or, if you’re on the Comm Lawn, you’ll hear it blasting from our sound system.

Where do I follow for event updates?

AS Productions Instagram -

Joslin Keim (they/them) - Major Concert Coordinator

Joslin books a mix of local and regional acts for festival-style concerts for Western students to enjoy. They work to include a diverse range of artists, demographically and sound-wise. As Major Concert Coordinator, Joslin is dedicated to promoting marginalized voices in the Bellingham music community and ensuring attendee safety.


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