Graduate Facilities and Services

Information Technology. A computer network on each Walla Walla University campus supports a wide variety of software applications for the faculty staff and students. Each WWU campus has general purpose PC Labs available for registered students' use free of charge.

Disability Support Services. The policy of Walla Walla University is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, regarding students and applicants with disabilities. The University is committed to providing access to programs and services to qualified individuals who have a documented disability. To receive assistance, students must submit formal documentation to the Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator and request an appointment to determine appropriate accommodations. Since accommodations are not retroactive, it is in the student’s best interest to submit documentation as soon as possible. Documentation guidelines are available through the University website (see below) or by calling to request a copy.

The staff works with students to arrange needed accommodations based on their documentation and individual needs. Examples of accommodations are: exam accommodations, books and other print material in alternate format, equipment and technology access, classroom relocation, note-takers, accessible housing, and other services.

For more information, contact Disability Support Services at:; (509) 527-2366; or visit their website at


Faculty Librarians, library staff, and student assistants on the College Place campus and a Library Research Consultant on each of the Montana MSW campuses seek to inspire excellence in thought by bringing people and information together in innovative ways. On each campus, librarians or other professional staff are available to facilitate student success through reference and research support and access to academic sources.

The main library, Peterson Memorial, is located on the College Place campus while MSW focused libraries are located on the Billings and Missoula campuses. Peterson’s webpages serve as the main website for the university libraries. However, the Montana MSW libraries do have their own library web page, offering access to databases and services used most frequently by social work graduate students at these locations. Using Research Central, students can search collections housed at the Peterson Memorial Library as well as the libraries on the Billings and Missoula campuses.

Research and Reference Assistance. Dedicated to serving the information needs of students and faculty, librarians and library research consultants facilitate student success through assistance in finding articles and other resources utilizing databases, locally developed Research or Course Guides, face-to-face interactions, email reference, and the LibAnswers Knowledge Base. More in-depth research consultation with faculty librarians on the College Place campus or the library research consultants on the Montana campuses also available.

Research Central and Other Resources. Research Central, WWU’s online discovery system, connects students and faculty on all five campuses to the WWU Libraries collections. The combined WWU libraries contain over 490,000 items, including books, eBooks, print and online journals, videos, DVDs, and streaming video. Research Central is available to anyone with an Internet connection.

Over 100 full-text databases provide access to thousands of journal articles, academic videos, and reference resources. Subscriptions for many of the library's databases are made possible by membership in library consortia such as the Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE) and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Journal article, reference, and streaming media databases are available from both the Peterson and Montana libraries’ webpages. Additionally, a full list of titles can be accessed through the LibGuides portal: Databases include such key resources as Academic Search Full-Text Premier, ERIC, Medline, ProQuest Direct, PsycInfo, PsycArticles, SocINDEX full-text, Communications and Mass Media Complete, Web of Science, Science Citation Index, and Science Direct. These databases can be accessed from any on-campus computer. Current students and faculty have off-campus access to the libraries’ online resources through their university login.

Summit Borrowing is available for students, faculty, and staff on the College Place campus. This service is made possible through membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Summit Borrowing offers direct access to over 28 million items, including books, eBooks, sound recordings, and films held by over 38 other academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Requests for Summit items may be made directly online through Research Central. Materials may be picked-up at the Peterson Memorial Library. Delivery time is typically five to seven business days.

Presently, the Summit service is not available to the Montana MSW campuses.

Interlibrary Loan. For those items not available in the university’s collections or Summit, yet needed for either course work or faculty research, the university libraries offer an interlibrary loan service for resources available at other libraries within the United States. Requested materials generally arrive within two weeks. Students on all campuses may utilize the interlibrary loan service.

Study Spaces. Study spaces are available on every campus. Peterson Memorial Library offers online room reservations, accessible through the library’s website, for a number of its study areas.


Canaday Technology Center. (CTC) The Department of Communication and Languages houses the faculty offices and classrooms that support the M.A. in Cinema, Religion, and Worldview. Film and video equipment are available for student use from this location. 

Marine Laboratory. Walla Walla University owns and operates the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory, adjoining Deception Pass State Park, and Anacortes, Washington. This facility occupies 40 acres of beach and timberland, and includes three laboratory buildings, a cafeteria, assembly hall, shop, and 24 cabins for student and staff housing.

Rigby Hall. The facilities of the Department of Biological Sciences in Rigby Hall include staff and graduate student offices, classrooms and teaching laboratories. Also available are controlled-environment chambers, radioisotope laboratory, animal house and greenhouse, photographic darkroom, woodshop, student lounge, and computer lab.

Smith Hall. Facilities of the School of Education and Psychology include offices for staff and graduate assistants, classrooms with Internet and campus network access, laboratories for testing, a curriculum library, and a student lounge. A child development center provides students with an opportunity to work with young children in a preschool setting. 

Winter Education Complex. (WEC) The Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology is located on the 2nd floor of the Winter Educational Complex (WEC) on the main campus of Walla Walla University. These facilities include faculty offices, a wireless student lounge, smart classrooms, ITV conference rooms, as well as clinical testing rooms in which to observe practice skills. Together these amenities create a cutting edge teaching-learning environment.

Montana. The Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology maintains two additional campuses—one in Billings, MT and one in Missoula, MT. Each facility includes faculty offices, a student lounge, classrooms, library, ITV conferencing, and wireless internet throughout.