Transitions, Summerstart to bring thousands to campus in July, August

Western Today staff

Thousands of new students and their families will be visiting Western Washington University's Bellingham campus in July and August to get a jump on the coming school year.

Transitions, Western's advising, registration and orientation program for new transfer and postbaccalaureate students, will be held July 23, 24 and 27. Participants register for one of the day-long sessions; thus far, roughly 800 students and 300 family members are registered to attend.

The program will feature academic advising and support, class registration, informative workshops, lunch on the Old Main Lawn (weather permitting) and an extensive information fair for students and families to become more familiar with Western's services and resources. Contact the New Student Services / Family Outreach office for more information at 360-650-3846.

Summerstart, Western's advising, registration and orientation program for new first-year students, will be held Aug. 3 to 20. Participants register for one of eight two-day session blocks. So far, more than 2,000 new students and 1,400 family members are registered to attend.

The program will feature academic advising and support, class registration, informative workshops and peer-led orientation sessions about Western and campus life. An extensive information fair for students and families to become more familiar with Western's services and resources will be held in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Parking for Summerstart will occur in the 3R parking lot near Edens Hall from 7 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19. Traffic entering those parking areas may be more congested than usual.

The New Student Services / Family Outreach office thanks those in the Western community for their patience as students and family members arrive in the morning and are directed to their parking areas for check-in, and for their support in welcoming new students and families. Those with questions may contact the office for more information at 360-650-3846.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:04am