Summerstart brings thousands of new students and their families to campus

Western Today staff
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:28am

Summerstart, Western Washington University’s advising, registration and orientation program for new freshman students, is being held now on campus through Aug. 18.

Participants register for one of eight two-day session blocks. More than 2,400 new students and 1,200 family members are registered to attend.

The program features 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 is held in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

For more information, check out New Student Services / Family Outreach’s Summerstart website or contact the NSSFO office at (360) 650-3846.


Incoming freshmen and their families exit the Summerstart orientation held in the Performing Arts Center on campus Aug. 1. Summerstart, which takes place through Aug. 18, will bring 2,400 students and 1,200 family members to campus. Photo by Christopher W