Western Oregon University is surrounded by the beauty of trees as they provide scenic views, shade for study sessions, and have served as the backdrop for academic success in Monmouth for over 155 years. As rich of a tradition as those trees are, so too is the quality of education and students that WOU produces each year.

To celebrate our history, we now offer a unique opportunity for you to help continue this legacy and ensure our success for centuries to come. Your financial support through the Living Legacy Initiative will go towards your choice of four areas within the Annual Fund:

  • Living Endowment (area of greatest need)
  • Scholarships
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A limited number of trees are available for “purchase” across campus and vary in size, type, and location. In recognition of your commitment to the academic success of our students, a plaque will be placed under your tree to honor you or your choice of a professor or loved one.


Cherry Tree (CH1) Located next to Hamersly Library
Cherry Tree (CH2) Located next to Hamersly Library
Cherry Tree (CH3) Located next to Hamersly Library


Fir Tree (F1) Located next to NPE Gym
Pine Tree (P1) Located next to Ackerman Hall
Sycamore Tree (SYC) Located in front of the Education Building


Kwanzan Cherry Tree (K1) Located in front of Todd Hall
Fir Tree (F2) Located between HSS and Natural Sciences
Catalpa Tree (C1) Located between NPE Gym and Ackerman Hall


Tulip Tree (T1) Located behind the Cottage
Sequoia Tree (S1) Located next to Werner University Center
Sequoia Tree (S2) Located in front of Rice Auditorium

For more information on how you can take advantage of this limited opportunity, please contact the Advancement Office at 503.838.8449.





Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

(503) 838-8710 | or e-mail: lafone@wou.edu  | Location: The Cottage
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