Resources and Supports for Students
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will be happy to help you locate any relevant resources or supports.
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.
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.
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.
Planning to live on campus? Residence hall life adds a dynamic dimension to the experience that our residents enjoy while attending Western Oregon University.
Find WOU swag and order textbooks and class materials at the Wolfstore!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find required books and materials at the Wolfstore!
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.
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,
Residence hall life adds a dynamic dimension to the experience that our residents enjoy while attending Western Oregon University.
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.
Housing Options for Families and Non-Traditional Students with a Spouse, Domestic Partner and/or Dependents
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.