New Student Services/Family Outreach


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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 to have some fun on campus together.

Which type of student are you?

Communications Lawn on a sunny day

Next Steps for New Students

There are a number of required actions that all new students must take prior to their first quarter at Western. 


Prepare for WWU


Students sitting on Old Main lawn

Are you a new student for Summer quarter 2020? Learn more about your advising and orientation opportunities. 

Old Main in Fall

All Western family members are invited to discover a wide variety of offerings on campus and in the Bellingham community during Fall Family Weekend.