Getting Here

There are many ways to get to Western. We encourage alternative transportation to reduce strain on the environment and limited parking. Enjoy views of the bay and Bellingham's notorious greenery along the way!

Check the campus maps for bus stops, bike racks, walking trails, parking lots, accessibility, and campus dining locations. Peruse our outdoor sculpture collection while you're here!

If you decide to drive, please consider carpooling!

WWU Covid-19 safety protocols in effect for all visitors regardless of vaccination status

Do WWU: Wash your hands, Watch your distance, Use a mask.

A mask or other suitable face covering is required indoors when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators and shared vehicles. Masks are also encouraged in crowded, outdoor areas. To learn more about masks, such as what types of masks will offer you protection, view the CDC masking website.

If you are attending an in-person WWU event, check the event details for updates before attending. All event attendees will have to verify proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. Respect the community and yourself by staying home if you feel sick. Some in-person events may have virtual attendance options. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay inspired!

Parking Lots

Use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking

  • Get meter alerts
  • Extend your parking from wherever you are

C Lots

Google directions to the C Lots.

Located at the south end of campus. Allow yourself at least 20 minutes to get from your parking spot to your destination on campus. If you need a lift, WTA buses frequently shuttle through campus.

  • Free on weekends
  • Free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays
  • 7am to 4:30 p.m.: bring a debit or credit card to pay the hourly rate at the pay station. See rates
view of C lot, which is on the corner of W College Way and S College Dr. The lot is on both sides of Bill McDonald Parkway.

Lot 6V

Google directions to Lot 6V.

Off of North Garden Street, next to the Viking Union. Take the elevator or stairs to floor 6 to get to the main campus level.

  • Available all hours. Bring a debit or credit card to pay the hourly rate at the pay station. See rates
  • This is the closest all-hours guest parking to the Performing Arts Center
Parking lot 6v is off of N Garden St just northeast of Cedar St, in front of the Viking Union

Pay Station Lots

Other parking lots with pay stations are available after 4:30 p.m., and on weekends. Bring a debit or credit card for the pay station (see rates), or purchase a permit. Purchase a permit online or at the Student Business Office in Old Main.

View all of the parking lots on the Campus Map with the Features menu.

A screenshot of the features menu, on the interactive campus map