Buchanan Towers East

Buchanan Towers East
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South Campus residents enjoy living away from the center of campus, yet still close enough to walk to their classes. The Fairhaven Commons is nearby, so residents never have to walk far for a meal.

South Campus Residences:
Birnam Wood
Buchanan Towers
Buchanan Towers East
Fairhaven

The new addition to Buchanan Towers features suites consisting mainly of two double occupancy bedrooms, bathroom, living room and study area. Common areas include three floor kitchens, two TV lounges, outdoor courtyard, seminar room/computer lab, and indoor bike storage. The BT Station Café & Market is open to the campus community, offering made-to-order deli wraps, coffee, convenience foods, and a large seating area. BT East residents may stay on campus during winter and spring breaks at no additional charge, making it a good option for out-of-state or international students.

Activities

BT East is a part of the larger Buchanan Towers Community, and offers community programs, activities and learning opportunities. The Hall Council and residents of BT and BT East put on various programs for the education and enjoyment of residents. One of the largest programming initiatives that BT East takes part in is South Campus Glory. Residents from Fairhaven, the BT Community and Birnam Wood gather to represent their respective halls in a variety of social events such as dances, movie nights and ice cream socials, and friendly competitions with the goal of developing pride for the South Campus community.

General Information

CAMPUS REGION South Campus
HALL WEBSITE https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/halls/buchanan-towers/
MAILING ADDRESS Resident's Name
Room# Buchanan Towers East
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FRONT DESK Ground Floor
HALL TYPE Suite Style
CO-ED TYPE By Suite
ROOM CAPACITY Single, Double
BUILDING CAPACITY 105 Residents
FLOORS or STACKS 5 Floors
YEAR ESTABLISHED 2011
ACCESSIBILITY Elevator, visual alarms in some rooms, ADA accessible rooms
BREAK PERIODS Open during breaks
STAFF Resident Director, Assistant Resident Director, 2 Resident Advisors

Typical Student Room

FURNISHINGS Bedroom: bunkable beds, dressers, closets
Living Area: couch, two lounge chairs, coffee/end tables, bookcase, table lamp, and desk for each student
SUITE DIMENSIONS Average suite: approx. 850 sq. ft.
ROOM DIMENSIONS Average double room: approx. 168 sq. ft.
FLOORING Carpet or sealed concrete
LIGHTING Ceiling lights and table lamps for desks

Lounges and Common Areas

  • Main Lounge on ground floor shared with BT includes TV, seating at tables, sofas, and chairs
  • Kitchenettes on first, third, and fifth floors
  • TV lounges on second and fourth floors
  • Game Room with pool table
  • Seminar room/computer lab
  • Group study area with TV
  • BT Station Café & Market

Building Floor Plans