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Walla Walla University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education founded in 1892. A fully-accredited institution, WWU offers more than 100 areas of study in professional and technical programs and the liberal arts. 

The headquarters of WWU is located on an 83-acre campus in College Place situated in the Walla Walla Valley in Southeastern Washington state. The university also operates four satellite campuses, including a School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, a marine biology station near Anacortes, Washington, and School of Social Work and Sociology campuses in Missoula and Billings, Montana. Learn more about WWU.

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Opening doors

Winter Educational Complex pool reopening to alumni and the community

On June 27, the Winter Educational Complex recreational facilities will reopen to alumni and swim pass holders. Patrons will need to have valid alumni cards, available through the records office, or a community swim pass, available through the Health and Physical Education office. Access to the building will be through card access only. Current faculty, staff, and students will continue to have normal access. 

Rodd Strobel, dean of the health and physical education department, said, “Aside from COVID-19 considerations, there were challenges with the access control system that needed to be resolved in order to resume safe operations. We are on track to open on the 27th and are excited to welcome back our patrons after a much too long absence.”

During the summer, the WWU pool is open from June 12 to August 5. Water aerobics and swim lessons are not available this summer. Information about facility schedules and passes can be found at


Posted June 16, 2022

person swimming through blue water in a pool lane
During the summer, the WWU pool is open from June 12 to August 5.

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2020-2021 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Department of Music performance

2019 Christmas concert: Visitors

Life. Together.

All great stories must begin somewhere. Ours begins where the air is clear and where ideas, energy, and people do life—together.

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University magazine

Westwind, the magazine of Walla Walla University, is published three times a year (March, July, and November) to share news and information about WWU with alumni, parents of current students, and other friends of the university.