OCTOBER 20 - 22, 2017

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All events are open to students, families, alumni and the community. The finalized schedule is now available (download PDF). Copies are available at the Fall Family Weekend Information Booth in front of the A.S Bookstore all weekend.

Friday, October 20

6:00am – 10:00pm

Wade King Student Recreation Center

  • Enjoy this complete recreation facility and learn more about the educational programs that keep WWU fit! $4.50 discounted day pass for Fall Family Weekend attendees.

8:00am – 5:00pm

Western Associated Students Bookstore Open

  • Check out the new arrivals and sales at the Western Bookstore. Selected t-shirts for $8.99 and selected sweatpants for $16.99.

10:00am – 8:00pm

"Coded Threads: Textile and Technology" Exhibit (Fine Arts Building, Western Gallery)

  • This exhibition brings together fourteen visual artists who use new textile technologies in their art.

11:00am – 4:00pm

Western Box Office Open (Performing Arts Center)

2:00pm – Dusk

A.S. Lakewood Facility Open

  • Free kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental at Lakewood for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Please get your FREE ticket at the Information Booth in front of the AS Bookstore.

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Fall Family Weekend Information Booth (in front of AS Bookstore)

  • Swing by the Information Booth to pick up an event guide and get campus/community information.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Tour of Carver Gym

  • Check out the newly renovated Carver Gym and learn more about Viking Athletics.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Sculpture Tour

  • Take a guided tour of the internationally famous outdoor collection! Western is known for its leadership in the concept of art in the daily living environment of a university community, and with 31 unique pieces, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a centerpiece of Western’s beautiful campus.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth (Haggard Hall 313)

  • The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
  • Tickets available for $10 at WWU Box Office

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Tour of Carver Gym (Entrance to Carver Gym)

  • Check out the newly renovated Carver Gym and learn more about Viking Athletics.

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars (Haggard Hall 313)

  • Not all stars are created equal. Some are huge, and quite massive. Others seem tiny and almost insignificant by comparison. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live, and even the type of death it will die. We will witness all the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.
  • Tickets available for $10 at WWU Box Office

7:00pm

WWU Hockey vs. Idaho (Bellingham Sportsplex)

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Sanford Hill Piano Series presents George Li (PAC Concert Hall)

  • Silver medalist in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and winner of the prestigious XIV Concours International Grand Prix Animato 2014 Paris, George Li is regarded as one of the world’s most talented and creative young pianists.
  • Tickets available at WWU Box Office

Saturday, October 21

8:00am – 8:00pm

Wade King Student Recreation Center

  • Enjoy this complete recreation facility and learn more about the educational programs that keep WWU fit! $4.50 discounted day pass for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Tours every 1/2 hour from 12 – 4 pm.

9:00am – 5:00pm

Western Associated Students Bookstore Open

  • Check out the new arrivals and sales at the Western Bookstore. Selected t-shirts for $8.99 and selected sweatpants for $16.99.

9:00am – 4:00pm

Fall Family Weekend Information Booth (In front of AS Bookstore)

  • Swing by the Information Booth to pick up an event guide and get campus/community information.

10:00am – 11:00am

Welcome Reception and Presentation (Viking Union 565)

  • Join Dr. Melynda Huskey, Vice President & Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
  • The presentation will begin at 10:15am

10:00am – 2:00pm

Engineering & Design Lab Tours (Engineering Technology Building)

  • Please join the students and faculty of the Engineering & Design Department on a guided laboratory tour. While touring our labs you’ll learn first-hand about the student experience in Western’s engineering programs, hear about our research and student opportunities, and get to see the materials, processes, products you could be working with in the future!

10:00am – 2:00pm

FREE samples provided by Dining Services (in front of AS Bookstore)

  • Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and General Mills will be passing out free samples in front of the AS Bookstore.

10:00am

WWU Cross-Country hosts the Great Athletics Conference Championship (Lake Padden)

  • The WWU Cross Country program will host the 2017 GNAC Championships at one of the most picturesque locations in Bellingham at Lake Padden. Come out and see some of the best cross country runners in the nation tackle the course around the lake with the festivities beginning at 10 am.

11:00am – 4:00pm

Western Box Office Open (Performing Arts Center)

11:00am – 5:30pm

Visit Western Libraries and the Learning Commons (Wilson Library)

  • Stop by the library between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and visit various information stations to learn more about the services available to students. Once you have visited the info stations, enter for a chance to win one of three prizes, (including gift cards to Zoes’ Bookside Bagels!) Gather with families and students near the Wilson Library side of the Mann Family Skybridge to enjoy cider and donuts from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

11:00am –  1:30pm

Education Abroad (Fraser Hall Lobby)

  • Come explore the world of learning opportunities through WWU Education Abroad (EdAbroad). EdAbroad offers educational opportunities through University sponsored programs, Global Learning Faculty-led Programs,international exchange partners, and affiliated organizations.

11:00am –  12:00pm

Hike on Sehome Hill Arboretum (Meet in Red Square next to the Fountain)

  • Join the AS Outdoor Center on an exploration of the trails of Seahome Hill Arboretum. Please wear appropriate shoes.

11:00am –  11:45am

Enhancing Student Success in STEM (Viking Union 565)

  • Dr. Joann Otto, Biology Professor Emerita, discusses the $1 million grant received from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and how it will enhance student success in STEM fields, especially those students typically under-represented in the natural sciences.

11:00am –  11:45am

Tour of Carver Gym (Entrance to Carver Gym)

  • Check out the newly renovated Carver Gym and learn more about Viking Athletics.

11:00am –  4:00pm

"Coded Threads: Textile and Technology" Exhibit (Fine Arts Building, Western Gallery)

  • This exhibition brings together fourteen visual artists who use new textile technologies in their art.

12:00pm –  Dusk

A.S. Lakewood Facility (Lake Whatcom)

  • Free kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental at Lakewood for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Please get your FREE ticket at the Information Booth in front of the AS Bookstore.

12:00pm –  12:45pm

Tour of Carver Gym (Entrance to Carver Gym)

  • Check out the newly renovated Carver Gym and learn more about Viking Athletics.

12:00pm –  12:45pm

Academic College Information Sessions

  • Seven distinct colleges house 160+ academic majors across the University. During this session we invite you to learn more about the academic experience here at Western. Each college will highlight their program offerings, opportunities in and out of the classroom and what makes their programs stand out. An additional session is available to learn about pre-Health advising and programs.

College of Business and Economics with Associate Dean Wing Fok

College Of Fine and Performing Arts with Dean Kit Spicer

College of Humanities and Social Sciences with Dean Brent Mallinckrodt

College of Science and Engineering with Dean Brad Johnson

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies with Dean Jack Herring

Huxley College of the Environment with Dean Steve Hollenhorst

Woodring College of Education with Dean Horacio Walker

Pre-Health Tracks at Western with Anna Tognazzini, Graduate and Pre-Professional Programs Advisor

1:00pm –  1:45pm

Dance Performance “Decoded Threads” (Western Gallery)

  • Pam Kuntz, WWU faculty and artistic director of Kuntz and Company, presents a dance responding to the Gallery exhibit ‘Coded Threads” featuring students from the dance department and in collaboration with Art faculty.

1:00pm – 1:40pm

Nobody's Ever Alone in the Forest (Arntzen Hall 100)

  • Nobody's Ever Alone in the Forest is a humorous 30 minute play for all ages about old growth ecology. This stars talking trees, a rapping vole and a grumpy volcano who tell the story of interactions in an ancient forest. The actors are environmental education majors from Huxley College of the Environment. Students and faculty will be available after the play to talk about the environmental studies majors at Huxley. FREE

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Presentations

Education Abroad (Fraser Hall 102)

  • Come explore the world of learning opportunities through WWU Education Abroad (EdAbroad). EdAbroad offers educational opportunities through University sponsored programs, Global Learning Faculty-led Programs, international exchange partners, and affiliated organizations.

Campus to Career (Miller Hall 152)

  • Regardless of where your student is in their college career, the Career Services Center is here to help them reach their goals during and beyond college. Hear from Career Counselor Sandy Brown about services, employment trends and what employers are looking for in graduates.

Campus Recreation and Athletics (Miller Hall 138)

  • The Campus Recreation Department provides students with a wide variety of programming and resources in support of their overall wellness goals. The department offers recreational opportunities through quarterly intramural sports leagues and over 20 student-run sport club teams which compete throughout the year. In addition, Western competes in 15 varsity sports, 6 for men and 9 for women, at the NCAA Division-II level.

2:00pm

Tours

Campus Tour (in front of AS Bookstore

  • Join this student-led tour to become more familiar with campus, get insider tips and learn more about the Western community.

Sculpture Tour (in front of Western Gallery)

  • Take a guided tour of the internationally famous outdoor collection! Western is known for its leadership in the concept of art in the daily living environment of a university community, and with 31 unique pieces, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a centerpiece of Western’s beautiful campus.

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Planetarium Show: From Earth to the Universe (Haggard Hall 313)

  • A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. Learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes.
  • Tickets available for $10 at WWU Box Office

1:00pm

WWU Women’s Soccer Game Party with Alumni Association (Harrington Field)

  • Join the Alumni Association at the perch at Harrington Field to watch our championship women’s soccer team take on CWU. In addition to the game, you’ll also have tasty hot dogs and chili, chips with queso, mac-n-cheese and beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages to keep you satisfied. Tickets available at Harrington Field.
  • Ticket Prices:
    Party + Game Ticket (Alumni Members) - $8;
    Party + Game Ticket (Non Members) - $13;
    Party Only - $10

2:00pm

WWU Women's Soccer vs. Central Washington (Harrington Field)

  • The nationally ranked WWU Women’s Soccer team will take on rival Central Washington at Harrington Field on the edge of the WWU campus.
  • Tickets available at WWU Box Office
    $8 – general
    $5 – students

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Soft Steps at Timberline (Arntzen Hall 100)

  • Soft Steps at Timberline is a humorous 40 minute play for all ages about timberline ecology. This stars a talking mountain goat, marmot and other creatures who defend their subalpine ecosystem by educating an ignorant hiking boot. The actors are environmental education majors from Huxley College of the Environment. Students and staff will be available after the play to answer questions about the environmental studies programs at Huxley. FREE

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Presentations

Education Abroad (Fraser Hall 102)

  • Come explore the world of learning opportunities through WWU Education Abroad (EdAbroad). EdAbroad offers educational opportunities through University sponsored programs, Global Learning Faculty-led Programs, international exchange partners, and affiliated organizations.

Campus to Career (Miller Hall 152)

  • Regardless of where your student is in their college career, the Career Services Center is here to help them reach their goals during and beyond college. Hear from Career Counselor Sandy Brown about services, employment trends and what employers are looking for in graduates.

Honors Program (Academic West 204)

  • Western’s Honors Program appeals to student who are seeking to get the most out of college. The Honor’s Program offers small classes that promote thought-provoking discussions, and fosters a strong sense of community.

Communications Department (Communications Facility 226)

  • Join students from the Communications Department to learn more about the major and how to apply.

Campus Recreation and Athletics (Miller Hall 138)

  • The Campus Recreation Department provides students with a wide variety of programming and resources in support of their overall wellness goals. The department offers recreational opportunities through quarterly intramural sports leagues and over 20 student-run sport club teams which compete throughout the year. In addition, Western competes in 15 varsity sports, 6 for men and 9 for women, at the NCAA Division-II level.

3:00pm – 3:50pm

Tours

Campus Tour (in front of AS Bookstore

  • Join this student-led tour to become more familiar with campus, get insider tips and learn more about the Western community.

Sculpture Tour (in front of Western Gallery)

  • Take a guided tour of the internationally famous outdoor collection! Western is known for its leadership in the concept of art in the daily living environment of a university community, and with 31 unique pieces, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a centerpiece of Western’s beautiful campus.

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth (Haggard Hall 313)

  • The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
  • Tickets available for $10 at WWU Box Office

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Cider and Donuts(Wilson Library Skybridge)

  • Gather with families and students near the Wilson Library side of the Mann Family Skybridge to enjoy cider and donuts.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars (Haggard Hall 313)

  • Not all stars are created equal. Some are huge, and quite massive. Others seem tiny and almost insignificant by comparison. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live, and even the type of death it will die. We will witness all the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.
  • Tickets available for $10 at WWU Box Office

5:00pm

WWU Men's Basketball Blue/White Scrimmage (WECU Court at Carver Gym)

  • Get an early look at the 2017-18 WWU Men’s Basketball team in their first action of the season in the annual Blue/White game. The squad will be divided into two teams and look to kick off their preseason with an exciting, fast-paced brand of basketball. Come out and get your first look at the team…free of charge.

5:00pm

Dinner with Your Viking

  • Grab a bite to eat before enjoying some of the evening programming. Visit one of the three dining commons on campus or try out one of the fantastic restaurants in Bellingham. We have provided a list of local restaurant recommendations in the event guide.

7:00pm

WWU Hockey vs. Idaho (Bellingham Sportsplex)

7:00pm

WWU Men's Rugby vs King Edward (Harrington Field)

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Whose Live Anyway? (Performing Arts Center Mainstage)

  • Join the cast from the Emmy Nominated TV Show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” for “Whose Live Anyway?” Enjoy 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song. It's always a new show and it's hilarious!
  • Tickets available at the Western Box Office PAC Lobby, 360-650-6146.

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Dead Parrots Society Homecoming (Old Main Theatre)  $4 at the door

  • Tickets are $4 at the door, or FREE with the purchase of a Dead Parrot Society T-shirts (Shirts also sold at the door.)
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

Sunday, October 22

10:00am – 9:00pm

Wade King Recreation Center Open

  • Enjoy this complete recreation facility and learn more about the educational programs that keep WWU fit! $4.50 discounted day pass for Fall Family Weekend attendees.

10:00am – 3:00pm

Western Associated Students Bookstore Open

  • Check out the new arrivals and sales at the Western Bookstore. Selected t-shirts for $8.99 and selected sweatpants for $16.99.

10:30am – 1:30pm

Sunday Brunch

  • Visit any of the three dining commons on campus: Viking Commons, Ridgeway Commons, and the Fairhaven Commons.

10:30am – 2:00pm

BelleWood Acres Brunch & Tour

  • BelleWood Acres is one of Northwest Washington's largest apple orchards. Event includes charter bus from campus to the orchard, a full brunch buffet including an omelet bar, bacon, scalloped potatoes, flourless chocolate torte, mimosa bar, BelleWood's famous apple cider, and more. Following brunch guests will take a train tour around the orchard and have time to explore the corn maze, tour the distillery, shoot corn husks or go shopping.
  • Tickets ($40 students/ $45 general) are available at Western Box Office PAC Lobby, 360-650-6146.
  • Departs from C-Lots at 10:30am

11:00am – 4:00pm

"Coded Threads: Textile and Technology" Exhibits (Fine Arts Building,Western Gallery)

  • This exhibition brings together fourteen visual artists who use new textile technologies in their art.

12:00pm – dusk

A.S. Lakewood Facility (Lake Whatcom)

  • Free kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental at Lakewood for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Please get your FREE ticket at the Information Booth in front of the AS Bookstore.

12:30pm

WWU Women’s Basketball vs. Trinity Western University (WECU Court at Carver Gym)



*Please note: Administrative offices are open during regular business hours, generally 8am to 5pm on Friday, October 20. Administrative offices are not open on Saturday, October 21 or Sunday, October 22.


Page Updated 10.04.2017