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There are many ways to get to WWU. We encourage alternative transportation to reduce the strain on the environment and limited parking accommodations. This also lets you enjoy views of the bay and Bellingham's notorious greenery a little more on your way here.


On the Campus Map, click the Features button at the top to view helpful features such as bus stops, bike racks, walking trails, dining locations, accessibility and labeled parking lots. Be sure to peruse our outdoor sculpture collection while you're here!


Disability accommodations

Box Office: (360) 650-6146,

Campus Accessibility Map

Parking Services

Western's Disability Resources website


If you decide to drive

Please consider carpooling. Park in hourly pay lots C or 6V, or purchase a permit online

The Lincoln Creek Park & Ride requires a permit (currently free!). Bus fare is $1. 

Other parking lots are available only on weekends and evenings after 4:30pm.

Lots with pay Stations are generally $2 on weekdays from 7am - 4:30pm, and $1 on weekends and evenings. Parking in the C lots is free on weekends and evenings. Pay stations take debit or credit card only.

Highlighted in the maps below are pay station locations, disability accessibility (blue dashed lines), and outdoor sculptures (stars). To view more features such as bike rack locations, bus stops, and dining services, see the full Campus Map.


Lot 6V Parking (shown in red)

Located next to the Viking Union, this is the closest all-hours guest parking to the Performing Arts Center. Access this parking lot via N. Garden Street. Take the elevator or stairs from the parking lot level to floor 6 to get to the main campus level. Bring a debit or credit card for the pay station.

Parking at WWU Viking Union



C Lot Parking (shown in orange)

On the south end of campus, the C lots are the largest university parking lots available. Parking in the C lots is free on weekends and weekday evenings! Bring a debit or credit card for the pay station at other times. If your destination is in the center or north end of campus, please allow yourself at least 20 minutes to get from your car to your destination. WTA buses also stop here frequently so you can shuttle across campus without spending much time on your feet! 

C lot parking



Visitor's Center

Park at the Visitor's Center (parking lot shown in red) if you want to get in-person information or purchase a parking permit. Campus Services can answer all your questions about parking and visiting campus. The Visitor's Center is located at the south end of campus, just south of the C lots. View the Campus Map to see how to get here.

Visitor's Center