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.

Need Help?

person Front Desk

Location: Birnam Wood Community Building

Open daily 1 - 9 p.m.

Desk Phone: 360-650-4769

lock Locked out?

Call 360-650-NEED (6333)

Available 24/7

mail Mailing Address

Resident's Name

Hall name + room number

516 High Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

help Other assistance

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday - Friday:

phone 360-650-3555
WWU Police Non-Emergency

Saturday & Sunday:

phone 360-303-4209
Apartment Advisor On-Call

9 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

Richard Henderson

Close up of Richard smiling at the camera

Assistant Director

Adam Littleton

Silhouette profile image placeholder

Resident Director

Office: BW 551A

Student Staff

Min Nguyen

Min smiles, wearing headphones

Residential Office Assistant

Shiloh Guttormson

Shiloh smiles against a blue wall, wearing a red shirt with a bow tie

Inclusion Assistant

IA for South Campus

Leif Creswell

Leif smiling into the camera

Apartment Advisor

Stack 1 & 6

Chloe Cornia

Chloe smiling with yellow leaves in the background

Apartment Advisor

Stack 2

Caitlin Millard

Caitlin smiling with blue sky and trees in the background

Apartment Advisor

Stack 3 & 4

Brent Daniel

Brent smiling on the beach with waves and rocks in the background

Apartment Advisor

Stack 5

Seth Daetwiler

Photo of Seth Daetwiler

Apartment Advisor

Stack 7