Music Lockers and Instrument Rentals

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting in September each year. Students can inquire about locker availability during winter and spring quarters by visiting the Music Office.

Instrumental rentals are only available to students enrolled in private WWU lessons, ensembles, or Music Education concentration pedagogy labs.

Read the full policies and procedures below for more information!

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Music Lockers

Quick Reference

Please note, students are responsible for reviewing the full policies and procedures below.

  • New locker requests open on September 5th each year.
  • Renewal requests open on May 13, and the deadline for 2024-25 AY renewals is May 31, 2023, at 11:59 pm. 
  • Lockers must be emptied by noon on the Friday of finals week, if not renewed. The remaining items will be held in the Music Office until the last day of June, then sent to the Viking Union Lost and Found.
  • Personal locks are prohibited, and a key or combination will be provided.

Music Department locks are provided and are currently on all lockers. Personal locks are no longer allowed, and locks no longer need to be purchased. 

Locker assignments and combinations will be sent via email only. Locker combinations should not be shared with any other students or faculty members. If a locker combination is shared, the assigned student will be billed with the cost of replacing the lock and may be required to clean out their locker. 

Students will be assigned a locker based on the size of the instrument and other needs. Locker assignments and combinations will be sent via email only.

How to request

Music locker requests open on September 5 each academic year. New and returning students who did not renew a locker the previous year must submit a request form. If you renewed your locker, you do not need to submit a new form.

Lockers are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, but we may assign them based on department needs. If lockers are full or unavailable, you'll be placed on a waitlist for the academic year. Students can inquire about locker availability during winter and spring quarters by visiting the Music Office or emailing

Submit the Music Locker Request Form

Instrument and Locker Size

  • Small Lockers: Flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, oboe, trumpet, violin, viola, voice, piano.
  • Medium lockers: Cello, trombone, French horn, tenor & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet.
  • Large lockers: Bass, euphonium, and tuba only
  • Percussionists: Lockers are reserved for percussionists. Please request a locker through the percussion student manager.


Students can renew their locker each year starting May 13 through the Music Locker Renewal Form, the form for spring 2024 closes at 11:59 pm on May 31. 

Renewals are available to students who currently have an assigned music department locker and would like to have a locker for either the summer quarter or next year.

Cleanout Deadline

  • Lockers that are not renewed must be cleaned out by 12:00 pm on the Friday of finals week, return locks and/or keys to the music office once it is vacated. 
  • Missed the cleanout deadline? Any remaining belongings will be stored in the Music Office until June 30. After this date, items will be turned into the Viking Union Lost and Found. 

Questions? Email Rax Organa, Music Office Coordinator

Instrumental Rentals


Rentals are restricted to students in enrolled in WWU private "applied" lessons, ensembles, or Music Education pedagogy labs. Proof of enrollment may be requested. Please note that submitting a request form does not guarantee a rental for applied lessons and ensembles.


  1. Applied lesson and ensemble students require written approval from their instructor or ensemble director. Faculty must email their approval to Instrument Library.
  2. Music Education students in pedagogy labs must enroll in the course first. 
  3. Submit the Instrument and Equipment Request Form. Give a minimum of five full business days for a response. 
  4. Watch your email for a response from the Instrument Library and complete action items as necessary.

Rental Fees

Students will be prompted to pay a fee after the instrument library verifies availability of an instrument. Do not pay a fee until prompted by the instrument library. We cannot guarantee a refund from WWU if an instrument is unavailable.

  • Wind & String Pedagogy - $47.40 per quarter
  • Primary Wind - $47.40 per quarter
  • Primary String - $53.33 per quarter

Other Rental Options

We encourage students who are not eligible or unable to rent an instrument from WWU Music, to look into rentals in the Bellingham area. Past students have had success renting from Bellingham Wind Works, Bellingham Music, Quist Violins, and many others.