Viking 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.
Viking Launch will be held September 14-20, 2014 this year.
- 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 2-credit thematic seminar or high interest preparation course
- Participate in a community service-learning project
- 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 friends and form study groups before fall classes begin