IMPORTANT MESSAGE

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.

Western Votes

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What is Western Votes?


Western Votes is a non-partisan program run by the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) that works to get students interested in civic engagement and citizenship. If you are a student at Western and want to be politically engaged or want to see others politically engaged, we encourage you to join Western Votes! Every year the OCE hires both year round staff and a few voter registration staff for elections so check us out for job opportunities.

Western Votes is Western's own chapter of the Washington Student Association, an organization that represents every public university in Washington State and advocates for changes that benefit students of higher education. Students in Western Votes come from diverse majors and political backgrounds. 

Follow us on Instagram @instagram and like us on facebook for free events, information on voting, and more!

Never received your ballot?

What do we do?


  • Fall Voter Registration Drive: Getting as many people on Western's campus registered to vote in time for local, state wide, and federal elections. Get all registered voters to vote by holding candidate debates and forums, tabling, etc. 
  • Legislative Agenda: Creating proposals for what we will lobby on in Olympia in the Winter

Whatcom Ballot Box DropLegislative Agenda 2019

How can I join Western Votes?


If you want to join Western Votes you can email Nathalie Wagler (She/Her/Hers) @ as.oce.engage.recruit.coord@wwu.edu, meet with Nathalie during her Microsoft Teams & Zoom office hours M&W 12-2PM, R 8-9AM & 12-1PM, fill out this quick google form or dm us on Instagram @ASWWU_OCE!

Other Resources


Washington Student Association (WSA)

Washington State Legislature

TV Washington