Graduting Western Students in their graduation gear in red square smiling and holding their diplomas

For alumni, friends and fans

The Foundation for Western Washington University & Alumni is a new streamlined organization created to fulfill a unified mission: engaging our alumni and friends on a deeper, more meaningful level. The Foundation will also more closely align with the University’s mission and strategic goals, and focus the organization’s energy on ensuring the financial health of Western, while continuing to engage with alumni and the entire Western community.


Upcoming Events

In Person
Mon, Oct 2 2023, 5 - 7pm
Zoom, In Person
Thu, Oct 5 2023, 4:30 - 5:30pm
In Person
Thu, Oct 5 2023, 5:30 - 8pm


Justin Gruba

By Frances Badgett

The first in his family to go to college, WWU Accounting alumnus Justin Gruba (’07) didn’t really intend on being a… Continue reading : Viking for Life: Justin Gruba

Sunset on Bellingham Bay

The WWU Foundation and WWU Alumni Association are now a single organization.

Following 18 months of planning, a unanimous vote of the… Continue reading : University Advancement Merges Organizations

Recent Posts

Melinda Assink smiling outside wearing a medal

Melinda Assink, executive assistant to the Provost, takes a very supportive and personal approach to WWU Give Day every year—she asks the student… Continue reading : Provost's Staff Gives for Students

WWU geology graduate out on a field trip looking at the stratifications in the earth.

By Frances Badgett

When WWU geology graduate student Emily Smoot plans a field trip for high school students, she knows one of… Continue reading : Haggen Lends a Helping Hand to Western

Jennifer Kutcher

Over the past many years WECU's impact on Western has been transformational. Last night at the WWU women's basketball game, we recognized WECU for… Continue reading : WWU Celebrates WECU's Support

Henry Belanger

Meet Hank! Montlake Terrace native Henry Belanger, or “Hank” as he’s called, is an Environmental Studies major with an emphasis on policy and a… Continue reading : Meet Hank Belanger!

Architectural drawing by Jones & Jones Architects of the Longhouse

A House of Healing

The vision for a Coast Salish longhouse at Western originated from Western’s Native American Student Union and is the result of decades of discussion among students, faculty, and campus administrators.

Kaiser Borsari Aerial view showcasing the new building

Kaiser Borsari Hall

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.