University Residences

University Residences

Temporary Housing Information, Fall 2017

Every year we open up fall quarter with some students placed in temporary room assignments. Below are the two types of temporary placements for fall, 2017.

You will have received an email telling you whether you will be a temporary RA roommate or in the hotel. Specific details for each are also below.

Resident Adviser Temporary Roommate Information

We are pleased to welcome you to University Residences for the 2017-18 academic year.

Every year we open up fall quarter with some students placed in temporary room assignments. You are one of a group of students who will start the year in a temporary assignment with a Resident Advisor (RA). Your temporary assignment and roommate information is now posted at MyHousing.

As a temporary roommate, you will share a double room with an RA for the first several weeks of the quarter. The typical length of stay of is 6-8 weeks. As space emerges, you will move to your permanent housing assignment.

Your temporary assignment has the same amenities (bed, desk, wardrobe, etc.) that your permanent placement will have, as well as a knowledgeable, campus-savvy roommate! Data shows that students who begin their year as RA roommates have a strong, positive experience, and report high satisfaction with their temporary placements. We encourage you to contact your new RA roommate; they will be moving to campus for training soon, will be working on Move-In Day, and are excited to meet you!

All regular move-in schedules and Early Arrival options apply to RA roommates, but if you have questions, we are happy to answer them. Please contact us at 360.650.6565 or at

We look forward to seeing you on campus on Move-In Day!

Temporary Hotel Housing: Overview & Amenities

Days Inn, 215 N. Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 734-8830

Days Inn

Congratulations on your acceptance to Western! Some of our students will be temporarily staying at the Days Inn, a Bellingham hotel near a variety of eateries as well as close to the bustling Sehome Village shopping center. The hotel is a 25-minute walk or quick bus ride to Western’s campus, and a short walk to the Sehome Hill Arboretum, offering an interesting off-campus living experience with easy, 24-hour access to Western. Until each student is re-located to a permanent residence on campus, a live-in resident adviser (RA) will facilitate a supportive environment at the hotel that bridges students to the campus experience.

Double Room Furnishings

Rooms are furnished with two Queen Beds, writing desk and chair, wardrobe, fridge, microwave and TV. The bathroom includes a tub, shower and vanity.

Wireless Internet & Cable TV

Rooms include cable TV, local telephone and wireless high-speed internet. The lobby also has a computer workstation for hotel guests.

Continental Breakfast

Complimentary Daybreak continental breakfast is available from 6:30am to 10am.

Free Parking

Convenient, free parking is available in the hotel parking lot. If you wish to purchase on-campus parking, please contact Parking Services at 360.650.2945.

Laundry Onsite

Guest laundry facilities are available onsite for $4.43 per load (wash and dry), with your own soap. If you use the soap provided, one load costs $5.54

Community Transit

The most convenient WTA bus lines are the 108 to campus – with a stop right outside the Days Inn – and the 107 from campus. In additions, bus line 190 stops at the nearby corner of Samish and Bill McDonald Parkway. Once you have paid your university fees, your student ID card works as a bus pass. For more information visit or call 360-650-7960.

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