A full-day visit program for admitted students
On April 1, 2017, we will celebrate Western Preview, our largest campus event dedicated to admitted freshmen and their families. Admitted students can customize their schedule to get the information that is most relevant and interesting to them. The program includes academic information sessions hosted by academic Department faculty and staff, tours of campus, various interest sessions such as Study Abroad and the Honors Program, a Student Club and Services Fair, and more! There is a $15 per-person fee to attend this event. Cost includes full access to event programming, lunch in an on-campus dining center, and WWU swag.
Whether you already know you're a future Viking or considering your options before making a final decision, we hope to see you at Western Preview!
Advanced reservations are required. Space is limited and registration will close when the program fills. RSVP by March 26.
Subject to change
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Check in with campus tour
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Check in without campus tour
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Academic sessions & lunch*
11:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Select residence halls across campus are open
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Explore Campus on your own: Campus Club & Services Fair, Wade King Recreation Center Tours and Interest Sessions available.
*Based on academic sessions selected during registration, students will receive a personal agenda via email and at check-in.
Between 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. you will have the chance to attend two academic sessions, take a break for lunch in one of our Residential Dining Halls and tour the Residence Halls. When you register you will choose two academic session options, one option for lunch and one option for Residence Hall tours.
Art & Art History
Business and Economics
Communication Science Disorders
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Huxley College of the Environment
Kinesiology, Physical Education, Community Health, & Recreation
Modern and Classical Languages
Physics & Astronomy
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
At 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. you will have the opportunity to attend the following interest sessions. All sessions are available at both times.
Financial Aid: Paying for College
Home Away from Home: Living on Campus
Viking Parent Panel
Campus Life and Student Leadership
From 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. you are invited to attend the Campus Clubs & Services Fair, which will include representatives from many student clubs and organizations and student services.
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, sunglasses, and your camera. If you bring your $250 enrollment confirmation to the Info Booth in Red Square we'll happily celebrate with you and your family!
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.
Park for free in the 'C Lots' off South College Drive and Bill McDonald Parkway.
For accessible parking and campus route information click here or ask our student volunteers when you arrive.
Campus tours are barrier-free.
Dining halls and campus markets offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options.