Self-Guided Tour

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.

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.

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

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.