IMPORTANT MESSAGE


We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm.
Limited services are available, including Starbucks, the Bookstore, and 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. Face Coverings are required, and Physical Distancing will be monitored. We look forward to seeing you!

Outdoor Center

Welcome to the Outdoor Center!

The Outdoor Center will be open for normal operations starting Summer 2021!


Inspiring Discovery & Community at WWU

The Associated Students' Outdoor Center provides a variety of outdoor-related opportunities and activities for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Emphasis is placed on developing and refining skills, responsible environmental practices, fostering diversity, enriching the academic experience, and promoting life-long learning.


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What Do We Have To Offer?

Bike Shop & Equipment Rentals

Have question regarding the Bike Shop or any Rentals? Reach out to Elizabeth Chiou!

Equipment & Bike Shop Coordinator

Elizabeth Chiou | she/her

Email: asocesc@wwu.edu

Phone: (360) 650-3112


Elizabeth's Picture

Fun fact about Elizabeth: She can both ski and snowboard!


Excursions Programing

Feel like going on an adventure? Check out our Excursions Program! Excursions provides an opportunity to get outside and connect with the outdoors, while learning valuable leadership and technical skills. The program is currently being run by Ben Crandall and Tanner Randall-Gosselin! Feel free to reach out both to Ben and Tanner with any questions you might have regarding Excursion activities.

Excursions Coordinators

Ben Crandall | he/him

Email: as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Phone: 360-650-7677

Ben Staff Member

Tanner Randall-Gosselin | he/him

Email: as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu

Phone: 360-650-7677

Tanner Staff Member


Challenge Programing

Are you part a group and need a fun and energetic way to connect? Check out the Outdoor Center's Challenge Program! The program is currently being run by Grey Lee! The Outdoor Center's Challenge Program provides an opportunities for groups to learn communication and teamwork skills! While we can't meet in-person right now for our games and high ropes course, the Challenge Program is offering virtual team-building sessions for groups of four or more. Feel free to reach out to Grey with any questions you might have regarding the Outdoor Center's Challenge Program. Email: as.challenge@wwu.edu

Challenge Coordinator

Grey Lee | he/him

Email: as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu

Phone: 360-650-7677


Grey Staff Member



Office Hours

  • Monday 2 PM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday 4 PM - 5 PM
  • Friday Open Availability
  • Weekends 10 AM - 5 PM

Wait There's More!

  • For under $10 rent boats at Lakewood
  • On campus, rent packs, bikes, or mountaineering boots
  • Incoming students go for a week-long adventure by signing up for WOOT
  • Find us on the first floor of the Viking Union!

Have Marketing Ideas?

Reach out to Ella Neumann, the Marketing and Resource Coordinator, if you have any suggestions on the type of content that you want to view. Ella is always willing to chat, whether it be marketing related or not!

Marketing and Resource Coordinator

Ella Neumann | she/her

Email: as.oc.marketing@wwu.edu


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Fun fact about Ella: She is an extremely amateur banjo player

Office Hours

  • Monday 10 AM - 1 PM


Stay In Touch

Instagram: WWUOUTDOORCENTER

Facebook: WWU A.S. Outdoor Center

Subscribe to the Outdoor Center's mailing list by sending a request to as.oc.marketing@wwu.edu