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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!
Campus Life Slideshow
Some photos from around campus, at sporting events, in music concerts ... Mountaineers are busy!
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Key dates during the academic years of 2015-16, and 2016-2017.
|Summer||Classes begin||May 11, 2015||May 9, 2016|
|Memorial Day -- no classes||May 25, 2015||May 30, 2016|
|Independence Day -- no classes||July 4, 2015||July 4, 2016|
|End of Summer Semester||August 7, 2015||August 5, 2016|
|Fall||Classes begin||August 24, 2015||August 22, 2016|
|Labor Day -- no classes||September 7, 2015||September 5, 2016|
|Mid-fall Break -- no classes||October 9, 2015||October 14, 2016|
|Thanksgiving Break -- no classes||November 23-27, 2015||November 21-25, 2016|
|Final Exams||December 14-17, 2015||December 12-15, 2016|
|Spring||Classes begin||January 11, 2016||January 9, 2017|
|Martin Luther King Day -- no classes||January 18, 2016||January 16, 2017|
|Presidents Day -- no classes||February 15, 2016||February 20, 2017|
|Spring Break -- no classes||March 21-25, 2016||March 20-24, 2017|
|Final Exams||May 3-6, 2016||May 2-5, 2017|
|Spring Commencement||May 7, 2016||May 6, 2017|