Fall Family Weekend

This year’s Fall Family Weekend will be a virtual activity-filled weekend devoted to providing opportunities for students and their families to engage and connect through a wide variety of campus and community offerings. We’ll provide you with a robust list of live and pre-recorded events hosted from an online dashboard for you to safely enjoy from the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Fall Family Weekend, October 16-18

Special thanks to all who completed the 2019 Fall Family Weekend survey, providing a lot of thoughtful feedback that's being applied to planning efforts underway! Please watch for emails with updates as programs and events are confirmed.

If you have any photos that you would like to share from this past year’s event, please email them to familyoutreach@wwu.edu

Past Fall Family Weekend Events

Student Research in Action Speaker Series

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Three opportunities to learn about the incredible student-faculty research at Western. With topics ranging from Salish Sea marine biology, underwater volcanoes and offshore earthquakes and Mars exploration, students and families enjoyed a window into each research project, WWU student involvement, and the potential impacts on our natural world and beyond.

The Upfront Theatre

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Bellingham’s own comedy improv theatre established in 2004 by Ryan Stiles. The Upfront players came to WWU for a unique and funny show specifically for Fall Family Weekend!

Bellewood Acres Brunch & Tour

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BelleWood Acres is one of Northwest Washington's largest apple orchards. Event included charter bus from campus to the orchard, a full brunch buffet and a train tour around the orchard. Guests had time to explore the corn maze, tour the distillery, shoot corn husks or go shopping.