Higginson Hall

Higginson 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

Higginson is part of a set of three distinct buildings that make up one great community on the north end of campus called Edens-Higginson. It houses residents in suites with two double rooms connected by a common bathroom, with neighbors sharing covered outdoor hallways.

Higginson was recently renovated in 2006 and 2007. Each floor offers lounge space, including the second floor computer lab for Edens and Higginson residents. The main 'Fishbowl' lounge has a fireplace. There is also a game room with pool and foosball tables, a large screen TV, and a kitchen area available to the community.

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.

Elective Living Environments

ALCOHOL-FREE: The fifth floor of Higginson is designated as alcohol-free, for students who make a commitment to refrain from using or supporting the use of alcohol while in residence. This type of environment gives students an opportunity to live with others who have made a similar commitment.

General Information

CAMPUS REGION North Campus
HALL WEBSITE https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/halls/edens-higginson/
MAILING ADDRESS Resident's Name
Room# Higginson
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FRONT DESK Ground Level
HALL TYPE Suite Style
CO-ED TYPE By Suite
ROOM CAPACITY Double
BUILDING CAPACITY 221 Residents
FLOORS or STACKS 5 Floors
YEAR ESTABLISHED 1961
YEAR RENOVATED 2006–2007
ACCESSIBILITY Elevator, ADA accessible rooms
BREAK PERIODS Closed during winter and spring breaks
STAFF Resident Director, Assistant Resident Director, 4 Resident Advisors

Typical Student Room

FURNISHINGS Bunking/lofting beds, desks, and wardrobes in dressing area
SUITE DIMENSIONS Average suite: approx. 448 sq. ft.
ROOM DIMENSIONS Average double room: approx. 166 sq. ft.
FLOORING Carpet
LIGHTING Desk, bed, and ceiling lights are provided in student rooms

Lounges and Common Areas

  • Main Lounge with a fireplace, piano
  • Floor Lounges; one on each floor
  • Kitchenette
  • TV Lounge
  • Game Room with pool and foosball
  • Computer Lab

Building Floor Plans