Make Waves

The world can't wait.
Lead the change.

Get ready to collaborate with faculty who are equal parts expert and mentor, have real conversations, make lasting connections, and develop innovative solutions to problems that matter. We bring together those who want to change the world, with the people who are changing it.

Western is where, together, we can Make Waves.

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Summertime on Old Main's lawn. The sun shines in a blue sky with wispy clouds. The tall trees cast long shadows on the lush green lawn.


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Virtual Fall Preview

October 12–17, 2020

You're invited to explore campus and experience Western from wherever you are during our largest virtual event for students and families who want to learn more about Western. From academic webinars and information sessions, to our main event October 17, there's a whole week of events for you to choose from.


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From the classics to majors you get to design yourself, no matter which of our 175+ majors you choose from, your grit, smarts and heart will be supported by faculty who are equal parts teacher, scholar, and mentor.


Find out everything about our deadlines, how to apply to Western, first-year scholarships, and how your running start classes and AP, IB, and other exams will be counted toward college credit.

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Invasive mountain goats that need to be relocated via helicopter.

Find what floats your goat

close up of young salmon swimming upstream

We throw pool parties for salmon

The planet Mars

Find space in the Pacific Northwest

A woman playing guitar on a dramatically lit stage

Our Noise Policy: Make a lot of it