Unless reserved for a conference event or activity, balconies and sundecks are locked and access is prohibited.
The University recognizes bicycles as a preferred form of transportation. When riding through campus, bicyclists must comply with WAC 516-13; this means yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times, obeying speed limits, and dismounting where required. Bicyclists are subject to enforcement by University Police. Racks designated for bicycle storage are provided throughout campus and within each residential community; bicycles stored anywhere else are subject to impound. When riding off campus, riders must comply with Bellingham Municipal Code 11.48.
Before any student, faculty, staff, guest or visitor is given internet access through the University's network, they must accept the terms of the User Agreement for Network and Computing Resources. Any violation of the User Agreement will result in disciplinary actions ranging from warning to criminal prosecution. In the event a law is violated, the University will cooperate fully with authorities to provide any information necessary for a criminal investigation.
Guests can avoid damage and cleaning charges by using removable adhesive products designed for damage-free decorating and organizing. Guests are free to rearrange the furniture, but the following alterations are prohibited:
Disruptive behavior includes but is not limited to physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion, obstruction or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of self or others, failure to cooperate or comply with University officials, or providing false identification or information. Any guest exhibiting disruptive behavior will be dismissed from the premises. Guests should report disruptive behavior to building staff at 360-389-2864.
Anyone found responsible for tampering with an elevator or engaging in reckless or dangerous behavior that places themselves or others at risk, will face disciplinary action. Guests should report suspected vandalism at 360-389-2864.
Anyone who tampers with a fire alarm or firefighting equipment, willfully or without cause, is guilty of a misdemeanor (RCW 9.40.100) and financially responsible for all costs associated with restoring the equipment to its original state. Guests should report suspected vandalism to building staff at 360-389-2864.
Registered guests wanting to use a fireplaces should contact the building staff for permission and instructions.
Gambling is prohibited by University policy and Washington State law. Gambling includes online gambling, betting on athletic events, and the possession of gambling devices.
Harassment and threats of violence are prohibited behaviors that create a hostile or threatening environment. These behaviors include but are not limited to:
Some lounges or common areas may be available for general use by registered guests. Furniture may be rearranged to accommodate activities, but it must be returned to its proper location afterwards. Please note that personal property left in lounges or common areas may result in theft. Overnight sleeping is not permitted and alcoholic beverages require a banquet permit. Guests are responsible for leaving a lounge in its original condition and may be charged for damage or extra cleaning.
Permit parking for motorcycles and motorized scooters is available in designated areas across campus; motorcycles or scooters parked anywhere else are subject to impound. Uniform Fire Code prohibits the storage of any gas-powered vehicle within a residential building, including walkway, hallway, stairwell, balcony or patio.
Throwing balls or Frisbees is restricted to the athletic fields and lawn areas. To prevent physical injury or property damage, the following activities are strictly prohibited in or around the residential buildings:
Guests are expected to keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Guests should report noise disturbances to building staff at 360-389-2864.
Located on south campus, the Wade King Rec Center is a state-of-the-art fitness facility equipped with an indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, basketball courts, equipment checkout, weight room, cardio machines, indoor track, locker rooms, classrooms and eatery. Registered guests may purchase a day pass for $7 and are subject to certain restrictions. During the academic year, children under the age of 18 are permitted in the Rec Center during scheduled family hours, and any time during summer quarter, intersession and holidays. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Climbing on or suspending from building exteriors, rooftops, balconies or ledges is prohibited. Guests who need to retrieve an item from any of these areas must contact building staff for assistance.
WWU has a policy of providing an environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual intimidation, sexual coercion, sexual violence, sexual assault and rape. Residential staff members are trained to respond appropriately to all reported incidents of sexual misconduct. Individuals responsible for such behavior will be dismissed from campus and criminally prosecuted. Sexual misconduct can be reported to the building staff, the University Police at 360-650-3911, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services at 360-715-1563, or the University's Title IX Coordinator at 360-650-3307.
The University recognizes skateboards, longboards and kick scooters as sustainable, alternative forms of transportation. When riding through campus, riders must comply with WAC 516-15; this means yielding the right of way to pedestrians at all times, obeying speed limits, and dismounting where required. Riders are restricted from campus lawns, benches, stairways, steps, sculptures, art work, hand rails, loading ramps, and building interiors; riders are subject to enforcement by University Police. When riding off campus, riders must comply with Bellingham Municipal Code 11.52.
Smoking of any kind (including electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all buildings and within 25 feet of exterior doors, windows, and ventilation intakes, or outdoor locations that may affect the air supply of a building. Guests who smoke must dispose of smoking refuse properly and respectfully comply if asked to move to a different location. Guests should report smoking violations to building staff at 360-389-2864.
Taking property that belongs to the University or another guest is cause for dismissal from the premises and criminal prosecution. Guests should report suspected theft to the building staff at 360-389-2864.
Entering a room, building or other location without authorization is cause for dismissal from the premises and criminal prosecution. Guests should report suspected trespassing to building staff at 360-389-2864.
Vandalism, including graffiti or alteration of University property, whether temporary or permanent, will result in dismissal from campus and financial responsibility for the full cost of cleaning, repair or replacement. Guests should report suspected vandalism to building staff at 360-389-3864.