Launch your Western experience early!

Learn moreViking Launch offers incoming freshmen a strong, focused start up to college life at Western. Students will arrive on campus seven days early for an intensive week of study and preparation for a successful Western Experience.

The 2015 Viking Launch dates have not yet been finalized. Please check this website for updates, or you can also request information and we will contact you as soon as the dates are set.

  • Move-in to Fairhaven Residence Hall or Kappa Residence Hall and spend the whole year with other Viking Launch students
  • Receive an extended and supervised orientation to campus life
  • Complete a 1- or 2-credit thematic seminar or high interest preparation course
  • Explore service oportunities and spend a day in the community
  • Explore academic support services and other campus resources
  • Experience recreation sites and team-building activities in and around campus
  • Gain skills and knowledge in effective study skills, note taking, academic reading, personal finances, career planning and healthy living
  • Learn to navigate your way around campus
  • Meet peers, make social connections and form study groups before fall classes begin


Page Updated 01.22.2015