Admitted First-Year Student Discovery Days

Join Us for Admitted Discovery Days!

Congratulations on being admitted to Western! We invite you to spend an afternoon exploring campus and learning about the Western experience during our Admitted Student Discovery Days. Admitted students and families are welcome to join us for Discovery Days to hear from our Admissions staff about next steps, visit Academic Departments, take a campus tour, and more!

Attending this program will give you the opportunity to:

  • Take a campus tour
  • Attend an admissions presentation and student/faculty panel
  • Have lunch in one of our Dining Commons - on us!
  • View residence halls
  • Meet with academic department representatives
    • Please review the Academic Department Drop In Options below as Department availability may change and some options are by appointment only and will need to be coordinated prior to your visit to campus.

If you're interested in a specific major, contact the relevant academic department or office at least two weeks prior to your visit to make arrangements.

Academic Department Drop In Options

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spend the first part of your day on campus visiting the Departments that interest you most! Our self-led Academic Department Drop In includes opportunities to visit the following Departments to meet with academic department staff and ask questions about specific majors:

College of Business and Economics
Accounting, Business Administration, Business and Sustainability, Economics, Finance and Marketing, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, MBA

College of Fine and Performing Arts
Theatre and Dance
Design *available April 13 and April 20, 2018 only
Music (appointments encouraged, email
Liberal Studies (Humanities and Religion Majors and Minors) *afternoon information session

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Communications Science and Disorders (tours of facility available)
English (by appointment only, email
Psychology (by appointment only, email
Philosophy *available April 2018 dates only
Political Science (by appointment only, email *not available April 13, 2018
Health and Human Development: Community Health, Kinesiology, PE Pedagogy, Recreation (by appointment only, email

Huxley College of the Environment
Environmental Studies, Environmental Science

College of Science and Engineering 
Biology (Information sessions at 10:30am and 11:30am)
Chemistry (by appointment only - please schedule your appointment using the Chemistry appointment scheduler:
Engineering and Design (11:15am - 11:45am only; Q&A begins at 11:15am)
Computer Science (10:45am - 11:15am only; Q&A begins at 10:45am)
Physics and Astronomy

Pre-Healthcare Professions Advising
All tracks

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
All Concentrations *afternoon drop in hours

Honors Program

Woodring College of Education
All majors

Admitted First-Year Student Discovery Day agenda
10:00am-10:30am Check-in & Campus Tours

Academic Instructional Center (AIC) West (Map) - Lobby

Campus Tours depart from the AW Lobby every 15 minutes beginning at 10:30am. The last tour departs at 12:15pm, and tours last 45 minutes.

10:30am-12:00pm Academic Department Drop In

Check in early and participate in our Academic Department Drop In! Many of our departments are open and available for you to visit and ask questions of staff members regarding specific Colleges and majors. Contacting Departments in advance is encouraged. View the Academic Department Open House Options below for the most updated list of participating Departments and please note that some Departments are only available during specific times. Feel free to visit Departments of your choice first and then join us in Academic West prior to 12:15pm to catch the last campus tour! 

12:00pm-1:30pm Grab Lunch on Campus!

Have some time before the panel? Feel free to eat lunch in one of our dining halls or at any of our multiple eateries on campus - on us! You can also take the short trip downtown to check out any of our local lunch spots if you prefer. You will receive a complimentary dining coupon for your group when you check in.

Don't forget to stop by the Western Associated Students Bookstore, visit the Western Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (Tuesday through Fridays), or grab a coffee at the Underground Coffeehouse on the third floor of the Viking Union (open Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters).

1:15pm-3:00pm Information Sessions

First-Year Student Admissions presentation and moderated student and faculty Q&A panel from 1:15 - 2:15pm, followed by an optional Financial Aid Presentation from 2:30 - 3:00pm.

3:00pm-5:00pm Residence Hall Showcase

Talk with current student Housing Ambassadors about what campus life is like in the Residence Halls! We have several residence halls open for you to visit.

4:00pm-4:30pm Wade King Recreation Center Tours

Take a short tour of our Wade King Recreation Center with current students. Tours leave every 10 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 4:20pm.



Select a tour date below that works for you. If you are planning to visit with a group of 15 or more, please see our group visit options.

Residence hall showroom viewings will be unavailable for campus visits during
September 1 - September 24, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to view our residence hall photos and floor plans online.

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