Discover Student Life at Western
Known for our strong sense of community on and off campus, your life at Western in the beautiful Gunnison Valley will be nothing short of an adventure. From our student-run clubs, unique on-campus events, state-of-the-art facilities, and unbeatable mountain location, this is the place for you to find belonging and success.
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Experience Western on The College Tour
We are thrilled to release our episode of The College Tour, a new TV series streaming on Amazon Prime. The College Tour gives prospective students an inside look at what life is like as a Mountaineer and shares real stories from current students to help them discover what earning a degree is like at Western. Tune in now and watch the full episode below!
Adventure & Activities
Expore the Rocky Mountains
Explore the Rocky Mountains: With a campus surrounded by high alpine desert, rivers, wilderness, and mountains, there is no shortage of adventure opportunities in the Gunnison Valley. From hiking, skiing, mountain biking, climbing, whitewater rafting, and more, you will be entertained year-round by Western’s unique access to the outdoors.
Residence life & housing
Your home away from home
On-campus living is an essential aspect of any college experience. Western ensures inclusive and comfortable living spaces with a variety of room options, including dorms, suites, and apartments. All residence halls are accommodated with communal lounges, kitchens, and laundry facilities to keep you feeling at home.
Clubs & Organizations
Find your people
With over 40 student-run clubs and organizations, 13 NCAA Division II sports, and seven Mountain Sports teams, there is a place for every student to find their belonging. Whether you are outdoor, athletic, academic, or leadership-focused, there is something here for you to excel and expand your interests outside of the classroom.
Facilities & Amenities
Make the most of your surroundings
Western’s campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, computer labs, workshops, and study spaces. We also provide tutoring, writing and math centers, career services, and mental health resources to ensure your well-being and help you succeed.
Take the Next Step
Apply to Western
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.
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.
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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