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. Set up a bookstore appointment

Excursions

Outdoor Center Excursions

Excursions provides an opportunity to get outside and connect with the local northwest lifestyle, while learning valuable leadership and technical skills. Our trips are designed and led by students, for the WWU campus community.

Here is what's happening Spring 2021!

Simply click on the title of the event and it will direct you to our WIN! Due to Covid-19 safety, group restrictions and to ensure your spot on the trip please register through WIN!

Please contact as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu with any specific adaptations or accommodations, we aim to make these experiences as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

We are trying to stay active and safe this spring. On every in person trip we follow our Excursions Covid Guidelines which are based on the university's policies. We are offering in person trips that are open to all students every other Wednesday starting January 20th.

Excursions Calendar

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Excursion Calendar


Active Living Trips (McConnell Creek)


April 7th 4-6pm
In partnership with the Counseling Center we bring you Outdoor Wellness Trips. Occurring after the Wellness Wednesday workshop we will explore and expand on the topic for that week. This week's topic is active living. Join us for a walk through one of Bellingham's many Loose packed Gravel green trails. We will discuss how we can encourage our own active living as well as how being outside is a great way to keep ourselves in motion.

This is a standalone event and you don't have to attend the Counseling Centers zoom to participate! Although we highly encourage it cause they are amazing people! Interested in checking out the rad event by the Counseling Center?

If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Waterfront Kayaking


April 11th 12-4pm
Join us as we explore Lake Whatcom from a kayak. There are islands to explore, houses to judge, and wildlife to encounter. Sign up to see what you can make of an afternoon on the water. Make sure to bring some water and snacks as on the water time will be 3+ hours. Food Included. If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

*****Pre Trip Meeting: Apr 8th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion *****

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Marginalized Genders Mountain Bike!


April 18th 12-4pm
Get a Bike from the OC and follow us to the Hundred Acre Woods where we will teach you the basics of mountain biking techniques. Once you get your wheels under you we will explore the beautiful trails of Arroyo park. No gear required. Food Included! If you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it! If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

***Pre Trip Meeting: Apr 15th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion ***

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu


Kayak with Yoga


April 25th 12-4pm
Take a paddle around Lake Whatcom relaxing away from midterm stress and finish the adventure off by giving your spirit, mind, and body some much needed relaxation. You deserve some self care and love, especially now! Make sure to bring some water and snacks as on the water time will be 3+ hours. Food Included. If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

*****Pre Trip Meeting: Apr 22th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion *****

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Socialization and Self Care


April 28th 4-6pm
In partnership with the Counseling Center we bring you Outdoor Wellness Trips. Occurring after the Wellness Wednesday workshop we will explore and expand on the topic for that week. This week's topic is Socialization and Self Care. Join us on our way down to Boulevard Park and talk about the multiple pillars and types of self-care. Trail is paved and steep with hard packed gravel in places. Food Included! This is a standalone event and you don't have to attend the Counseling Centers zoom to participate! Although we highly encourage it cause they are amazing people! 

Interested in checking out the events by the Counseling Center? Register HERE!

If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu


Low Tide at Locust


May 2nd 12-4pm
Grab a bike from the OC and ride down to Locust beach to explore the low tide, Mud flats, and rocky beaches. Remembering who should legally own this land and how we can support them, we will be eating food, playing games and more as we bask in the sun and relax our brains from the demands of midterms. If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu.We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

***Pre Trip Meeting: Apr 29th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion ***

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu


Learn to Bike At Old Main Lawn


May 5th 4-6pm

This unceded territory we encroach upon (Bellingham) has a lot of biking opportunities but starting the path towards biking proficiency is easiest with others. On this Wednesday we will be learning how to bike and giving you tips and tricks to better your biking ability. Join us for some goofy times and dedicated learning. If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu


Meditation and Mindfulness in the Mountains


May 9th 12-4pm

Hike up to the Pine and Cedar Lake Overlook and explore the wilderness opportunities that exist right in our backyard. You don't have to own a car or even a bike to reach these beautiful and scenic lakes in a day's worth of hiking. We will explore the lookouts lakes and bridges while practicing exercises that help to reduce anxiety and increase attention. Food Included. If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

***Pre Trip Meeting: May 6th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion ***

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Chalk Art and Activism


May 12th 4-6pm
Feeling like artistic expression is the best way to communicate and process this wacky world we exist in? Us too! We’ll bring the chalk and you bring the passion! Don’t feel like you have artistic talent? Firstly remember that everyone is an artist, as for the talent for painting and such we are nowhere near experts ourselves, BUT we’ll give it a try and we hope you join us. Food Included! If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Bouldering (Clayton Beach)


Mar 16th 12-4pm
Join us for some monkey business and beach vibes. We will be providing crash pads, the best dang ocean views and free food. Don’t forget to bring climbing shoes and a silly spirit as we chalk up, channel our inner 5 year old and try to climb some big rocks. All experience levels welcome. Food Included! If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

*****Pre Trip Meeting: May 13th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion *****

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Biking Around Lake Padden


May 19th 12-4pm
Explore Bellingham's parks and green trails with this bike tour of Lake Padden. We will be grabbing bikes from the OC and winding our way to the Lake where we will eat dinner and play some games before traveling back to the OC. There are some steep hills we will be traveling through and may at times be biking on gravel. If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Counseling Center Outdoor Wellness Extravaganza!


May 23 10-6pm
Come meet the Outdoor Center for an exploration of McConnely Creek! This is a time to relax and take a break from all of these screens. Woohoo! We got a pot of green tea steamin, the Enya is playing, and we are enjoying the smells of nature! Make peace not stress and join us for some much needed nature time during dead week! Trip includes travel over level gravel trails.

Super Blood Flower Moon Hike


May 26 4-6pm
On this sacred of days we will not be looking at the moon or seeing an eclipse because we want to settle in for bed before the sun sets at 9:45pm!! It's your own choice if you want to see the fancy moon go red at 4am the next morning but you can count us out! Anyways we will have a nice walk in the day with food and games instead. Meet at the Outdoor Center! If you require Adapted Equipment or think you might want assistance please contact as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at least one week before the trip. We aim to make this experience as inclusive as possible and for further information please see this link.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Whatcom Creek Exploration


May 30 12-4pm
Join the Outdoor Center for a water based adventure through Whatcom Falls Park. Explore Whatcom Creek, try and find the storied and mysterious Pixie Falls and make some lasting memories with goofy humans.  

****Pre Trip Meeting: May 27th, 4pm on Zoom (attendance required for participation on weekend excursion ****

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu

Common Humanity Hike


June 6 4-5pm
Join us as we imagine others complexly. We will be exploring the arboretum, and discussing our common humanity based around the Counseling Centers Thursday workshop on Common Humanity. Food will be provided.

If the trip is full and you would like to waitlist please email the Outdoor Center @ as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu


Have a question? Want to share a thought? Have an idea for an event you want or a Haiku you are stoked on? Reach out to as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu or as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu or call 360-650-7677 if there is any further questions or needs!