Schedule and Activities

College success workshops

Viking Launch students hold hands and still can't completely surround the  entire old growth tree.

There will be several workshops throughout the week of Viking Launch, which will introduce students to different campus resources, such as the Learning Commons and Campus Prevention and Wellness. These workshops will provide helpful tips on managing your physical and mental well-being in college and learning effective study skills, in order to help students build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for academic success before fall classes begin.

Community-building activities

There will be several structured group activities to facilitate community-building with other Viking Launch participants and orient students to campus life and the surrounding community.

Class time

Due to the condensed nature of a two-credit course being covered in one week, Viking Launch students will be in class an average of 4-6 hours per day, interspersed with workshops, activities, and mealtimes. This is an action-packed week, but will assist students in being prepared for college life.

Recreational activities

There will be a group orientation to the Student Rec Center during Viking Launch, and Viking Launch students can utilize the Rec Center during their free time during the week.

Viking Launch Schedule (Subject to change)

Sunday Schedule
Hour Description
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Move-in to assigned housing (NO EARLY ARRIVALS PLEASE)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Viking Launch Check-in/Program Start: Check in for Viking Launch, say goodbye to your families., and be ready to get started!
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Viking Launch Program begins: Welcome session/Academic Success presentation
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Ice-breaker Activities
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Group Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Resident Life Community Meeting
Monday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Class/engaging seminars with a faculty member
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Class
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Academic Success Workshop
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Tuesday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Class
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Class
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Health & Wellness @ Western Workshop
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Wednesday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Class (Some classes may have field trips on this day if safe to do so)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Class
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Thursday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 AM– 9:00 AM Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 AM  – 12:00 PM Class/engaging seminars with a faculty member
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Class
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Library Scavenger Hunt
5:00 PM– 6:00 PM Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Friday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 AM– 9:00 AM Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Class
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Final class presentations
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Closing Event - Movie
   
Saturday schedule
Hour Description
Free Day Dining Hall open for Brunch and dinner
Sunday schedule
Hour Description
Free day  Dining Hall open for Brunch and Dinner.

Have questions about Viking Launch?

Please email us at VikingLaunch@wwu.edu and someone will get back to you.