In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s March 23 "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order for the State of Washington, the Viking Union will be closed to the public until further notice. For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit WWU’s coronavirus resource site

Western Outdoor Orientation Trips

Viqueen Lodge Excursion
Viqueen Lodge Excursion
Viqueen Lodge Excursion
Snowshoe Excursion
charley bucket
kayak beaut
log cross
summah snow
backety packety
katie ice
sno cave
kristen t

WOOT Registration is Closed

Message to our incoming students:

We recognize that although we are unable to engage in our usual week-long Wilderness WOOT Experiences sea kayaking, backpacking, and trekking all over the Pacific Northwest, the importance of developing a strong community is more present than ever and we want to provide the opportunity to creating meaningful connections with other incoming students! Our mission stands stronger than ever as “WOOT aims to support, enhance, and ease the transition into Western for first-year students through outdoor adventure” with some online activity sprinkled in:).

Regardless of whether you are coming in as a transfer student, participated in Running Start, or are entering college for your first time, there’s an opportunity for you to participate in WOOT! We believe that through providing mentorship, engaging with your peers in fun, meaningful conversations and activities, and challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone, Basecamp WOOT will help you transition to Western knowing that your Trip Leaders and peers are here for you each step of the way.


"Western Outdoor Orientation Trips aims to support, enhance, and ease the transition into Western for first-year students through outdoor adventure!"

Program Specific Questions:

WWU Outdoor Center Programs Coordinator

Stephen Magnuson