Living at Western

The most successful students are those who get involved outside of class—and Western students definitely live life to the fullest. Run for student office, embrace your culture and community, or head to the mountain, the water, or the Wade King Student Recreation Center to balance your hard work in the classroom with action and good times outside of class.

The Associated Students (AS) at Western supports hundreds of clubs and programs that are managed by elected student leaders and staffed by students just like you. Work as a volunteer, or apply for a campus job coordinating concerts, raising awareness, or even managing budgets and personnel.

Student leaders organize political debates, Black History Month celebrations, Western’s annual Low Rider Show, and voter registration drives. Get involved on Western’s campus, and watch unique real-world experience lead to quick success in the world.

Help for New Students

No matter what sort of student you are, starting out at Western can be an exciting yet challenging experience. It takes time to become familiar with Western's academic expectations, make new friends and successfully navigate an unfamiliar campus. Visit the links below, or, for in-person help, contact the New Student Services/Family Outreach office.