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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 2016 Dates:

*Session #1: August 1-2
  Session #2: August 3-4
  Session #3: August 5-6
  Session #4: August 8-9
Session #5: August 10-11
Session #6: August 12-13
Session #7: August 15-16
Session #8: August 17-18

*The High Credit Summerstart Session

August 1-2 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 for Summerstart are now closed.

New freshmen who did not attend Summerstart must make a reservation to attend Fall Advising & Orientation on Monday, September 19. 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.

Family members who did not pre-register for Family Orientation are welcome to join the program at check-in. On-campus guest housing is currently full through Session #6, but we always have space for you to participate in the day program! The cost remains $65 per adult and can be paid at check-in. Family members do not accompany students for most of their student schedule, regardless of participation in the family orientation, but there will be opportunities to overlap. For a schedule overview, visit the Summerstart Schedule section of our website.

Unable to attend Summerstart? Please join us for Fall Advising & Orientation.
Reservations for Fall Advising & Orientation will open midday, July 22nd.

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

Page Updated 08.03.2016