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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s March 23 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for the State of Washington, the Viking Union will be closed to the public until further notice. For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit Western’s coronavirus resource site

Community. Inspiring. Discovery!

WWU Students at Info Fair in Red Square

What is the Viking Union? What is the "VU"? The Viking Union is the hub for student communities, engagement, and activities at Western Washington University. 

The Viking Union connects a dynamic and diverse campus community, providing welcoming, supportive spaces and activities that advance engagement in leadership, service, adventure and celebration.

We continually strive to enhance the Western Experience through supporting student leadership, campus involvement, creative expression, and by providing services, recreation and events in our venues. Learn more about the Viking Union's Core Beliefs

We are the home of the Associated StudentsEthnic Student CenterOffice of Student Life , Western Involvement NetworkLEADS, Viking Outdoor Recreation, KUGS 89.3 FM, and the new Multicultural Center and so much more. 

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Welcome fellow Western community!

We welcome you to the Viking Union! We are here to help you make a lasting connection with your new community and help you along your journey at Western Washington University to create a more fulfilling and enriching experience.

-- Viking Union Staff --
Come say hello and we'll show you around
WWU ESC student at the WA State Capitol

Get Engaged!

Get involved in the many ways you can make a difference!

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Hello! Western students are known for their passion and commitment to civic engagement and student representation! The Associated Students Office of Civic Engagement has been recognized nationally for their efforts in voter registration and they lead the state in lobbying efforts with over 200 students lobbying at the national, state, and local level. If you are interested in creating a community of civically engaged peers or if you are interested in becoming more engaged, I encourage you to attend the many educational programs, events, watch parties, and lobbying opportunities the Associated Students Office of Community Engagement is hosting!

Dr. Leti Romo
Assistant Director of Representation and Engagement

The Viking Outdoor Recreation and Campus Recreation teams can help you get active!

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WWU Students River Rafting

Get Active!

Discover and explore the PNW through recreation!

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Welcome! The Outdoor Recreation experience at Western Washington University has a 40 year history of getting folks outside to explore their natural surroundings, San Juan Islands, Cascade Mountain Range, and the Canadian Wilderness. We also receive consistent national recognition from major outdoor periodicals for our programs and services for students. Our facilities range from a sailing and boating center, outdoor rental and retail center, bike shop, island property, and ropes challenge experiences.

Our excursions are designed for low expense, high learning output, and professional development through work opportunities. We strive to serve all of our community regardless of pre-existing knowledge. financial challenges, or physical ability. Give us a call!

Dr. Fred Collins
Assistant Director, Viking Outdoor Recreation

Find an event to get engaged with in the Western Involvement Network

Events @ win.wwu.edu
WWU Students at Mt. Baker

Get Connected!

Make lifelong connections and enhance your experience at Western Washington University

Casey Hayden, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Hi! Through clubs, cultural celebrations, volunteering, backpacking trips, activism, and so much more, the VU is where you’ll find YOUR place and the friends who’ll stick with you long after graduation. The communities you’ll build here will make ALL the difference, for you, for Western, and beyond.

Casey Hayden
Assistant Director of Student Activities

When you are on campus stop by the Viking Union and meet with the VU Info Desk to learn more!

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WWU's Viking Union

Events and Spaces

Come visit our wonderful spaces and make your events a success!

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Hey there! The Viking Union is home to hanging out, dining, meeting, and event spaces. Event Services supports Western Departments and Western Student Organizations in our rooms overlooking Bellingham Bay. Working with Student Organizations is the highlight of our work, supporting events that highlight their interests, identities, dreams and values.

Wendy Johnson
Viking Union Event Services Manager

The Viking Union is located on the north end of Campus by The Library and Old Main. 

Exact Location

The Viking Union is open 7 days a week!

Hours of Operation

We'd love to help you with any questions about the Viking Union or Western Washington University in general. Please give us a call at #360-650-3450 of send us a direct message below. 

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