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.

COVID-19 Update

The NSSFO staff is temporarily working remotely, however, we are still available by email and phone to continue to provide assistance. Please email us at NSSFO@wwu.edu or call during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., (360) 650-3846.

Coronavirus Information Health & Safety

Upcoming Important Dates

Tuesday, August 31 - September 21, 2021 Phase II Registration

Registration opens for new transfer and post-baccalaureate students who do not attend Fall Advising & Registration. 

Wednesday, 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 and strongly recommended for transfer and post-bacc students. Reservations are now open for Fall 2021.

Learn More

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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

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Summer Advising & Registration

For students who were unable to attend Summer Advising & Registration, advisors are available to meet with you on a space available basis to answer questions and help you prepare for your first quarter. 

Connect with Academic Advising

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Save the Date for Fall Family Weekend

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.