What to pack -- and what to leave at home. Make sure you have everything ready for the big day.
Western disbursed about $135 million in student aid during the 2012-13 academic year. More than half, $75.7 million, of student aid at Western was in the form of loans.
Wondering what to do with your student in Bellingham? University Communications intern Tyler Crebar offers five of his favorite family activities, from Boulevard Park to the Farmers Market.
Some of Western's 2014 Outstanding Graduates in English, Chemistry, Human Services and more offer tips on how to succeed at Western.
"Keep an open mind," says Andrea d'Aquino, Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry. "Many students feel pressured to sprint through college ... That can inhibit students from finding what they truly love."
Western Welcome Week and Fall Orientation provide activities and workshops to help new students become more familiar with Western during the first few days of fall quarter.
Get great advice on safety, your legal rights and obligations, and how to be the neighbor everyone loves.
Plus, check out Western's recently updated Off Campus Living website.
Your student's in good company. This year's freshmen and transfers are interested in seeing the world and helping out close to home.
Take a look at this year's new students, by the numbers.
Fall Family Open House will include a talk by the author "Lemony Snicket" and a performance by Western's award-winning Dead Parrots Society improv troupe.
This year's Western Reads book, 'The Boys in the Boat," is the unlikely story of the University of Washington crew team that won gold during the 1936 Olympics.
Author Daniel James Brown will speak on campus Oct. 22. He'll share the remarkable story drawn from the team members’ journals and memories.
From quarterly newsletters to social media and emergency text messages. Learn how to get all the latest news from Western.
Vikings were on top of their game in 2013-14, from winning prestigious scholarships to racking up national athletic championships.
Learn more about students and alumni who won awards for excellence in journalism, business and environmental science.
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.
Western’s Student Business Office brings together several services in one place where students can have most of their financial questions answered.
Before new students meet their roommates, buy their textbooks and attend their first classes, they’ve already started planning their academic careers.
Also: Academic help is all around. Check out these resources to help students reach their academic potential.
Viking Dollars, a prepaid debit account loaded onto Western Cards for use at University Dining locations, can be added online.