A self-guided tour is a great way to get to know Western at your own pace.
You are more than welcome to roam freely, but if you would like a bit more direction you can pick up a "Self-Guided Tour" booklet at the Visitor Center, in the Office of Admissions, or download it from this page.
Once you have a booklet, head to the Wade King Student Recreation Center to get started.
If you plan to visit an academic department, please contact them in advance to make an appointment.
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
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.