March 2019

Hello alumni and friends! How about that crazy February weather?! WOU closed for two days in one week due to snow and icy conditions, while other schools around Oregon closed for a full week or more due to power outages, snow and ice. Although we still have a few flurries here and there, the worst of the snow and ice should be behind us. If you live somewhere with a lot of snow, we hope you are safe and staying warm! Spring is close, we even have daffodils starting to bloom here in Monmouth, although some days it still feels very far away! 

Aside from snow and crazy winter weather, we have a lot going on and coming up as well as plenty that happened in February. For a look at upcoming events, check out the calendar and read the e-news for information! For a review of what happened in February keep reading below. 

Family weekend- Legacy Reception 

Over the weekend of February 8 – 10, WOU hosted more than 800 people for various events on campus. It was Family Weekend, sponsored by ASWOU and attendance was amazing! They hosted more than 300 people for weekend activities. It was also Preview Day for admissions and more than 500 eager high school seniors and their families came to campus to find out if WOU is their perfect match. Part of Family Weekend was sponsored by WOU Alumni during the Legacy Families reception on Saturday, February 9. The goal was to gather current students and their alumni family members in one spot to celebrate the eras of WOU and beyond. Although the weather wasn’t in our favor and some families changed their plans, we enjoyed meeting families and friends from various decades. This reception will be held again the future, in conjunction with Family Weekend.

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Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

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