Spring Into Western

Experience Life at Western!

Each May, high school juniors and their families are invited to experience life at Western during Spring into Western, our spring event tailored for students considering applying to Western. At Spring into Western, visitors get to: 

  • Connect with current students
  • Tour campus
  • Attend an academic interest session
  • Explore residence halls
  • Get a discounted brunch ticket for the dining hall
  • Get your admissions questions answered
  • Learn about options for financing your education


Our next Spring Into Western event will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Get Notified When Registration Opens

Subject to change
9 - 9:30 a.m.

Check-in at the Communications Facility lobby

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Campus Tours - The last tour will depart at 9:30 a.m.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Welcome Session in the Performing Arts Center 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Admissions and Financial Aid Presentation and break for lunch

(Admission to the dining hall is $5 per person with a discounted meal ticket)​

1 - 4 p.m.

Academic Interest Sessions, Residence Hall Showcase, Honors Program, Beyond the Classroom - Student Panel

WWU Alumni Weekend

Spring into Western takes place during WWU Alumni Weekend, which offers exciting activities throughout the weekend for alumni and guests to Western. 

Alumni Weekend activities include:

  • College Open Houses: each of the seven colleges is hosting an open house from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Refreshments will be provided and all of the colleges are highlighting the work of current students.

    College of Business and Economics - Parks Hall Lobby

    College of Fine and Performing Arts – Fine Arts - Western Gallery

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Academic Instructional West - Skybridge

    College of Science and Engineering - Chemistry Building Foyer

    Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies - Fairhaven Auditorium room 300

    Huxley College of the Environment - Environmental Studies Lobby

    Woodring College of Education - Miller Hall Lobby

  • Live music 

  • Planetarium Shows ($10/ticket)

  • Farm to Table lunch on Old Main Lawn ($10.47/person)

  • Movie Night on Old Main Lawn

  • Kayaking on Bellingham Bay ($35/person)

  • Ethnic Student Center Night Market

  • A whole lot more! 

If you are interested in registering for the event or learning more about WWU Alumni Weekend, please click HERE or ask our friendly staff when you check in for Spring Into Western for more information.

Pre-registration for WWU Alumni Weekend is $15, day of event registration is $20, and children under 8 are free. 

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