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Student Emergency Fund
Directly Support Student Needs!



There is no higher priority than the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Considering the challenges presented by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Western Washington University has taken significant steps to respond to our current reality and protect our campus community — including transitioning to a virtual instruction environment and encouraging social distancing, requiring vaccines and boosters. 


People around the globe have been impacted by this pandemic, and we are sensitive to the effect that this might have on you and your family. 


We also recognize that many of our students continue to experience financial hardships during this difficult and uncertain time, especially considering the other economic issues that have come with the Pandemic such as inflation and loss of employment for some students. 


We have heard from many of you asking how you can help our students. Thank you for asking! 


Your gift to the Student Emergency Fund will directly benefit Western Washington University students and provide relief for financial hardships such as:

  • Housing and food insecurity

  • Travel expenses related to returning home

  • Technology needs to ensure students can access virtual learning

  • Scholarship support for tuition and fees

  • Other unforeseen financial challenges

  • All students are eligible for these funds, including undocumented students. This is especially critical since undocumented students are not eligible for the CARES Act aid. 

In any time of crisis, the Western Washington University community responds with grace and generosity — exemplifying our core values of being student-centered, inclusive, compassionate, respectful, and optimistic. 


Thank you for your help protecting and supporting the educational and financial needs of our students. We wish you and your families the very best as we work together to care for our community.

For students looking to apply, please visit:


Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! More than 3,000 of you have made gifts for Give Day, which is the most participation we've ever had in a Give Day!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for men's rowing!
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
50-state Challenge!
Thank you, Vikings near and far, for helping unlock an additional $5,000 of support for WWU students!
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge! Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 95
2 $2,500 Men's Rowing 36
3 Women's Ultimate 13
4 Computer Science 9
5 Marketing Program 9
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