Western's residence halls are all equipped with special facilities to help you live a healthy, happy, and productive life. Your accommodation will includes areas to cook, relax, and study, as well as maintenance and security staff. These facilities include:
- 24-hour security
- Front desk
- Laundry facilities
- Community kitchens
- Study areas
- Computer lab
- TV lounge
- Game room
- Bike storage
- Limited permit parking
YOUR ROOM YOUR WAY
When you arrive, your room will be your canvas, a blank slate where you can show off your interests and personality. You might want to bring a few favorite items from home, but many of the things you will need for your room are available from nearby shops. You can make your room feel comfortable by hanging posters on the wall, or pictures of friends and the fun things you do at Western.
Bed sheets, pillows, towels and toiletries can be easily found in Bellingham, as well as trinkets and unique decor from local shops downtown. Your room will come partially furnished with:
- Extra-long twin bed
- Computer desk and chair
- Clothing storage
- Wireless Internet
- Digital cable TV service
Western has a variety of dining options including residential dining commons, Subway, Starbucks, and small stores to pick up food between your classes. Each of the three housing communities on campus has a dining commons that serve 36 all-you-can-eat meals per week. You can enjoy buffet-style dining with Wi-Fi at:
- Viking Commons (North Campus)
- Ridgeway Commons (Ridgeway Complex)
- Fairhaven Commons (South Campus).
Your student ID card lets you pay for meals, which include breakfast, lunch, light lunch, dinner, late night and weekend brunch. The commons are open 12-15 hours per day, giving you the flexibility to eat when it suits your busy schedule.
Western's University Dining Services is committed to sustainability and zero-waste initiatives. Food is sourced from regional partners and local farmers whenever possible, and active food composting significantly reduces the amount of unnecessary waste.