Alumni Services

As an alum of WWU, you always have access to career services to help with resume and career counseling, job fairs, and even professional clothing for job interviews and presentations! Stay in touch with fellow alumni by coming to WWU alumni events, mentoring a student, or hosting an event in your area! There are many ways to stay in touch with Western.

Order Your Transcripts

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WWU partners with Parchment to offer online transcript ordering. 

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Order Your Diploma

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Order replacement/duplicate diplomas through Parchment.

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Update Your Information

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Send us an updated email address.

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Tell Us Your Story

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Share your life and career updates here

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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 (lili.mcmurtrey@wwu.edu) with any questions about this program.

 

 

Get Your Baby On!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Receive a tax-deductible receipt

Email alumni@wwu.edu 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.

FAQs

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.

Merriman Financial Literacy Program

Put your financial house in order!

It’s never too early to being thinking about how to manage and save for the future, no matter what your income level might be. As of this year, WWU has a program to offer for free, courtesy of the Merriman Financial Literacy Program: iGrad.

By featuring personalized and interactive resources aimed at empowering and supporting you with your personal finance, loan, and career decisions, iGrad helps you create and manage a bright financial future. The package includes a financial wellness checkup, mindfulness exercises, and stress management tools, making it a well-rounded and thorough user-friendly system.

Once you sign up, the materials in iGrad are permanently available to you.

To sign up, simply go to wwu.igrad.com/signup, enter your information and affiliation, and you are all set! 

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Professional and Continuing Education

WWU alumni seeking professional development through bootcamps, short courses, test preparation, and more can find resources through Professional and Continuing Education website.

Places to Stay in Bellingham

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Click here for a list of Places to Stay in Bellingham. Some hotels provide discount for WWU alumni, please make sure you ask if there is a discount when you book your stay.