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STUDENTS: Find the right clubs for you in WWU's incredible AS club system using this simple tool

WIND ADVISORY: The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind advisory from tonight at 5 p.m. through tomorrow morning. See the latest forecast here.

HONOR: WWU Veteran Services Office holding open house Nov. 10 in its new space to celebrate Veterans Day

VIKS: Women's soccer set for GNAC tourney as top seed

CELEBRATE: First-Gen Celebration set for Nov. 8 


EMPLOYEES: PEBB Program’s annual open enrollment runs through Nov. 30 and Resources for Open Enrollment

CONSTRUCTION: South College Drive sidewalks now closed

GRADUATION: It’s Time to Get Into the Commencement Spirit!

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Western Libraries Now Accepting Applications for 2023 James W. Scott Fellowships

WEB USERS: WWU WebTech Monthly News - October 2022

SALISH SEA: B.C.’s Howe Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a natural wonder / Seattle Times (features WWU Salish Sea fellow Bob Turner)

WWU IN THE NEWS: Funding in place for longhouse-style building on Western's campus / Cascadia Daily News

COLD WEATHER ON THE WAY: Heavy rain, strong winds and freezing temps expected this weekend / Seattle Times

First-Generation Celebration set for Nov. 8

Western's first-gen student celebration will be held November 8

Tuesday, Nov. 8 is a day to nationally celebrate first-generation students and their pursuit of a college degree, and this year Western will be hosting an in-person celebration in Viking Union 565 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Whether you identify as first-gen or you wish to show your support as a first-gen student success advocate, we invite you to stop by and engage with others for a celebration of WWU first-generation college students.

Find out more details on the First-Gen Student Celebration here.

Veteran Services Office to host Open House Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day

An American flag with the words "Honoring all who served: Veterans Day"

Western Washington University’s Veteran Services Office (VSO) will host a drop-in Open House on Thursday, Nov. 10 in its new campus space in Viking Commons 525 (facing the parking lot behind the VU) in honor of Veterans Day, which is celebrated the following day.

See the schedule for the open house and get more details here.

Campus Life

A trail winds through the verdant greenery of the arboretum as a lone hiker approaches

Western staffer Luke Hollister of University Relations and Marketing is out and about on campus and in the nearby community often, shooting images of campus and Bellingham life that we will share here in Western Today. Above, a hiker makes their way through the arboretum; below, a sunny afternoon in Boulevard Park.

See Luke's "Fall on Campus" photo album on Flickr here.

Walkers in silhouette hike along Bellingham Bay
Mount Baker and The Sisters as seen from across Bellingham Bay at a spectacular sunset
Yesterday's News:
Western's COVID site
The Ecuador summer abroad website
The Western athletics website
Gaia, Western's research website
Western's Tutoring Center
"important dates" page of the university calendar
Western's twitter account
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The Associated Students website
KUGS, Western's student-run campus radio station
Western's traditional mountain and bay logo with the words "make waves" underneath

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