Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Jeanne Gaffney
Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
Mail Stop 9009
Bellingham, WA 98225-9009



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Viking Union Student Center
Red Square
Performing Arts Center
Sehome Arboretum
Student Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mt. Baker
Lake Whatcom (Western's Lakewood Facility)
Local businesses and shops
Historic Fairhaven
Chuckanut Drive/Bellingham Bay

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
7:15 a.m. - 8:00 p.m

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Available most Fridays throughout the year and select Saturdays in fall and spring.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greyhound Bus, Amtrak, and the San Juan Ferries are all located in the Fairhaven Transportation Center 5 minutes from campus. The city bus also stops in the middle of campus and costs students $25 per quarter. The Bellingham International Airport is located 15 minutes away and offers flight service to Seattle; however, most visitors fly into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport located 1 hour and 45 minutes away. Most visitors either fly from Seattle to Bellingham or take a shuttle van or drive a rental car to Bellingham.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate 5, take exit 252 and follow signs to Western Washington University. Enter the campus at South College Drive and stop at the Visitors Center to obtain a campus map and parking permit.

Local Accommodations
There are dozens of hotels, motels, B&B's and AirBnB's located within 10 minutes of campus. For luxurious lodging, The Hotel Bellwether and The Chrysalis Inn and Spa offer European service with breathtaking Northwest waterfront views. Both hotels are located 5 minutes from campus and rates range from $129-$299 per night. The Best Western Lakeway Inn and Best Western Heritage Inn offer accomodations with moderate pricing. Conference centers, pools, workout facilities, and newer, clean rooms are a frequent choice for visiting families. The Best Western Lakeway Inn is located 5 minutes from campus while the Best Western Heritage Inn is located 10 minutes from campus. Rates range from $59-$89 night. For other accommodations, see Western's web page.


Applicants: 11,124
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average HS GPA: 3.46



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