Welcome to Summer @ Western

Summer @ Western provides the opportunity for students to stick to their graduation timeline by catching up on credits or trying to improve grades in courses. With accelerated courses (six-week or nine-week) students are able to work on credits while still having time to enjoy summer. Campus during summer has a different vibe – it is mellow, but still a hub of activity. 

Classes tend to be smaller during the summer, which means students have more access to professors and get to know their classmates. All the campus resources are available too, but with less people clamoring for their place in line. By taking face-to-face classes and online classes, students are able to save money and earn more credits.

View the important dates for 2018 Summer Session.

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Need More Reasons to Enroll?

Western is a beautiful campus and spending time here during the summer is a bonus – students can read in between classes at Fisher Fountain or have a study session on Old Main lawn. Bellingham provides a dazzling summer – students can study at Boulevard Park, take in a free concert with Downtown Sounds, or spend a Saturday discovering the bountiful harvest at the Farmer's Market. Need more reasons to enroll? Find out the top 10 reasons why Summer @ Western is a great option for you.

Even if students have to leave Bellingham for the summer, WesternOnline provides courses for students to catch up on credits.


Make summer part of your strategy

Whether you are staying in Bellingham for the summer or going home, there are a variety of summer courses available to help you stay on track and get ahead.

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Important Dates

Course Listing Available
February 16, 2018
Registration Opens
May 8, 2018
Six-week Session
June 26, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Nine-week Session
June 26, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Tuition Deadline
June 26, 2018

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