An association of Staff and Faculty who have retired from Western Oregon University.

The WOU Retirees Association is open to faculty and staff who have retired from Western Oregon University and its predecessors – Oregon Normal School, Oregon College of Education and Western Oregon State College.

This group was formed to support long-term relationships and maintain communication between retirees and the University.

  • Membership
  • Newsletter

Benefits and privileges of retirement from WOU (no membership required):

As a retiree of WOU, upon request you receive:

ID Card – go to Human Resources in the admin building to pick yours up

Use of the Hamersly Library – you just need your ID!

WOU email address – it never gets shut off! Need yours reinstated, let us know.

Discount on Historic Gentle House rentals – automatic when you book your event.

As an Emeritus or 10-year + of Service retiree, upon request you receive:

All Sports Pass – contact 

Campus Parking Pass – bring your vehicle information and go to the cashiers window

Benefits and privileges of WOU Retirees Association membership include:

Newsletters a Year

Two General Membership Meetings a Year

Special invites to events on campus and excursions

Discounted parking pass for $20

Your investment supports scholarships

Leadership positions available

Cost of Membership:

$20 per year (The membership year is July 1-June 30).

Join or Renew your membership:

To Join the Retirees Association or to renew your membership, please complete the membership form and return with payment to the WOU Foundation office.

Scholarships for WOU Students

Your membership dues help fund the WOU Retirees Scholarship for deserving WOU students.

Tell Us Your Encore

News & Notes is about you – the WOU Retiree! What is your Encore? Do you have an update to share? We want to hear from you and share your news with fellow retirees.

Have you published a book, poem or article? 

Taken a special trip?

Given an important speech?

Done some interesting research?

Won an award or received an honor?

Performed in a show? 


Fall newsletter – August 1st

Spring newsletter – February 1st

Tell us your name, position held, year of retirement and your news! –

Or send in this form to 345 N. Monmouth Ave, Monmouth OR 97361.



Erin McDonough

Phone: 503-838-9120
Fax: 503-838-8289