COVID-19 Guidance

Dear Huxley Colleagues,

Please refer to this website regularly for COVID-19 updates.  You will find important information such as the Huxley College COVID-19 Response Plan. It tiers off the university plan and university communications, and captures and describes the efforts we’re taking at our local college/department/unit levels. It’s a work in progress that will be updated on a regular basis. 


Steve Hollenhorst, Dean

Huxley Student Support Services and Resources During COVID-19  

Basic Needs Resource Guide for Students

Huxley COVID-19 Response Plan
WWU Guidance
Keep Working, Teaching and Learning Links  (Guidance for Staff, Faculty, and Students)
Contingency Plan for Maintaining Labs

Allowable Research Decision Tree

Employer Visitor Screening Guidance

Whatcom County Unified Command (Great source of guidance to many community resources)

Information on Continuing Research (RSP Office)

Authorization to Conduct On-Campus Research Form

On-Campus Visit Reporting Form

Computer Systems Access

Our Difference

Since 1969, WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment has enjoyed a reputation as a premier institution for the education of future environmental experts and leaders. Our distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum grants degrees from the Department of Environmental Studies (B.A., B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed.) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (B.S., M.S.). Each department offers multiple majors, from urban planning and environmental policy to estuarine science and terrestrial ecology..

A photo of a student in a tie dyed lab coat, safety goggles, and gloves pours liquid from a small erlenmyer flask into a beaker

LIVE Stream

Huxley in the news

Bellingham residents were given a rare treat on Tuesday when Transient orca pod T46B spent most of the day in Bellingham Bay, much to the delight of hundreds of onlookers from shore and a few...
Western will celebrate Scholars Week, an annual campus event showcasing the best of student scholarship, as an online event this year for the first time.
With so many students off campus and social distancing rules in place, Western’s Career Services Center (CSC) will hold three virtual employer meetups instead of the Spring Career Fair to...
Portrait of Jonnel Deacon, holding a rock and standing in front of a road, wearing sunglasses and a bright blue t-shirt with reflective yellow stripes
I chose Western for graduate school because I have the opportunity to design my own thesis research.
Deacon 2015

The Planet is a publication class offered through the Environmental Studies department. It combines the environmental focus of Huxley College with the writing and reporting skills taught in the journalism department. Students publish a quarterly environmental magazine in print version as well as online. The Planet class is advised by Warren Cornwall.

Up Next

June 1, 2020
Speaker Series
5:00 - 5:00pm

Upcoming Events

Carolyn Finney
June 8, 2020
Speaker Series
5:00 - 5:00pm
June 13, 2020
Performing Arts Center, Western Washington University
2:00 - 2:00pm

Huxley College acknowledges with respect...

We acknowledge with respect to the Coast Salish peoples on whose traditional territory Huxley College stands, and to the Lummi and Nooksack peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.