Welcome Weekend: Honors Prologue

Students gather around sandstone at the Larrabee State Park beach
Students sit in a circle in the grass chatting
Students on the beach in Larrabee State Park

Prologue 2023: September 22-23

Registration now closed.

What is Honors Prologue?

All incoming Honors students are invited to participate in the WWU Honors Prologue. This program introduces students to Honors staff and advisors, faculty, campus, and the Bellingham region.

Event Dates

Friday, September 22: Honors Prologue will kick off with check-in at 1:30 pm with Honors staff. Then go on a campus-wide scavenger hunt with the WWU Outdoor Center in the afternoon. Then meet the Honors faculty, staff, and fellow students at an open-house reception in the Honors Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, September 23 (all day anticipated): Get to know your 2023 cohort while exploring what the Bellingham area has to offer. Select from 10+ local Bellingham excursions from Western's campus, Downtown, and Fairhaven (Bellingham Bike Tour, WWU's Planetarium, the Lightcatcher Museum, Marine Biology at the bay, Writer's Workshop, WWU's Outback Farm, the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, Hike on Sehome Hill and more!). Accessibility accommodations will be available.


  • Registration will open on June 30 and CLOSE on August 31. The last day to cancel and receive a refund is September 1. The link to the registration page will be listed below when it opens.
  • Registration Fee is $65. Breakfast, lunch, and entry fees for local excursions on Saturday are included.
  • Prologue waivers are granted in cases of financial hardship and based on Pell Grant eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Additional information about Pell eligibility is available online.
  • Honors Prologue events are optional.

Move In

Honors students participating in Honors Prologue are recommended to move in to the residence halls on Thursday, September 21st or Friday, September 22nd in order to get the most out of the Prologue schedule. For specifics on move-in dates and times, please contact University Residences at (360) 650-6565, housing@wwu.edu or visit the housing move-in website.