Western’s Residence Life team hosts a variety of programs throughout the year. From informational presentations to community events and dinners, residents have a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, meet neighbors and build community. While some events are limited to residents of specific halls or the campus community, Residence Life also hosts some programs that are open to the public.

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Past event

Western Washington University is reviewing the on-campus dining experience. Campus community opinions, comments and feedback are valuable and will help shape the future of dining on campus.

Salad bar
Past Event

Last year's events included:

  • Resource Fair
  • Learning About SNAP Benefits (Presentation)
  • Engaging the Food Bank as a College Student (Presentation)
  • Financial Literacy Workshop (Presentation)
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Past event

Join us for the 2020 University Residences Job Fair!

If you are searching for a summer job or work for the 2020-2021 academic year, University Residences may be looking for you!

Spooky hallway
Past event

We had a blast hosting the scariest event of the season!

Over 500 people dressed up and came to celebrate Halloween with us this year.

We couldn't have done it without all of our amazing staff and volunteers.

Share your frightening experience by tagging us on social media!

Cute dog
Past Event

Thank you to all our dashers who came out to support the first annual E-Higgy Doggy Dash 5K.

We raised over $650 for the Whatcom Humane Society while scoring some good exercise for our furry friends.

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Past event

University Residences offers Western students an opportunity to visually display how diversity impacts their lives. The winner's design is published each year by the department and shared with the entire WWU Community.


WGT participant
Past Event

Do you have what it takes to be crowned WWU's most talented?

You won't know unless you audition!

Grand prize winners have a chance to win the item of their choice:

  • Entertainment System with TV and soundbar
  • Laptop
  • iPad
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Western Pack (hammock, hydro flask, waterproof bluetooth speaker and frisbee).