Parents & Families

As part of the on-campus housing community, students not only learn and grow on a personal level, but also continue developing the skills they need to live and work with others. Approximately 90 percent of Western freshmen choose to live on campus.

The information below will help you support your student while they live on campus.

Moving In

Student and parent carrying big bags during move-in

When to arrive, what to bring, how to set up beds, and everything else your student might want to know about the big day!

Outdoor Wellness Program

Students backpacking

Connect with like-minded peers and explore nature to support your wellbeing. The Outdoor Wellness Program connects students seeking support with trained peer mentors to explore nearby nature.

Student Services

Two student employees helping new students

Find out about the many services available to your student as a member of the Western community.

Student Recreation Center

Two students stretching on the lawn

The Wade King Rec Center offers numerous fitness opportunities, with programs including personal training, group fitness classes, swim lessons, and rock climbing.

Counseling and Wellness Center

Three students laughing together

The Counseling and Wellness Center provides clinical outreach services for enrolled WWU students. 

Health Center

New students walking around campus

The student health center provides an extensive array of services including preventative healthcare and management of health concerns, illnesses and injuries.

Outdoor Center

Students backcountry skiing

Your gateway to adventure, the Outdoor Center offers free and low-cost Excursions, First Year Orientation Programs, a full-service rental and bike shop and employment opportunities. Get involved and get outside!

Tutoring Center

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Learn more about how the tutoring center provides academic support to help students reach their academic goals.