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

Accessibility

The Outdoor Center is working to create accessible and inclusive programing.

Towards this mission we are partnering with multiple organizations to supply adaptable equipment and produce inclusive programs.

Some fast overarching themes

  1. We need a weeks heads up to properly rent and transport adaptive equipment from seattle
  2. All of our trips itineraries can be changed to promote accessibility. If you give us a weeks notice we can adapt the trip within reason
  3. You may always reserve a spot (student or none student) for assistance in participating in the trip
  4. Feel free to email AS.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu at any time with questions, clarifications, requests, and/or recommendations.

Our Trips This Spring

In-person

4/25 Kayak with Yoga 12-4pm

Pre Trip Meeting: Apr 22nd, 4pm on Zoom

Lakewood has steep paved paths down to the water, Our staff are not trained for transfers you may reserve a spot for any individual (student and none student) to provide assistance in any way. If a weeks notice is provided we will provide adaptable equipment including lumbar support seat, outriggers, paddle holster, yoga blocks and other adaptable equipment per your request. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 4/28 Socialization and Self Care 4pm-6pm

This will consist of going up the main road of the arboretum which consists of some car traffic and a steep paved road. Food will be provided at the top and some games may be played although none will include physical contact and all are adaptable. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 5/1, 5/15, 5/29 ESC Partnership

This trip will range in locations with some weekends on campus and others at marine park near Fairhaven. Specific accessibility resources will depend on the activity and the location. If you have questions on what this gathering will entail or wish to request any adaptation to the programming please email As.OC.excursions.coord@wwu.edu

  1. 5/2 Low Tide at Locust 12-5:30pm

Pre Trip Meeting: Apr 29th, 4pm on Zoom

This trip will include biking up and down steep hills as well as some transportation up and down stairs. The program is adaptable and elements can be added and removed as needed. We are able to provide tandem, trunk supporting tricycles, and hand peddle bikes. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 5/5 Learn to Bike At Old Main Lawn 4pm-6pm

We are able to provide tandem, trunk supporting tricycles, and hand peddle bikes. We will be using the Old Main Lawn for practice and so can utilize the flt to low angle brick pathways, concrete sidewalks and grassy lawn for learning. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 5/9 Meditation and Mindfulness in the Mountains 12-4pm

Pre Trip Meeting: May 6th, 4pm on Zoom

This hike consist of steep hard packed dirt trails that are 2 meters abreast, has some dug out drainage's in the steep sections. Possibility of muddy and leafy trail. 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.

  1. 5/12 Chalk Art and Activism 4pm-6pm

This program will be at red square which consists of loose brick walkways on no to low slope. chalk will be provided and we can provide adaptive art equipment if requested. 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.

  1. 5/16 Intro to Bouldering @ Clayton beach 12-4pm

Pre Trip Meeting: May 13th, 4pm on Zoom

This trip consist of traversing steep loose gravel and hard pack dirt as well as sand and rocky sections. extra Bouldering pads and spotters are available. Possibility of top rope set up and other support methods. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 5/19 Biking around Padden 4-7pm

This trip will include biking up and down steep hills as well as some biking on loose packed gravel trails. The program is adaptable and elements can be added and removed as needed. We are able to provide tandem, trunk supporting tricycles, and hand peddle bikes. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 5/23 Counseling Center Outdoor Wellness Extravaganza 10am-6pm

Pre Trip Meeting: May 20th, 4pm on Zoom

This program will be at Lakewood and consist of kayaking, traversing loose low angle gravel paths, participating in group initiatives (highly adaptable), and making it around the Lakewood facility which consists of some steep paved hills. adaptable equipment including lumbar support seat, outriggers, paddle holster, changing group itinerary and other adaptive equipment. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

  1. 5/26 A Place Based Gratitude Hike 4pm-6pm

This will consist of going up the main road of the arboretum which consists of some car traffic and a steep paved road. Food will be provided at the top and some games may be played although none will include physical contact and all are adaptable. Please email as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu with any requests for adaptation to programing one week before start of trip.

Allergen Information:

We have partnered with Leaf and Ladle to provide individually packaged sack lunches to everyone on the trip. Leaf and Ladle provides food for a variety of dietary needs, preferences and accommodations and we will work with each individual to try and ensure something that works! While there are many dietary options at Leaf and Ladle, we cannot guarantee that no cross contamination has taken place in the preparing of food. If you have life threatening allergies please let your Trip Leader know and we will try out best to come up with a solution.