Admissions Office launches virtual tour of campus

Western Today staff

The Office of Admissions at Western Washington University has launched a virtual tour of campus for prospective students and others who want to experience Western's beautiful campus remotely.

The site features a full walking tour of the WWU campus, with student tour guides presenting recorded speeches at each stop. Viewers may listen to the guides or read their speeches in English or Spanish.

Many of the stops also include 360-degree views of classrooms, student residences or other areas of interest.

"We know students love Western's amazing campus, and we're really excited to give prospective students this preview so they are even more eager to visit us in person," said Eric Nissen, assistant director of the Admissions Office.

In addition to the Web, the tour works on mobile devices and soon will be integrated with the Admissions Office's Facebook page. Admissions staff will soon begin informing prospective students of this new way to "visit" campus via email and social media messages.

Admissions staff and Student Admissions Representatives, who have been working on the project for several months, will continue to upgrade the tour with new photos and videos as opportunity arises.