Western Washington University 2023 Summer Session Available In-Person and Online for Both Students and Community Members



Western Washington University offers Summer Session courses to all current Western students and community members. 

Summer Session enables the community to take classes through Western without the requirement of admission. This includes high school students interested in getting a head start on earning college credits or participating in the college experience. For current Western students, Summer Session is a great opportunity to get ahead in classes for early graduation, and to enjoy smaller classes with more access to faculty. Hundreds of courses are available, including a variety of on campus, online, field study and faculty-led study abroad options, all available to browse on ClassFinder.

There are two general sessions with different start and end dates. Classes that are part of the six-week session run June 20 through July 28. Classes that are part of the nine-week session run June 20 through August 18. Additionally, select courses can be offered in an intensive format with specified dates. The normal academic year has 11-week quarters, so most summer classes are offered in a concentrated format with smaller class sizes.

Current students register May 2 - June 26 through Web4U. Registration for community members not admitted to Western begins on May 8 and is open until June 26. Prior to registration, an online application must be completed and submitted to the registrar’s office.

Summer Session drop-in Q&A sessions will be offered on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m, with the final session taking place on May 18. These are hosted by staff and are an opportunity to have questions about courses and registration answered.

For more information on Summer Session, including application instructions, visit summer.wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3308.

Summer Session is intended for all participants, including those with visible or invisible disabilities. For disability accommodation(s) (such as ASL interpretation, etc.) please contact Outreach and Continuing Education at (360) 650-3308 or OCE@wwu.edu. Advanced notice is appreciated and sometimes necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.