Events

Friday, August 23

Gunnison White Water Festival

“Celebration of Rivers” welcomes all water enthusiast to come paddle, compete, learn and share their passion of the river life. This year’s festival kicks...

KBUT Kampout

I Bar Ranch in Gunnison. This one-day, overnight music festival features the very best in local talent as well as major world-renowned acts such as the...

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;...

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...

Finding a Job On-Campus

This is a suggested session for all new students who want to work on campus or who have been awarded state or federal work-study funding. You will learn how...

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 - Blue

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 - Orange

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 - Purple

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 - Green

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...

Lunch

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...

Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Orientation

This afternoon program is designed to meet these students' specific needs. Students will learn important information unique to Western. It is required for...

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 - Orange

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 - Green

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 - Blue

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 - Purple

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...

Honors Information Session and Dessert (*Required for all students in Honors)

Have you been invited to join the Honors Program at Western? This meeting is for new freshmen who are beginning the Honors Program in the 2019-20 academic...

The Banana Sunday – Understanding the seven dimensions of wellness

In this session, we will introduce the concept of holistic student wellness. And the night wouldn't be complete without banana splits, so we'll have those...

Mountaineer Field House & Pool Party

Go explore and play in the Mountaineer Field House and Pool. Activities include: spikeball, bouldering and climbing, basketball, teampits and much more.

Friday, August 23