Student raising arms up in the air while standing atop a mountain



At Western, we believe in the power of change and our ability—individually and collectively—to bring change. We encourage our students, faculty, and alumni to Make Waves, to be bold influencers and difference-makers in the world.



A $10 million gift from Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari will support “Building Washington’s Future,” a campaign to raise $20 million for a new…

Hardworking and up for a challenge, WWU alumna Lauren Hoffmann (’18) grew up wanting to become a professional musician, but a knack for science…

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Student battling with homelessness

Western students who identify as former foster youth or as unaccompanied homeless youth are getting additional support over the next three years…

Poulsbo Fish Park

Supported by a $25,000 grant that the Rose Foundation awarded WWU Foundation in December 2018, Associate Professor Jenise Bauman is making a…

Hoku Rivera

Awarded through the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, the Kohlmeier-Mikulencak…

Artist sketch of new campus building



We understand the pressing nature of the technological challenges our society faces.

We are preparing people to face those challenges and to solve the most complex problems of our time.

We are building the future.