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Mathes Hall

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Mathes Hall houses women and men on separate floors in double-occupancy rooms with interior corridors. Mathes has great views of Bellingham Bay and the Canadian Coastal Range, and features a sundeck, computer lab, study area, lounges on each floor, and game rooms. The main lounge with a fireplace and kitchen serves as the social center for the entire building. Laundry Room and table tennis are located on the basement level, as well as indoor bike storage.

Staff and residents alike work hard to plan events and programs for the building, facilitating an active community of new residents as well as many returning residents. Mathes is known for its close-knit but very welcoming community that enhances the residential experience for all its residents.

Activities

With creative, involved, and welcoming residents, an energetic and friendly staff, and a beautiful building in a convenient location, Mathes is a great community to live. Hall Council is very motivated and involved, and provides a lot of great leadership opportunities for interested residents. Mathes also puts on a large number of programs and events each year. The most notable event is Piccadilly, a large campus wide formal dance put on in cooperation with Nash Hall.

Alcohol-Free Community

ALCOHOL-FREE: The first three floors of Mathes are designated as alcohol-free, for students who make a commitment to refrain from using or supporting the use of alcohol while in residence. This type of environment gives students an opportunity to live with others who have made a similar commitment.

General Information

CAMPUS REGION North Campus
HALL DIRECTORY https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/halls/mathes/
MAILING ADDRESS
Resident's Name
Room# Mathes
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FRONT DESK Second Floor (main level)
HALL TYPE Corridor Style
CO-ED TYPE By Floor
ROOM CAPACITY Double
BUILDING CAPACITY 300 Residents
BIKE STORAGE Covered
FLOORS or STACKS 9 Floors
YEAR ESTABLISHED 1966
YEAR RENOVATED 2013
ACCESSIBILITY Elevator
STAFF Resident Director, 8 Resident Advisers

Typical Student Room

FURNISHINGS Bunking/lofting beds, desks, closets, and chest of drawers
SUITE DIMENSIONS N/A
ROOM DIMENSIONS Average double room: approx. 183 sq. ft.
FLOORING Vinyl tile
LIGHTING Desk and ceiling lights are provided in student rooms
Room Blueprint

Lounges and Common Areas

  • Main Lounge with a fireplace
  • Floor Lounges; one on each floor
  • Kitchenette; one on each floor
  • TV Lounge
  • Sundeck
  • Study Area
  • Game Rooms with pool and Ping-Pong
  • Computer Lab
  • Laundry Room

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