Fall Preview Day Program Information

Here's what you need to know to plan your visit.

If you haven't registered for Fall Preview Day yet, sign up here.

Getting to Campus

Check-in begins at the Wade King Recreation Center MAC Gym at  8:30 a.m. Campus tours will run intermittently, with the last tour departing at 9:15 a.m. Please arrive prior to 9:00 a.m. if you are participating in a campus tour. We will also offer one Spanish tour at 9:15 a.m. Parking is free for Fall Preview Day. The most convenient parking lots to use will be the C lots on the south end of campus.

Fall Preview Day Agenda

*Please note schedule is subject to change

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Check-in and Campus Tours in the Wade King Student Recreation Center - MAC Gym. Tours will leave intermittently beginning at 8:30am, with the last tour leaving at 9:15am.

¿Habla español? Ofrecemos un tour del campus en español (a partir de las 9:15 a.m.)

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Welcome Sessions

10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Engineering & Design Lab Tours

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Showcase

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Academic Sessions - select one
Seven distinct colleges house 175+ academic majors across the University. During this session we invite you to learn more about the academic experience here at Western. Hear about each college's program offerings, opportunities in and out of the classroom and what makes their programs stand out. An additional session is available to learn about pre-Health advising and programs, as well as a session for students who are undecided about what they would like to study.

  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Huxley College of the Environment
  • Woodring College of Education
  • Pre-Healthcare Professions Advising at Western
  • Undecided Session

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on own, discounted brunch tickets available for the Dining Commons as well as time to explore campus

12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Drop-In Meet and Greet with the Admissions Team, Academic Advising, and other student support services offices.

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Workshops and Information Sessions, including:

  • Transfer Admissions
  • Honors Program
  • Education Abroad
  • Student Life Panel
  • First-Year & Running Start Admissions & Financial Aid
  • WWU Athletics

12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wade King Recreation Center Tours (tours leave every 15 minutes beginning at 12:00pm. Last tour leaves at 4:15pm)

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Tours, Workshops and Information Sessions, including:

  • Honors Program
  • Education Abroad
  • Student Life Panel
  • First-Year & Running Start Admissions & Financial Aid
  • WWU Athletics

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Afternoon Campus Tour

On Campus

What to bring

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

Also, bring a water bottle. This is a bottled water-free campus, supporting one of Western’s core values of environmental sustainability. You can purchase cups of water at any of our campus eateries, or fill your own reusable water bottle at our many water fountains and filling stations.


Campus tours are barrier-free (Accessibility Map of Campus). For more information contact the Disability Access Center at drs@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3083.

Dietary restrictions

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

Guest Parking Map

Driving Directions

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Parking and Campus Maps

Parking During the Week

We are pleased to offer complimentary parking for our guests attending our Admissions programs! To receive your discount at a parking kiosk, you will need your license plate number and the code found in your confirmation email for this program. You will park in a “C lot” and can get a parking permit at a “C lot” parking lot kiosk or through Parkmobile.

Parking On Weekends and Holidays

Park for free in the “C lots” on weekends and holidays. We also encourage visitors who would like to come on weekends to register for one of our Saturday tour options, or one of our full-day visit programs.

Campus Maps

Use our interactive campus map, or feel free to pick up an old-school paper map at the Campus Services building.

Have Questions?

Campus maps and parking information are available from Campus Services, open from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.