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Western’s Outdoor Center, the Men’s Resiliency Program and the Office of Off Campus Living will be offering 2 sea kayaking sessions for all incoming off-campus students! There is no need for previous sea kayaking experience! The sea kayak tour will begin at Marine Park and travel along the coastline of Bellingham toward Chuckanut Bay. We ask that you only sign up if you are able to fully commit as the space is limited to 9 students per tour! Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation with more detailed information about equipment and where to meet the Excursions leaders!
We will also be hosting a FREE BBQ lunch from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at Marine Park for participants!
Event Timing: Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 9:30am and 1:00pm
Event Address: Marine Park, 100 Harris Avenue, Bellingham (Fairhaven), WA 98225
- Students will join a procession from Red Square, led by WWU President Sabah Randhawa, and walk downtown to a warm welcome by alumni and the greater Western community. And…
- Students will sign their names on the WWU Vikings Banner, to later be displayed on campus.
- A special downtown festival – exclusively for the WWU community – will take place in Depot Market Square featuring dance tunes, food trucks, local vendors and giveaways (even some FREE FOOD!)
- We’ll count down to light the iconic Herald sign in WWU Blue…and that’s when the fireworks begin.
Where to meet?
Commuter students meet at 5:15pm in Red Square by the big, red sculpture.
New Student Welcoming Convocation 3:30pm
Tours of the Rec Center and games 5:15pm
Welcome Dinner starts at 6pm
Outdoor movies start at 8pm
If you are going to the New Student Welcoming Convocation, find us on the Old Main Lawn afterward and we will walk together to dinner. Look for the Off Campus Living sign!
If you are driving to the event, free parking in the C lots (south campus) starts at 3pm and is free until 7am the next day. If you are taking the bus, the Student Rec Center is served by routes: 105, 107, 108, 190 and 196.
March 6th, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wilson Library Reading Room, 4th floor
Free Admission and Prizes!
Off Campus Living will be having our first annual Off Campus Housing Fair on March 6th from 11am-3pm in the Wilson Library Reading Room! This event will be a great opportunity to meet landlords and property managers, utility service companies and local tenant support service organizations and ask them any burning questions you might have about finding a place, signing a lease, renters rights or… anything you need to know about adulting! All students are welcome!
2019 Housing Fair Participants include:
Apex Property Management
AS Legal Information Center
Chuckanut Property Managment
Landmark Real Estate Management
Pacific Living Properties
Samish Station Apartments
Son-Rise Property Management
Sustainable Transportation Office
Whatcom Transportation Authority
Windermere Property Management
WWU Dining Services
WWU Financial Literacy Group
WWU Living Communities
WWU Sustainable Transportation
This event is a crash course in everything you need to know about moving off campus plus a free breakfast! Hear from the Legal Advocates of Washington about Landlord-Tenant laws, what is legal (and not) in a lease and how to make sure you get your damage deposit back. The City of Bellingham will be there to talk about local laws, the Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program and Bellingham’s Fair Housing rules. The Office of Off Campus Living and the AS Legal Info Center will also be there to talk about looking for a place in Bellingham and on campus resources.
February 2nd | 10am-noon | Wilson Library Reading Room (Harry Potter Room)
If you are thinking of moving off campus next year and need a roomie, this event is for you! Get the opportunity to meet other students looking for roomates face to face, discuss your interests and needs in a roomie and rank potential roommates based on their lifestyle compatibility AND eat snacks in this fun and fast-paced event.
Janary 23rd, 2019
Viking Union Room 565