Fall Family Weekend

Schedule

Fall Family Weekend 2018 Final Schedule of events will be available on September 19. The Reservation and tickets system will open on September 19.

Friday, October 19

3:00pm - 7:00pm Check-in, Red Square
  • Visit our information booth in Red Square to check-in, receive your event guide and pick up your tickets to Fall Family Weekend. Didn’t register for the weekend; don’t worry, just swing by the booth and we’ll get you checked in!
6:00am - 10:00pm Wade King Student Recreation Center
  • $4.50 discounted day pass for Fall Family Weekend attendees when they visit with their WWU student.
8:00am - 5:00pm Western AS Bookstore
  • Check out the new arrivals and sales at the Western Bookstore.
10:00am - 4:00pm

What Would Nature Do? ∕ Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope, Western Gallery Exhibit

  • Western Gallery’s two fall exhibitions focus on these questions and on creative efforts to address ecological concerns. “What Would Nature Do?” explores the nature-based design approaches of Biomimicry and Permaculture. “Modest forms of Biocultural Hope” brings together four art installations that explore the complex relationships between biology and culture.
2:00pm - Dusk AS Lakewood Facility
  • Free kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental at Lakewood for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Please get your FREE ticket at the Information Booth in Red Square.
4:00pm Sculpture Tour
  • Take a guided tour of the internationally famous outdoor collection! Western is known for its leadership in the concept of art in the daily living environment of a university community, and with 31 unique pieces, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a centerpiece of Western’s beautiful campus.
  • Tour will start at the Western Gallery
5:00pm Dinner with your Viking
  • Stay on campus to visit one of the 3 dining commons or check out the many restaurants in Bellingham.

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Saturday, October 20

8:00am - 8:00pm Wade King Student Recreation Center
  • $4.50 discounted day pass for Fall Family Weekend attendees when they visit with their WWU student.
9:00am - 5:00pm Western AS Bookstore
  • Check out the new arrivals and sales at the Western Bookstore.
10:00am - 4:00pm Check-in & Continental Breakfast, Red Square
  • Visit our information booth in Red Square to check-in, receive your event guide and pick up your tickets to Fall Family Weekend. Didn’t register for the weekend; don’t worry, just swing by the booth and we’ll get you checked in! Grab a snack or beverage to start your day (10:00am – 12:00pm)!
10:00am - 2:00pm Engineering & Design Lab Tours, Engineering Technology Building
  • Please join the students and faculty of the Engineering & Design Department on a guided laboratory tour. While touring our labs you’ll learn first-hand about the student experience in Western’s engineering programs, hear about our research and student opportunities, and get to see the materials, processes, products you could be working with in the future!
10:00am WWU Cross-Country tournament, Sudden Valley Golf Course (FREE)
10:00am Hike on Sehome Hill with the AS Outdoor Center
  • Join the AS Outdoor Center on an exploration of the trails of Seahome Hill Arboretum. Please wear appropriate shoes.
11:00am - 4:00pm What Would Nature Do? / Modest Forms of Biocultural Home, Western Gallery Exhibit
  • Western Gallery’s two fall exhibitions focus on these questions and on creative efforts to address ecological concerns. “What Would Nature Do?” explores the nature-based design approaches of Biomimicry and Permaculture. “Modest forms of Biocultural Hope” brings together four art installations that explore the complex relationships between biology and culture.
11:00am - 2:00pm Departmental Open Houses
  • List will be provided at Info Booth
12:00pm - Dusk AS Lakewood Facility
  • Free kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental at Lakewood for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Please get your FREE ticket at the Information Booth in Red Square.
1:00pm Nobody’s Ever Alone in the Forest, Arntzen Hall 100
  • A humorous play for all ages, presented by Huxley College of the Environment students. (FREE)
1:00pm Education Abroad Presentation, Fraser Hall 102
1:00pm Campus to Career Presentation, Miller Hall 152
1:00pm Campus Recreation and Athletics Presentation, Miller Hall 138
2:00pm Sculpture Tour
  • Take a guided tour of the internationally famous outdoor collection! Western is known for its leadership in the concept of art in the daily living environment of a university community, and with 31 unique pieces, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a centerpiece of Western’s beautiful campus.
  • Tour will start at the Western Gallery
2:00pm WWU Men’s Basketball Blue/White Scrimmage, Carver Gym (FREE)
2:00pm Soft Steps at Timberline, Location TBA
  • Soft Steps at Timberline is a humorous 40 minute play for all ages about timberline ecology. This stars a talking mountain goat, marmot and other creatures who defend their subalpine ecosystem by educating an ignorant hiking boot. The actors are environmental education majors from Huxley College of the Environment. Students and staff will be available after the play to answer questions about the environmental studies programs at Huxley.(FREE)
3:00pm Education Abroad Presentation, Fraser Hall 102
3:00pm Campus to Career Presentation, Miller Hall 152
3:00pm Campus Recreation and Athletics Presentation, Miller Hall 138
3:00pm Sculpture Tour
  • Take a guided tour of the internationally famous outdoor collection! Western is known for its leadership in the concept of art in the daily living environment of a university community, and with 31 unique pieces, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection is a centerpiece of Western’s beautiful campus.
  • Tour will start at the Western Gallery
4:00pm WWU Women’s Soccer Game, Harrington Field
5:00pm Dinner with your Viking
  • Stay on campus to visit one of the 3 dining commons or check out the many restaurants in Bellingham.
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Shankar Vedantam presents “The Hidden Brain”, Performing Arts Center Mainstage (tickets required)

9:00pm - 10:15pm

The Upfront Theatre, Performing Arts Center Concert Hall (tickets required)

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Sunday, October 21

10:00am - 9:00pm Wade King Student Recreation Center
  • $4.50 discounted day pass for Fall Family Weekend attendees when they visit with their WWU student.
10:00am - 3:00pm Western Associated Students Bookstore
  • Check out the new arrivals and sales at the Western Bookstore.
10:00am - 1:30pm Brunch
  • Locations: Viking Commons, Ridgeway Commons, or Fairhaven Commons
9:30am - 1:30pm BelleWood Acres Brunch & Tour (tickets required)
  • BelleWood Acres is one of Northwest Washington's largest apple orchards. Event includes charter bus from campus to the orchard, a full brunch buffet and a train tour around the orchard and have time to explore the corn maze, tour the distillery, shoot corn husks or go shopping
10:30am - 2:30pm BelleWood Acres Brunch & Tour (tickets required)
  • BelleWood Acres is one of Northwest Washington's largest apple orchards. Event includes charter bus from campus to the orchard, a full brunch buffet and a train tour around the orchard and have time to explore the corn maze, tour the distillery, shoot corn husks or go shopping
11:30am - 3:30pm BelleWood Acres Brunch & Tour (tickets required)
  • BelleWood Acres is one of Northwest Washington's largest apple orchards. Event includes charter bus from campus to the orchard, a full brunch buffet and a train tour around the orchard and have time to explore the corn maze, tour the distillery, shoot corn husks or go shopping
11:00am - 4:00pm What Would Nature Do? ∕ Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope, Western Gallery Exhibit
  • Western Gallery’s two fall exhibitions focus on these questions and on creative efforts to address ecological concerns. “What Would Nature Do?” explores the nature-based design approaches of Biomimicry and Permaculture. “Modest forms of Biocultural Hope” brings together four art installations that explore the complex relationships between biology and culture.
12:00pm - Dusk AS Lakewood Facility
  • Free kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental at Lakewood for Fall Family Weekend attendees. Please get your FREE ticket at the Information Booth in Red Square.

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