Western Washington University

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While the fall quarter priority application deadline has passed, you can still apply!

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You have successfully completed the first and biggest step to becoming a Western Washington University student. Congratulations on your admission, and welcome to the Western family!

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Applying to Western

See which applications are open, find application deadlines for all quarters, and begin your application for admission and scholarships.

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Virtual Tours & Connections

While campus is currently closed to visitors, there are lots of great ways to learn more about life and academics at Western. From guided virtual tours to academic webinars, you and your family are invited to connect and explore.

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Our Admissions counselors are here to help! They can answer your questions about applying and anything related to your college search.

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In the News

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As Western’s brand-new Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program nears its first-ever major-application deadline on Dec. 31, Western Today thought it would be helpful for the campus community –… Continue reading Apply now to be a part of Western's first Marine and Coastal Science cohort

This fall, Western will launch a new interdisciplinary minor in Human Rights, a combined program of study offered through Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies (FCIS) and the Ray Wolpow… Continue reading Fairhaven and the Ray Wolpow Institute to launch new Human Rights minor this fall

Western’s Department of Linguistics is proud to announce a new student-produced podcast, The Podling! This podcast delves into the question "What is linguistics?" through interviews with… Continue reading Linguistics unveils new podcast, 'The Podling,' now on Spotify

While so many of us have been working from different locations for over a year now, it’s important we try to stay connected despite being apart. Western is collecting photos, short video clips,… Continue reading Essential@Western - Recognizing WWU Employees Working on Campus

The Pacific Northwest region (Region X) of the Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of its Mark of Excellence 2021 awards competition, and four Western student journalists… Continue reading Four Western students take top prize in regional SPJ awards; will go on to national competition

Awards & Recognition

Western and Climate Change

10 stories about how Western's faculty, staff and students are working to make a difference in the most existential threat facing the global community today.