Countdown to Opening Day
Is your student ready to move in? University Communications interns and Soundings contributors Geri Massengale and Stephanie Lonzak offer some advice for those making their home at Western.
Students won't be penalized for missing the first day of class to observe Yom Kippur
Westernís first day of fall quarter is Sept. 26, the same day as Yom Kippur, a Jewish High Holy day. Western will not penalize students absent from classes on Sept. 26, nor drop such students from class lists because of their absence. Learn more.
A WWU intern goes behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Museum
Journalism/PR student Amy Holm works in the Office of Public Affairs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
A day at the office may include helping out with the Clint Eastwood Film Festival, leading a VIP tour for rock stars or simply strolling among America's artifacts.
Make plans to join us for Fall Family Open House
Fall Family Open House Oct. 26 to 28 is a great time to reconnect with your student and see what life is like at Western.
This year's events will include a a wine and cheese reception, a raffle benefiting scholarships and a talk by PBS Newshour's Jeffrey Brown.
Go to the Fall Family Open House information and registration page.
Watch Welcoming Convocation online
Join us online for the ceremonial beginning of fall quarter Tuesday September 25 at 7 p.m. Welcoming Convocation introduces new students to campus traditions and provides a celebrative welcome to the newest Vikings.
Academic support is all around
From help with study skills to the company of math enthusiasts, Western has many options for students in search of support for academic success.
See also Academic Advising 101: Students who take the initiative and make use of advising services tend to get the most out of their education.
Student president: Western offers a 'thriving community'
“I’ve always seen Bellingham and Western
as a package deal,” says AS President Ethan Glemaker. “I really encourage
students to take full advantage of the fact
that we live in this beautiful community of
Bellingham that has so much to offer.”
Financial aid advice every family should know
Donít miss these tips from Clara Capron, Westernís executive director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
What is it like to parent a college student?
It can be bittersweet at times, but on the other hand there may be more time to go fishing or play mahjong. Either way, it's delightful to watch your student become more independent.
University Communications interns and Soundings contributors Geri Massengale and Stephanie Lonzak share how their family relationships evolved during college.
Student Business Office answers money questions
Westernís Student Business Office now brings together several services in one place where students can have most of their financial questions answered.
Students can get to know their new home at Info Fair
Every year just before fall quarter begins, Western holds its largest information fair of the year to introduce new and returning students to campus activities as well as academic and community resources.