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.

Local Issues

Help you represent your community, get involved with local politics and keep informed!

Become a Community Ambassador

Mission The Community Ambassador Network (CAN) is a student-collective of community-builders; amplifying student voice in Bellingham's Neighborhood Associations, engaging students in local issues , and promoting health and well-being in our communities.

Civically Engage Learn the Local Issues where you live. Increase livability by supporting inclusive, vibrant neighborhoods. Advocate for students by building a broad coalition of sustainable partners who will unite Bellingham's intersectional needs.

Boost Your Resume Collaborate with diverse partners among the student body and throughout Bellingham. Exercise critical-thinking, community development and professionalism in an ever-changing, yet familiar environment. Gain experience in meeting rules and facilitation skills. Refine your ability to successfully plan and advertise events.

Low Commitment About 8 hrs/mo, sitting on your Neighborhood Association Board, connecting WWU, Bellingham Technical College (BTC), Whatcom Community College (WCC) and Northwest Indian College students to Bellingham Neighbors. Plan one event per quarter and receive supportive peer assistance from your CAN cohort.

Find your neighborhood

Local Politics

Local News

Contact Us

Natale Szabo (She/Her/Hers), ASWWUOCE Local Issues Coordinator

Office Hours over Microsoft Teams & Zoom: 10AM-12PM Monday-Friday