Events

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.

Current Events

Ready, Set, Rent!

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Learn all you need to know about signing a lease, your rights and responsibilities as a renter, and how to find a safe and comfortable place to live with peer advisors from Off Campus Living.

Wednesday, Apr. 14 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 15 at 7 p.m.

Alcohol & Drug Trivia Night

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Join ADCAS staff Jacelyn Unger and Peer Health Educators for an hour of alcohol and drug trivia. Test your knowledge, learn some safety tips and get entered in for a chance to win a prize. 

Wednesday, Apr. 21 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 22 at 7 p.m.

Summer Job Hunting

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Learn strategies for summer job searching including where to search, utilizing your network, and putting together an impactful cover letter and resume. 

Tuesday, May. 4 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May. 5 at 6 p.m.

Past Events

Cookies, Condoms and a Sexual Health symbol

Join Prevention and Wellness Services in learning more about positive sex education. PWS will also provide Pleasure Packages for attendees!

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7pm

Happy cooking tools

Residence Life teach little cooking tricks and hacks for students trying to step up their cooking game!

Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.

Two people embrace in a hug underneath a Pride flag waving in the wind
Past Event

Come join in to meet other residents who live on campus.  You can win an Amazon Gift Card!

6:30pm Workshop “Being Actively Anti-Transphobic” - Learn how to better support your transgender suitemates, classmates, friends, and acquaintances.

Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.

Sparkling image of a resume
Past Event

Looking for a job? Interested in how to write resumes and cover letters? Join Residence Life and the Career Services Center as we help teach and answer questions about how to write resumes, cover letters, and search for jobs.

Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7pm

WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation contact reslife@wwu.edu.

Sparkling image of a resume
Past Event

Looking for a job? Interested in how to write resumes and cover letters? Join Residence Life and the Career Services Center as we help teach and answer questions about how to write resumes, cover letters, and search for jobs.

Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6pm

WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation contact reslife@wwu.edu.

Creating Space Within the LGBTQ+ Community graphic with illustrated students
Past Event

Find ways to be inclusive, welcoming and advocate for our peers.

Wednesday, January 13 at 6pm

Three students searching

GISHWHES is the wacky campus-wide competition you didn’t know you needed. You have one week to challenge yourself, inspire others, and change the world (if all goes according to plan).

Feb. 7 - 14.

Click the card for more info!

Happy cooking tools

Residence Life teach little cooking tricks and hacks for students trying to step up their cooking game!

Wednesday, Jan. 27 7pm
 

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)
Wooden table surface and spoons
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.

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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!

BLM symbol

As a part of Black History Month, join a Kahoot game followed by a video and short discussion hosted by our wonderful Inclusion Assistants

Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6pm

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).