Summer Preview Day Program Information

Here's what you need to know to plan your visit.

If you haven't registered for Junior Visit Day yet, sign up here.

Getting to Junior Visit Day

Check-in begins in the Communications Facility Lobby at 8:30 a.m. Park for free in the C Lots off South College Drive and Bill McDonald Parkway

Junior Visit Day Agenda

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Check-in at the Communications Facility lobby. (Please note that the last campus tour departs at 9:15 a.m.)

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Campus Tours

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Welcome Session in the Performing Arts Center 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Admissions and Financial Aid Presentation and break for brunch (Admission to the dining hall is $5 per person with a discounted meal ticket)​

1 - 1:45 p.m.

Academic Sessions

2 - 2:30 & 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Honors Program Presentation, WWU Student Panel, Study Abroad Info Session

1 - 4:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Showcase


(Please note that while academic departments are closed on the weekend, admissions staff will be available to discuss and answer questions regarding Western’s 175+ programs)

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.

Guest Parking Map

Driving Directions

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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.

Other Travel Options

Bellingham International Airport

Allegiant Air -
Alaska/Horizon Airlines -

Greyhound (800) 231-2222

From Bellingham to downtown Seattle and Vancouver BC. Refer to for student discounts.

County Bus (360) 676-7433

Bellingham/Whatcom County bus system via Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA). Bus schedules available online at

Car Rentals

Avis - (800) 230-4898
Enterprise - (800) 261-7331
Hertz - (800) 654-3131

Airporter Shuttle (866) 235-5247

Shuttle service from Sea-Tac International Airport (100 mi. south of Bellingham).

Quick Shuttle (800) 665-2122

Shuttle service from Vancouver International Airport (50 mi. north of Bellingham).
Taxicabs (local)
Yellow Cab - (800) 281-5430

Train (800) 872-7245

Amtrak departs from Fairhaven (south Bellingham) traveling south through Seattle and north through Vancouver, BC. Refer to for student discounts.

Alaska Ferry (800) 382-9229

Departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal and travels via Alaska's Inside Passage.