Guest Housing 

We are no longer accepting reservations for Summer 2024

Welcome to Guest Housing!

University Residences offers guest housing to individuals visiting Western Washington University. Summer guest housing options are open for individuals attending an on-campus event or visiting the greater Bellingham area. Summer guest housing is available from mid-June to mid-August annually.

During the academic year (mid-September through mid-June), Guest Housing is currently unavailable to provide additional space for current on-campus residents.

What We Offer

Guest Housing is available from end of June through middle of August. Western's residence halls vary in size, architectural styles and vintages. There are hall-style areas and suite-style areas of campus housing. We offer private bedrooms, private suites, and apartment units. Please note that the available building & room options change every summer.

Hall Style

Alma Clark

Rooms typically flank a central hallway and residents share one or two large bathrooms down the hall. 

Suite Style

Buchanan Towers

Two to five rooms are clustered around a shared bathroom. 

Explore Our Halls

Nash Hall

Western's campus consists of nine residential communities spread across three residential neighborhoods.


Guest housing spaces will vary in layout and amenities. Some rooms or suites include a kitchenette and attached bathroom, while others have a shared community kitchen or hall bathroom. All guest housing rooms will include furnishings.

Twin XL Mattress
Desk & Chair

All guest housing residents will also have access to the following amenities:

Wifi Access
Lounge Area
Laundry Facilities
Computer Lab
Vending Machine
Bike Storage
Dining Locations

How to Apply

Email or call 360-650-3537. Please plan to make and confirm your reservation at least seven days prior to your stay. Please let us know:

Our 2024 summer guest housing season runs from June 23 to August 11; reservations can be made for any length during this timeframe.

Please provide the number of guests in your party. If your group is large, consider reaching out to WWU Conference Services for help coordinating your campus visit.

Our three options are:

  1. Private room: a room to yourself with a community bathroom on the same floor
  2. Private suite: a suite (set of connected rooms) with an attached, private bathroom
  3. Apartment-style: a furnished apartment with a living room, kitchen/kitchenette, and attached bathroom

Please note that available buildings & room options change every summer. For more information on availability for the current guest housing season, call or email us.

Group Events

Planning a group event on campus? Western offers group housing during the summer for conferences and events held on campus. To discuss accommodation options for a group, please contact WWU Conference Services

Rates & Billing

For more information on rates and billing, please reach out to us at or 360-650-3537.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking is done separately from Guest Housing operations. Transportation Services ( has different options for group parking, and they vary based on where guests want to park, summer vs. school year, and the size of the group. We advise those coordinating with Transportation Services to also communicate what the rules are for the group reservation, as the Conference & Guest Housing staff do not oversee parking operations on campus.

Our residences halls do not have AC. Every room has a window that may be opened.

A majority of our dining locations close during the summer. We typically have an open market and coffee stand available during the summer, and one dining commons (meals can be purchased upon entry with a debit or credit card). Dining availability is subject to change depending a number of factors (staffing, construction, etc).

For more information on open dining locations and hours of operation, visit Dine On Campus

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at or call 360-650-3537.