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Schedule
Red Square Info Fair
Welcoming Convocation

Schedule


Subject to change. Please check back for updates.

 

Friday, 9/22

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Residence Hall Early Arrival Check-In

Saturday, 9/23

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Residence Hall Early Arrival Check-In

Check-in – 4:30pm
Dinner – 5:00pm

Out-of-State Student Dinner, Viking Commons

Details and invitations for the Out-of-State Student Dinner will be sent directly to NEW out-of-state students. Reservations are required and space is limited. Additional information will be updated and communicated in mid- to late August.

Sunday, 9/24

10:00am – 3:00pm

Residence Hall Fall Opening

10:30am – 12:30pm

Orientation⁄Lunch Check-in for Fall Advising & Orientation Participants, Vendor's Row at the entrance to the Viking Union

11:00am – 12:30pm

Lunch for Fall Advising & Orientation Participants, Viking Union Multipurpose Room

Fall A&O student participants and their pre-paid family members must check-in on Vendor’s Row to receive meal ticket(s). Family members must be pre-paid for lunch by Friday, September 15; contact New Student Services/Family Outreach for more information.

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Welcome Session for Fall Advising & Orientation Student and Family Participants, Performing Arts Center Mainstage

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Tips for Families - Parent⁄Family Orientation, Location provided at check-in

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Student Orientation Sessions, Location provided at check-in

5:00pm – 8:15pm

Residence Hall Opening Floor⁄Stack Meeting & Dinner

Floor and stack communities will alternate dinner and meeting schedules; individual plans will be communicated by Residence Hall staff. Plan to be with your Residence Hall community during this time.

Monday, 9/25

7:00am – 9:00am

Fall Advising & Orientation: REQUIRED Student Check-in for Academic Advising⁄Class Registration, Red Square Information Booth

New freshmen attending Fall Advising & Orientation are REQUIRED check-in between 7am – 9am to receive academic advising and class registration materials, including your specific time and location for advising and registration.

8:30am

Spanish Placement Test, Miller Hall 021

The Spanish Placement Test (SPT) is a 45-minute test with a $5 fee charged to the student account. For more information, please read Spanish Placement Test.

9:00am – 12:00pm

International Student Orientation (J-1 visa exchange students), Miller Hall 239

9:00am – 12:00pm

International Student Orientation (F-1 visa students), Miller Hall 235

9:00am – 3:00pm

NSSFO Information Booth, Red Square

9:30am – 4:30pm

Fall Advising & Orientation: REQUIRED Student Session for Academic Advising and Class Registration, Locations Assigned at Check-in

New freshmen attending Fall Advising & Orientation are REQUIRED to check-in between 7am – 9am in Red Square to obtain academic advising and class registration materials, including your specific time and location for advising and registration.

11:00am – 3:00pm

Red Square Info Fair, Red Square

11:00am – 12:00pm

Workshops

  • Student Business Office, Bond Hall 217
  • Study Smart, Bond Hall 112
  • Working Your Way Through Western, Bond Hall 225

12:30pm

Spanish Placement Test, Miller Hall 021

The Spanish Placement Test (SPT) is a 45-minute test with a $5 fee charged to the student account. For more information, please read Spanish Placement Test.

12:45pm – 2:30pm

Bellingham Bay Bike Tour, Viking Union Outdoor Center

1:00pm, 2:15pm

Bus Tour of Bellingham, Haggard Hall Bus Storp (ANTICIPATED)

  • Sign up for a space at the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) table during the Associated Students Info Fair

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Workshops

  • Wilson Library & the Learning Commons Tour, Learning Commons info Desk
  • Studying for Math, Bond Hall 227
  • Financial Literacy Intelligence (FLI) Program, Bond Hall 217

1:30pm – 4:30pm

International Student Orienation (all new international students), Academic West 210

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Workshops

  • Research & Writing at WWU, Research & Writing Studio, Wilson Library

5:00pm – 5:50pm

Student Outreach Services Info Session, Miller Hall 152

Student Outreach Services (SOS) empowers students to achieve academic and personal success. We offer first-generation, underrepresented, PELL-eligible and non-traditional students (transfer students, returning students) an incredible opportunity to connect to Western through personalized academic coaching and our suite of “wrap around” services”, including Peer Mentors, Tutoring Services, and Outdoor Activities. Contact: Student Outreach Services, 360-650-7443.

9:00pm – Midnight

Late Night at the Wade King Student Recreation Center

Late Night at the Student Recreation Center has something for everyone - tailgate games, fun in the pool, climbing on the wall, video gaming upstairs and dancing until midnight! Come check out the social hub of campus and find out firsthand why “The SRC is the place to be!”


Tuesday, 9/26

10:00am

Spanish Placement Test, Miller Hall 021

The Spanish Placement Test (SPT) is a 45-minute test with a $5 fee charged to the student account. For more information, please read Spanish Placement Test.

11:00am – 3:00pm

New Student Services⁄Family Outreach Information Booth, Red Square

11:00am – 3:00pm

Red Square Info Fair, Red Square

11:00am – 12:00pm

Workshops

  • Student Business Office, Bond Hall 217
  • Study Smart, Bond Hall 112
  • Working Your Way Through Western, Bond Hall 225

11:00am, 1:00pm,
2:15pm

Bus Tour of Bellingham, Haggard Hall Bus Stop (ANTICIPATED)

  • Sign up for a space at the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) table during the Associated Students Info Fair.

12:45pm – 2:30pm

Bellingham Bay Bike Tour, Viking Union Outdoor Center

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Workshops

  • Wilson Library & the Learning Commons Tour, Learning Commons info Desk
  • Studying for Math, Bond Hall 227
  • Financial Literacy Intelligence (FLI) Program, Bond Hall 217

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Workshops

  • Research & Writing at WWU, Research & Writing Studio, Wilson Library
  • Pre-Healthcare Advising Interest Session, Bond Hall 217

3:30pm – 6:30pm

Residence Hall Pre-Convocation Floor⁄Stack Meeting & Dinner

Get acquainted with your new Residence Hall community! Floor and stack communities will alternate dinner and meeting schedules with individual plans being communicated by the Residence Hall staff. Plan to be with your Residence Hall community from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

7:00pm

Welcoming Convocation, Performing Arts Center

A memorable kick-off to your Western experience, Convocation will be officiated by President Sabah Randhawa. Come be “officially welcomed” to the campus community and share in some of the traditions that make Western a unique place to be. Seating begins at 6:30pm.

9:30pm

Associated Students Outdoor Movie: Wonder Woman,Communications Lawn

The Fall Outdoor Film is a traditional event that occurs every year before classes start. This year we are showing “Wonder Woman” on the Communications Lawn (Arntzen 100 if rain). Kick off the school year with prizes, activities, food, and big screen adventure! Bundle up, it may get chilly after dark. The event starts at after Welcoming Convocation!

Wednesday, 9/27 – First Day of Classes!

5:45pm – 8:00pm

Paint B'ham Blue for WWU!, Depart from Red Square @ 5:45pm

Celebrate the completion of your first day of classes by marching from campus to downtown’s Depot Market Square, where WWU Alumni and Bellingham businesses will welcome and celebrate you by turning downtown WWU Blue! You’ll enjoy Boundary Bay mac & cheese and root beer floats, in addition to discounted food and goods from many of Bellingham’s locally owned restaurants and merchants. As a part of the festivities, join in on the customary signing of Bellingham’s iconic Herald Building and dance to WWU’s KUGS radio as hundreds of prizes are distributed to our newest “Bellinghamsters.” Go Vikings!

Thursday, 9/28

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Ethnic Student Center Open House, ESC Office – Viking Union 420

Friday, 9/29

9:00pm – 1:00am

VU Late Night: Harry Potter, Viking Union

You’re going to WAND to be at the Viking Union (VU) for the Late Night event! Join in the fun with a Quidditch tournament, free wands, Nash Fung the magician, a costume contest, and free raffles for Harry Potter books and DVDs! The night kicks off with live music in the Underground Coffeehouse at 7pm and continues with performances, food, and activities throughout the building until 1:00am.

Page Updated 09.08.2017