Welcome to Western Washington University!
Before you arrive, here are some important things to know:
- Please remember your license plate number as this is required for pay stations.
- Not all parking lots accommodate visitor parking. Please refer to the parking map.
- Visitor information is available at the campus services building on Bill McDonald Parkway.
Daily and weekly permits can be purchased 24/7 online on Western's parking portal.
For hourly parking, please use the mobile app, ParkMobile, or use the pay stations in visitor lots.
Visitor Parking Rates
For all parking customers, daily and weekly permits can be purchased 24/7 online on Western's Parking Portal. Daily permits are $10.00 and weekly permits are $31.00.
Hourly and daily permits are available at pay stations placed in most lots on campus. Hourly permit rates are listed below and available pay stations are included in the “Weekday Visitor Parking” and “Evening and Weekend Visitor Parking” sections listed below.
|Weekdays 7am-4:30pm M-F||$2.00|
|Evenings 4:30pm-7am M-F||$1.00|
|Saturday & Sunday, all hours||$1.00|
Weekday Pay Stations
Weekday visitor parking pay stations are limited to lot 6V, located below the Viking Union and accessible from North Garden St, and lots C/12A, located across from Fairhaven College and accessible from Bill McDonald Parkway and S. College Way. Pay stations do not accept cash and there are no refunds for pay station permit purchases.
Evening, Weekend & Holiday Visitor Parking
Parking is available in lots C/12A with no permit needed after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all hours on weekends. Pay stations are located in most “G” lots on campus. These “G” lot pay stations are available for use after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all hours on weekends. Pay stations do not accept cash and there are no refunds for pay station permit purchases.
How to use Parking Paystations
Press any key to “wake-up” the pay station from power save mode.
Enter your license plate number. Note: An accurate license plate is necessary.
Parking options will appear on screen, use the keypad to select desired option or time.
Insert credit/debit card (Visa/MasterCard) to complete the transaction.
(Optional): You may print your receipt. Receipts do not need to be displayed.
Lincoln Creek Transportation Center (LCTC)
Parking permits are required to park in Western's Lincoln Creek Transportation Center (LCTC). Permits are available onling on Western's Parking Portal and at a pay station located in the parking lot. Daily permits for the Lincoln Creek Transportation Center are $5.00.
Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA)
Whatcom Transportation Authority ( WTA) bus service from the LCTC to Western's campus is available year-round. Service runs every 10-12 minutes on weekdays when classes are in session, and every 30 minutes year-round.
Bus Loading & Parking Information
There is no bus parking on the main Western Washington University Campus. Buses are directed to use the Lincoln Creek Park and Ride for parking after unloading their passengers. There are two bus loading/unloading zones on the main campus, one on the north end of campus and one on the south end. Visiting athletic teams, please contact the Athletics Dept. for specific parking for your event. All other bus visitors to campus, please contact the Student Business Office at (360) 650-2945 if you have questions.
Bus Loading/Unloading Zones
North Campus: 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, in front of the Viking Commons. Please travel southbound on High Street.
South Campus: 2001 Bill McDonald Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225, just north of the Campus Services Building. Please travel northbound on Bill McDonald Pkwy.
There is no bus parking on the main campus. All bus parking is located at the Lincoln Creek Park & Ride. Address: 800 Lincoln Street, Bellingham, WA 98229. Please contact the Student Business Office at (360)650-2945.
Current permit holders wishing to change parking lots
As space becomes available in each lot, we will offer a permit to the next qualified parker based on seniority. If you are not already on the waitlist for your preferred lot, go to the Parking Portal and place yourself on your waitlist. We will award permits from the waitlists in August based on seniority and space availability. You can manage your waitlist at any time.
New parkers without a current permit
Log on to the Parking Portal and place yourself on the waitlist for the lots of your choice. We will award waitlist permits in August and notify you thru your WWU email your right to purchase.
Additional information on Zones