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IF YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR OWN EDUCATION, YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR LIFE

The Fairhaven Difference

Our commitment to transformative, creative, inquiry-based learning empowers students to pursue social, economic, and environmental justice.

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Engagement

Outback Farm

World Issues Forum

Adventure Learning Grant

Fairhaven College nurtures engaged learning, fostering social justice through innovative programs. 

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Impact

Local

National

International

Fairhaven College is committed to Solving Local & Global Problems. Our students and faculty are actively engaged in community activism and research at local, national, and international levels.

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Collaboration

Niall Ó Murchú and Rachel Malia Newkirk

Hilary Schwandt, Bethany Sparkle and Moriah Post-Kinney

Fairhaven’s interdisciplinarity fosters collaboration within the College and across campus. Check out some of our exciting collaborations.

 

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Our Stories

Fairhaven's Story

Fairhaven Alumni

Student and Alumni Profiles

Our students, staff, and faculty have followed many unique paths to get where we are today.

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Fairhaven's Commitments to the World

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship

Solidarity Statement

Mission Statement

OUR IMPACT

A Collaborative Living and Learning Community committed to Social, Economic, Racial, and Environmental Justice.

***New Fairhaven Scholarships***

The Royal Hanson President’s Academic Scholarship

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Royal Hanson (Fairhaven graduate 1975) has generously endowed a “transformational, boutique scholarship for artists, rebels and revolutionaries” that will be offered for the first time in the spring of 2021.  The scholarship is intended for “students of talent, vision, and ambition who want to use recording and music to create, innovate and shake things up and make this a better world for all peoples.  The scholarship’s purpose is to “inspire and support critical thought, artistic expression, risk-takers and change leaders.”


Dan and Pandora Larner Opportunity Scholarship for Dramatic Writing
A $2,000 Annual award (renewable for up to four years)  to be awarded to a Fairhaven student focused on writing. Whenever possible, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.


Dan and Pandora Larner Opportunity Scholarship for Law, Diversity and Justice
A $2,000 annual award (renewable for up to four years) to be awarded to a Fairhaven student focusing on law, diversity and justice. Whenever possible, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.

Click HERE for all Fairhaven Scholarships

 

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FORMER DEAN MARIE EATON'S MESSAGE TO NEW STUDENTS

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EMMA PARKINSON DESCRIBES FAIRHAVEN

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RACHEL ROTHBERG DESCRIBES FAIRHAVEN

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR NEW FAIRHAVEN STUDENTS