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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Western Outdoor Orientation Trips

Click Here To Register For WOOT 2022!!


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

We are excited to announce that Western Outdoor Orientation Trips is returning for the incoming class this Fall! We are in the final planning stages and registration will open June 1st, 2022.

Trips will be offered the week prior to Fall Quarter beginning. All trips will begin on Sunday, September 11th returning to campus Saturday, September 17th.

This year we will be offering Bike Packing in the San Juan Islands, Sea Kayaking, and Backpacking! Check out the "Wilderness WOOT" tab for more information!


Are you an incoming student? Then WOOT is right for you! Regardless of your prior outdoor experience or physical abilities, WOOT is designed for ALL levels of ability.
WOOT provides a unique opportunity for first-year students to spend a week adventuring in the Pacific Northwest with a group of fellow students prior to their first quarter at WWU. Harnessing the transformative power of the outdoors, WOOT offers an enhanced orientation experience in which students forge friendships, learn backcountry and outdoor skills, gain mentors, and make incredible memories. WOOT leads to stronger and more meaningful connections that can contribute to an impactful and fulfilling Western experience, boosting students’ academic success.

Program Specific Questions:

Viking Outdoor Recreation Manager

Stephen Magnuson