Self-guided Campus Tour

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DeVolder Science Center Residence Halls and Valsetz Dining Hall Werner University Center Peter Courtney Health & Wellness Center 1 2 3 Welcome Center Richard Woodcock Education Center Student Health & Counseling Center 4 Winters (Math/Nursing) 5Hamersly Library 6 Instructional Technology Center 7 Lieuallen Administration 8 Smith Music Hall 9 Natural Sciences 10 11 Todd Hall Advising Center Maple Hall 12 13 Bellamy Hall 15 Campbell Hall 14 16 17 18 19 Academic Programs and Support Center Western Oregon UNIVERSITY Selfguided C AMPUS TOUR


The Welcome Center (WEL)

Previously the Oregon Military Academy, the Welcome Center was renovated and reopened in October 2020. It features access to many high-demand services in one location and a variety of classrooms and conference rooms.

• Admissions: This office processes applications and provides next steps for prospective and new students at WOU. They manage regular campus tours and host a variety of preview day events.

• Financial Aid: Processes

FAFSA, grants, scholarships, loans, work study, and other forms of aid. They have both English- and Spanish-speaking counselors available. For any prospective families looking to ask questions, they are always happy to help.

• Alumni Engagement : Works with alumni to keep them connected to WOU, hosts events throughout the year.

• Food Pantry : As the only food pantry in the Monmouth/Independence area, the WOU food pantry serves students, staff, faculty, and community members. Students can also receive Campus Dining vouchers if they run out of meal points (and students can donate unused meal points, too).

• Copy Center : Open to all students and employees. Use your print credits for printing projects such as posters, flyers, invitations, etc.

• Mail Services: Sorts and distributes all campus mail.

2 Richard Woodcock Education Center (RWEC)

This building houses the College of Education: the Division of Education and Leadership, the Division of Health and Exercise Science, and the Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies. In addition, the RWEC also houses:

• The Research and Resource Center with Deaf* Communities

• The Office of Clinical Practices and Licensure and

• Teacher Preparation Student Support Services

3 Student Health & Counseling Center (SHCC)

Available to all WOU students who have paid the health fee. Houses both physical and mental health facilities.

• Medical services include treatment of acute injury and illness, assistance with management of chronic illness, womens healthcare, STI testing and counseling, sports physicals, immunizations, prescription filling, and free cold/flu kits.

• Counseling Services include counseling and psychotherapy. Some of the styles of counseling offered include individual, couples, roommate, group, and crisis.

• The Rest & Relaxation Room includes a massage chair, therapy light, biofeedback equipment, and a calming environment for students to use for stress relief.

4 Math and Nursing Building (MNB)

This building is home to the math department and WOU’s partnership program with Oregon Health and Science University for nursing. The first floor houses the math department, classrooms, and faculty offices. A “black box theater” is located in the back of the first floor where theater classes are often held (one of the most popular is stage combat). The OHSU nursing program is equipped with a fully-operating simulation lab, designed as a mock hospital room with equipment and dummies with heartbeats, breathing patterns, etc., for students to practice their clinicals on. For tests, there is a hospital room with intercom systems, one-way mirrors, and live-streaming into a conference room for students and faculty to watch.

5 Wayne & Lynn Hamersly Library (HL)

Just inside the front doors, there is a 24-hour study lab that is open year-round. There is a camera with a live feed to Campus Public Safety that monitors activity. The first floor is a typical talking level, the second floor is a whisper level, and the third floor is a silent level. The Press is our library coffee shop, which serves Starbucks® drinks, as well as grab-and-go snacks.

6 Instructional Technology Center (ITC)

The ITC holds one of the most comprehensive facilities in higher education for telecommunications, and houses the Computer Science division. This building offers computer classrooms with both Mac and Windows computers, as well as a large screen TV projection system for computer instruction and remote classes with other campuses. One of our larger auditoriums can be found in this building, too.

7 Lieuallen Administration Building (ADMIN)


• Business Services: Manages student accounts, refunds, and payments for tuition, fees, and bills.

• Cashier’s Office: Most students pay their tuition and fees online, but if you would like to pay for anything in-person, that can be done here.

• Office of the Registrar : Manages academic credits and places advising holds prior to course registration, and to add or drop classes.


• Office of the President : Our president, Dr. Jesse Peters, can be found here. You can often see him walking around campus, talking to students, or going to campus events. Check out his posts on Instagram and Twitter: @WOUPresident


• Human Resources and Payroll: Manages employment paperwork and payroll. When students have a job on campus, they will set everything up here, including filing legal forms and setting up direct deposit.

8 Edgar H. Smith Music Hall (MUSIC)

Inside this building is a recital auditorium (can be used as a lecture classroom), two classrooms, 10 soundproof practice rooms with pianos, and a rehearsal room for performers. Anyone, regardless of major/minor or whether or not they are in a music class, can rent out a key to have 24-hour access to the practice rooms, media lab (APSC), and recording studio (APSC). Vocal and instrumental ensembles are open to all students regardless of major.

9 Academic Programs & Services Center (APSC)

• Disability Services: This office provides accommodations for WOU students with documented disabilities, including academic accommodations. Common accommodations include: extended time on tests, notetaking, interpreting, books in electronic format, and captioning.

• Honors Program: The Honors Program features smaller class sizes and a more rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum. Honors students are active throughout campus in leadership, volunteering, clubs, and

sports activities. One of the main achievements of graduated Honors students is a digitally-published thesis.

• ROTC: The ROTC program is a commissioning source for college students who would like to enter the military upon graduation.

• Writing Center : Anyone is welcome to use the Writing Center for any part of the writing process and for any course. From the beginning to the conclusion of the writing process, their tutors are there to help. They can help students understand their assignments, help you brainstorm ideas, look over grammar, check your citations, and more.

10 Natural Sciences Building (NS)

Houses biology, earth science, and physics classes. Contains two lecture halls, science classrooms, and faculty offices. There is a natural pond out front, a greenhouse on the roof, and a wave simulator in the basement — all to create handson experience for students.

11 Health & Wellness Center (HWC)

Known as our gym and rec center, just inside the front doors is a 40’ rock wall and climbing boulder. There are two full-size basketball courts that can be split down the middle for different activities. Campus Recreation also rents out equipment (such as sports equipment, tents, sleeping bags, etc.) and takes students on excursions (such as hiking or the coast). Other amenities include:

• Club and intramural sports

• Indoor track

• Swimming pool & therapy pool

• Fitness classes

• Exercise equipment such weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and more.

12 DeVolder Family Science Center (DFSC)

This building houses six state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry and anatomy/physiology classes, along with the faculty offices for these respective departments. Between the two anatomy and physiology labs is our cadaver lab, housing our two cadavers (one male and one female). We

receive new cadavers every spring, and all cadaver dissections are done by students. The cadaver lab has its own ventilation system separate from the rest of the building.

13 Maple Hall (MAPLE)

As our main dance studio, Maple Hall often has its front doors open to allow students passing by to look into various dance classes. Offering everything from ballet, modern, jazz, African, salsa, hula, and more, our dance department holds a holistic approach on dancer wellness and technique. The dance department also hosts multiple showcases throughout the year for students to come and watch.

14 Bellamy Hall (BELL)

Houses our Humanities and Social Science classes, including many general education courses. From the backside of the building, the red side on the left includes the classrooms, and the brick side on the right includes faculty offices.

15 Campbell Hall (CH)

Home to the Art Department, including classes in painting, sculpting, photography, and more. Houses visual arts classrooms, studios, darkrooms, work areas, and three art galleries, including the Dan and Gail Cannon Art Gallery. Art galleries display the work of students, faculty, and local artists. Western is the oldest university in the state of Oregon and was established in 1856, just three years before Oregon became a state in 1859. Campbell Hall is the oldest remaining building on our campus and opened in 1871. The majority of the building was destroyed during the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 when the bell tower collapsed. A photo was captured at this exact moment, which was the cover of Life magazine.

16 Todd Hall (TODD)

Houses Behavioral Sciences on the third floor. The second floor houses Modern Languages and The Research Institute (TRI), which is a division of Western that conducts research, works with grants, and employs students. A Mac lab, a PC lab, classrooms and offices comprise the first floor.


Advising Center

• Student Success and Advising (SSA): Helps undeclared or exploratory students stay on track to graduate while also exploring different major and minor options. They also offer assistance with developing strong study and time management skills.

• SSA Tutoring : Offers general tutoring assistance for students in all academic areas, excluding writing, computer science, natural sciences, and math.

• Student Enrichment Program: Provides services and a supportive environment to equip students who are first-generation (neither parent has a four-year degree), low-income (determined by the FAFSA or ORSAA), and/or have a disability (documented through the Office of Disability Services) for success in college. Provides general academic support, one-on-one advising, classes, equipment lending (such as textbooks and laptops), and tickets to cultural events.

18 Werner University Center (WUC)

As the “hub of campus,” students often come here to hang out, study, or meet friends.

First floor

• Abby’s House: Our center for equity and gender justice. While some may think this would just be a “women’s center,” it is open for all students. They have confidential staff advocates and student peer advocates (not confidential) to assist you with the resources you need.

• Associated Students of Western Oregon University : (ASWOU) Our student government has both paid and volunteer positions and functions like the state and federal government with three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.

• Center for Professional Pathways (CPP): The center houses the Alternative Break program, where students volunteer domestically and internationally on service trips. The career development portion houses a variety of resources, from résumé and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, finding internships, and more.

• Stonewall Center : Our center for the LGBTQ+ community. Open to everyone, whether they identify as part of the community or not. Provides a safe space on campus to receive resources and socialize.

• Student Activities Board: Puts on events throughout the year, such as Homecoming, Holiday Tree Lighting, music festivals, inflatable obstacle

courses, dunk tanks, and more. Both paid and volunteer positions.

• Veterans Resource Center : Works with military-connected students and their loved ones. Houses our Student Veterans of America chapter, and hosts events throughout the year.

Second floor

• Caffè Allegro: Serves drinks and baked goods, and houses a convenience store where snacks can be purchased. Students can use their meal plan points here.

• Freedom Center : Strives to serve as a safe space for all students, especially those who are BIPOC and their intersectional identities.

• Information Desk : A great resource for general campus and area information. The departments of Student Engagement and New Student & Family Programs are located there.

• Multicultural Student Services and Programs: Strives to create an environment that is supportive, educational, and appreciative of the diverse backgrounds. Houses the Multicultural Representatives mentor program, Multicultural Student Union organization, and additional advising support programs.

• Student Affairs: The two programs to highlight in this office:

• Wolf Ride is a free shuttle service for students who live on campus and will drive them around Monmouth/Independence in the evenings.

• The National Student Exchange is similar to Study Abroad, but within the United States, its territories, and Canada.

• The Summit : Houses the Little Samurai which serves Korean BBQ and fresh sushi.

• WolfStore: Where you can purchase textbooks and WOU gear. There is also a book buy-back program and rental program for textbooks to help save money.

19 Residence Halls and Valsetz Dining Hall

First- year residence hall options include Ackerman Hall, Heritage Hall and Landers Hall. Arbor Park is the only residence hall on campus to offer apartment style living to upper division adn undergraduate resident living without dependents or legal partners.

Valsetz Dining Hall is located near all residence halls. There area wide selection of options that tailor to different types of diets. Valsetz is currently operating with both in-person service and online ordering – as well as offering food delivery service via DaxBot within city limits. Be sure to specify if you want “Delivery” or “Pick Up” for your order.

Admissions Office The Welcome Center • 345 Monmouth Ave. N. Monmouth OR 97361 • 503-838-8000 • 1-877-877-1593

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