Graduate programs for non-educators

Graduate programs at WOU aren’t only for students wanting to pursue a career in the education field. There are graduate programs in other fields such as criminal justice, interpreting studies, and more! These ones aren’t quite as complicated to sift through. Rather, they are based more on career goals and interests. Remember to complete the [more…]

Why Attend Graduate School at WOU?

With so many options available for graduate school, the decision can take a lot of time, research, and applications. Western Oregon University is a great option for graduate school because of the affordable tuition, positive interactions between faculty and students, and the variety of programs offered. Here’s what it’s like to attend graduate school at [more…]

How to Choose a Major at WOU

Freshmen may feel pressure to choose a major before the beginning of fall term, but being undecided is perfectly fine! One of the best parts about college is being able to choose your own classes. Going to class is much more exciting when you are learning about something that interests you! However, this can become [more…]

Criminal Justice Career Day

High school and college students are invited to attend Criminal Justice Career Day to explore educational and employment opportunities available from various agencies. Representatives from law enforcement, correctional institutions, detention and jail facilities, juvenile and adult probation and parole programs and other special service fields will be available at the career fair. There will also [more…]

You Got Accepted: Now What?

Congratulations! You got accepted to Western Oregon University, but you’re not done yet! There are a few things that still need to be done before you begin school in the fall. The first thing you want to do is create a username and password for WOU portal. This will be a very important resource to [more…]

Fall Preview Day

Western Oregon University’s fall preview is just around the corner! Preview days are only offered once a term, so if you have applied for WOU and want to see campus, or are considering applying, now is your chance to come see why WOU is the right choice for you! Registration is open from now until [more…]

Get to know your admissions’ counselor: Micah Howe

Western Oregon University’s admissions counselors travel to different high schools to chat with prospective students about what it’s like to be a WOU student and answer any questions they may have. We have asked each of the counselor’s a set of questions to get to know a little more about them, and ask what information they’d like [more…]

How to schedule an individual campus tour

WOU offers many different visitation programs and Preview Days to give prospective students a chance to see what life on campus is like and a feel for the university. However, there are only so many offered per term. If none of the special visitation program dates fit into your schedule, there is always the option to create your [more…]

What is Your World at WOU?

Registration for “Your World at WOU” ends next Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m., but what is “Your World at WOU”? This is a free campus visitation program that allows prospective students to attend information sessions and get a chance to look around the WOU campus. Some of the sessions include Financial Aid and Scholarships, [more…]

It’s FAFSA Time!

Are you in need of financial aid for the 2017-18 school year? The first step to applying for aid is filling out FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is a tool to help you apply for grants, work-study, and loans, all through one simple application. In the past, FAFSA has opened on [more…]

Grad profile: Stephanie Stuckey

Stephanie Stuckey
Stephanie Stuckey is a dedicated, hardworking student who has worked very hard to get where she is today. She exceeds the expectations of others despite the circumstances she has overcome. She took the time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for us while she was in Florida for the NCAA Outdoor Track & [more…]

Grad profile: Elani Elkins

Elani Elkins
Elani Elkins is a 2016 Western Oregon University graduate, graduating with a degree in business. Coming from Albany, Ore., Elkins originally chose WOU because it was close to home and she was interested in the education program. Like many other college students, after taking a few college classes she decided that she was more interested in [more…]

Grad profile: Joleen Braasch

WOU grad Joleen Braasch
Joleen Braasch is a student from Salem, Ore. who will be graduating from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She decided to come to WOU because it is close to home, she liked the idea of small class sizes, and at the time, she was interested in becoming a [more…]

Light up the Night recap

Brittany Johnson
Light Up the Night promised to be a night of music, dancing, and fun, and that’s exactly what it was for the students of WOU. The hall government of Barnum, Butler, Gentle, and Landers (BBGL) lit up the grove from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 for their annual traditional. The night was [more…]

Child Development Center Summer Camp: enroll now

The children of the TRI-CDC going to donate food for the Governor's Food Drive
For the third year, the TRI-CDC will be holding their annual summer program. It will begin in June and continue through August. The theme this year is STEM adventure, featuring activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Children will have the opportunity to engage in both indoor and outdoor activities. This will be a fun [more…]

On-campus Housing Renewal

Cody Welty
Thinking of living on campus next year? Housing renewal has already begun for the 2016-17 school year. Don’t miss your chance to stay in the residence halls next year. Registering for housing is not a commitment– just be sure to submit any cancel requests before July 1 to avoid paying a fee! Important dates to [more…]