FUN back2Bham FACTS

Every third weekend in May, thousands of Vikings venture to the far corner of Northwest Washington for a reunion of epic proportions. How epic, you ask?

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Epic Journey

Over the past six years, Back2Bham has hosted alumni, parents, friends and family members who traveled from 30 states and four foreign countries.

Epic Air

Bouncy houses, inflatable slides and obstacle courses, harnessed trampolines, zipline, lunching in the fresh open air… you get the idea.

Epic Brew

During Back2Bham, 25 gallons of the Pacific Northwest’s signature elixir, Viking Blend, is consumed by staff, guests and volunteers. As for regional bites and glasses of delicious craft beer… our mathematicians are still counting.

Epic Excursions

Grab your water bottle one for one of our guided tours: kayaking on the Bay, bicycle Bellingham with the Outdoor Center, birding, outdoor art sculpture viewing, sailing & motorboat rides and high ropes course at Lakewood or go on a hike with WOOT (Western Outdoor Orientation Trips.)

Epic Entertainment

Student performers, a circus, choir concert, dance performances, improv theatre and live bands including Bellingham’s own SpaceBand and Baby Cakes.



Back2Bham’s comprehensive schedule of events organized by time and category is dynamically updated on our upcoming mobile app coming out soon.


Although you’ll have plenty of options on campus for entertainment and education during Back2Bham weekend, we know you’ll want to hit your favorite Bellingham places, too. Rated one of the best cities to visit and live in the country, Bellingham offers something for everyone.


We have partnered with many of Whatcom County’s hotels to provide you with lodging during the Back2Bham Weekend. Many of the hotels are willing to provide a discount to WWU guests! When making your reservation, just say that you’re coming for the Back2Bham Weekend! Be sure to book quickly though; hotels will fill up for this weekend! For a complete listing of all Whatcom County hotels click here.

In addition to the many hotels in Bellingham, there are many wonderful vacation homes for rent in Whatcom County. Go to,, or, and stay in a house with your family or a group of friends.

For our more adventurous guests, check out camping in the area’s great state and county parks.

Four Points by Sheraton
714 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229
(888) 671-1011
Distance: 2.5 mi.View Map
Fairhaven Village Inn
1200 10th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(877) 733-1100
Distance: 1.4 miView Map
Hotel Bellwether
One Bellwether Way
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 392-3100
Distance: 2.8 mi.View Map
Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa
4876 Haxton Way
Ferndale, WA 98248
(866) 383-0777
Distance: 13.5 miView Map
TownePlace Suites Marriott
4050 Northwest Ave
Ferndale, WA 98226
(360) 714-9700
Distance: 13.5 miView Map
Comfort Inn 
4282 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
(800) 228-5250
Distance: 6.6 mi.View Map
Hampton Inn Bellingham-Airport 
3985 Bennett Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-7700
Distance: 7.6 miView Map
Holiday Inn Express
4160 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 671-4800
Distance: 6.2 mi.View Map
Marriott SpringHill Suites
4040 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 714-9600
Distance: 7.3 mi.View Map
Oxford Suites Bellingham
4051 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-1400
Distance: 10 mi.View Map
Bay City Motor Inn
116 N. Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-8280
Distance: 1.5 mi.View Map
Bellingham Lodge
101 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-8280
Distance: 1.5 mi.View Map
Coachman Inn
120 N. Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
(800) 962-6641
Distance: 1.6 miView Map
Days Inn 
215 N. Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-8830
Distance: 1.7 mi.View Map
Econolodge Inn & Suites
3570 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-4600
Distance: 5.9 mi.View Map
Quality Inn Grand Suites
100 E. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 647-8000
Distance: 7.4 mi.View Map
Rodeway Inn
3710 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-6000
Distance: 3.8 mi.View Map


Missing that really funny gal who lived down the hall in Eden’s from you? How about that long-lost study buddy you had for chemistry? See if your friends are registered and encourage those you are in touch with to join you if they aren’t! List will be made available when registration goes live.


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