Parents & Families

Parents and families are instrumental in helping students succeed and flourish throughout their time at Western. Our program works with parents and families to encourage student success and engagement throughout the student’s personal, academic and financial experience at Western. Support is available for both students and their family members as they together navigate the journey to graduation.


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Parent & Family Services Coordinator


Brooke Christopherson

Brooke Christopherson
Phone: 970.943.2090
Office Location: Taylor 301



Important Dates


Wilderness Based Orientation August 16-20
New Student Orientation August 21-25
Parent and Family Orientation August 21-22
Transfer Orientation August 23
Classes Start August 26
Mid Fall Break - No Classes October 11
Parent and Family Weekend October 18-20


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Happening on Campus



My Student Is Applying to Western

重庆欢乐生肖回血计划As your student weighs a college decision, we at Western are here to provide encouragement throughout the application process. As your student begins to assert some independence, we value your role as the parent and are here to help answer any questions you may have along the way.

Supporting My Mountaineer

Throughout a student’s time at Western, they will encounter many victories—but also some frustrations and defeats. Parent & Family Services is here throughout your student’s Mountaineer journey to partner with you in getting your student the necessary support.

Visiting Western’s Beautiful Campus

重庆欢乐生肖回血计划Western is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains within the gorgeous Gunnison Valley. Here are a few resource guides to ensure that you are able to make the most of your visit when spending time with your Mountaineer at their home away from home. If you have more questions about things to do in Gunnison and nearby Crested Butte, feel free to reach out to Parent & Family Services for additional information.