Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Diana Feinson
Assistant Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
516 High Street, 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
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Western Admissions does not require or hold interviews for students, however counselors are happy to meet with students and families to answer any questions. Information sessions are offered as part of campus tours throughout the week, and we offer 1:1 virtual appointments to answer admissions questions. Students can register for virtual appointments on our campus visits webpage.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

While individual class visits are unavailable, school groups can coordinate a visit by visiting this webpage (https://admissions.wwu.edu/visit), or link to: https://admissions.wwu.edu/visit/group-visits. Students who attend our spring visit program for admitted students will have the opportunity to meet with academic department representatives.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains are located in the Fairhaven Transportation Center 5 minutes from campus And FlixBus has a stop at Lincoln Creek Parking Lot, a WWU facility about 5 minutes from campus. The Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) buses stop every 10-15 minutes on campus. A WWU/WTA bus pass costs students $30.00 per quarter and also provides free access to the Starlight Shuttle, the student late-night shuttle that begin when the WTA buses stop running for the day. Uber and Lyft both operate in Bellingham. The Bellingham International Airport is located 15 minutes from campus and offers flight service to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and other locations. Many visitors fly into Sea-Tac which is located 1 hour and 45 minutes away and take the Airporter Shuttle, FlixBus, Amtrak, 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&Bs and AirBnBs 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 $195-$675 per night. The Four Points by Sheraton and Best Western Heritage Inn offer accommodations with moderate pricing. Conference centers, pools, workout facilities, and newer, clean rooms are a frequent choice for visiting families. The Four Points by Sheraton is located 5 minutes from campus while the Best Western Heritage Inn is located 10 minutes from campus. Rates range from $139-$229 night. For other accommodations, and applicable discounts, see Western's webpage.


Applicants: 14,209
Acceptance Rate: 91%
Average HS GPA: 3.50



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