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

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)

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.

Huxley in the News

Two years ago, Associate Professor of Environmental Science John McLaughlin filled a void in what was being offered to the seniors in his department: he felt they needed an opportunity for a...
Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2019-2020 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of...
Western Washington University graduate students James Robinson and Caroline Walls were both recently awarded research fellowships through the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW...
Close up portrait of Ventres-Pake smiling at the camera wearing a blue bandana as a headband and brown tortoiseshell glasses
As a student at both Huxley and Fairhaven Colleges, I was able to take advantage of a wealth of resources to help me along the way.
Ventres-Pake 2014

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

May 14, 2020
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

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.