Come take a closer look at Western Washington University during Fall Preview Days, our largest events for prospective students and their families!


At Each Fall Preview Day, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the academic programs associated with the featured College(s).
  • Get the info you’re looking for at special sessions on financial aid, admissions, the Honors College, study abroad programs, and more.
  • Tour campus, including select residence halls.
  • See how students make the most of their Western experience, connect with each other, and have fun.
  • Get your questions answered by Admissions Counselors and current students.
  • Discover our beautiful city of Bellingham and the surrounding area.

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

8:45 AM Check-In

9:00 - 10:15 AM Campus Tours

Tours leave intermittently beginning at 9:00 AM.

10:30 - 11:15 AM Admissions Information Session

11:15 - 3:00 PM Main Events

Choose what interests you the most!
Join information sessions on Western's Honors College, Study Abroad, or Financial Aid; visit Academic Departments; explore campus; meet with current students and with our Admissions staff; and more.
During this time, you're also invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch in one of our dining commons!

1:00 - 3:00 PM Residence Hall Showroom Viewings


Pick the day and college that interests you most!

These free events will be held every Friday in October. Each day will highlight the academic programs offered by one or two of Western's seven colleges, as well as provide a general overview of life at Western.

Unsure which day to choose? Click on the link for each College to view a list of academic Departments and Majors offered. Unable to join us in person? Register for one of the virtual academic webinars!

Please review the Covid-19 Precautions section below for these events.

College of Science and Engineering & College of the Environment

October 1, 2021

The College of Science and Engineering is home to seven departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering & Design, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy as well as the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center and Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program. Among the leaders of undergraduate student research in the country, the College prepares students for success in their careers and future academic pursuits.

The College of the Environment is dedicated to educating future environmental experts and leaders who will take on today's environmental challenges: rapid population growth, climate change, natural habitat loss, energy production, natural hazard exposure, and other issues looming large in the early 21st century. The curriculum is divided into two branches: Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

October 8, 2021

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at WWU with fourteen departments and three interdisciplinary programs, offering over 50 bachelor's degrees and 12 graduate degrees. Our faculty have a record of excellence in their scholarly activities, teaching, and service to the community, college, and university. Programs of study include: Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, History, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and more.

College of Business & Economics

October 15, 2021

The College of Business & Economics offers degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Business and Sustainability, Economics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and more. The College's programs are accredited by AACSB, assuring that the College provides a quality education led by faculty experts in their fields. 

College of Fine and Performing Arts & Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

October 22, 2021

The College of Fine and Performing Arts offers degrees in Art, Art History, Dance, Design, Music, and Theatre. The College offers nearly 300 performances, special presentations and gallery events each year with a phenomenal line-up featuring the talents of our students and faculty, special guest lecturers, professional performers, and visual artists.

At the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, students can design their own majors, called interdisciplinary concentrations. Fairhaven faculty work closely with students through intensive advising and classes of 15-20 students. Curriculum focuses on social and environmental justice and diversity.

Woodring College of Education

October 29, 2021

The Woodring College of Education offers degree programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education, as well as Human Services. Through exemplary teaching, Woodring prepares quality education, health and human services professionals for meaningful careers.

View all possible events

To view all available dates, visit the event portal and use the calendar to go to October.

Fall Preview Days Event Portal

Can't attend the event in person? Register for a Virtual Academic Webinar

COVID-19 Precautions

Prioritizing the health and safety of our guests and campus community is important to us. In response to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, Western will be requiring proof of COVID vaccination status (PDF) or a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours prior to your event date) for all students and guests attending Fall Preview Days. Proof of vaccination status or negative COVID test will be verified along with photo ID at check-in on the day of the event. Those unable to provide proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test will not be permitted to attend.

People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. There are several forms of valid proof of vaccination:

  • A CDC vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered)
  • A photo of a CDC vaccination card as a separate document or a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or state immunization information system record

By registering for Fall Preview Day you also agree to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Please refrain from visiting campus if you do not feel well, have covid-like symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19.
  • Each registered prospective student is limited to 3 additional guests.
  • Masking and physical distancing is expected by everyone—regardless of vaccination status—inside campus buildings.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated: you will also need to wear a mask while outdoors on campus.
  • If you are fully vaccinated: you are not required to wear a face covering outdoors as long as you maintain 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and anyone outside your household or party.
  • If you do not have a face covering, we will have disposable masks available for use. Face coverings should cover both your nose and mouth.

If you need to cancel your Fall Preview Day registration, please email our Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Jo Golden. We encourage you to view our other visit options, which includes virtual tours and information sessions, and more. We will also be hosting academic webinars, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about Western’s colleges and their academic programs, in October.


Getting to Campus

From Interstate 5, take Exit #252 (Samish Way and WWU). Turn west onto Samish Way and follow the signs for Bill McDonald Parkway and the University Campus.

More Transportation Options


Parking for these events is complimentary! Refer to your confirmation email for parking and check-in information.