November 9 & 16 (Transfer students only)
January 7 (Transfer students and Freshmen)
Mark your calendar to attend Winter Advising and Orientation. Come experience the many important opportunities awaiting you…
- Meet with helpful academic advisors
- Receive course registration information
- Learn about Western’s student support services
- Visit the Associated Students Bookstore
- Connect with other new and current WWU students
Winter Advising and Orientation is designed to help you begin your Western experience with confidence and success. Your participation will help you feel more comfortable and prepared to begin your career at Western. We encourage you to explore this website to help you prepare and to make your reservation for Winter Advising and Orientation.
PREPARING FOR WWU
1. Make Your Reservation for Winter Advising and Orientation
Plan to attend Winter Advising and Orientation on one of these three days:
- Friday, November 9th
- Friday, November 16th, or
- Monday, January 7th
You will participate in academic advising, learn about class searches and graduation requirements, receive information on course registration for your winter quarter courses, become familiar with academic policies and campus resources, and connect with other new students.
For more information and to make your reservation, CLICK HERE. Once your reservation is processed, you will be sent a confirmation via e-mail with additional schedule information and instructions.
2. Submit Proof of Measles Immunization
All new students are required to have two valid measles vaccinations or proof of measles (rubeola) immunity prior to registering for classes. Options for providing proof and additional information are available from the Student Health Center.
The SHC’s regular hours are: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri. from 8:30am – 4 pm; and Thurs. from 9:30am – 4:00pm. If you need to get an MMR shot or have your blood drawn for a rubeola titer test, please call 360.650.3400 to schedule an appointment. You may FAX your measles records 24/7 to 360.650.3883 or 360.650.4580. If you have any questions, contact the SHC at 360.650.3400 or Student.Health@wwu.edu
IMPORTANT! You will not be allowed to register for classes if your measles vaccinations/immunity documentation has not been received prior to your registration appointment.
3. Activate Your Universal Account
In order to register for classes, you must have activated your Universal Account in advance. If you need assistance or if you have forgotten your password, contact Academic Technology User Services Help Desk at 360.650.3333 or online at www.helpdesk.wwu.edu. Please keep track of your username and password, and bring these with you to campus. You also will need to know your Social Security Number during the registration process.
As a registered student, you will receive a free Universal Account, which provides you with a number of technology resources to enhance your academic experience, including MyWestern e-mail, computer lab access, personal storage on network servers and dial-up internet access. Official University correspondence (including a preliminary Transfer Equivalency Report if you have earned college, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit) will be sent to your MyWestern email address so you are encouraged to read your MyWestern email messages regularly.
IMPORTANT! In order to register for classes you MUST activate your Universal Account in advance. Students with college credits must activate their Universal Account before they can generate their transfer credit evaluations and Transfer Equivalency Report. Please keep track of your username and password, and bring this information with you to your advising appointment.
4. Review Your Countdown to Western Checklist
Keep track of your status in several important areas such as whether or not transcripts have been received, financial aid information and measles clearance for class registration with your Countdown to Western checklist at http://admissions.wwu.edu/countdown/.
To login, you will need your Western ID number (commonly referred to as your “W” number), or User ID, and date of birth. Your "W" number can be found on your admission and confirmation letters. Revisit your Countdown to Western checklist any time to verify your current status. The Countdown page will open in mid-October. Note: The Countdown to Western checklist is not available for students in self-sustaining extension programs.
5. Math Placement Test
Opportunities to take the Math Placement Test include:
- Friday, November 9th @ 8:30am on campus in Haggard Hall 253
- Friday, November 16th @ 3:00pm at the Testing Center, 333 32nd Street, Admin. Services Building (AC) 120
- Tuesday, January 8th @ 8:30am at the Testing Center, 333 32nd Street, Admin. Services Building (AC) 120
If you are unable to make these times, please contact the Testing Center directly at 360.650.3937 or email@example.com for additional assistance.
6. Determine your class registration appointment
You will register for classes online using Web4U at www.wwu.edu/web4u. Registration each quarter occurs in three phases. Exact registration times are scheduled in descending-credit order. To determine your exact registration time, first you must know the total number of accepted transfer credits you have or will have by the start of registration. (Phase I begins November 14). Then visit the registration schedule at www.wwu.edu/depts/registrar/registration_schedule.html to find your exact time.
Complete registration instructions are available on the Registrar's Website. If you have any questions or experience difficulty with your registration process, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 360.650.3430.
7. Utilize online Academic Advising & Class Registration tools
Explore important academic advising and registration tools online. Professional advisors from the Academic Advising Center are available to help you explore your academic interests and goals at Western. If you are undecided about your major, please call the Academic Advising Center, 360.650.3850 for an appointment.
- WWU's Timetable of Classes: Western's online timetable displays all courses offered. You will find information such as the days and times that classes meet, course restrictions, and prerequisites.
- Winter Quarter 2013 Dates and Deadlines: Familiarize yourself with important winter quarter 2013 dates and deadlines, including registration schedule, tuition payments, refunds and more.
- Extension Students: Please refer to your program/site to confirm registration and schedule details: Extension Student/Site Resources.
8. Contact academic departments and advisors
Explore academic departments to learn more about the academic majors available at Western. Use the Major Guides for a quick overview of the majors. Contact the academic advisor or a faculty in that department if you should have more specific questions.
Also valuable for transfer students, the Virtual Transfer Center is an online resource center for students looking to transfer, or who recently have transferred, to Western to continue their educational experience and career. This site is designed to help you better understand Western's admission and transfer process, academic requirements and expectations, student resources and programs, campus environment and community involvement.