Viking Group Visits

Our Group Visit Program is designed to provide groups of 15–45 students in 8th grade and higher with a deeper understanding of the academic opportunities at Western Washington University. We welcome you to explore campus!

Who Should Attend a Viking Group Visit

  • Middle school students (8th grade)
  • High school students (9th–12th grade)
  • Transfer students
  • Compass 2 Campus partnered school groups

Groups are limited to 45 students per visit. Groups that have fewer than 15 participants are asked to attend our regular Campus Tours (offered most weekdays and select Saturdays) or Discovery Days programs.

Group Visit Policies

Please make sure you read through our Viking Group Visit Policies to ensure your experience on campus is positive for everyone.

Student Groups 7th Grade and Younger

Student groups younger than 8th grade are encouraged to take advantage of our self-guided campus visit options.

To request self-guided visit materials, such as our Self-Guided Tour Booklet, "What Kind of Smart Are You?" Worksheet, and a Western Scavenger Hunt, please email at least two weeks in advance.

*Please note that we cannot offer discounted meal tickets/lunch for student groups younger than 8th grade, but with advanced notice we can try to arrange space on campus where your group can eat lunch.

How to Sign Up

Viking Group Visit requests must be submitted at least three weeks in advance. Unfortunately, we may be unable to guarantee requests submitted outside of this time requirement. We are typically unable to schedule visits on weekends, as well as Fridays or major holidays. However, if your group is only able to visit on one of these dates we will do our best to work with you. Contacting us in advance will help us make this accommodation more likely.