We are committed to supporting you throughout your journey at WOU, which is why we are constantly striving to create an environment to make that journey a positive one. This page includes the most commonly requested resources and supports for students, but if you need a resource that we have not addressed on this page, please contact us (education@wou.edu), and we will be happy to help you locate any relevant resources or supports.

Getting Started

We are excited to have you join our community!  Here are some resources to help you have a smooth beginning to your journey at WOU.

Admissions Process

Need help with applying to WOU?  We have helpful and friendly Admissions Counselors who can answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.  

Transfer Checklist

If you are beginning your journey at a community college or another university, and plan to transfer to WOU, use this checklist to keep you on track for a smooth transfer. 

Housing

Planning to live on campus? Residence hall life adds a dynamic dimension to the experience that our residents enjoy while attending Western Oregon University.

Wolf Store

Find WOU swag and order textbooks and class materials at the Wolfstore!

First Generation

Are you the first person in your family to attend college?  This resource assists students who are starting from square one, with tips on the application process, defining college terms, financial aid information, and more.

Teacher Preparation Student Support Services

Teacher Preparation Student Support Services (TPSSS) is a federally funded TRIO grant program that provides support to future teachers who are either first generation, low income, or have a disability.

Multicultural Students

The Office of Multicultural Student Services & Programs is committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of historically underrepresented & underserved populations by providing educational opportunities and outstanding programming for ethnically and culturally diverse students.

Veterans

Today’s veterans face numerous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. The Veterans Resource Center strives to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education.

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists students by providing reasonable accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities have access to WOU and its programs. WOU strives to not only make its classes accessible to all students, but its extracurricular activities as well.

DACA

WOU provides an intentional menu of services to support undocumented students. This includes student clubs, support services, financial aid, scholarships, and events.

Paying for College

Do you have questions about how much college will cost or how to apply for financial aid and scholarships?  We are here to help!  In fact, 71% of our students receive financial assistance to attend WOU.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office assists prospective and current students alike with helpful answers and resources. Whether you are exploring options for funding your future or already enrolled at WOU, they will help you find the insights you need.

Estimate Cost

Wondering how much college will cost?  See the estimated cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses of attending WOU.

Apply for FAFSA or ORSAA

We recommend you complete your FAFSA or ORSAA application (financial aid) in October for the best opportunities for grants, scholarships, and loans.

Apply for Scholarships

Find a Job

Need help finding a job, creating a resume, or practicing your interviewing skills?  Our Service Learning and Career Development staff are dedicated to helping students find on campus and local jobs to help them pay for college.

Everything You Need to Help You Succeed

As you begin college, we encourage you to take full advantage of all the resources we offer to help you succeed in your classes.  

Wolf Store

Find required books and materials at the Wolfstore!

Free Tutoring

Did you know WOU offers free academic tutoring?

Library & Computer Labs

WOU’s library is more than just a place to study. It also holds multiple computer labs with printers to meet every student’s needs. So don’t worry about purchasing your own computer or printer, WOU’s got you covered!

Non-Traditional Student Services

There are a variety of campus resources available to non-traditional students that can enable them to be more successful during their college career including: locker rentals, parent location services, access to a community of other not-traditional students, and more.

Online Learning and Technology Assistance

If you have any questions about accessing your online courses, need resources to help you succeed in your online or hybrid courses, or just have technology related questions in general, be sure to check out our online learning and technology resources.

Live

At WOU, we understand that students have a life outside of classes, and we are here to support you in those areas as well.  We have resources for student housing, family housing, childcare, and food, 

Housing

Residence hall life adds a dynamic dimension to the experience that our residents enjoy while attending Western Oregon University.

Food Pantry

The mission of WOU’s Food Pantry is to help end food insecurity on college campuses. Students can show up any time during operating hours, collect the food they need, and fill out an anonymous checkout form.

Family Housing

Housing Options for Families and Non-Traditional Students with a Spouse, Domestic Partner and/or Dependents

Child Care

WOU’s Child Development Center serves families with children 18 months to age 5. Curriculum integrates creative play and project-based programming because play is child’s work. Children learn through investigation and intentional teaching.

Stay Well

Take care of your physical, emotional, and social health by using our campus health, counseling, recreation, student organizations, sports, and safety resources.

Student Health and Counseling Center

The Student Health and Counseling Center provides quality medical care, sexual health services, mental health counseling, health promotion, education & prevention, and referral services to all students.

WOU Organizations

Get more out of your college experience by attending events and joining a club/organization! WOU has many organizations, student groups, and seasonal events students enjoy attending and the best part is, most of them are free.

Campus Recreation

The Campus Recreation Department’s offers may opportunities for students to stay physically active! With a two-court gymnasium with elevated track, two racquetball courts, three multipurpose rooms, a 6,000 square foot strength, cardiovascular and weight training area, a 40 foot high by 40 feet wide rock climbing wall, locker rooms and the Wolverton Memorial swimming pool, equipment check-out area there’s something for everyone!

Abby's House

The mission of Abby’s House, the center for equity and gender justice, is to provide WOU’s community with educational programming, information, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence.