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. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Past Fall Family Weekend Events and Offerings

Brunch in a Box

Seasonal gourds, fruit, and cheese arranged on a stump

The Brunch in a Box meal kit was locally sourced and contained some of your favorite Bellewood Farms products, Marie’s Bees honey, Bellingham Coffee Roasters, and more that you can prepare and enjoy from the comfort of home! Each box contained locally sourced ingredients and recipes with pick up or delivery options.

Academic Success During a Pandemic

Old Main surrounded by trees with yellow and orange leaves in fall

Students starting college during a pandemic are facing some unique challenges. With the additional stress and isolation new students deal with, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Jack Herring shared some of the lessons we have learned about how first-year students can succeed academically in these circumstances and how their families can support them.

Cheesemaking for Fall Family Weekend

Cheesemaking for Fall Family Weekend graphic

Get a taste for remote learning with an online Cheesemaking course designed by Huxley faculty member and award-winning journalist and cookbook author of FoodWISE, Dr. Gigi Berardi. Participants learned to make Ricotta, Mascarpone, and Paneer cheeses at their own pace over a two-week period.

Red Square on a sunny day with students sitting at outdoor tables

EXPLORE

Western, Bellingham, the Pacific Northwest and Salish Sea

Wayfinding at Western

  • Campus Map for Western- Main cartography and design by Josh Jones, 2011-12
  • Virtual tour of the campus. Choose your own adventure! 
  • Register here to participate virtually by scheduling a tour with Western students.
  • Watch a YouTube tour led by students around our beautiful campus.
  • Outdoor Sculpture tour- Explore this extensive public sculpture collection founded in the 1960’s. 
  • Multicultural Center tour - Join the Associated Students on a tour of this beautiful, new facility.
  • Western Tree tour - These four tree tours describe some of the more interesting specimens on campus and also provides some history about many of the trees.

See more of the Salish Sea & beyond

Historical Tours