Fall Family Weekend

Fall family weekend logo with pixelated fall maple leaf
A row of jack-o-lanterns with carvings of various Western symbols: a viking hat, I heart WWU, Make Waves, WWU, and Old Main

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!

Featured Offerings


Tune into KUGS-89.3FM for college radio that serves the students of Western Washington University by providing a diverse program of music and information consistent with student interests. The…

Take a look at some of the many ways we connect as a community through these local events, food guide and recommended activities!
Recorded Zoom Session

Western Washington University has a strong commitment to service—and record numbers of graduates have chosen to join the Peace Corps. Western faculty and staff have also served as Peace Corps…

Share your Viking pride this Halloween with one (or all) of these fun Western pumpkin carving templates!
Listen to the voices of our community through these campus and local podcasts and radio station!


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

Western, Bellingham, the Pacific Northwest and Salish Sea

Wayfinding at Western

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. 

Historical Tours