Fall Family Weekend
Thanks for joining us for Fall Family Weekend!
We hope you enjoyed your visit with your student and feel more connected with their experience and with Western and the Bellingham community! If you were unable to make it to campus for this year’s event, please feel free to utilize the additional resources and Featured Offerings below to connect with your student during a future visit or from the comfort of home. There are still many ways to celebrate the season together. The WWU pumpkin carving templates are available for download and you might even layer your pumpkin-carving experience by tuning into KUGS or listening to some of the voices of Western’s community through campus and community podcasts. There are also several guides, virtual tours, and local hotel and transportation resources still available to help you and your student find more fun things to do during your next stay. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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!
- Watch a YouTube tour led by students around our beautiful campus.
- WWU 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.
Connecting with the broader Salish Sea Region
- Viqueen Lodge - The Viqueen Lodge is provided by the Associated Students as a leisure activity facility on Sinclair Island, south of Bellingham. Cabin and grounds maintenance are provided by volunteers of the Western Washington University community and the staff of WWU's Viking Outdoor Recreation programs and Viking Union facilities.
- Shannon Point Marine Center - Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center is located within a 78 acre wooded campus in Anacortes that is covered in a mature Pacific lowland forest that is dominated by Douglas fir and Cedar trees.
- Salish Sea & Surrounding Basin map Created by Stefan Freelan, WWU, 2009. Explore in and around the bioregion through this map created by Stefan Freelan, Western's GIS Specialist and Huxley College of the Environment instructor.
- Car Free Salish Sea Journeys No car? No problem! Created by student, Daniel Heppner, 2020
- Salish Sea Alpine Resorts Created by student, Alexander West, 2020
- Redfish School of Change
- Native Land Acknowledgement Native Land is a tool that maps out Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages. Native Land brings about discussions of colonization, land rights, language, and Indigenous history tied to our personal histories. Created by Native Land Digital.
- Interactive Washington State park map - Find Washington State Parks near Western.
- Washington State Parks virtual Tours - Explore Washington State Parks from anywhere in the world.
- Bellingham Working Waterfront - An ongoing research project examining the transformation of Bellingham's shoreline.
- Bellingham History and walking tour interactive story map / audio tour/ booklet Experience the evolution of downtown Bellingham through historic photographs.
- Fairhaven interactive story map / booklet Fairhaven was one of four early towns that consolidated in 1904 to create the City of Bellingham. Explore this photo-rich story map, showing how Fairhaven has evolved over time.
- Old Sehome interactive story map / audio tour/ booklet Explore southern downtown Bellingham, originally settled in 1853 as the coal mining town of Sehome.
- Highway 99 interactive story map Discover the impact of Highway 99 on Whatcom County.
- Bellingham Walking Tour - Learn about Systemic Racism Created by the Systemic Racism Curriculum Project and the Bellingham Racial History Timeline project, 2019