New Student Services / Family Outreach

Upcoming Programs and Events


The staff and students in New Student Services / Family Outreach (NSSFO) welcome you to Western and hope that you find the following online resources helpful as you learn more about WWU and your campus community. Here you will find resources tailor-made to fit freshmen, transfer, and post-baccalaureate students, and family members.

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 to have some fun on campus together.

Reserve Your Place Now

Reservations for the Winter Advising & Orientation are now open

New Student Services/Family Outreach fosters student learning and development by supporting new students & family members in their transition to the academic, personal, and social experience of WWU.