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As Western students, you know there is always something going on. If you're looking for something to do, start by checking out our special interest clubs, academic clubs, the Student Government Association, club sports, and intramural sports. You can be a part of our award-winning radio station, KWSB (or just listen to the great tunes), join the only college-based Mountain Rescue Team in the country, participate in Multicultural Center events all year long or go on a Wilderness Pursuits expedition. Western students can also study abroad or participate in the National Student Exchange. Explore your opportunities here on western.edu!
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Key dates during the academic years of 2016-17, and 2017-2018.
|Summer||Classes begin||May 9, 2016||May 8, 2017|
|Memorial Day -- no classes||May 30, 2016||May 29, 2017|
|Independence Day -- no classes||July 4, 2016||July 4, 2017|
|End of Summer Semester||August 5, 2016||August 4, 2017|
|Fall||Classes begin||August 22, 2016||August 21, 2017|
|Labor Day -- no classes||September 5, 2016||September 4, 2017|
|Mid-fall Break -- no classes||October 14, 2016||October 13, 2017|
|Thanksgiving Break -- no classes||November 21-25, 2016||November 20-24, 2017|
|Final Exams||December 12-15, 2016||December 11-14, 2017|
|Spring||Classes begin||January 9, 2017||January 8, 2018|
|Martin Luther King Day -- no classes||January 16, 2017||January 15, 2018|
|Presidents Day -- no classes||February 20, 2017||February 19, 2018|
|Spring Break -- no classes||March 20-24, 2017||March 19-23, 2018|
|Final Exams||May 2-5, 2017||April 30 - May 4, 2018|
|Spring Commencement||May 6, 2017||May 5, 2018|