Western Oregon University

Just a Short Walk for Parents of Students at WOU

The Historic Howell House and Western Oregon University (WOU) have had a braided and colorful history together over the years. The Historic Howell House has been home to many WOU alum, staff and faculty. In fact, we have heard stories from past Howell House residents of getting picked up for their first date, with their now spouse, from the front steps of this beautiful historic house. Western Oregon University (formally Oregon Normal School and Oregon College of Education) sits right in MaMere’s Guest House’s backyard. We are nestled so closely together that you can hear the band play at WOU Wolves football games and the WOU bell ring regularly when you sit in MaMere’s courtyard.

An Easy Walk Home from Special Events at WOU

In addition to providing great academic programs for students in fields such as education and ASL, there are many other events and activities that the general public can attend. Smith Fine Arts Series brings world renowned musicians to small-town Monmouth on a regular basis. There are cultural events and performances to ensure all ages have exposure to a wide variety of music, art and dance. Speaking of dance, be sure and check out Rainbow Dance Theater, based at WOU. If traditional theater is more your style, Willamette Shakespeare Company does annual outdoor summer performances that are well worth a weekend visit. And WOU’s theater department regularly puts on impressive performances, as well. 

Even if you aren’t here for a specific event, we always recommend guests get a few steps in and walk the main drag of WOU, an enjoyable and leisurely walk during all seasons.

Accommodation for Families Visiting Students

MaMere’s Guest House is the perfect place to stay when taking in some of the above-mentioned activities, touring the university, visiting your WOU student or interviewing for a position at this beautiful university. Stay with us and take a quick two-minute walk to what is sure to be an enjoyable event on campus. We look forward to many years of continued partnership with WOU!

We also are just a hop, skip and a jump from Oregon State University, Willamette University, Corban College and Linfield College.