Alumni Services

Your WWU Alumni Office invites you to update your information and visit campus as often as you choose. Here are some available services to help you stay connected.

Western's Alumni Membership cards

Alumni Membership

Alumni membership has ended. If you're a member of the program's final year, you can log-in and access the benefits portal here.  You can also read about membership benefits for Lakewood Watersports Facility, Wade King Student Recreation Center, Western A.S. Bookstore, and Western Libraries on this page.

Get Your Baby Blue On

Do you have a new addition to your family? We want to celebrate with you! Fill out the following information and receive a free onesie!

Get a Free Onesie!

Alumni swag box

Alumni Teacher Swag

We are out of Teacher Swag boxes for the 2023-2024 school year. But don’t worry, we’ll have more available next summer! Please reach out to Lili McMurtrey ( with any questions about this program.



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A red brick with the words 'YOUR MESSAGE HERE 18 CHARACTERS PER LINE BE MEMORABLE!' inscribed on it

Campus Bricks

The brick walkways of WWU are a timeless part of Western’s history and character. For current students they represent the epicenter of campus life, and for many alumni they are a memory that has stayed with them long past the titles of their textbooks. Seize this opportunity to cement your name (or the name of a loved one) into the university's history as you are forever placed into Western’s historic Alumni Way.

Own a Piece of Western Today! (opens in new tab)

If you already own a brick, you can find its location by using our online searchable Google spreadsheet, and then use our brick map to find exactly where on the path your brick is.

WWU custom blue license plate

Put Viking Pride on Your Ride!

Show your Viking pride with the WWU license plate. The plate is available at any Washington state Department of Licensing (DOL) office. Each license plate purchase raises $28 that goes directly to support WWU students via scholarships!

If your vehicle has a previous WWU plate design, we encourage you to make the switch. It's easy to keep your current plate number—simply visit your local licensing office.

For those who do not yet have a WWU plate, don't wait until your tab renewal—get one today!

Apply for a License Plate (opens in new tab)


Receive a tax-deductible receipt

Email to receive a tax-deductible gift receipt from WWU for your plate donation. Of the annual WWU license plate fee, $28 is a tax-deductible gift to support scholarships at WWU. Include the vehicle's license plate number, issue date, tab number, and registration expiration date for each vehicle.


You can get the same number or message on the new WWU plates through the DOL. You may go online or visit your local DOL office to replace your current WWU plate with the new WWU plate. The DOL will charge a replacement fee to retain your current message or number. Contact your local DOL office for exact costs and fees.

Check out the DOL's personalized plate search to see if your preference is available. You may personalize your plate with up to seven characters (6 characters for motorcycles), including letters, numbers, dashes, and spaces. No unusual characters (&, !, @, +, #, etc.) are allowed. Total costs may vary, for more information, go here.

Total costs and fees may vary depending on your vehicle, visit the DOL website for current costs and fees.

​The WWU license plate features a solid blue background with green lettering. The green is a secondary color of the Western brand and is detected better than white lettering by the camera technology used by the Washington State Department of Transportation. 

No. Anybody and everybody can purchase WWU plates! 

No. You can purchase a WWU plate at any time!

Complete the application and mail to Vehicle Licensing, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9909, Olympia, WA 98507-8500, or take it to a licensing office

Yes! The cost for a motorcycle or scooter plate can be found on the DOL website.

For each plate sold, $28 goes directly to support scholarships for WWU students.

Contact the DOL for questions about mailing. 

Unless you request personalized plates, your new number will be assigned by the DOL computer system. Plates are assigned in numerical order when a transaction is finalized.

Yes! These plates may be transferred to your new vehicle. Be sure to register your new car with your existing plates with the DOL.

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Woods Coffee Viking Blend


Supporting Western Student Scholarships!

Your WWU Alumni Office and Woods Coffee have teamed up to bring you Viking Blend whole bean coffee. Viking Blend is a mixture of Central and South American Fair Trade beans. This dark, full-bodied blend has flavors of chocolate citrus, blackberry, and spice featuring a pleasing sweet aroma, and rich flavors that combine malt and milk chocolate characteristics, with lingering caramel notes to finish.

For every bag sold, Woods donates $2 toward student scholarships!

Celebrate Western Wednesday at Woods

Whatcom Country residents can wear their Western gear into any Woods Coffee location, while bringing a reusable travel mug, and receive a free cup of Viking Blend!  


Places to Stay in Bellingham

Bellingham city skyline with Western's campus in the background

Click here for a list of Places to Stay in Bellingham. We are not endorsing any of the hotels listed and cannot guarantee the quality of your stay. Some hotels provide discount for WWU alumni, please make sure you ask if there is a discount when you book your stay.