We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. While no services are available, the Multi-Purpose Room is home to a Student Study Space, students can connect to campus WiFi for streaming classes and ATUS printers are available in the Study Space. There is also comfortable seating throughout the 6th floor. At this time, the building is only open to Students, Staff, and Faculty. Face Coverings and Symptom Attestations are required, and Physical Distancing will be monitored. There is no eating allowed in the building. Greeters will welcome you at the Garden St and High St main entrances. We look forward to seeing you!

The Bookstore offers pickup with prearranged appointments Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Here is a link for info.

ASVP for Sustainability

Zarea Lavalais

VU 504 // 360-650-2941


The AS VP for Sustainability represents the interest of all Western students in matters pertaining to environmental and social sustainability of the university and organization. The AS VP for Sustainability oversees the AS Environmental and Sustainability Programs Office and chairs the Sustainability Equity and Justice Fund. They also consult and assume leadership roles for initiatives related to reducing Western’s carbon footprint and promoting alternative forms of transportation. With university leadership, the AS VP for Sustainability works most closely with the Vice President of University Advancement, as well as with leadership from student organizations and the Office of Sustainability. The current AS VP for Sustainability is Zarea Lavalais (She/Her/Hers). You can reach Zarea by email at