Higginson is part of a set of three distinct buildings that make up one great community on the north end of campus called Edens-Higginson. It houses residents in suites with two double rooms connected by a common bathroom, with neighbors sharing covered outdoor hallways.
Higginson was recently renovated in 2006 and 2007. Each floor offers lounge space, including the second floor computer lab for Edens and Higginson residents. The main 'Fishbowl' lounge has a fireplace. There is also a game room with pool and foosball tables, a large screen TV, and a kitchen area available to the community.
One of the great things about Edens-Higginson is the variety of features that the community has to offer. In Edens Hall you will find suite style rooms with many of the honors students living together, over in Edens North you'll find the kitchen, great lounge for events or studying. Higginson has some of the best lounges on campus and great balcony views of Bellingham, especially at night!
The Edens-Higginson community sponsors two large events each year. The first is the Edens Morgue, an event in the Fall where Edens Hall is converted into haunted house for the university community to visit. The second is the Higginson Festival of Music (or HIG FoM), which occurs in the Spring. Student and other local musicians are showcased in this event.
The fifth floor of Higginson is designated as Substance Free. The Substance Free community was established to promote a lifestyle free of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other illegal substances. Substance Free offers a social network for students who choose to be substance free, encouraging students to build lasting, healthy relationships with fellow community members.
|CAMPUS REGION||North Campus|
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
|FRONT DESK||Ground Level|
|HALL TYPE||Suite Style|
|CO-ED TYPE||By Suite|
|BUILDING CAPACITY||221 Residents|
|FLOORS or STACKS||5 Floors|
|ACCESSIBILITY||Elevator, ADA accessible rooms|
|STAFF||Resident Director, Assistant Resident Director, 4 Resident Advisers|
|FURNISHINGS||Bunking/lofting beds, desks, and wardrobes in dressing area|
|SUITE DIMENSIONS||Average suite: approx. 448 sq. ft.|
|ROOM DIMENSIONS||Average double room: approx. 166 sq. ft.|
|LIGHTING||Desk, bed, and ceiling lights are provided in student rooms|