Events

Thursday, August 22

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

Parent & Family Orientation

During the first two days of New Student Orientation, we invite families to join their students on campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22, we...

Breakfast

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses to receive your card. If...

Start the Day off EPIC

EPIC Mentors are here to make sure you start off on the right foot at Western. During this time, you will receive your student ID and your mentor will...

Headwaters Address

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill Niemi, Ph.D., will speak on the The Higher Education Imperative: Why pursuit of a post-secondary education...

Freshman Advising

Meet your faculty advisor and learn important information about your academic area of interest. After the Headwaters 100 Address, please head directly to...

Lunch & Resource Fair

Come learn about the many programs, clubs and resources available to Western students. You may visit the Resource Fair at any time but students must eat at...

Lunch & Resource Fair (Blue and Orange)

Come learn about the many programs, clubs and resources available to Western students. You may visit the Resource Fair at any time but students must eat at...

Lunch & Resource Fair (Green and Purple)

Come learn about the many programs, clubs and resources available to Western students. You may visit the Resource Fair at any time but students must eat at...

Block Programming

Students will be assigned to one of four groups and will rotate through four different blocks of programming through New Student Orientation. Throughout...

Headwaters 100 Service Project - Purple

You will meet your Headwaters 100 instructor and work beside them and other new students during a service project in the Gunnison community. You will need...

How to Make College EPIC - Blue

Learn the intricacies of what it takes to be a successful Mountaineer at Western! Your EPIC mentor will help familiarize you with the free resources...

Life at Western - Green

This session begins with the Orientation Leader Skit, which lightheartedly touches on many of the real issues that affect college students today, such as...

Wilderness Pursuits/Community Trip - Orange

Check out what students do at "home" in Gunnison! You will have the choice to visit downtown Gunnison, Crested Butte, or join one of many Wilderness Pursuits...

Dinner

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness coursesto receive your card. If...

Who We Are at Western

The Western community is a culmination of diverse people's thoughts and opinions. This session will provide students with awareness of our similarities and...

DJ Dance Party

(Weather Backup location: University Center Ballroom)

Thursday, August 22