International Connections Day

We can't wait to connect with you!

International students and international student advisors join us every fall to explore our beautiful campus, learn about Western's outstanding academic programs, connect with staff from Admissions and the International Student and Scholar Services, and hear first hand about the experiences of current international students. International Connections Day takes place in mid-November. More information will be available soon, and we look forward to seeing you there!

To schedule a personal visit or for questions about International Connections Day, contact Gisella Casasnovas at (360) 650-4764 or

Who's Invited?

All international students interested in Western Washington University and their advisors


Free! There is no charge for attending this program. And, we will provide you with lunch in one of our dining halls!
Tentative Program Agenda

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Check-in at the Viking Union lobby

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Admissions Information Session
Learn about Western, the international student application process and general admission information

12:00 p.m. Let's eat!  
Enjoy great food and even better company as you eat a complimentary lunch in our dining hall with current Western Washington University international students and advisors.

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Campus tour  
Join our fantastic Student Admissions Representatives for an insider's look at Western's campus! This special tour includes stops at popular student locations all over campus.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. International student & faculty panel
Hear first-hand from international students and faculty about life and academics at Western.

3:30 p.m. International residence cluster / Meet with academic departments
Optional visit to the International Residence cluster to get an idea of on-campus housing options at Western. You can also use this time to visit academic departments.

What to Bring

We ordered the sun, but please be sure to check the actual Bellingham weather forecast before you visit. We recommend layered clothing, a rain jacket or umbrella, comfortable shoes and perhaps a backpack.

Also, bring a water bottle. Western recently joined 50 other colleges in becoming a bottled water free campus. This student-led initiative supports one of Western’s core values of environmental sustainability. Guests can purchase cups of water at any of our eateries on campus, as well as bring their own reusable water bottle to fill at water fountains or hydration stations.

Exploring Bellingham

While you are in town, 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.


For accessible parking and campus route information click here or ask our student volunteers when you arrive.

Campus tours are barrier-free.

Dietary Restrictions

Dining halls and campus markets offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options.