Western Oregon University is on a 157-acre campus in the rural setting of Monmouth, Oregon, not far from Portland.
There are many activities and organizations for Western Oregon University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Western Oregon University has fraternities and sororities.
Western Oregon University has several thriving Model United Nations. In fact, more students participate in the Model United Nations than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Western Oregon University include Multicultural Student Union, Oregon Student Association, Alternative Spring Break (community service) and M.E.Ch.A.
Western Oregon University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Holiday Tree Lighting and Alcohol Awareness Week.
This table offers information on housing at Western Oregon University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||25%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||75%|
Western Oregon University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Western Oregon University students live off campus. In 2022, 25% of undergrads at Western Oregon University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Western Oregon University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Western Oregon University offers coed housing.
At Western Oregon University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Western Oregon University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Western Oregon University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Western Oregon University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Western Oregon University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Western Oregon University, take Interstate 5 to Monmouth, OR. If you need to fly, book your flight to Portland International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Western Oregon University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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