Campus Tour Info

Getting to your tour

Your tour will begin the in the Wade King Student Recreation Center at the specific time you selected when registering. To view your tour start time, please review your registration confirmation email, which also includes your parking discount code (if you're having difficulty locating your confirmation email, please feel free to contact us). If driving, please give yourself time to pick up a parking pass and park in the appropriate lot. 

Have you signed up for a tour?

If you haven't registered for your campus tour yet, sign up here.

Visit Options

Western offers two campus tour experiences. Please review your registration confirmation to verify which experience you signed up for.

Campus tours with optional Admissions information session include: 
  • A 60-minute walking tour of Western's campus led by a Student Admissions Representative.
  • An optional 30-minute Admission Information Session. 
  • Viewing of a residence hall room. Residence hall tours are only available when classes are in session—not during academic breaks or during finals weeks. View the academic calendar to see when breaks are scheduled (called intersession).
Campus tours only include: 
  • A 90-minute walking tour of Western's campus led by a Student Admissions Representative, which includes admission information.
  • Viewing of a residence hall room. Residence hall tours are only available when classes are in session—not during academic breaks or during finals weeks. View the academic calendar to see when breaks are scheduled (called intersession).

Interested in a specific major?

If you're interested in a specific major, contact the academic department or office you are interested in at least two weeks prior to your visit to make arrangements.

Get ready for your visit

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.

Accessibility

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

Dietary restrictions

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

Guest Parking Map

Travel

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

Regional Transportation Options

Parking and Campus Maps

Parking During the Week

We are pleased to offer complimentary parking for our guests attending our Admissions programs! To receive your discount at a parking kiosk, you will need your license plate number and the code found in your confirmation email for this program. You will park in a “C lot” and can get a parking permit at a “C lot” parking lot kiosk or through Parkmobile.

Parking On Weekends and Holidays

Park for free in the “C lots” on weekends and holidays. We also encourage visitors who would like to come on weekends to register for one of our Saturday tour options, or one of our full-day visit programs.

Campus Maps

Use our interactive campus map, or feel free to pick up an old-school paper map at the Campus Services building.

Have Questions?

Campus maps and parking information are available from Campus Services, open from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.