WWU students begin move-in this weekend

More than 4,000 students are expected to move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments over the course of this weekend.

The first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

WWU anticipates about 2,800 freshmen and approximately 925 transfer students for its fall academic quarter. The university’s total enrollment is expected to be about 15,000.

“We welcome new and returning students to campus and look forward to a new academic year filled with academic exploration, achievement and success. With so many opportunities for growth, adventure and service, inside the classroom and out in the world, it is an exciting time to be a student at Western,” the university’s president, Bruce Shepard (who is starting his sixth year leading the school), said in a statement released by WWU.

School officials say that about 70 percent of students living in residence halls will be new to WWU.

A variety of events and activities will be held over the next several days to introduce newcomers to campus and offer information about various student services.

Here’s some links with information useful to incoming WWU students and their parents:

– New Student Services/Family Outreach website 

– WWU’s Office of University Residences 

– ThisWeek@WWU (information and campus event listings)

– Soundings Newsletter for WWU Families

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