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Wish you were here!

Water, mountains, music and food, a nationally recognized downtown – Bellingham has it all! Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands lie directly to the west; Mt. Baker and the North Cascades Mountain Range are an hour to the east. Bellingham offers a vibrant urban community with a natural setting, providing outstanding entertainment, recreation and research opportunities. We invite students and their families to visit Western and see for themselves what our campus has to offer. There are a number of campus visit options available; be sure to register ahead of time as space in some programs is limited.

 

Campus tours - year round

Experience Western's beautiful campus with a 90-minute walking tour, a residence hall viewing, and opportunities to visit academic departments and campus offices. We invite you to visit our Admissions Office in Old Main if you are visiting on a weekday where we have Admissions Counselors on-call to answer your questions without an appointment from 12-2 p.m. Learn more and sign up for a campus tour.

Giras en español

Recorridos del campus en español están disponibles dos veces por mes, en adición a nuestros recorridos normalmente programados. Las giras son a las 11:00am en determinadas fechas cada trimestre. Pase una agradable experiencia en el precioso campus de Western con recorrido de 90-minutos, vista a un dormitorio, y oportunidades de visitar departamentos académicos y oficinas del campus. Aprenda más y regístrese para un recorrido del campus en español.

Discovery Days & Transfer Days - year round

Offering a bit more than a campus tour, Discovery Days include a walking tour of campus, an admissions presentation with a student/faculty panel, a residence hall viewing, and opportunities to visit academic departments and campus offices. Transfer Days include additional sessions for transfer students. Advance registration is required. Learn more and sign up for a Discovery Day or Transfer Day.

Viking Group Visits - year round

We welcome groups of 10 or more to make special arrangements to visit our campus. Our typical group visit includes a 1-hour walking tour of campus, an admissions presentation with an Admissions Advisor and discounted meal tickets to eat in our dining hall. A group visit request must be made at least three weeks in advance. Learn more about Group Visits.

Western Fall Welcome - October

Western Fall Welcome is a full day campus visit program open to all students and families interested in learning more about Western. Visitors will be able to experience our campus community, gain insight into the admissions process, and explore specific programs and departments. Prior registration is required. 

International Connections Day - November

International students and international student advisors are invited to connect with staff from Admissions and International Student and Scholar Services, tour campus, hear firsthand from current international students about their experiences at Western, and learn about Western's outstanding academic programs at our annual International Connections Day.

Registration for International Connections Day, which occurs in Fall Quarter, is currently closed but we invite you to schedule a personal visit. Contact Jeanne Gaffney to arrange a campus visit that will help you learn all you need to do about the exceptional offerings at Western.

Western Preview - April

Western Preview is our largest campus event dedicated to admitted students and their families. Join us in April for this full-day visit program to experience life on campus and confirm that Western is the best fit for you!

Spring into Western - May

Students and their families are invited to experience life on campus during Spring into Western, our big spring event tailored for high school students considering applying to Western. Connect with current students, tour campus, explore residence halls, learn about financing your education and get your admissions questions answered!

 

Register!

To register for a visit, select a day on the calendar below.

Campus Tours Discovery Days Transfer Days

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Please be advised that residence hall showroom viewings will be unavailable for campus tours Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 18, as well as Tuesday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 19. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to view our residence hall photos and floor plans online.

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