Visitors

Welcome to Western Washington University!

Welcome! Before you arrive, please review this site, as it contains important information to make your visit to Western both exciting and memorable.

Visitor Permits can be purchased online or in-person at the Public Safety counter inside the Campus Services building. The Guest Permit Application is now located on the Special Permits page.

Getting to WWU - Driving Directions

Directions to Parking Office

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Southbound

  1. Take the Samish Way EXIT 252.
  2. At the top of the off ramp, turn right onto S Samish Way.
  3. At the light, turn left onto Byron Ave (Wendy’s on the corner).
  4. Continue down this road as Byron turns into Bill McDonald Parkway.
  5. Drive on Bill McDonald Parkway for just over 1 mile and continue straight through two stop lights (you will still be on the Bill McDonald Parkway)
  6. The Campus Services Building will be the first building on the right after the intersection

Parking Services is on the main floor on the left hand side as you enter.

Northbound

  1. Take the Samish Way EXIT 252 (this is just past the Fairhaven exit).
  2. At the top of the off ramp, turn left onto S Samish Way.
  3. At the first light, take a left to stay on S Samish Way (over freeway).
  4. At the second light, turn left onto Byron Ave (Wendy’s on the corner).
  5. Continue down this road as Byron turns into Bill McDonald Parkway.
  6. Drive on Bill McDonald Parkway for just over 1 mile and continue straight through two stop lights (you will still be on the Bill McDonald Parkway)
  7. The Campus Services Building will be the first building on the right after the intersection

Parking Services is on the main floor on the left hand side as you enter.

Directions to LCTC Park & Ride

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The Lincoln Creek Transit Center Park & Ride connects with WWU via WTA buses, serving multiple stops on campus, including the academic core. LCTC is located on Lincoln St., east of I-5, just north of exit 252.

Northbound

  1. Exit 252 (Samish Way, WWU)
  2. Turn left, onto Samish Way
  3. At traffic light, go straight (Lincoln St.)
  4. Lincoln Creek Park & Ride is on the right.

Southbound

  1. Exit 252 (Samish Way, WWU)
  2. Turn left onto Samish Way—crossing over the freeway.
  3. Turn left onto Lincoln Street.
  4. Lincoln Creek Park & Ride is on the right.

Parking permits are required to park in Western’s Lincoln Creek Transportation Center (LCTC). Permits are available online. Customers can print their own permit from home. Self-help computer kiosks are also available in the lobby of Campus Services building.

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. WTA routes 190, 90A&B, 196/197 and 80X serve LCTC.

Evening and Weekend Parking

Anyone parking on Western’s campus must display a parking permit and park in the lot assigned except in metered spaces where payment of meter is required. Please observe lot hours and availability on signs at lot entrances.

Parking is available in the C/CR and 12A lots with no permit needed 4:30p.m.-7:30a.m. weekdays and all hours weekends. Parking pay stations are located in most “G” lots. They are available for use after 4:30 p.m. weekdays and all hours weekends.

Visitor Parking Rates

For all parking customers, hourly, daily and weekly permits can be purchased online. They can also be purchased by visiting the parking office located in the Campus Services Building, 2001 Bill McDonald Parkway, between the hours of 8:005AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday.

Visitor Permits Rates

20 minutes-1 hour $2.00
1-2 hours $4.00
2-3 hours $6.00
3-4 hours $8.00
Over 4 hours $10.00
Motorcycles (all day) $2.00
Weekly meters all hours $31.00

 

Meter Hourly Rates

Parking meters all hours $2.00

 

Pay Station Hourly Rates

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 limited to 6V (below Viking Union) and 12A/C (located across from Fairhaven College). Pay stations accept MasterCard and Visa. There are no refunds.

Parking Guide

Printable Parking Map

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Page Updated 04.29.2016