Find Your Place at Western Washington University
Seek out community, camaraderie, and a feeling of home at Western Washington University. Campus life in Bellingham is always invigorating, from passionate student organizations to immersive study abroad opportunities, but we also know the value of routine: you need a safe, affordable place to sleep, eat, study, and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Our vibrant campus is home to almost 90% of our first-year students. You’ll forge relationships in study nooks and at campus-wide events, in quick-stop cafes and all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, through niche student organizations and integrated living-learning communities—the list goes on!
We can also help you navigate off-campus living options.
Get the most out of your college experience through clubs and organizations that foster community, encourage your passions, and equip you as a leader of the future. Engage with arts, politics, outdoor activities, cultural immersion, service-learning, pre-professional organizations, and so much more at WWU!
Connect with WWU student life at the Viking Union—our central hub for community events, volunteer opportunities, adventure activities, leadership development, creative expression, and finding support for your passions, interests, and identities.
Gain a global perspective, conduct field research, improve your language skills, establish international professional networks, engage in service-learning activities, or simply immerse yourself in another culture through WWU’s extensive study abroad program options and destinations.
Venture to China, Madagascar, Turkey, Sweden, Brazil, Costa Rica, and New Zealand—just about anywhere you can think of!
Race around the track, go for a swim, climb a bouldering wall, or build your strength in Western’s state-of-the-art recreation center. You can join fitness classes, access personal training, or compete in intramural sports here in our home base for healthy living.
Integral to Western Washington University’s campus life is our commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion. Our policies, traditions, resources, and infrastructure are designed—and re-designed through our accountability process—to support you in being and becoming your comfortable, confident, thriving true self.