WWU Alumni Events

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WE Connect

WWU’s community for alumni and students to make professional connections, expand career growth, and discover shared interest groups and events.



Dear Western Community,

In the midst of this pandemic, as we all struggle with loss and fear, we have seen the disproportionate impact of…

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Dear Western Family, 

Of the many things that have surprised – and reassured – me in the past few weeks, the ways in which the Western…

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In the News

Stephanie Bowers

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation …

Edward Rippe

Edward Rippe (’11) chose to attend Western the first time he set foot on campus. Nine years later, as a practicing emergency room physician in…

Paula Rippe

When Western sent a request for donations to the Student Emergency Fund, Paula Rippe answered with her characteristic warmth and enthusiasm. When…

Essential workers

Dear Alumni and Friends, 

As we continue to greet uncertainty with courage and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Wednesday…


Visit WWU’s official crowdfunding site to see how you can support current student clubs, academic departments, scholarships and more!

         GIVE TO VIKINGFUNDER!         

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WWU ♥ Cares

Our alumni, parents, and friends have asked how they can help our community through this extraordinary time. In response to those requests — and with immense gratitude for the generous spirit of our university community — we have created a Student Emergency Fund dedicated to supporting students who have been adversely affected.

         LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUND         
         GIVE TODAY!         


Become a member in the WWU Alumni Association to receive special invitations, benefits, and discounts while supporting student scholarships.



Whether you’d like to serve on our board, host an event, or mentor a student, we have many opportunities for you to engage.



Student success depends on your generosity. Make a gift to support student scholarships or any area of your choice at Western.


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WWU Alumni Scholarships

For more than 25 years, the WWU Alumni Association has provided more than $1.3 million in scholarships to deserving Western students. Recipients of this honor are students who are making a difference in their communities, and contributing greatly to Western by actively participating in the life of the university.


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(Community, Activities, Resources, Education, Support)

Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy free online, interactive sessions put on by your peers, colleagues, and fellow community members during COVID stay-at-home days.

         LEARN MORE ABOUT C.A.R.E.S.         

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We Learn

A curated site of Western resources.

Discover all that Western has to offer, including upskilling and career changing options, youth programming, networking, digital resources through Western Libraries and much more.