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The Fairhaven Difference

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

Accepting Applications for Winter Quarter 2023

Fairhaven College is Now Accepting Applications for Spring Quarter 2022.

Fairhaven College admits students at all levels:

  • High School 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.

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Free Food, Friday 12-2pm. Take what you need @free farmer's market.

Associated Students Outback Farm Communications email

2022 Fairhaven Graduation Video


5 Ways Instructors Are Including Anti-racism in Roots Music Studies

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Human Rights Minor 

Why Consider a Human Rights Minor?

Human Rights Minor Information

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor

WWU is the only public university in Washington state with a minor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor Information




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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.

Marie Eaton’s Message to Students

Emma Parkinson Describes Fairhaven

Rachel Rothberg Describes Fairhaven

Tips and Tricks for New Fairhaven Students