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Student Services

The Western Center focuses on student academic and personal success as well as fostering an inclusive, close-knit community. Operated by student employees and Western faculty/staff, it strives to create a social and productive space for students to relax, study, and make friends. The resources it provides to students include:

  • comfortable, communal lounge area
  • study tables
  • refreshments – coffee, popcorn, tea
  • computer workstations
  • quiet study room
  • arts and crafts supplies for creative projects

Program/Engagement Opportunities

The Western Center takes pride in fostering learning through an array of co-curricular programs, led by students, national experts and practitioners, faculty, and community leaders. Examples of recent programs include:

Events: In-Person and Virtual

Western College Legacy Seminars

Space for Student Organizations

Zero Waste Oxford is a student group who uses WCSII for planning meetings and events, such as zero-waste pumpkin carving. Other relevant organizations are also welcome to ask about space use.


Writer's Harvest, an annual benefit for the Oxford Community Choice Pantry, brings writers together with local farmers and Western service learning students to explore experiences of food insecurity. It is co-hosted by the Western Center and the Creative Writing program.

Social Events

  • Tea and Conversation for students, faculty, and staff
  • Astronomy Night
  • Disc Golf Meet-ups
  • Movie Night
  • Book Club

Student Opportunities

Student Employee

This position allows students in the Individualized Studies major or minor to take a leadership role in the Western Program. The position is ideal for students interested in event planning, fostering a vibrant community, and providing assistance to fellow students.

Event Funding

Students can work with the Western Center Coordinator to explore creative approaches to engage fellow students.


Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11 am - 6 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

For additional information, contact the Western Center Coordinator:

022 Peabody Hall

Billy Simms and Jacque Daugherty outside of Peabody Hall, location of the Western Center
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Dr. Jacqueline Daugherty

Director, Western Center

Billy Simms

Coordinator, Western Center