ESC lounge with view of Bellingham Bay

Explore our beautiful spaces!

Come experience all the spaces at the Viking Union to get involved, engage and connect with your communities, and experience life! We host everything from dining indoors to ice climbing outdoors and so much in-between.  Take a look at all that the Viking Union has to offer.

Viking Union Spaces

VU Map

VU Map
Viking Union

VU Bitmoji Map

VU Bitmoji Map of 6th floor
Viking Union

Virtual video tour of the VU

VR 360 View image
VirtualVU 360 VR Tour
Image of Greg McBride

Welcome to the VU.  For more than 60 years the Viking Union has been  the place for students at Western's Campus.  From its beginnings as a "main lounge" for students to the recent completion of the new Multicultural Center our spaces are places of celebration, learning, entertainment, and compassion.

Home to the Associated Students, this is where campus life happens!

With panoramic views stretching from Lummi Island across Bellingham Bay to the Canadian Costal mountains to the north east, The Viking Union lounge spaces, dining rooms and meetings spaces offer students a window seat to our majestic local scenery.  Our staff take pride in making the VU a welcoming and friendly place for all students and we are committed to continually grow and evolve to provide meaningful spaces and services for the students of Western.   So whether you are coming here for a coffee before class, lunch on vendors row, or an event in the Multipurpose Ballroom,  the Viking Union is the place on Western's campus to meet with a friend, share some laughs and find a cozy corner to study.

Greg McBride
Assistant Director of the Viking Union