Join us on Election Day, November 8th!

The OCE will be in the VU Multipurpose Room from 8am-8pm hosting a one stop shop for registering to vote, printing your ballot and casting it. Members of the public are welcome!

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Excursions

Outdoor Center Excursions

The Outdoor Center enhances opportunities for students and other members of the WWU community to involve themselves in outdoor recreation activities. This fall, we have a host of in-person events available to all so come join us in exploring the outdoors and connecting with ourselves and others! All Outdoor Center excursions are either free or low-cost ($10). 

Excursions offers a fun, accessible and affordable way to get outside for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Emphasis is placed on group involvement, developing and refining skills, responsible environmental practices, fostering diversity, enriching the academic experience, and promoting life-long learning. On our excursions, we attempt to engage all of our participants in fun and absorbing activities based on their comfort and ability levels. This will mean checking in with everyone to see what they want out of the trip and checking in multiple times during the trip to assess how the trip can best fit the groups' needs. We believe that there is a way to balance the excitement level of an activity and the perceived risk/exertion for each of our participants so that everyone can leave our program having learned something and enjoyed themselves.

Fall 2022 Registration

Registration for excursions in the first half (September-October) of Fall '22 will be open on Monday, September 26 at 10 AM. Registration for excursions in the second half of Fall '22 will open on Monday, October 24 at 10 AM.

Students can sign up in-person at the Outdoor Center (Viking Union 150, off Garden Street). Trips have a limited number of spots and typically fill up fast - registration is first-come, first-serve. Students will have the option to place themselves on a waiting list once trips are full but there is no guarantee that any spots will open.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Monday Yoga Series, Weekly (FREE)

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the Viking Union (VU) Multi Purpose Room 6th Floor (Located right in the front entrance lobby to the Viking Union)
  • Starts Monday, September 26, 2022 with final session on Monday, November 21, 2022
  • no registration required

Wellness Wednesdays (FREE; registration required)
First Half of Fall '22

  • Intro to Biking in Bellingham (September 28, 2022 from 3 PM - 6:30 PM)
  • Sunset Sea Kayak on Bellingham Bay (October 5, 2022 from 3 PM - 7 PM)
  • Leaf Rubbing Art Day at WWU Outback (October 12, 2022 from 3 PM - 6 PM)

Second Half of Fall '22

  • Intro to Trip Planning (November 2, 2022 from 4 PM - 6 PM)
  • Intro to Through Hiking (November 16, 2022 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Weekend Excursions (Cost $10; registration required)
First Half of Fall '22

  • Backpacking in the North Cascades (Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2022).
    • All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Surf Trip at Westport Beach (Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2022)
    • All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Vesper Peak Scramble (Saturday, October 29, 2022)
    • All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Halloween Bike Scavenger Hunt (Sunday, October 30, 2022)
    • No Participant Pre-Trip meeting!

Second Half of Fall '22

  • Whitewater Rafting on the Skagit River (Saturday, November 5, 2022)
    • All Participants must attend Pre-Trip Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7 :00 PM
  • Intro to Mt. Erie Rock Climbing (Sunday, November 6, 2022)
    • All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Accessibility

For disability accommodations, questions or requests please contact our Outdoor Center Co-Coordinators at as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu and as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu or call 360-650-7677 at least two weeks before the trip. For more information check out our website.

Have questions, comments, or want to share thoughts or ideas with us? Please reach out to our Outdoor Center Co-Coordinators through the contact info above or call the front desk at the Equipment & Bike Shop at 360-650-3115