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.
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.
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)
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.
Guest Parking Map
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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.
Use our interactive campus map, or feel free to pick up an old-school paper map at the Campus Services building.
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
Greyhound (800) 231-2222
From Bellingham to downtown Seattle and Vancouver BC. Refer to www.greyhound.com for student discounts.
County Bus (360) 676-7433
Bellingham/Whatcom County bus system via Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA). Bus schedules available online at www.ridewta.com.
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).
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 www.amtrak.com for student discounts.
Alaska Ferry (800) 382-9229
Departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal and travels via Alaska's Inside Passage.