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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 Fall Quarter 2022

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.

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

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Mark Miyake co-wrote an article on anti-racism in string band music studies for No Depression magazine.

Read full article in No Depression magazine

Outback Farm 50th Anniversary

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Save the Date! Get ready to celebrate 50 years in the Outback Farm this coming May 21-22, 2022. There will be music, an info fair, food vendors, a silent auction, classes, workshops, blues & brunch, and more!

Outback Farm 50th Anniversary 

Outback Farm Webpage

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Human Rights Minor 

Why Consider a Human Rights Minor?

Human Rights Minor Information

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor

Did you know?

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

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor Information

 

 

 

Out on the Farm

Cam Olsen-Roth leads a tour through the Outback Farm

At The Outback Farm, queer students find community with each other and nature.

Story by Cam Olsen-Roth | Photos by Nicola Wasmuth

Read the full article in The Planet Magazine

Outback Farm Webpage

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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

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

Violence Against People of Asian Descent

 

OUR IMPACT

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