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Family Orientation

As your student begins college, your relationship with them will change. With this in mind we encourage you to attend Family Orientation. Orientation programs allow for the opportunity to learn about important transitions that your family will experience.

Families will receive information on student services and resources that include:

  • financial aid
  • housing and dining
  • health services
  • academic & career planning
  • student life

Family Weekends

Family Weekends, held in fall and spring quarter, are a great time to visit Western and enjoy a variety of events with your student.


  • special receptions
  • campus presentations
  • planetarium shows
  • student performances
  • sporting events
  • art shows
  • headline performers
  • informative speakers

There is always something new to learn about WWU and new places to explore in Bellingham. Mark your calendar and watch for updates and information about Fall Family and Back2Bellingham Weekends.