Welcome New Students!

Orientation, Advising, and Registration

We're glad you're here! Our Orientation, Advising, and Registration (OAR) resources, tools and programs will help you prepare for your first quarter at Western. We’re excited to help you launch your academic career as a new student and connect with the Western community! 

Step 1: Sign up for Your Advising & Registration Session

Once you have confirmed your enrollment at WWU, you can sign up for your Advising & Registration session. Advising & Registration sessions are required for incoming First-Year and Running Start students and strongly recommended for incoming Transfer students. Post-baccalaureate students, please refer to the pages below for advising options.  

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter 
Spring Quarter Summer Quarter 

Step 2: Complete Your New Student Orientation Checklist

Attending an Advising & Registration session is just one step in setting yourself up for success in your first quarter at Western. On the Orientation website, review your New Student Orientation Checklist for required and recommended actions to complete, explore critical resources, and make connections to student activities and organizations.  

New Student and Family Orientation

Are you the parent or family member of a new student? Visit our Welcome New Families page for tips for navigating orientation as well as information about campus resources and services available to you and your student.