Check out the Non-Trad Facebook page here!
are WOU Non-Trad Students?
to the definition at Western Oregon
University, our non-traditional
students are students who:
- Are over the age of 25
- Are returning to school after
an extended break
- Have children
are some of the services that our
office offers non-traditional students
Want to get connected with other
non-traditional students and the
campus network? The lounge (located
near the bottom of the stairs on
the first floor of the University
Center) provides a comfortable atmosphere
for study, discussion or relaxation.
It is also a great place to find
out about upcoming events as well
as network with other non-traditional
students. In addition to sofas and
informational bulletin boards, there
is also a microwave oven, coffee
maker, sink, phone and day lockers,
all of which are available for student
There is now a family-friendly Lounge in Todd Hall. With new furniture and updated kitchen supplies, this is a place for non-traditional students with families to go to study and have their children engage in their own activities nearby!
A limited number of lockers are
available for rental by non-traditional
students. The lockers are located
in the Non-Traditional Student Lounge
and can be rented on a term-by-term
basis. The charge is $5 per term
for the small lockers and $10 per
term for the larger lockers. To
rent a locker, visit the Werner
University Center Information Desk.
Emergency Locator Service
This service provides a system for
family members to get in touch with
a student during the school day
in emergency situations. Students
must provide a copy of their schedule
to the Information Desk in the Werner
University Center so that in case
of emergency, children, child care
providers or family members can
call and have a message delivered
to the student in the classroom.
Forms must be updated each term.
A must for parents!
Advisement for Non-Traditional
The Leadership Development Coordinator
can also meet individually with
students for advisement and program
facilitation for non-traditional,
commuter and re-entry adult students.
The non-traditional student advisor’s
office is located on the second
floor of the University Center,
directly behind the Information
The Counseling Center offers a variety
of individual and group counseling
services and activities to ensure
a successful college experience
for every student. There is no charge
for the first five counseling sessions
and a small fee is charged thereafter.
Appointments at the Counseling Center
can be made by calling (503) 838-8396
V/TTY or on a drop-in basis.
Child Care Center
The Teaching Research Child Development
Center (located in Todd Hall) is
available for students with children
ages 30 months to 6 years. A portion
of the incidental student fee each
student pays is allocated to the
Child Care Center to supplement
care for the children of WOU students. The center is
open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Contact the
Child Development Center at (503)
838-8769 for more information.
Laptop Computer Check-Out
Students are able to check out laptop
computers at the Information Desk
in the Werner University Center
for home use for the evening or
the weekend. This allows students
who do not own a computer or those
who cannot stay at the university
after hours to complete homework
from their homes. The laptops can
also be reserved in advance.
This compilation of diverse items
of interest for the non-traditional
student community is published in
the first two weeks of each term.
The mailing list is derived from
the list of students who are 25
years of age and older. Students
are encouraged to contribute articles,
pictures and other bits they would
like to see published. Materials
must be submitted to the editor,
the non-traditional student advisor.
Activities and Events
The ASWOU Student Activities Board
sponsors campus activities for all
students. Pizza socials, barbecues,
entertainment and childrens’
activities are programmed to specifically
benefit non-traditional students
and their families. The Non-Traditional
Student Peer Advisor serves on this
board to represent the needs of
non-traditional students. If you
are interested in serving as a member
of the board or if you need event
information, please contact the
Non-Traditional Student Peer Advisor.
Jo Bruno is the Non-Trad Peer Advisor. You can contact her at 925-698-0549
You can also reach our professional staff member at Western Oregon University that works with non-traditional students by e-mailing Trenton Nettles at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (503) 838-8261.
Non-Trad Lounge REMODEL!
The Werner University Center is committed to helping our non-traditional students. As such, we are going to be remodeling the lounge in the lower level of the center, providing new furniture, cabinetry, carpet and more. This space will be upgraded and provide better surroundings for our students. This will happen during fall and early winter terms 2012-2013 so we apologize in advance for our dust and closures, but we are excited that you will like the final product!
For more information or questions about the remodel, contact Megan Habermann at 503-838-8659