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
Fri, Dec 1 2023, 5 - 8:30pm
In Person
Fri, Dec 1 2023, 5:30 - 8:30pm
In Person
Sat, Dec 2 2023, 2 - 5pm
Thu, Dec 7 2023, 11am - 12pm


Paul Merriman

Alum Paul Merriman shares a lifetime of financial knowledge with WWU students and the community

Continue reading : A Brighter Financial Future

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

Recent Posts

Ben Bagley holding up a bejeweled Basketball with the letters DET on it.


Ben Bagley (’22) honed his craft in sports journalism by broadcasting games at WWU and by… Continue reading : Alumni Spotlight: Ben Bagley ('22)

Student lounge will provide space for study and informal interactions.

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has unveiled the list of 20 outstanding finalists for the Holcim Awards 2023 competition, and … Continue reading : WWU's Kaiser Borsari Hall design nominated for a prestigious Holcim Foundation award

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

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.