WWU students move in this weekend as classes start Sept. 24

More than 4,000 Western Washington University students will return to campus to move into dorms and apartments Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

Area stores likely will be busy with back-to-school shoppers over the weekend.

About 70 percent of the students who will live on campus are new to Western, with about 2,800 incoming freshmen and 1,000 transfer students for fall.

The first day of classes at the university is Wednesday, Sept. 24. Total fall enrollment is expected to be 15,000.

Leading up to the first day, Western will host a series of welcome-back events, including the Associated Students Red Square Info Fair on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22 and 23.

The Student Bus Pass is available and valid for use on all Whatcom Transportation Authority routes, including the 80X. To get one, bring a Western ID card to the Western Card Office temporarily located in Wilson Library 165, across from the bookstore, to have it encoded . The Western Student Shuttle begins Sunday. Shuttle hours are 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sundays. Students must show a Western ID to board.

For more information, go online to wwu.edu.