Photo Galleries

A new alumna hugs a family member in Red Square after commencement

Some images from Sunday's ceremonies; congratulations to all of Western's newest alumni on a job well done! We are proud of you!

Dignitaries pose with silver shovels at the Kaiser Borsari Hall groundbreaking

Saturday, May 20 was the official groundbreaking for Kaiser Borsari Hall, Western’s new electrical and computer engineering, energy science, and computer science building. The new building will be located east of the Communications Facility and connected by a sky bridge to maximize program efficiencies and increase collaboration opportunities.

Students lining up to sample the buffet

Western's Sislena Ledbetter keynoted the 2023 Women of Color Empowerment Dinner on May 11 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room; it was the 22nd year for the event, which returned to campus after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Find out more about the Women of Color Empowerment Dinner, its history and purpose, and more at

High above campus looking north over a snow-covered Bellingham

The winter intersession was a snowy one here in Bellingham; see the images below of campus and Bellingham by WWU's own Luke Hollister.

Viks hoist the national championship trophy

The Western Washington University women's soccer team won its second NCAA Division II National Championship with a 2-1 victory over West Chester University in front of a sold-out crowd of 1,013 mainly WWU fans at Interbay Stadium.

Man wearing a toadstool hat

Did you dress up yesterday? Take a look at the photo gallery below and see if you find yourself or one of your friends, and great work on the costumes, Viks!

Students observe 360 views of the Cascades after hiking up Tamarack Peak.

WWU students enrolled in the Salish Sea Biodiversity, Culture, and Conservation course started class Tuesday, Aug. 9, with high spirits and a much heavier pack than most imagined as they set off on a week-long hike through the North Cascades.

A student sits on the Swing in the Clouds, looking over Quito, Ecuador.

Twenty one students, four faculty members and two staff have set off for Ecuador for a study abroad program with WWU’s Honors College this summer in Ecuador. The course focus is split between two main areas: a Humanities-focused exploration of the culture, history, and literature of Ecuador led by Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Amy Carbajal, and a Geology focus led by Honors College Director and Professor of Geology Scott Linneman.

An art student pins her work on a board

Western Washington University Visual Journalism students and Office of University Communications interns Justin Hecht and Lucas Bohanon will document the student experience and life on campus this spring in this photoblog. Check back every weekday for new images!

Western Washington University Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Sela Marino will document the student experience and life on campus this fall in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images!