As your student is still deciding what to pack -- and what to leave at home, here's some advice to make sure your family has everything ready for the big day.
More than 10,000 students received about $138 million in financial aid in 2013-14.
Wondering what to do with your student in Bellingham? University Communications interns Tayler Blumenfeld, Alex Johnson and Mariko Osterberg offer their favorite family activities, from Boulevard Park to the Farmers Market.
Some of Western's 2015 Outstanding Graduates in Theatre, Psychology, Community Health and more offer tips on how to succeed at Western.
"You have to be willing to try things you would have never imagined doing," says Cecilia Guzman, the Outstanding Graduate in Elementary Education.
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 performance by improv comedy geniuses Whose Live Anyway? and much, much more.
Students who are interested in learning about living sustainably, organizing concerts and events, getting a job, forming a club, or making a difference in public policy will all find resources – and meet friends – with the Associated Students.
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 2014-15, from winning prestigious scholarships to bringing home grants for sustainability projects.
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.