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You will succeed at Walla Walla University

We take pride in providing a multitude of student support services across campus to ensure students are well cared for mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.

How you live on campus—where you eat, where you work out, how you spend your free time—is integral to your happiness and success in college. WWU supports you as a whole person through a range of on-campus programs and services:

Academic Support


JumpStart is a week long freshman orientation designed to help first-time freshmen transition from high school to the privileges and responsibilities of being a student at Walla Walla University. This week of orientation gives you the opportunity to settle into the dorm before classes begin, learn your way around campus, meet your advisor, choose a mentor, get help finishing registration tasks, get to know your classmates, and learn from courses specifically designed to help you succeed in college.
Learn more, view the schedule, and register >

Teaching Learning Center

The Teaching Learning Center (TLC), is a free resource available to all WWU students. The TLC’s mission is to help students progress academically through services like peer tutoring, disability support, and learning style assessments. TLC staff coordinate efforts with faculty to monitor and promote students’ academic progress. The TLC endeavors to nurture students, alleviate academic stress, and act as advocates on students’ behalf.
View the tutoring schedule and learn about services the TLC provides >


Advisors are an important resource for students during their time at WWU. One of an advisor’s core duties is to assist students with selecting and registering for courses each quarter. You can even set up an advising appointment by phone or Skype before you arrive on campus! Learn more about the advising program and contact the Office of Academic Advisement for an advising appointment >

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services offers dedicated support for students who have special needs because of a disability. Some of these services include providing books in an audio format, note takers, and tutors.
Learn more about resources and services offered >

Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center prepares you for success by connecting you with extensive internship databases, application and interview training, industry leaders, training on optimizing your LinkedIn profile, business etiquette training, personality and interest testing, and provides job fairs. Learn more about how the Career Development center can set you up for success >

Discover Program

Students who have not chosen a major can participate in the Discover Program which includes placement in core general classes that apply to a broad scope of degree requirements, specialized advising, career development class, job shadowing, and informational interviews. 
Contact Academic Advising to learn more about how this program can help you discover your calling >


The Honors Program is a separate track of general studies and not a major or a minor in itself. Honors courses have a flavor distinctly different from the regular general studies courses because they use primary source material more extensively than textbooks to enhance the development of independent thinking. Honors courses follow an interdisciplinary approach that stresses the unity of knowledge. The classes are more personalized and typically smaller than general studies classes. Students who participate in the Honors Program are eligible to be scholarship recipients. Learn more about the program, faculty, and scholarship opportunity >

Peterson Memorial Library

Our library is more than just a house for books. It’s where our students study in hidden alcoves and collaborate in group meeting rooms. It’s where you can make an appointment with a research librarian to help you ace that final paper, and it’s also where you can find all print, web, media, and journal resources you need for every research project. If the PML doesn’t have what you’re looking for, they can borrow it for you from other libraries in their network. If you want a spot to work as a group, you can reserve a room, and the library has a dedicated computer lab and printing space for all your class needs. Search the library catalog, see a library map, and reserve a study room >

Spiritual Support

Campus Ministries

You’ll find a faith family at WWU where you can grow in your spiritual walk with support from many different departments, including Campus Ministries. Campus Ministries provides a variety of worship opportunities each week for students to choose from and participate in. Campus Ministries encourages students to get involved and provides many leadership opportunities. Discover the weekly opportunities for worship and learn how to get involved as a student leader >

Student Missions

Each year dozens of our students choose to serve around the world as teachers, deans, humanitarian aides and orphanage helpers. Our benchmark service program leads in training, support, and placement rates at dozens of locations. Student missionaries return from their experiences with stronger leadership skills, clearer goals, and more determined lives. Engage in service—become a student missionary >

University Church

The people of Walla Walla University Church are family to Walla Walla University—and especially to the students who study, work, play, and pray here. The Walla Walla University Church works closely with Campus Ministries to provide spiritual support for our students. Each week the WWU Church worship service is streamed live at 11:45 a.m. You can be a part of our church family no matter where in the world you happen to be.  Meet our pastors and worship with us live online>

Mental Support

Counseling, Testing and Wellness

Counseling, Testing and Wellness follows in Christ's example, offering holistic approaches to problem solving in an environment of respect and acceptance. Counseling services are available for students at no cost. Services include individual, couple and group counseling as well as medication management. Testing Services administers standardized and personality tests. 
Meet the staff and learn more about resources and services offered >

Physical Support

Varsity athletics, intramural, and recreational opportunities

We are the Walla Walla University Wolves. Our varsity athletic teams include women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s and men’s basketball, women’s softball, and women’s and men’s golf. We offer a robust intramural program in a variety of sports from basketball to table tennis. You’ll find fitness centers in the Winter Educational Complex and in the residence halls. These facilities provide equipment for a range of workouts including weight training, CrossFit training, circuit training, aerobic equipment, and more. Learn more about the Wolves and our intramural program at>

Social Support


All freshmen receive professional mentoring each year to help them navigate the first year of college. These specially trained mentors check in with you each week and can connect you with academic, social, and financial resources. This program increases the likelihood that a student will stay in college and students find that it improves their grade-point average. Learn more about the program and contact the coordinator >

Residential Life

We pride ourselves on being a residential campus where students live, work, and study together. This provides our students (nearly 80 percent are residential) the best support we can offer for a successful academic experience. Our residence hall deans and resident assistants are always available to offer you support. 
Learn more about life in the residence halls and meet the deans >

ASWWU—Associated Students of Walla Walla University

ASWWU is the highly active, organized, and vibrant community that works to improve the lives of all WWU students. ASWWU operates 10 departments and is the larges employer of studies on campus. Working for ASWWU can help you gain experience and develop skills, such as project management, event planning and fundraising, that will enhance your resume. You can also stretch and strengthen your leadership skills by running for an ASWWU office or by joining ASWWU Senate, the legislative branch of the student association.
Visit to learn more >

Parent relations

Our close-knit campus is deliberately designed so that students will find lifelong friendships with their peers, and most importantly with Jesus Christ. To fulfill this mission, we strive to partner with the parents of our students. We have many resources for parents to stay in-the-know about campus life and how to best support their student when they become part of our family. Learn more about the resources we provide for parents >

Financial Support

Student Employment

Working helps reduce your student debt, builds your resume and increases your chance of success in college. The Office of Student Employment facilitates the hiring of students for on-campus jobs and provides resources for students looking for work in the community. 
View a list of available job opportunities on Job Scene >

Student Financial Services

You probably already know that a Walla Walla University Christian education is a great investment—perhaps the most important one you'll ever make. But there’s one thing you may not know—how to make it happen. That’s why we’re here, to guide you through the process and help you every step of the way. The Office of Student Financial Services helps students find financial aid, facilitates student employment, processes loans, and manages your student account.  Meet the team, get your questions answered, and find out how affordable a WWU education can be >

Other Support

Campus Security

Campus Security exists to protect the people and property of Walla Walla University. Our director and staff provide a number of services including: CPR/first aid, security escorts, crime prevention information, vehicle registration/parking permits, criminal incident reporting and investigation, lost and found, and battery jumping, and more.  Learn more about safety procedures and meet our security officers >

Computer Support

Our Computer Support team maintains campus computer hardware and provides a Help Desk—a resource for all faculty, staff, and students. Computer Support can answer general computing questions, help solve problems with your user account (like resetting your password) and WWU email, and can perform computer repairs for free—you only pay for necessary parts. 
Find out more about how Computer Support can assist you>

Last update on September 18, 2017