WEBVTT 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:15.000 So you're moved in 00:00:15.000 --> 00:00:18.000 You've got your fridge, T.V, shoes 00:00:18.000 --> 00:00:22.000 Now here's your guide to Western's campus community 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:28.000 First, the facts. Western Oregon University was founded in 1856 00:00:28.000 --> 00:00:34.000 WOU has two colleges: the college of education and the college of liberal arts and sciences 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:40.000 Now, being more than 150 years old, we're pretty good at educating students 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:44.000 We've got history and tradition going for us 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:49.000 Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn 00:00:49.000 --> 00:00:52.000 Monmouth is a friendly and supportive campus community 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:57.000 There's thrift shops, banks, a hardware store, and a variety of restaurants 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:62.000 Returning students will head for Yang's Teriyaki or Koyotes for tacos 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:08.000 Hop on the bus: CARTS. That's Chemekta Area Rapid Transit System and ride for free 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:15.000 You can go to the state capitol in Salem 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:18.000 Or down the street to the city of Independence. 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:25.000 Like Monmouth, Independence was founded in the early 1800s, so there's lots of agriculture happening around here. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:29.000 From lavender fields to grapes 00:01:29.000 --> 00:01:33.000 In Independence, you'll find an outdoor Amphitheater right near the beautiful Willamette River 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:39.000 And the cinema in Independence often hosts discount midnight movies supporting campus clubs 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:44.000 For adventurous nature buffs, there's plenty of hiking trails and outdoor recreation 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:53.000 Back on campus, we've got a nine hole disc golf course. Or you can join a club, form a team, and stay in shape using the new outdoor intramural field 00:01:53.000 --> 00:01:58.000 Of course, students are always finding the quickest ways to get around campus: on foot or by bike 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:05.000 Indoors, you can enjoy the wonderful shows in Rice Auditorium, brought to you by the Smith's Fine Arts Series 00:02:05.000 --> 00:02:08.000 There's Jazz, Pop, Rock, even Classical music 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:15.000 One of the best things about Western is that it's only a short drive to Portland, a totally cool, hip, groovy, urban paradise 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:17.000 Featuring world famous Voodoo Donuts 00:02:17.000 --> 00:02:23.000 After a fun day in Portland, it's nice to come back to a campus community like WOU, where every student matters 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:31.000 I thank you and wish you all a great academic year