Fall Family Open House is this weekend
Make last-minute plans to join your student on campus Friday and Saturday
Fall Family Open House begins Friday, Oct. 21 and includes athletic and cultural events, departmental open houses and faculty lectures -- not to mention time to hang out with your student at their home on campus.
Most events don't need tickets. Click here to learn more.
WWU President Sabah Randhawa: Thank you for selecting Western!
Video: WWU President Sabah Randhawa thanks Western's new students for selecting Western -- and shares a few first impressions of his first few weeks on campus.
"This coming year I look forward to starting this journey together. We will learn together and help advance Western together."
Five things families should know about WWU academic technology
Do you know what kind of resources are available to your student through Western's Academic Technology and User Services (ATUS)? Free software, access to great equipment, training and much more.
Western welcomes a record number of freshmen, students of color
From Western Today:
“One of our highest priorities has been making Western’s high quality student-centered education accessible to more students from underrepresented backgrounds. This fall’s enrollment shows that we are making progress on that mission of inclusive excellence, and serving the needs of even more of Washington’s citizens,” said Western President Sabah Randhawa.
Want more news for WWU families? Take a look at Parent Connection
Parent Connection is a monthly newsletter from New Student Services/Family Outreach, highlighting services and programs available to students and opportunities to volunteer for families.
Stay in touch with Western through social media, newsletters and more
From quarterly newsletters to social media and emergency text messages. Learn how to get all the latest news from Western.
Explore Bellingham with your student
Wondering what to do with your student in Bellingham? Check out a few favorite family activities, from Boulevard Park to the Farmers Market.
Reminder: Using marijuana is prohibited on Western's campus
Despite the passage of Initiative 502, which allows people 21 and over to possess small amount of marijuana for personal use, Western’s campus is drug free.
It’s still a violation of university policy to possess, use, manufacture, cultivate, distribute, sell or provide marijuana on WWU property or at any official WWU function at any location.
Add Viking Dollars for on-campus food purchases
Viking Dollars, a prepaid debit account loaded onto Western Cards for use at University Dining locations, can be added online.
Learn more about Viking Dollars and dining plans for off-campus students.