If you can design your own education, you can design your life

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Fairhaven College is still accepting applications for Fall 2024 for current WWU students, first-year and transfer students who have been admitted to WWU for Fall Quarter.

Students must be admitted to WWU in order to be admitted to Fairhaven.

Fairhaven College admits students at all levels:

  • First Year Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Current WWU Students

Fairhaven College admits students on a quarterly basis. As a small college within WWU, we can have a selective admissions process.

**For current WWU students, although Phase I of registration has ended, you will be able to sign up for classes during Phase II in September. 

The Fairhaven Difference

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

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Outback Farm

World Issues Forum

Adventure Learning Grant

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

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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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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

Latest Alumni Updates

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

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

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