Housing and Dining
Housing and Dining at WWU
Welcome to Western Washington University - your new home away from home! Our unique housing communities provide a welcoming atmosphere, where you can embrace your unique style and personality while pursuing your academic journey.
And when it comes to dining, get ready for a delicious adventure! From hearty comfort food to international flavors, our dining choices cater to all tastes and diets without compromising on quality.
Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of our campus community at Western Washington University, where every day sparks a new sense of excitement in your college adventure.
At Western Washington University, on-campus housing reflects the spirit of our campus community. 30% percent of all undergraduates choose to live on campus, where they enjoy a dynamic and close-knit atmosphere.
While new Western students receive housing priority, University Residences also houses returning students as space allows. Learn more about housing eligibility for first-years students or for returning students.
The residence halls on Western's Bellingham campus consist of eight residential communities spread across three residential neighborhoods, all within walking distance of each other.
- Edens Hall
- Edens North
- Higginson Hall
- Mathes Hall
- Alma Clark Glass Hall
- Ridgeway Alpha
- Ridgeway Beta
- Ridgeway Delta
- Ridgeway Gamma
- Ridgeway Kappa
- Ridgeway Omega
- Ridgeway Sigma
- Birnam Wood
- Buchanan Towers
- Buchanan Towers East
- Fairhaven Complex
Visit the On Campus Housing website to explore residential neighborhoods, room layouts, and video tours, or learn more about new student housing applications and move-in schedules.
Ready to say goodbye to campus living and experience adventures off campus? Check out Western Washington University's off-campus living resources – your hub for off-campus housing listings, moving tips, and renting information. Learn the ins and outs of leases, make your commute plan, and develop a roommate agreement using our tools. Let your off-campus life begin!
The dining experience at Western is centered around embracing healthy lifestyles while being mindful of our impact on the environment and our community. We're big believers in the power of a nourishing meal, and aim to provide our students, faculty, staff, and visitors with delicious and wholesome offerings. Come join us and savor the goodness while supporting a brighter, more sustainable future together!
Need a snack? Check out Vendor's Row in front of the Viking Union for some tasty eats from local food vendors!
Campus Cafes and Markets
Choose from a full range of retail dining locations to suit your taste, budget and schedule. All cafés and markets on campus accept Dining Dollars, Viking Dollars, cash and credit cards.
On Campus Food Resources
Need food? Try these on-campus pantries for free snacks, meals and produce.
Free meals at university dining facilities
Miller Hall 150
Viking Union 435
Main Office (3rd Floor) in Fairhaven College
Journalism Food Pantry
Communications Facility 257
Linguistics Department Food Pantry
Bond Hall 403
Free farmers’ markets happen intermittently at the Outback Farm during harvest season
WWU supports students in need and provides or connects them with essential resources, on and off campus. We define basic needs as the resources that address food security, housing stability, and financial sustainability. Our Basic Needs website hosts a directory of on- and off-campus resources pertaining to food security, financial resources, legal and dispute resolution assistance, and other support services.