Welcome to Western!

We are pleased that you have chosen Western, and look forward to you joining our campus community! You are invited to explore a variety of campus resources and services to support your transition to campus, and guide your academic advising and class registration process.

Family Orientation

Family members who did not pre-register for Family Orientation at Summerstart 2017 are welcome to join the program at check-in. Availability of on-campus guest housing cannot be guaranteed, but we always have space for you to participate in the day program! The cost remains $65 per adult (day program) and can be paid at check-in. For a general schedule overview, visit the Summerstart Schedule section of our website.

Summerstart 2017 Dates:

*Session #1: Jul 31 - Aug 1
  Session #2: August 2-3
  Session #3: August 4-5
  Session #4: August 7-8
Session #5: August 9-10
Session #6: August 11-12
Session #7: August 14-15
Session #8: August 16-17

*The High Credit Summerstart Session

Session 1 is reserved for those freshmen entering Western with 60 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 60 credits.

Reservations are now CLOSED

Reservations for Summerstart 2017 are now CLOSED. New freshmen who do not attend Summerstart must make a reservation to attend Fall Advising & Orientation on Monday, September 25.

Reservations for Fall Advising & Orientation will open midday, Friday, July 21st.

New freshmen attending Fall Advising & Orientation are also invited to attend a new student and family orientation program on Sunday, September 24. You can learn more about Fall Advising & Orientation and keep updated with all our Western Welcome Week activities on the New Student Services/Family Outreach website.


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

Page Updated 07.20.2017