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Summerstart Reservations

Welcome to Western!

We are pleased that you have chosen Western, and look forward to you joining our campus community! To launch your Western experience, plan to attend Summerstart, your orientation, advising, and class registration program for incoming freshmen students. Summerstart also includes a Family Orientation and we encourage you to invite your family to participate.

Summerstart 2015 Dates:

*Session #1: August 3-4
  Session #2: August 5-6
  Session #3: August 7-8
  Session #4: August 10-11
Session #5: August 12-13
Session #6: August 14-15
Session #7: August 17-18
Session #8: August 19-20

*The High Credit Summerstart Session

August 3-4 is reserved for those freshmen entering Western with 45 or more college credits earned while in high school. It is designed for new freshmen who have fulfilled many, or all, of Western’s General University Requirements (GUR). It is not recommended for students with fewer than 45 credits.

In early April we’ll launch a more comprehensive website about Summerstart to help you prepare for the advising, orientation and registration process. Reservations to reserve a space at Summerstart will occur via this website; the reservation system typically opens in early June.

If you have any questions about Summerstart or getting started at Western, contact New Student Services/Family Outreach at 360.650.3846 or

Reservations for Summerstart 2015 will open approximately the first week of June 2015. Additional information and resources to help you plan for Summerstart will begin appearing on the Summerstart website in early April 2015.

Unable to attend Summerstart? Please join us for Fall Advising & Orientation!
Page Updated 11.14.2014