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We’re excited to show you all that Western has to offer.

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A visit to campus is the best way to experience all that Western Colorado University has to offer. Our faculty, staff, and student ambassadors are eager to help you explore your academic interests, our campus, and the Gunnison Valley.

On-Campus Expeditions

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We can’t wait to see you in Gunnison and show you the exciting opportunities that await you on Our Side of the Mountains!

Summit Western

Deposited Student Experience: Thursday, June 27 to Friday, June 28th. 
Our first Summit Western event was such a success that we couldn’t wait to do it again!

Deposited students are invited to connect with future classmates, meet our exceptional alumni, and explore the landscapes surrounding our campus.

This event will take place in Gunnison, CO, from Thursday, June 27 to Friday, June 28.


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Ways to Explore Western

Campus Tours & Informations Sessions

Visit us for a morning or afternoon to experience all that Western has to offer on campus and in the community. We offer tours and information sessions most weekdays, and tours on some Saturdays.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Get an overview of where you’ll be studying, living and recreating while attending Western—from the comfort of your home.

Explore Western Remotely

Schedule a Group Visit

Visit Western with your friends and future classmates. Take this opportunity to meet with faculty members, financial aid officers, admissions counselors and students.

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Schedule a Virtual Admissions Counselor Meeting

Schedule a time to speak with one of our admissions counselors about any and all questions you have.

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The Western Experience

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We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.

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The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.

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We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.

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Want to discover more about Western? Request information today to get in touch with the admissions team.