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Celebrating YOU!

Your Western Washington University family is waiting to congratulate you in person! Join our students, faculty, and staff as we welcome the next incoming class at Western Preview, a special event for admitted students only.



You don't want to miss Western Preview, whether you've already been on campus, experienced our Virtual Tour, or talked about us with your friends and family. Confirm that Western is the best match for you and your academic and professional goals by spending the day with us. Invitations will be mailed to admitted freshmen and their families beginning in February.

Who's Invited Admitted freshmen and their families
When April 2015 (date TBA)
Cost $15 per person
Due at registration & non-refundable
Registration Online registration for Western Preview is now closed.

Schedule of Events

8 a.m. Check in with campus tour
9 a.m. Check in without campus tour
10 a.m. Welcome Session
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Academic sessions & lunch*
1 - 1:45 p.m. North campus residence halls open
Campus tours
1 - 2:45 p.m. Outdoor Center open house
2 & 2:45 p.m. Interest sessions
2 - 4 p.m. Campus Fair
Fairhaven College open house
3 - 3:45 p.m. South campus residence halls open
Campus tours
Recreation Center tours

*Based on academic sessions selected during registration, students will receive a personal agenda via email and at check-in.

Academic Sessions & Lunch

Between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. you will have the chance to attend two academic sessions and take a break for lunch in one of our Residential Dining Halls. When you register you will choose two of the academic session options below and one option for lunch:

  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Sciences
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Education-Elementary
  • Education-Secondary
  • Education-Special
  • Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Geology
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Huxley College of the Environment
  • Journalism
  • Languages, Linguistics, & East Asian Studies
  • Math
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education, Health, & Recreation
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Undecided

Interest Sessions

At 2 and 2:45 p.m. you will have the opportunity to attend the following interest sessions. All sessions are available at both times.

  • Coming from Out of State
  • Community and Culture: Diverse Opportunities at Western
  • Financial Aid: Paying for College
  • Home Away from Home: Living on Campus
  • Honors Program
  • Student Leadership 101
  • Study Abroad
  • Viking Launch
  • We may have more sessions coming soon!

Campus Fair

From 2 - 4 p.m. you are invited to attend the Campus Fair, which will include representatives from many campus departments, student services, and clubs and organizations.

What to Bring

We ordered great weather, but please be sure to check the Bellingham weather forecast before you visit. We recommend layered clothing, a light rain jacket or umbrella, comfortable shoes, water, sunglasses, and your camera. If you bring your $250 enrollment confirmation to the Info Booth in Red Square we'll happily celebrate with you and your family!

Directions & Parking

Get info on driving to Western and campus maps.

Park for free in the 'C Lots' off South College Drive and Bill McDonald Parkway. Look for our Western student volunteers who will direct you towards available parking and check-in.

Exploring Bellingham

While you are in town for Western Preview, check out places to stay and eat and other activities in the Bellingham area.

If you need overnight accommodations, space is limited and we recommend booking a hotel reservation in advance.


For accessible parking and campus route information click here or ask our student volunteers when you arrive.

Morning and afternoon campus tours are barrier-free.

Dietary Restrictions

Dining halls and campus markets offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options.

If you have additional questions or need more information please contact us!

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