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Welcome to Western! New Transfer and Post-baccalaureate students who are entering Western beginning Fall quarter are invited to attend the “Transitions” program, Western’s orientation, academic advising, and class registration program.

The Transitions program hosts 3 sessions in July 2019. Each session is a one-day program and offers both a full student and family orientation program during each session. Students attending Transitions will receive academic advising support and register for their Fall Quarter 2019 classes during the program.

Dates for Transitions 2019

  • Session #1: Thursday, July 25
  • Session #2: Friday, July 26
  • Session #3: Monday, July 29

Along with academic advising and class registration, the Transitions program also offers informative workshops related to core transition resources and services for students and family members, including presentations focused on financial matters, campus and library tours, an info fair, and more.

Students who do not attend Transitions will be able to register for Fall classes after Phase II Registration begins on August 27, 2019 at 8:30am. Students may also be able to schedule an appointment with the Academic Advising Center or Student Outreach Services for advising support after the Transitions program. Appointments are based on staff availability.

Reservations to attend the Transitions 2019 program are now OPEN, and will close Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Family Orientation

The Transitions program also offers a full day parent/family orientation program that runs concurrently with the student orientation schedule. With some distinct information sessions just for family members, and a number of sessions that overlap with your student’s schedule, many family members have found our Family Orientation program engaging, informative, and a fun way to learn more about Western’s resources. While there is no additional fee for students to attend Transitions (cost is covered by their $280 enrollment fee), there is a fee for Family Orientation to cover costs of meals and materials. Please see FAQ #4 for additional information!

We look forward to meeting with you and helping you plan for a great first quarter at Western! If you have any questions about getting started at Western, contact New Student Services/Family Outreach at (360) 650-3846 or