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We welcome both individual and group visits on our campus throughout the calendar year and look forward to helping you set up your future visit. This website includes a wide variety of information and resources for organizing a WOU campus visit. Whether you are a prospective WOU student or a counselor or teacher interested in planning a visit for a group of students we hope that you can get your questions answered here.

Campus Visit Request Forms

Individual Campus Visit Request form | Tips for a Successful Visit

Group Campus Visit Request form | Tips for a Successful Group Visit

Virtual Tour

View the WOU campus, go inside buildings including residence halls, the Health and Wellness Center, Classrooms and other campus facilities.

Your Hosts:

WOU Ambassadors

  • Ambassadors are the face of WOU. They are a diverse group of student leaders who are committed to providing prospective students first-hand information about student life at WOU.
  • While leading campus tours and student life panel discussions, the Ambassadors draw on their personal experience as current students to highlight the opportunities and benefits of a WOU education.
  • They also assist prospective & admitted students and their families in gathering the necessary information to make an informed decision about applying to or enrolling at WOU.

WOU Admissions Counselors

  • We encourage all campus visitors to take the time to meet 1-on-1 with a WOU Admissions Counselor. For more information on Admissions Counseling see our Admissions Counseling site.
  • In addition, Admissions Counselors visit various high schools, community colleges, and college fairs throughout the fall, winter, and spring each year to provide information to prospective WOU students.

Planning Your Visit to WOU

Individual Campus Visits

  • All regularly scheduled tours begin and end in the Office of Admissions (APSC building).
  • During fall, winter, and spring term we offer drop-in campus tours weekdays at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The 10:00 a.m. tour is 60 minutes in length and does not include a tour of residence hall rooms. The 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. tours are 90 minutes in length and include a tour of residence hall rooms. Note: Our afternoon tours do not include the residence halls the week of final exams fall, winter and spring terms. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information regarding final exam dates.
  • During the winter, spring and summer breaks, we offer weekday tours of campus that are 90 minutes in length and include the residence halls at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • The Office of Admissions does not offer weekend campus tours with the exception of our Fall and Winter Preview Day programs.
  • ***Reservations are not needed for campus tours. However, if you would like to meet with faculty or staff on campus while you are here please complete the online Individual Campus Visit Request form.
  • The Individual Campus Visit Request form allows you to arrange for meetings with an Admissions Counselor, a Financial Aid/Scholarships representative, a University Housing representative, a Professor, or arrange for an opportunity to sit in on a WOU class! We ask that you submit this form 2 weeks before your planned visit so that we can fit these appointments into the busy schedules of our faculty & staff.
  • The Office of Admissions is not responsible for coordinating appointments/meetings with coaches or staff from the Athletic Department. Students are advised to contact the Athletic Departmentto schedule an appointment/meeting with a coach or staff member.
  • Check out the Tips for a Successful Visit! It provides information on directions to campus, parking, visit confirmation, contact information, overnight accommodation, etc.
  • Contact: Our Campus Visit Coordinator can be reached by phone at 503-838-8227 or email at: visitcor@wou.edu. Please note that our Campus Visitation Coordinator is a WOU student and office hours vary due to class schedule.

Group Campus Visits

  • Many teachers, counselors, and advisors enjoy bringing a group of their students to WOU for a campus visit.
  • We can offer a variety of activities and presentations for groups of student visitors. Typically, a standard group visit includes a campus tour, an Admissions presentation, and a Student Life Panel with current WOU students. Our online Group Campus Visit Request form allows you to browse these and other options for group campus visit activities.
  • The Office of Admissions does not offer weekend campus tours with the exception of our Fall and Winter Preview Day programs.
  • Please take a moment to read the Tips for a Successful Group Visit. It provides many details that are pertinent to the overall success of a group visit to WOU. Included is information on directions to campus, parking, visit confirmation, contact information, campus arrival, overnight accommodation, etc.
  • Please note that we try, but cannot always accommodate all group visit requests. The Office of Admissions hosts groups weekdays and can accommodate 1 group per day.
  • Contact: Our Group Campus Visit Coordinator can be reached by phone at 503-838-8227 or by email at groupvisit@wou.edu. Please note that our Group Campus Visit Coordinator is a WOU student and office hours vary due to class schedule.

"The way WOU approaches the Preview Days was a big influence in the choice of schools for our daughter. No other college visit were we treated like we were at Western. It has been the college experience we had hoped for. She loves her dorm (Ackerman-Green Community), her hallmates, her professors and staff, the small class size, the town, the diversity of the college and the overall university experience. She participates, it seems, in every activity on campus."

Debbye Nelson, Camas Washington (February 2013)

Preview Day & Campus Visitation Programs

  • Preview Day and Campus Visitation Programs provide prospective students a unique opportunity to get a thorough, day long perspective into WOU's academic programs and student life.
  • Preview Day: When you attend a Preview Day, you will learn about our nationally recognized academic programs, meet members of the campus community and discover what opportunities are available to you on our beautiful campus.
    • Take a campus tour with a WOU Ambassador.
    • Apply for admission at check-in and receive notification of your status at the end of the program.
    • Students and accompanying guests are welcome to attend free of charge
    • Enjoy a complimentary lunch served by our nationally recognized dining services.

2014-2015 Campus Visitation Programs

8:30am-1:15pm Friday, October 10, 2014 Your World at WOU!
8:30am-2pm Friday, October 24, 2014 Making College Happen
8:15am-1pm Saturday, November 8, 2014 Fall Preview Day

10:00am-2:45pm Friday, December 5, 2014 Admission Application Workshop
9:00am-2:30pm Saturday, February 7, 2015 Winter Preview Day
10:30am-1:45pm Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Criminal Justice Careers Day
9:00am-1:00pm Thursday, March 26, 2015 Spring Break Visit

Program times are tentative and subject to change.

Virtual Visit to WOU Take a look at the "Admissions" channel on wouTV where you will find short videos that provide a virtual campus visit of WOU. Whether it is a challenge for you to travel to campus or whether you may not be visiting for awhile these videos will provide an initial look into what life is like on campus here at WOU.

Additional Information


The Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: wolfgram@wou.edu
Location: APSC room 408

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