Join us for one of our largest open house events, Fall Preview Days, to get an up-close look at Western Washington University and discover why our campus is the perfect fit for you and your family!

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

  • Learn about our academic programs.
  • 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)

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Check-In

8:45 - 9:45 AM Campus Tours

Tours leave intermittently throughout check-in beginning at 8:45 AM. Last tour leaves at 9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM Presentations

During this time, you will have the opportunity to attend an Admissions Information Session, Current Student Q&A Panel, and Financial Aid Information Session.

11:00 - 3:00 PM Main Events

Choose what interests you the most!

Visit Academic Departments; join information sessions on Western's Honors College or Study Abroad; meet with representatives from campus resource offices; explore campus; meet current students, faculty, and staff, and more.

During this time, you're also invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch in one of our dining commons!

12:00 - 3:00 PM Residential Hall Showroom Viewings


These free events will be held select Fridays in October and November, and each day will feature information about the programs of study offered within Western's seven colleges and a general overview of Western.

College of Science and Engineering & College of the Environment

October 13, 2023

The College of Science and Engineering is home to several departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering & Design, Geology, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program.

The College of the Environment is dedicated to educating future environmental experts and leaders who will take on today's environmental challenges. Its curriculum is divided into three branches: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Urban and Environmental Planning & Policy.

The Marine and Coastal Science Program is an interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty from different departments in the study of marine systems with an emphasis on placed-based learning, exposure to research, and cohort-based, immersive educational experiences.

The Institute of Energy Studies is a multi-college collaboration that offers interdisciplinary undergraduate programs to address the science, technology, policy, business and economic aspects of energy systems.

Registration is now closed for this date.

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

October 20, 2023

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.

The College of Fine and Performing Arts offers degrees in Art, Art History, Dance, Design, and Theatre.

Please note that unfortunately, the music program will not be available for this Fall Preview Day. They can be reached at They can answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment with a professor.

College of Business & Economics & Woodring College of Education

October 27, 2023

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 Woodring College of Education offers degree programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Inclusive Education.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

November 3, 2023

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the largest college at WWU with fourteen departments and three interdisciplinary programs, offering over 50 bachelor's degrees and 12 graduate degrees. Programs of study include: Communications, English, Health & Human Development, History, Journalism, Modern & Classical Languages, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and more.

Can't make it to this Fall Preview Day or have additional questions for CHSS? We invite you to join the CHSS Virtual Drop-In Session on Monday, November 6 at 4:00-5:30 PM (Pacific).

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

You will park in the free C Lots off South College Drive and Bill McDonald Parkway, and then head to the Academic Instructional Center West lobby for check-in. Look for our Western student volunteers who will direct you to available parking and the check-in location.

Please note: There will be construction along South College Drive. Please expect delays when using this road.