Planning Your Trip

We're excited to meet you during your visit to campus! Which campus event did you sign up for?

If you haven't signed up for an event yet, sign up at our Visit page.

Get ready for your visit

Guest Parking Map


The Office of Transportation has directions for traveling to campus by car, bus, train, ferry, or airplane.

Regional Transportation Options

On Campus

What to bring

We ordered great weather, but please be sure to check the Bellingham weather forecast before you visit. We recommend layered clothing, a light rain jacket or umbrella, comfortable shoes, and sunglasses.

Also, bring a water bottle. This is a bottled water-free campus, supporting one of Western’s core values of environmental sustainability. You can purchase cups of water at any of our campus eateries, or fill your own reusable water bottle at our many water fountains and filling stations.


Campus tours are barrier-free (Accessibility Map of Campus). For more information contact the Disability Access Center at or (360) 650-3083.

Dietary restrictions

Dining halls and campus markets offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options.