Campus visit programs

2018-2019 Campus Visitation Programs

Program times are tentative and subject to change.

Friday, September 28 - Making WOU Happen

Making WOU Happen is designed for visiting high school groups and community-based organizations.  Registration should be completed by a counselor, teacher or chaperone.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 am Check-in & Collection of Admission Applications (see below)
9:30 am Welcome
10:00 am Exploration Sessions (choose two of the following)

  • Admissions 101
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Multicultural Student Services and Programs/Student Enrichment Program
  • University Housing,
  • WOU Student Panel
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program Options
11:45 am Complimentary Lunch
12:25 pm Campus Tours
1:05 pm Closing Presentation, Scholarship Drawing, and Notification of Admission Status 
1:30 pm Event Concludes and Buses Depart
Admissions status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Friday, October 12 - Your World at WOU!

High school and transfer students are invited to spend the day at Western Oregon University in October. The program is free for students and their guests. High school seniors and transfer students are invited to apply for Fall Term 2019 admission at check-in.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:30 am – 9:00 am Check-in & Collection of Admission Applications,
Second Floor, Werner University Center (WUC)
9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome & Admissions Presentation
9:40 am – 11:25 am Exploration Sessions:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships, Calapooia Room, WUC
  • Honors Program, Willamette Room, WUC
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, Room 101, Richard Woodcock Education Center
  • University Housing, Columbia Room, WUC
  • You and Your WOU Degree, Willamette Room, WUC
11:40 am – 12:40 pm  Campus and Residence Halls Tours
12:40 pm – 1:30 pm Complimentary Lunch and Closing
Admissions status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • Attendees of this event will have their application fee waived. Please make sure that you have the application ready to hand in to our processors during the morning check-in process.
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Saturday, October 27 - Fall Preview Day

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Fall Preview Day is WOU’s most comprehensive visit experience, allowing prospective students and their guests to learn about our academic programs, meet our outstanding professors and explore opportunities for involvement on campus. Students are also invited to apply for Fall 2019 admission at check-in (see details below).

Registration is required

Online registration closed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. If you are a high school counselor or community college staff member and wish to register a large group of students for the program, please contact June McMillan at mcmillanj@wou.edu.

Please check-in at the Werner University Center no later than 8:30 a.m. Signs will guide students and their guests to parking lots reserved for Preview Day.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9 am – 9:30 am Check in and collection of admission applications, Werner University Center (2nd Floor)
8:30 am – 10:20 am Welcome
10:30 am – 11:50 am Academic department/student services fair and campus tours
11:50 am – 1:20 pm Lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall and Residence Hall Tours
1:30 am – 2:10 am Exploration Sessions:

  • Admissions
  • Campus Housing
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Honors Program
  • Information session for Spanish-speaking families
2:00 pm Volleyball: WOU vs Alaska Fairbanks
(request your free tickets when you register for Preview Day online)
2:20 pm Scholarship drawing and Notification of admission status
Admissions status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • Attendees of this event will have their application fee waived. Please make sure that you have the application ready to hand in to our processors during the morning check-in process.
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.
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Preview Day Scholarship
  • High school seniors or transfer students who have applied for Fall Term 2019 admission during check-in and prior to the program are eligible for the Preview Day scholarship drawing.
  • The $1,000 scholarships are only valid for new freshmen or transfer students entering WOU Fall Term 2019. Recipients must be present during Preview Day in its entirety.

Friday, November 2 - Creative Arts Day

Registration coming soon.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:45 am – 9:45 am Arrival and Check-In
10:00 am – 11:00 am Session/Workshop #1
11:10 am  – 1:00 pm Admissions Presentation, Tour, and Lunch
1:10 pm – 2:10 pm Session/Workshop #2
2:15 pm  Event Concludes

Monotype Printmaking (Both sessions)

Description: Create a one-of-a-kind “trace transfer” image by pressing various materials (pencils, textured objects, fingertips, etc) against thin printing paper that has been laid on an inked Plexiglas plate.

Maximum capacity: 20 students / Location: CH 209 / Instructor: Professor Becca McCannell

Steampunk Insect Workshop (Morning session only)

Description: Create a futuristic insect specimen using clay, discarded metal pieces, and wire. This workshop combines “steampunk” (science fiction featuring steam- powered machinery) with entomology (the science of insects) to create futuristic, robotic insects that appear to be powered by gears and mechanicals.

Maximum capacity: 20 students   / Location: CH 012
 / Instructor: Professor Mary Harden

Life Drawing (Both sessions)

Description:  An introduction to drawing the clothed human figure. Participants will explore several different techniques and drawing media.

Maximum capacity: 20 students   / Location: CH 111
 / Instructor: Gregory Poulin

 

Photoshop Compositing (Both morning and afternoon sessions)

Description: Students will learn a basic technique for combining two images in Photoshop.

Max. of 14 students per session / ITC 104 / Instructor: Daniel Tankersley

Learning about Balance with Image Transfer (both sessions)

Description: A workshop on balance (symmetry, approximate symmetry and asymmetry) using image transfer (CitraSolv and photocopies of random images).

Location: CH 202 / Maximum capacity: 21 students / Instructor: Jodie Garrison and Diane Tarter

Friday, November 30 - Application Workshop

Registration coming soon.

Friday, November 30th, 2018

High school seniors and transfer students who wish attend Western Oregon University Fall Term 2019 are invited to attend the workshop. Staff from the Office of Admissions will help students fill out the application for undergraduate admission. Students also will receive an overview of scholarship opportunities, tour the campus and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Registration:

Students are required to register for the workshop and seating is limited. Registration for family members and guests is limited to one per student. Online registration will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th, or when registration reaches maximum capacity (whichever comes first).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00 am – 10:30 am Check-in & Refreshments 
10:30 am – 1:15 pm Welcome 

Application Workshop

Lunch

Scholarship Presentation

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Tour of Campus and Residence Halls
Required Documents:
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Friday, January 25 - Transfer Day

Registration coming soon.

High school and transfer students are invited to spend the day at Western Oregon University on Friday, January 25th. The program is free for students and their guests. High school seniors and transfer students are invited to apply for Fall Term 2019 admission at check-in.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:30 am – 9:00 am Check-in & Collection of Admission Applications,
Second Floor, Werner University Center (WUC)
9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome & Admissions Presentation
9:40 am – 10:25 am Exploration Sessions:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships, Calapooia Room, WUC
  • Honors Program, Willamette Room, WUC
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, Room 101, Richard Woodcock Education Center
  • University Housing, Columbia Room, WUC
10:40 am – 11:25 am Exploration Sessions:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships, Calapooia Room, WUC
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, TBA, Richard Woodcock Education Center
  • You and Your WOU Degree, Willamette Room, WUC
  • University Housing, Columbia Room, WUC
11:40 am – 12:40 pm  Campus and Residence Halls Tours
12:40 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch and Closing
12:25  – 1:00 pm Tour of Campus
1:10 – 1:30 pm Notification of Admission and Closing
1:30 pm Optional: Housing Tour
Admissions Status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.

Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Scholarship Drawing
Students who have applied for Spring or Fall Term 2019 admission during check-in and prior to the program are eligible for the Transfer Day scholarship drawing. The non-renewable $1,000 scholarship is only valid for a new transfer student and will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The recipient must be present during Preview Day in its entirety.

Saturday, February 9 - Winter Preview Day

Registration coming soon.

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Winter Preview Day is WOU’s most comprehensive visit experience, allowing prospective students and their guests to learn about our academic programs, meet our outstanding professors and explore opportunities for involvement on campus.

Registration is required

  • High school seniors or transfer students who have applied for Fall Term 2019 admission during check-in and prior to the program are eligible for the Preview Day scholarship drawing.
  • The $1000 scholarships are only valid for new freshmen or transfer students entering WOU Fall Term 2019 only and recipients must be present during Preview Day.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 am – 9:30 am Check-in, Collection of Admissions Applications & Refreshments
Werner University Center (WUC)
9:30 am – 10:20 am Welcome & Opening Activities
10:30 am – 11:50 am Academic Department/Student Services Fair & Core of Campus Tours
11:50 am – 1:20 pm Lunch & Residence Hall Tours
1:30 pm – 2:10 pm Exploration Sessions

  • University Housing & Dining Services
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Transfer Students Path to WOU
  • Information Session for Spanish-Speaking Families
  • Honors Program
  • Next Steps for Admitted Students
2:20 pm Scholarship Drawing & Notification of Admission Status
Registration is required

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. Please note registration may be closed prior to February 6th depending on demand. If you are a high school counselor or community college staff member and wish to register a large group of students for the program, please contact June McMillan in the Office of Admissions at mcmillanj@wou.edu.

Admissions Status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Monday, February 18 - President's Day Visit

Registration coming soon. 

Prospective students are invited to spend the day at Western Oregon University on Monday, February 18. The program is free for students and their guests. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore academic options, learn about the admissions process, tour campus, and eat lunch in Valsetz Dining Hall. Students are also invited to apply for Fall Term 2019 admission at the event with guidance from Admissions Office staff.

Registration will close on Friday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. Groups are welcomed to attend, but students must register individually through the link above.

If you plan to go on the morning tour (optional), please report to the Office of Admissions located in the Academic Programs and Support Center starting at 9:30 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. You might want to give yourself some extra time with parking. You can park in any lot available. A pass can be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Parking along a street parking space is aloud and does not require a pass.

If you do not plan to attend the morning optional tour you can check in starting at 10:30am in the Werner University Center. Parking will be in Lot G, behind the football stadium.

Questions about the program? Please contact the Office of Admissions at (503) 838-8211 or e-mail wolfgram@wou.edu.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:30 am – 10:00am Check-in for Core of Campus Tour – Morning Option

(If you are not going on the campus tour you can check-in during 2nd Check-in)

10:00 am – 11:00 am Core of Campus Tour
10:30 am – 11:00 am 2nd Check-in

(for visitors who did not go on morning campus tour)

11:00 am – 11:45 am Admissions Presentation/Application Workshop
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall
12:40 pm – 1:15 pm Academic Exploration Sessions
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Notification of Admissions Status/Organize Groups for 1:30 pm Tour
1:30 pm or 2:30 pm Campus Tour and Housing Tour – Afternoon Option
Admissions status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Wednesday, March 6 - Criminal Justice Careers Day

Registration coming soon.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Prospective students and their guests are required to register online. However, current WOU students are not required to register for the program. If you are a high school counselor or community college staff member and wish to bring a group of students to the event, please contact June McMillan at mcmillanj@wou.edu. Agencies who wish to participate in the Criminal Justice and Government Services Careers Fair should contact the Service Learning and Career Development Office at 503-838-8432 or slcd@wou.edu

Interested in a future in the criminal justice field?

If you are interested in a future in the criminal justice field, Criminal Justice Careers Day is the perfect time to explore educational and employment opportunities. High school and college students are welcome to attend this event. Explore the fields of law enforcement, corrections, parole and probation, community crime prevention and other criminal justice professions during the Career Opportunities Panel. Meet with representatives from law enforcement, correctional institutions, detention and jail facilities, juvenile and adult probation and parole programs and various special service fields at the career fair. Obtain information about college degree programs, academy training and employment opportunities. Eat lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall and tour campus with a WOU student ambassador. Faculty representatives from the criminal justice department and the Admissions Office will also be available.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:30 am – 11:00 am Check-in
Werner University Center (WUC)
11:00 am – 11:20 am

Welcome 

Pacific Room, WUC

11:20 am – 12:15 pm

Career Opportunities Panel, (Pacific Room, WUC)

Learn more about the career opportunities available to you from a panel of Criminal Justice professionals. Panel members will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the panel.

12:25 pm – 1:35 am

Criminal Justice and Government Services Careers Fair (WUC)

Meet with representatives from a variety of different agencies regarding employment opportunities, internships, and much more.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 Campus Tours, Admissions Office, Academic Programs and Support Center Building (APSC) Room 408

Please report to the Admissions Office ten minutes prior to the tour departure time. Tours are led by a current WOU student.

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

 Admissions Status Notification & Scholarship Drawing  (Pacific Room, WUC)

One student will receive a $500 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Representatives from the Admissions Office will be available to answer your final questions.

Admissions status
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.

Thursday, March 28 - Spring Break Visit

Registration coming soon.

Thursday March 28th, 2019

Spring break is the perfect time of the year for prospective students and their families to visit colleges and universities! Join us for a campus tour, information sessions, and a complimentary lunch.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 am – 9:30 am Check-in & Collection of Admission Applications (Pacific Room, Werner Universiy Center)
9:30 am – 9:45 am Welcome 
9:50 am – 10:20 am Exploration Sessions:

  • WOU Admissions 101
  • University Housing & Dining
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Academic Programs from a Student Perspective
  • Next Steps for Admitted Students
10:25 am – 10:55 am Exploration Sessions:

  • WOU Admissions 101
  • University Housing & Dining
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Academic Programs from a Student Perspective
  • Next Steps for Admitted Students
11:15 am – 12:30 pm  Campus and Residence Halls Tours
12:30 pm  Lunch & Notification of Admissions Status
Check-in Begins at 9:00 am

Please meet us at the Pacific Room in the Werner University Center (WUC). There will be signs to guide students and their guests to the designated parking lot for the program.

Admissions Applications
Students who provide a completed application for admission at check-in will receive a decision by the end of the program. This includes:
  • An application form (submitted online or printed pages 7-10 of PDF)
  • $60 fee payment or deferral form
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
Please review detailed information for freshmen or transfer students to determine if additional items should be submitted.
If this event date does not align with your school’s spring break, consider scheduling an individual campus visit instead!

Campus tours facilitated by current WOU students are offered every weekday in March/April. Schedule your campus visit here.

Additional Program Information

Registration is Required

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the event.

Program Check-in

Please report to the Second Floor of the Werner University Center (WUC). Check the Visitation Program above that you would like to attend for the time.

Parking

There will be signs to guide students and their guests to parking lot(s) for the program.

Attire

Students and their guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes due to the fact they will be touring the campus. Be sure to visit the Bookstore and acquire some WOU attire!

*If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Western Oregon University class or activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu at least 3 business days in advance.