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Edens Hall, 360-650-6565
The residential experience is intentionally designed to create affordable, safe and well-maintained University housing that supports participation in healthy, inclusive and sustainable communities, where students invest in their academic success and personal growth. Living on campus is optional, yet about 90 percent of freshmen choose On-Campus Housing. First-year students who meet the housing deadlines are guaranteed housing; returning residents are accommodated on a space available basis. Extensive research demonstrates students living on campus earn higher grades and graduate in higher numbers than students living off campus. Residents must be enrolled in a minimum of eight credits per quarter to live on campus.
University Dining Services
Edens Hall, 360-650-2970
Dining Services provides a campus-wide experience that supports active, healthy lifestyles, sustainability, social responsibility and community development. Three dining commons and over a dozen cafés and markets serve the campus community with a variety of menu options that include vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and local fare. People with moderate to severe food allergies are encouraged to navigate campus by meeting with the campus dietician, staying informed of the options available and requesting alternatives when necessary. Meal plans and Viking Dollars are available to all members of the campus community. Western offers full-service customizable catering for events of all sizes, both on and off campus. Dining Services is committed to sustainable practices in all aspects of its operations, including locally sourced food, compostable packaging, food composting, zero-waste catering and Fair Trade coffee. University Dining Services employs over 500 part-time student staff in its food service and catering operations.