Stay tuned for Western Preview 2016
Western Preview, held each April, is our largest campus event dedicated to admitted students and their families. Feel free to explore the sample agendas below and to sign up if you would like to be notified when registration goes live.
Can't wait until April 2016 to visit? Check out our main visit page for additional visit options.
Get notified when Western Preview registration goes live
Subject to change
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Check in with campus tour
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Check in without campus tour
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Academic sessions & lunch*
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Select residence halls across campus are open
1:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Outdoor Center open house
2:00 & 2:45 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fairhaven College open house
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Recreation Center tours
*Based on academic sessions selected during registration, students will receive a personal agenda via email and at check-in.
Between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. you will have the chance to attend two academic sessions and take a break for lunch in one of our Residential Dining Halls. When you register you will choose two academic session options and one option for lunch.
Art & Art History
Business and Economics
Communication Science Disorders
Engineering and Design
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Huxley College of the Environment
Languages, Linguistics, & East Asian Studies
Physical Education, Health, & Recreation
Physics & Astronomy
At 2:00 and 2:45 p.m. you will have the opportunity to attend the following interest sessions. All sessions are available at both times.
Coming from Out of State
Community and Culture: Diverse Opportunities at Western
Financial Aid: Paying for College
Home Away from Home: Living on Campus
Parental Q & A with Campus Experts
Student Leadership 101
From 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. you are invited to attend the Campus Fair, which will include representatives from many campus departments, student services, and clubs and organizations.
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.