New Student Services / Family Outreach

Fall Family Weekend

Save the date for Fall Family Weekend 2019!
October 18th – 20th, 2019

Fall Family Weekend is an activity-filled weekend devoted to providing you with plenty of chances to visit with your student and experience Western firsthand.

All Western family members are invited to discover a wide variety of offerings on campus and in the Bellingham community. We’ll provide you with a robust list of events and activities so your family can decide how you want to spend your weekend. We encourage you to get tickets early, as many events sell out!

If you are unable to join us for Fall Family Weekend, we encourage you to visit campus at any time during the year, as we always have something of interest going on, particularly in the areas of student activities, academics, athletics, and the arts. Check the WWU Calendar before your next visit!

Past Events

The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam is the host of NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast and radio show. He uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Upfront Theatre

Upfront Theatre

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

BelleWood Acres

Bellewood Acres

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