Welcome Out of State Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Western Washington University! As you plan to relocate to the Bellingham area, we hope that you will find these resources helpful. Mark your calendar for upcoming events to introduce you to other out-of-state, new, and existing students and families

Questions about residency? Contact the Registrar’s Office for answers to all of your questions.

Out-of-State Student Dinner

Saturday, September 23, 2017, Viking Commons

New out-of-state students and their families are cordially invited to attend the annual Out-of-State Student Dinner at Western Washington University. Reservations are required to attend and limited to 2 families members with each student. Returning students are not eligible. All parking on/around campus is free during the Out-of-State Student Dinner.

Reservations for the Out-of-State Student Dinner have CLOSED

Evening Schedule

  • 4:30pm – Check-in, Viking Commons
  • 5:00pm – Dinner
  • 5:30pm – Program Presentation
  • 6:30pm – Program closes
  • *Please note: Students who wish to move in early to the residence halls on Saturday, September 23 must also sign up for Early Arrival. The student's housing fee for that Saturday night will be waived if the student attends the dinner. The student must check in and attend the dinner to be eligible for the fee waiver.


Visit Western’s Sustainable Transportation Office in the Viking Commons 25 for information on bus schedules, commuting information, air and ground transportation, and more! Check out their website for more information!


Living On Campus

Get all your questions answered about when the residence halls open, associated costs, housing assignments, and more on the University Residences website.

Your housing and roommate assignment will be mailed to you in early August and posted at myHousing. Track your housing status online at housing.wwu.edu/myhousing.

For more information, contact University Residences at 360.650.6565.

Living Off Campus

Living off-campus introduces plenty of new choices and, along with those choices, new responsibilities. If you are a student who is looking to live off-campus, visit Western's Off Campus Living website for information on making informed decisions, tenant rights and responsibilities, local laws and ordinances related to neighborhood living, and more.

Page Updated 09.15.2017