are WOU Non-Trad Students?
to the definition at Western Oregon
University, our non-traditional
students are, but are not limited to, students who:
- Are over the age of 25
- Are returning to school after
an extended break
- Have children
are some of the services that our
office offers non-traditional students
Want to get connected with other
non-traditional students and the
campus network? The lounge (located
near the bottom of the stairs on
the first floor of the University
Center) provides a comfortable atmosphere
for study, discussion or relaxation.
It is also a great place to find
out about upcoming events as well
as network with other non-traditional
students. In addition to sofas and
informational bulletin boards, there
is also a microwave oven, coffee
maker, sink, phone and day lockers,
all of which are available for student
There is a family-friendly Lounge in Todd Hall. With new furniture and updated kitchen supplies, this is a place for non-traditional students with families to go to study and have their children engage in their own activities nearby!
A limited number of lockers are
available for rental by non-traditional
students. The lockers are located
in the Non-Traditional Student Lounge
and can be rented on a term-by-term
basis. The charge is $10 per
rent a locker, visit the Werner
University Center Information Desk.
Emergency Locator Service
This service provides a system for
family members to get in touch with
a student during the school day
in emergency situations. Students
must provide a copy of their schedule
to the Coordinator for Campus Life in the Werner
University Center so that in case
of emergency, children, child care
providers or family members can
call and have a message delivered
to the student in the classroom.
Forms must be updated each term.
A must for parents!
Advisement for Non-Traditional
The Coordinator for Campus Life
can also meet individually with
students for advisement and program
facilitation for non-traditional,
commuter and re-entry adult students.
The non-traditional student advisor’s
office is located on the second
floor of the University Center,
directly behind the Information
The Counseling Center offers a variety
of individual and group counseling
services and activities to ensure
a successful college experience
for every student. There is no charge
for the first five counseling sessions
and a small fee is charged thereafter.
Appointments at the Counseling Center
can be made by calling (503) 838-8396
V/TTY or on a drop-in basis.
Child Care Center
The Teaching Research Child Development
Center (located in Todd Hall) is
available for students with children
ages 30 months to 6 years. A portion
of the incidental student fee each
student pays is allocated to the
Child Care Center to supplement
care for the children of WOU students. The center is
open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Contact the
Child Development Center at (503)
838-8769 for more information.
Laptop Computer Check-Out
Students are able to check out laptop
computers at the Information Desk
in the Werner University Center
for home use for the evening or
the weekend. This allows students
who do not own a computer or those
who cannot stay at the university
after hours to complete homework
from their homes. The laptops can
also be reserved in advance.
This compilation of diverse items
of interest for the non-traditional
student community is published in
the first week of every month.
The mailing list is derived from
the list of students who are 25
years of age and older. Students
are encouraged to contribute articles,
pictures and other bits they would
like to see published. Materials
must be submitted to the editor,
the non-traditional student peer advisor.