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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

Mail Stop 9009

Bellingham, WA 98225-9009

United States

Phone: 360-650-3440

Fax: 360-650-7369


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Jeanne Gaffney
Title:Director of Admissions
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
Mail Stop 9009
Bellingham, WA 98225-9009
Admissions Office Phone:360-650-2422
Admissions Office Fax:360-650-7369
Admissions Office Email:jeanne.gaffney@wwu.edu

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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

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday - Friday
7:15 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
Phone Number:360-650-2422
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:No
     Tour Dates:Year-round
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admit@wwu.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Interviews are not required
Appointment Required:Not Required
Advance Notice:No
Saturday Appointments Available:No
Average Length of Interview:30 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Available most Fridays throughout the year.
Email Address to Sign-Up:admit@wwu.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admit@wwu.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available
Any Limitations:Overnight dorm stays are not available.

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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: Near By:
There are dozens of hotels, motels and B&B'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 accomodations, see Western's web page.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Office of Admissions
    Mail Stop 9009
    Bellingham, WA 98225-9009
    Phone: 360-650-2422
    Fax: 360-650-7369
    Email: jeanne.gaffney@wwu.edu
  • Visiting Center:
  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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