Spring Closing Newsletter

Last updated
May 27, 2021 - 12:00 pm

The 2021-22 academic year is coming to a close and what a historically strange year it has been. The success we shared in keeping the WWU Housing community safe was because of the commitment from all of our residents this past year. Thank you for your commitment to keeping our community a safe place to live.

Please read the important move out information to avoid unnecessary charges and ensure a smoother move-out process.

Start Packing Now

Don’t wait until final’s week to start packing and cleaning! If you start early and pack a little bit each day, it will make your checkout much easier.

Tip: If you are headed home over Memorial Day weekend, take some stuff with you.

Move out Deadline

You must check out of your room by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 11.

Failure to check out by the deadline will result in an improper checkout fee and other avoidable charges.

Late Checkout Request?  

Contact your RD as soon as possible if you need to request a checkout after 4 p.m. on June 11. 

Self-Checkout Instructions

Remember these five steps when checking out:

  1. Vacate and clean your share of the space.  
  2. Turn in your keys using self-checkout envelope. 
  3. Stop using your meal plan if you checkout before Saturday, June 5.  
    You may get a credit for unused meals. 
  4. Redirect your postal mail and packages. 

For more information visit Self-Checkout Instructions.

Dispose of Trash, Compost, Recyclables

Take out trash, recycling and compost. Please rinse out your compost bin and leave it in your room for our staff to collect in the summer.

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Donate Unwanted Items

This spring the Residence Hall Reuse Program and the AS Recycling Center will be collaborating to collect unwanted items from students during move out. Donations of clean items in good condition can be dropped off in the appropriately labeled blue bins near each building's recycling depot starting May 25.  

For more information on donations visit Residence Hall Reuse

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Dining Services

Dining may operate during alternate hours during Memorial Day (Monday, May 31) and during Final’s week. Before you leave for the year, please return your sustainable “To Go” container to your dining hall.

Note: you can spend your Dining Dollars at any open Dining Services location through June 11. Check your balance online via the GET app or online.  

Memorial Day hours of operation:

Viking Commons:

Brunch: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fairhaven Commons: Regular hours

Fairhaven POD: Regular hours

Finals week hours of operation:

Viking Commons

June 7 – June 10: Regular hours

Friday, June 11:

Breakfast: 7:30 am – 11:00 am.

Lunch: 11 am – 1 pm. Lunch


Fairhaven Dining Commons:

June 7 – June 10: Regular hours

Friday, June 11: 11 am – 1 pm.


Haven POD:

June 7 – 10: Regular hours.

Friday, June 11: 9:30 am – 11:30 am.


Personal Storage:

Western does not offer student storage. If you have a lot of gear you don’t want to take home, you may want to arrange for personal storage.

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Dorm Room Movers

Dorm Room Movers is here to help you with your stuff this summer so you can focus on what really matters – school. Here’s how it all works:

· They send you boxes and tape. You pack - that’s it.

· They pick up your items, store them while you’re away, and deliver everything back before you return.

· Graduating or not returning to campus? Dorm Room Movers can also ship boxes home or to your new school.

For more information visit Dorm Room Movers.


Change your Mailing Address

Mail is delivered daily until Friday, June 14. Be sure to change your default shipping address online, update your address in Web4U, and notify your friends and family.

For more information visit Mail and Deliveries.


Summer Housing

If you are interested in summer housing, you may apply online in your MyHousing portal.

Minimum stay for academic residents is three weeks. Students wanting to stay less than three weeks may contact Guest.Housing@wwu.edu.

For more information, visit Summer Housing.

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Send WWU a copy or picture of your Vaccine Card 

Western will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus for the Fall 2021 Quarter. 

If you are planning to enroll for Fall Quarter, and haven’t already done so, follow these simple steps. It’s easy and completely secure! 

  1. Log in to your MyWesternHealth patient portal. 
  1. Upload a legible picture of your fully completed COVID-19 Immunization Card. 
  1. Enter the date(s) of your vaccination(s). 
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Have a great Summer Break, Vikings!