Edens Hall

Edens Hall
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North Campus residence halls are close to Old Main and Wilson Library. The nearest dining hall is Viking Commons, which is also right next to the Viking Union where students can relax and enjoy a bite to eat.

North Campus Residences:
Edens Hall
Edens North
Higginson
Mathes
Nash

Edens Hall is part of a set of three distinct buildings that make up one community on the north end of campus called Edens-Higginson. Edens houses residents in double and triple rooms within suites of two rooms connected by a common bathroom. Rooms are accessed from interior corridors, with a second-floor outdoor courtyard forming the core of the U-shaped building.

The courtyard offers a great space for hosting events such as BBQs or outdoor programs. Events can also be hosted in the large main lounge and adjacent kitchen that is shared with Edens North. The lounge has a grand piano, a pool table, and a fireplace, and provides residents with ample space to study and relax. A TV room and laundry facilities are also shared with Edens North. Indoor bike storage is located near the front desk.

One of the great things about Edens-Higginson is the variety of features that the community has to offer. In Edens Hall you will find suite style rooms with many of the honors students living together, over in Edens North you'll find the kitchen, great lounge for events or studying. Higginson has some of the best lounges on campus and great balcony views of Bellingham, especially at night!

Activities

The Edens-Higginson community sponsors two large events each year. The first is the Edens Morgue, an event in the Fall where Edens Hall is converted into haunted house for the university community to visit. The second is the Higginson Festival of Music (or HIG FoM), which occurs in the Spring. Student and other local musicians are showcased in this event.

Themed Communities

HONORS PROGRAM: The Honors Program Community is located in Edens Hall. Living with other Honors students in this cluster fosters a strong sense of community, provides a network of peers who have shared experiences both in hall and in the classroom and offers students unique programming.

General Information

CAMPUS REGION North Campus
HALL WEBSITE https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/halls/edens-higginson/
MAILING ADDRESS Resident's Name
Room# Edens Hall
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FRONT DESK Ground Floor
HALL TYPE Suite Style
CO-ED TYPE By Suite
ROOM CAPACITY Double, Triple
BUILDING CAPACITY 158 Residents
FLOORS or STACKS 4 Floors
YEAR ESTABLISHED 1921
YEAR RENOVATED 1994
ACCESSIBILITY Elevator, ADA accessible rooms
BREAK PERIODS Closed during winter and spring breaks
STAFF Resident Director, Assistant Resident Director, 3 Resident Advisors

Typical Student Room

FURNISHINGS Bunking/lofting beds, desks, closets, and chest of drawers
SUITE DIMENSIONS Average suite: approx. 512 sq. ft.
ROOM DIMENSIONS Average double room: approx. 188 sq. ft.
FLOORING Carpet
LIGHTING Desk and ceiling lights are provided in student rooms

Lounges and Common Areas

  • Entry Alcove
  • Atrium and community patio
  • Main Lounge and adjacent kitchen are shared with Edens North; lounge has a grand piano, pool table, and fireplace
  • Floor Lounges; each floor has a lounge
  • Interior bike storage, laundry and a TV room shared with Edens North

Building Floor Plans