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 Governmental Affairs

Nicole Ballard

VU 504 // 360-650-3736 //


The AS VP for Governmental Affairs represents the interest of all Western students in matters pertaining to legislative affairs or advocacy. Specifically, they focus on promoting awareness of student needs throughout local, state, and federal legislative bodies. The AS VP for Governmental Affairs also oversees creation of the AS Legislative Agenda, Western Lobby Day, Western Intersectional Lobby Day, and the AS Office of Civic Engagement. With university leadership, the AS VP for Governmental Affairs works most closely with the executive director of governmental relations and the university’s lobbying team; they also work closely with the Washington Student Association and student lobbyists from other higher education institutions in the state. The current AS VP for Governmental Affairs is Nicole Ballard (She/Her/Hers). You can reach her by email at