Now that you’ll be living off-campus, you’ll be leaving the built-in social network of the Residence Halls and joining a whole new community—your immediate neighborhood, as well as the greater Bellingham community. Living in a new community is exciting, but it can be daunting, especially when nobody tells you the rules of the road. In the residence halls, your neighbors were all other students. But now that you’re off-campus, it’s important to remember that the people next door may have children, full-time jobs, and long-term investments in their property and neighborhood. You’re now a member of two communities – Western Washington University and Bellingham – and you have a responsibility to be a respectful member of both.