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Fairhaven College 2019 Commencement

Saturday June 15 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm
Performing Arts Center (PAC) Concert Hall PA 155 (more info)

WWU’s new Living-Learning Themed Community, Sustainable Food Systems, provides the opportunity to join a cohort of students living, learning, farming, and cooking together.

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world.

Fairhaven College is distinguished by:

  • Small, seminar-style courses at a public university
  • Narrative evaluations instead of grades
  • Close advising relationships with faculty
  • Opportunities for independent and international study
  • Student-designed interdisciplinary degrees


  • Student Painting in Fairhaven Hallway
  • World Issues May 22, 2019 Carlos Spector

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TJ Martin

TJ Martin

Interdisciplinary Concentration

In 2012 Western Washington University alumnus TJ Martin won an Academy Award for his documentary feature "Undefeated." The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) bestows the...