Western Washington University Locations

Western Washington University’s outreach has been advanced through partnerships with community colleges and community centers.  By maximizing the strengths of the university with communities in the Puget Sound and the Central Salish Sea regions, Western can help you reach your educational goals. 

Find out more about our locations below or check our distance learning opportunities available through WesternOnline.

WWU's Locations

Our main campus in Bellingham is the heart of Western Washington University, known for its vibrant campus life and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Salish Sea. Here, students have access to a diverse range of academic disciplines and a thriving community that encourages creativity and personal growth.

Western Washington University also has educational locations in Everett and on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas in Poulsbo, Bremerton, and Port Angeles. At these locations, students benefit from a community-focused atmosphere and academic programs designed to meet the region's needs.

Additional Sites in Washington

Anacortes (Shannon Point Marine Center)

While most of Western’s Marine and Coastal Science faculty and students are based in Bellingham, they also enjoy learning and working at the Shannon Point Marine Center, an interdisciplinary center for research and education which seeks to increase understanding of complex coastal and marine systems by integrating research with student-centered, immersive education, with a continuing commitment to diversity and mentoring.

A one-hour drive from Bellingham, in Anacortes, this 78-acre coastal research center is covered mostly by forest and bordered by 3,000 feet of undisturbed beachfront.  The Center is a perfect learning environment, ideal for students studying marine sciences, with easy access to a variety of marine habitats, sophisticated laboratories, and a fleet of research vessels.

Prospective students and parents can find more information about Shannon Point Marine Center on the Marine and Coastal Science webpage. Please note that an appointment is required if you would like to tour the facility as SPMC is an active research and teaching laboratory.


Woodring College of Education, the Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD), our partner school districts, and Washington state share a commitment to increasing the number of bi/multilingual teachers from the communities in which they live, helping to build strong multi- language programs, and increasing the diversity of our teaching force to reflect our student populations. WWU, in partnership with the Puget Sound ESD, has expanded our educational outreach programming to Renton to better serve the greater South King County region 

The Woodring Multilingual Teaching Fellows program supports employed paraeducators who seek to become K-8 certified teachers. Preference is given to multilingual candidates employed and referred by our partner districts. The degree completion program results in a BAE, English Language Learners and Bilingual Education along with recommendation for a Residency Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education, and English Language Learners and/or Bilingual.  

The Woodring College of Education began an innovative educational outreach program in partnership with Highline School District in 2016; this school district-based program was referred to as an Alternative Route to Teaching. The degree completion program, with a focus on inclusive education and multilingual education, allows paraprofessionals and teachers to collaborate, work and study within their local school district.

For additional information please visit the Woodring College of Education website.

Degree, Certificate and Endorsement Programs in Renton


Western offers the Cybersecurity program on the Kirkland campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 

This unique academic program between WWU and the partner Washington community and technical colleges culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.  Students follow a 2+2 program pathway completing the first two years to earn an articulated cybersecurity transfer degree at one of our partner colleges, and then the  last two years at one of Western’s Cybersecurity locations in Bellingham, Poulsbo or Kirkland.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit the Cybersecurity website.

Campus Maps

Interactive maps are available for the Bellingham campus and Shannon Point Marine Center.