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 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Move-in to Fairhaven Complex or Ridgeway Kappa (NO EARLY ARRIVALS PLEASE)
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Viking Launch Check-in: pick-up your dining card and schedule, and then say goodbye to families.​
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. VIKING LAUNCH STUDENTS: Program begins – please arrive prior to this time and say your goodbyes to family.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PARENTS/FAMILIES: Optional mini-orientation presentation by New Student Services/Family Outreach (NSS/FO). If you attended one of the virtual Fall Advising & Orientation sessions, you will get this information. Families depart.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Resident Life Community Meeting
Monday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class/engaging seminars with a faculty member
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Class
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Academic Success Workshop
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Tuesday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Class
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Health & Wellness @ Western Workshop
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Free Time
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Evening Study time
Wednesday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class (Some classes may have field trips on this day if safe to do so)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Class
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Evening Study time
Thursday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class/engaging seminars with a faculty member
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Class
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Evening Study time
Friday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Final class presentations
3:00 – Evening Free time
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Saturday schedule
Hour Description
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Fairhaven Commons) – No activities
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Fairhaven Commons)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner (Fairhaven Commons)
Sunday schedule
Hour Description
Free day Move-in day for all WWU students. Breakfast and Lunch on your own. Dining Hall open for Dinner.

Have questions about Viking Launch?

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