Birnam Wood



View of Birnam Wood balconies from outside

Welcome to the Birnam Wood community, WWU’s only apartment living for non-first-year students.

Birnam Wood is located half a mile from the campus core, on the bus line and close to shopping, restaurants and I-5. The BW staff of Community Advisers provides support that does not come with other off-campus apartments; they plan a variety of community programming as well as special events. Residents may join an active Community Council and participate in activities such as movie nights, potlucks and more.


Below you will find information like front desk hours, community updates, floor plans, professional live-in staff, and more.

South Campus Photo Tour


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person Front Desk

Location: Birnam Wood Community Building

Finals Week Desk Hours

Monday, June 10: 1-9pm
Tuesday, June 11: 1-9pm
Wednesday, June 12: 10am - 9pm
Thursday, June 13: 10am - 9pm
Friday, June 14: 10am - 5pm

Birnam Wood Desk Closed During Summer

Desk Phone: 360-650-4769

lock Locked Out?

Call 360-650-NEED (6333)

Available 24/7

help Other assistance

7am - 9pm

Monday - Friday:

phone 360-650-3555
WWU Police Non-Emergency

Saturday & Sunday:

phone 360-303-4209
Apartment Advisor On-Call

9pm - 7am

phone 360-303-4209
Apartment Advisor On-Call

mail Mailing Address

Resident's Name
Hall name + room number
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Construction Updates

construction Current Projects

Birnam Wood Video Tour

Video featuring a virtual "tour" of Birnam Wood.

Room Layout


Bedroom: Beds, Twin XL mattresses, desks, chest of drawers, closet.
Living room: sofa, end/coffee tables, lamp, lounge chair.
Kitchen: refrigerator, stove, sink. Dining area: table and chairs.

Bed Storage Space (Inches): Low/High Single : 7.1 – 31.1

Average suite apartment: approx. 845 sq. ft.
Average double room: approx. 129 sq. ft.

Flooring: Carpet throughout, vinyl sheet in bathroom/kitchen

Lighting: Overhead, floor, and desk lighting in each unit.

Please note: actual room layouts may vary.

Community Features


Computer Lab


Community Building 101
See ResTek for more information.


Vending Machines


Near Community Building 01




Every apartment in Birnam Wood is furnished with a four-burner gas stove, full-size oven, full-size refrigerator, a sink, counter space and cupboards

Bike Storage

Birnam Wood: Outdoor Bike Storage


Laundry Rooms


Community Building (first floor): Contains nine washers, nine dryers and a sink LaundryView for the Community Building

Building near Birnam Wood Stack 1: Contains three washers, three dryers and a sink LaundryView for BW East

Gender Neutral Areas

Birnam Wood: Gender neutral areas available


BBQ and Picnic Area

Located in the common area outside




Community Building 101: TV/Main lounge with a piano.

Professional Live-In Staff

Adam Littleton

Adam Littleton

Resident Director

Office: BW 511A

Student Staff

Kayla Calhoun

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Apartment Advisor

CJ Chopot

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Apartment Advisor

Cuinn Cudabeck

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Apartment Advisor

Emily Delgado

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Residential Office Assistant

Alex Jones

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Apartment Advisor

Gabriel Kelly

Gabriel smiling in front of the PAC

Inclusion Assistant

Kat Smith

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Apartment Advisor

Joseph Veliz

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Apartment Advisor