Exploring Western Remotely

Welcome to Western Colorado University! We're excited to help you learn more about us from the comfort of your own device. Take a virtual campus tour, explore academic programs, meet faculty members and more.

Discover Western. Discover Yourself.

Yo Soy Western- "I am Western"

Virtual Tour and other campus information

Located in Gunnison, Colorado, Western's campus is the perfect place to explore your passions both inside and outside the classroom. Our virtual tour provides you with an overview of where you'll be studying, living and recreating while attending Western. You can also view our campus map to become familiar with the layout of Western's campus, or watch a virtual information session to learn more about Western from a knowledgable admissions counselor.

Additionally, we offer a collection of hundreds of photos depicting various aspects of life at Western. Feel free to browse through and become more familiar with campus life, athletics, academics and the Gunnison Valley.

Virtual Information Session

Summer Visit Options

Western hosts several summer events for students interested learning more about the university.

Preview Days at Western offer prospective students the opportunity to experience campus like a true Mountaineer. While attending Preview Day, students will be able to explore our academic, athletic, and club and organization offerings, meet with faculty members, take a campus tour, and ask questions to current students and employees about their experience at Western.

Western is excited to be hosting the June 12 Preview Day virtually via Zoom! Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Western, academic offerings, residence life, financial aid, student clubs and organizations, and more. To learn more or sign up, click the Preview Day button below.

Note for transfer students

The Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services and the Registrar's Office will host a zoom meeting Tuesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. MST. Each department will share helpful information specific to transfer students interested in transferring to Western! There will be time for a Q&A at the end.

Click here to register in advance!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Campus remains closed to tours through July 1. To learn more about planning a future campus visit, contact visit@western.edu.

The Gunnison Valley

Situated at 7,700 feet above sea level in the central Colorado Rockies, Gunnison's location makes it the ideal place to study and explore the 2,526 square miles of public land in the county. Here, you can learn hands-on about a variety of natural science disciplines, mountian bike or hike the hundreds of miles of local trails, and experience the unique culture of a Colorado mountain town. Don't forget to explore the scenic ski town of Crested Butte, located less than 30 miles north of Gunnison.

Informational Materials

Browse through digital versions of our informational materials to learn more about what life is like at Western and how to take the next steps in becoming a Mountaineer.

Additional Resources

We're here to answer any questions you have. Please use the following links to contact our helpful staff for more information about admissions, financial aid and applying to Western.

You can also schedule a time to meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor or current Western student via Zoom conference or phone call to learn more about Western or ask additional questions not answered here:

Academic Programs

Western is proud to offer over 100 academic programs including majors, minors, emphases and licensures. Whether you choose Art, to Psychology, to Wildlife Biology, you'll earn a degree in a subject you love and are excited to pursue as a career. In addition to traditional academic programs, Western also offers five cutting-edge accelerated degree programs designed to help you earn your bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree in as little as five years.

While some students come to Western with a specific degree program in mind, we understand that some students aren't sure what they want to study. Through Western's Exploratory Program, a student is paired with an academic advisor who will help them discover which academic program or programs best suit their skills and interests, while making sure they'll be on track to graduate on the same timeline as someone with a pre-declared major.

Click below to learn more about Western's academic offerings.

Meet our Faculty

With an average class size of 18 students, Western students get to know their professors on a personal basis. Our faculty are experts in their fields. They're here to help you learn, accomplish goals and make the most of your time at Western. Below are just a few of our faculty members who help influence students well beyond the classroom.


Patrick Magee, Ph.D.

Sally Hays, Ph.D.


Elizabeth Petrie, Ph.D.

Thanks for using our remote campus exploration platform to get to know Western. We hope you come visit and consider taking future steps to become a part of the Mountaineer family!