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Western Fall Welcome

One day is all it takes! Western Fall Welcome is the perfect way for future Western students to learn all about Viking life. In just one day, experience our campus community, gain insight into the admissions process, and start building your WWU network.

What's in it for me?
At Western Fall Welcome, meet and talk with university professors, Admissions representatives, and students who can answer your questions about:

  • how to shine in the admissions process.
  • the real college experience: how will I fit in? what are the residence halls like? what activities are available? how do I find a job on campus? and much more...
  • programs and departments specific to your interests.
  • how Western compares to other institutions in our region.


Who's Invited All students and families interested in Western Washington University
When October 25, 2014
Cost Free!
There is no charge for attending this program. We will provide you with a discount coupon for lunch on campus!

Can't wait to register? Sign up to be notified when registration for Western Fall Welcome 2013 goes live:

Schedule of Events

9:30am to 11:00am Check-in, Welcome Sessions, and Campus Tours in Communications Facilty Lobby
11:00am to 3:00pm Academic Department Open Houses
11:45am to 12:35pm Workshops and Information Sessions, including:
  • Honors Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Paying for College
  • Application Workshop
  • The WWU Experience
12:15pm to 1:45pm Lunch
12:15pm to 2:30pm Activities, Services, and Clubs Campus Fair
2:30pm to 3:20pm Workshops and Information Sessions, including:
  • Honors Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Community and Culture
  • Application Workshop
  • The WWU Experience
3:00pm to 4:00pm Residence Hall Showcase, Tours, and Fairhaven Information Session

Planning Your Western Fall Welcome Day

Bring your burning questions about college life, classes, and the application process to Western Fall Welcome. Advice and information is tailored to meet your needs! Throughout the day, you can pick and choose from campus opportunities designed to prepare you for Western Washington University.

The Western Experience

Student life thrives at Western Washington University. Interact with current students, ask questions, and listen to their stories. Get your mind moving with these sample questions, overheard last year at the WWU Experience Panel and throughout the day:

  • How many large lecture classes have you taken?
  • Should I live on-campus or off?
  • Are there really a ton of clubs to join? How should you pick the ones you are interested in?
  • Are there frats or sororities at Western?
  • How do you pick your classes and what does a typical day at Western look like?
  • How safe do you feel at Western?

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.

Fall Family Open House

Western Fall Welcome for future students is held in conjunction with Fall Family Open House for current students! This means you can take advantage of many more exciting event and opportunities on campus. To learn more and to purchase tickets for other events please visit the Fall Family Open House website.


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.

Confirmation Email
Each student/family that registers for Western Fall Welcome will receive a confirmation email with parking, lunch, and check-in information.

If you plan to attend Western Fall Welcome and hope to stay overnight, check out our list of places to stay in Bellingham. For more information, please call (360) 650-3440.

Bellingham, WA

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