Student Engagement Mission Statement
We foster learning, development and leadership experiences to empower students to be curious, passionate and engaged individuals, while cultivating welcoming spaces that encourage a more inclusive, informed and involved community.
The WUC represents the hub of activity on the Western Oregon University campus and is where the 6,000 WOU students circulate, eat, meet and get the full flavor of campus life. The original construction of the WUC was completed in 1960. There have been several revisions and remodels throughout the years. There is a Lactation station within the upgraded single-use All-Gender Restroom. This single-use restroom and Lactation station as well as Multi-stall All-Gender restroom are located on the 1st floor of the WUC next to the Calapooia conference room.
Student Engagement hires many student employees for various functions. Applications are available on Engage via the WOU Portal. Click on the forms section under the Student Engagement portal page for details.
From July 2015 through June 2016 there were 442,530 visits to the WUC that the entry door people counter units recorded. Each visit means 1 entry and 1 exit.
Werner University Center (WUC) Operating Hours while Polk County is in the Moderate Risk Category due to COVID-19 Pandemic (April 8th, 2021 – April 22nd, 2021):
April 8th, 2021 – April 22nd, 2021
Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Traditional Academic Year Hours:
Monday through Friday Open 730am to 10pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday Closed all day
Holidays, Academic Break and Special event building hours TBD
- What's in the WUC
- Werner University Center Maps
- Driving and Parking
- Guest WIFI
- Other Services in the WUC
The Werner University Center is located on the corner of Monmouth Ave and Church St in Monmouth Oregon, 97361. If you have additional questions about Parking, please click HERE
Interested in Guest WIFI? Click HERE
- Study Rooms
- Meeting and Club Space
- E-mail stations and Computer Lab
- Non-Traditional Student Lounge
- Pool table, big screen TV
- Information Desk
- Social environment
- WOU’s Center for student life!
- BBQ Rental
- Sandwich Boards and Easels
- Make Change
- ID Cards
- Sustainability and Recycling
- Coin Change Machine
- Bike Repair Station
- USB charger stations in the 1st floor Computer lab and the 2nd floor Deschutes Lounge
- Electronic reader boards with the WUC for advertising