Welcome Events

Get to know Western

To help orient you to campus and your new role, we offer several events during the first part of the academic year. New Faculty Orientation is held annually in September. NFO is full of the key information you need to get started at Western and the resources we provide to help you thrive on our campus. If you are starting with us during a different part of the year, there are other opportunities to connect and engage with our community.

Welcome, and we look forward to working together!


Fall 2023 Events

Tenure-Track Faculty Orientation

Tuesday, September 19th - Time TBD

Wednesday, September 20th - Time TBD

Benefits Orientation

TBD for Fall 2023

Please reach out to Jack Herring for assistance.

State of the University Address

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - more details to follow. State of the University Address

Paint Bellingham Blue

Date TBD

Year-round Orientations


Offered weekly to all benefits-eligible new faculty (and newly benefits-eligible continuing faculty)

New Employee Orientation:

Offered monthly to all new employees at Western. 

More info about QuickStart and New Employee Orientation.

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