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 2017 Dates:

*Session #1: Jul 31 - Aug 1
  Session #2: August 2-3
  Session #3: August 4-5
  Session #4: August 7-8
Session #5: August 9-10
Session #6: August 11-12
Session #7: August 14-15
Session #8: August 16-17

*The High Credit Summerstart Session

Session 1 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 will open early June 2017.

New freshmen who cannot attend Summerstart MUST make a reservation to attend Fall Advising & Orientation in September 2017.


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

Page Updated 11.22.2016