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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 - 2023-24 Visit Opportunities

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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!

Ascend Western

Admitted Student Experience: March 1-2
You’ve done the hard work – and you are in! Congratulations on being accepted to Western; let’s answer any remaining questions you have so you can confidently feel that Western is home. Join us for an entire weekend, where you’ll get the whole Western experience.

Register for Ascend Western


Basecamp Western

Open House: March 22
You are ready to start on an exciting journey of discovering Western and what makes life as a Mountaineer so special! All students are welcome to join this adventure-filled day.

Register for Basecamp Western


Trailhead Western

Junior Visit Experience: April 5
Way to be ahead of the game and starting your college search early! This visit is for juniors in high school and is a great kick-off to learning what Western is all about.

Register for Trailhead Western


Mountaineering Western

Transfer Student Experience: April 29
As seasoned college students, you’re already familiar with the fundamentals of campus life. Join us in the spring semester for an immersive day tailored to your unique needs and questions.

Check back later for a registration link!


Summit Western

Deposited Student Experience: May 31
Welcome to life as a Mountaineer! We couldn’t be more excited that you’ve chosen to make Western your home. Let’s celebrate your decision and give you the opportunity to meet other incoming Mountaineers!

Register for Summit Western


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.

Schedule Your Visit

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.

Schedule a Time

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.