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COVID-19 Updates

Western policy requires all students, faculty, and staff to show proof of COVID-19 immunization before returning to campus for fall quarter 2021. For more information, explore the links below.

COVID Vaccination Requirement Coronavirus Information 

Welcome to Western from New Student Services/Family Outreach!

We strive to support the transition process of new students and their family members to the WWU community.

For students, we offer academic advising and orientation programs and resources based on your student type (First-Year, Transfer, Post-bacc) and which quarter you are entering Western. For parents and family members, the NSSFO office also supports year-round communications such as monthly e-newsletters and calendars, family orientation programs, and an annual family weekend event in the fall for students and families.

Upcoming Important Dates

September 19-25, 2021 Western Welcome Week

Kick off your academic year during Western Welcome Week! All new and returning students are invited to a week of fun, free, and engaging events.

September 20, 2021 Fall Advising & Registration

First-Year students who did not attend an August session of Fall A&R will attend the final session of Fall A&R on Monday, September 20. Students must make a reservation in order to attend. 

September 22, 2021 First day of Fall Quarter

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Fall Advising & Registration

Fall Advising & Registration (A&R) provides critical support to new students as you navigate the academic advising and class registration experience. The program is required for first-year students. 

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New Student and Family Orientation

Western's New Student and Family Orientation website features virtual events, informational videos, and more! Connect with current students, staff, and faculty and learn more about academic programs and campus services. There are many friendly faces ready to help, share resources, connect, and have fun along the way as we build our Western community together. 

Visit the Orientation site

Save the Date for Fall Family Weekend

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Save the date for this year's Fall Family Weekend, October 15-17, 2021! We look forward to providing opportunities for students and their families to engage and connect through a wide variety of campus and community offerings.