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Come find me, Amber Deets on the parade route for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting tonight December 6, from 6-7 p.m. My kiddos and I will be walking around handing out our annual ornaments from Graduate Programs. Hint...if it’s raining we will be super close to the Alumni tent directly under the giant sequoia. This is a wonderful family friendly event. ...

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Please join us this Friday at 6!Our annual Holiday Tree Lighting is just a few days away. We can't wait! We hope to see you at our 52nd annual celebration.The parade begins at 6pm. Stay after the lighting of the tree for photos with Santa, live music, cookies and crafts, wine, and more. Indoor events following the tree lighting will be in Werner University Center and the Historic Gentle House. Full schedule at, we hope to see you at the 2nd annual Monmouth Making Spirits Bright celebration on Saturday. Live entertainment, a holiday bazaar, specials in local businesses, and more. Visit for full details.There's a Reindeer Fun Run (1k and 5k) to kick off the Making Spirits Bright festivities on Saturday. Proceeds help benefit the WOU Food Pantry. Grab the registration form at ...

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Will you be wearing your cardigan tomorrow?We'll be wearing our cardigans here at WOU---if you wear one in your classroom tomorrow for World Kindness Day, be sure and send us a picture! We know that WOU teacher grads are working every day to make our world a kinder, brighter place. We're so thankful for you! ...

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  • The countdown! What a beautiful tree πŸŽ„ We hope everyone is enjoying the 52nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting.
  • The 52nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting is just a few hours away! Parade starts at 6pm. The first few hundred people to our tent (behind the @woualumni tent serving cocoa) will get some freebies. Thanks @wouwolfstore and @wou.bites for the coupons!
  • Four days away! The parade for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting begins at 6pm with lots of fun activities to follow. πŸŽ„
Will you be around Saturday? Check out the second annual Monmouth Making Spirits Bright community celebration. Full schedule at
  • We were named the safest college campus in Oregon earlier this year. Our Campus Public Safety department offers lots of services to help make WOU a safe place to earn a degree. #HowlAboutIt
  • We've got an exciting sign now outside of the former Oregon Military Academy building. It will open next year as the Welcome Center and include the departments of Admissions, Financial Aid and Alumni. It'll be a great place for prospective students and alumni to start their visits to campus. #HowlAboutIt
  • From @woulibrary: Have you registered for next term yet? #TBT to class registration in 1991, when students queued in New PE to sign up manually! ✍ Hooray for online registration. πŸ™Œ πŸ’»βŒš Photo courtesy of the WOU Archives.  #ThrowbackThursday #HowlAboutIt #wou #westernoregonuniversity
  • Looking for things to do Thanksgiving weekend if you’re staying in town? We’ve got you covered with five ideas, including a way for WOU students to grab a free Thanksgiving meal. #HowlAboutIt
  • It's Future Teachers of America Day! We appreciate everyone who has chosen to become a teacher and is preparing for that career.
We're proud of our strong history in training the next generation of educators and how we continue to be a leader in that field.
Are you studying at WOU and preparing to be a teacher? Let us know what you’re planning to teach! #futureteachersofamerica #howlaboutit
  • Winter is coming. #pnwonderland
  • We’d like you to meet five members of our campus community who are veterans (read more at They each shared with us their least favorite MRE (meal, ready-to-eat) in honor of today’s MREating contest at noon in the WUC Summit. Are you a veteran? We’d love to know what branch you served in. Thank you for your service! #HowlAboutIt #VeteransDay
  • From @woulibrary: #TBT to when raking the campus leaves was a collective student activity! Now our super grounds crew keeps the campus looking spiffy. This pic from the early 1920’s, when WOU was Oregon Normal School, includes Campbell Hall on the left side and Todd Hall in the upper right. Photo courtesy of the WOU Archives. πŸ‚πŸπŸžπŸ› #ThrowbackThursday - #HowlAboutIt #wou #WesternOregonUniversity #fall
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