Birnam Wood Community | South Campus

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.

Cleaning, maintenance and inspections scheduled from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. between June 8 - June 19.

Action required: You must adhere to one of the following guidelines while staff perform work:

  • Remain in your bedroom with the door closed and wear your face covering.
  • Temporarily leave your living space while staff perform actions.

Email or contact (360) 650-3556 for further questions. 

Need Help?

person Front Desk

Location: Birnam Wood Community Building

Open Daily: 2 - 8 p.m.

Intersession Hours:

Saturday 6/12:

Sunday 6/13:
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday 6/14 - Saturday 6/19:
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 6/20:
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Desk Phone: 360-650-4769

lock Locked out?

2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

phone 360-650-4769
Birnam Wood Front Desk

8 p.m. - 2p.m.

phone 360-303-9258
Housing Safety Assistant

mail Mailing Address

Resident's Name

Hall name + room number

516 High Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

help Other assistance

7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday - Friday:

phone 360-650-3555
WWU Police Non-Emergency

Saturday & Sunday:

phone 360-303-4209
Apartment Advisor On-Call

8 p.m. - 7 a.m.

phone 360-303-4209
Apartment Advisor On-Call

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.



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


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


BBQ and Picnic Area

Located in the common area outside




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

Professional Live-In Staff

Alice Wittmer

Alice Wittmer smiles at the camera

Resident Director

Office: TBD

Student Staff

Glory Busic

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Inclusion Assistant

South Campus

Seth Daetwiler

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Apartment Advisor

Stack 1 & 2

Caitlin Millard
They/Them or She/Her 

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Resident Advisor

Stack 3, 4 & 6

Joshua Gaylord

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Apartment Advisor

Stack 5 & 7