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WWU / Fairhaven College of Interdiscipinary Studies

Mt Baker, WA

Visit Fairhaven

Fairhaven College is located next to the Sehome Arboretum at the southern end of Western Washington University's campus (a 10 minute walk from the VIking Union) in Bellingham, Washington. From WWU's Viking Union, you can see views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.


Bellingham is about 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and about 90 miles north of Seattle, WA.

Fairhaven College WWU photo map

Scheduling visits with Admissions

With advance notice, appointments can be arranged with Fairhaven Admissions staff, current Fairhaven students and other Western staff from Monday - Friday by calling: (360) 650-6680 or e-mail

Students who apply for admission to Fairhaven by January 15th will be invited to a day-long visit featuring: class visits, lunch with current students, and an interview with Fairhaven Admissions staff.



Directions & Parking Information

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See the WWU Directions to get to WWU Campus and the Campus Services Building on Bill McDonald Parkway.


Fairhaven College is located on a hill at the top of the gray stairs. Enter the front doors and go to the right at the top of the stairs to reach the Fairhaven College Main Office. For Accessibility information, please see the Campus Accessibility Map.



Events for Prospective Students & Families

Fairhaven holds events several times during the year in order for students and families to tour Fairhaven and get their questions answered. Applicants can also meet faculty and current students or sit in on a class when scheduling visits in advance.

Admissions Events

College Calendar