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Students are asked to schedule their flights to the US to correspond with the suggested arrival dates. Homestays and residence life apartments are not available until the arrival dates, and students will be responsible for arranging their own temporary accommodations if they arrive early.


Airport pick up

New students arriving on the suggested arrival dates

WCC provides airport shuttle service from SeaTac to Bellingham for all new students living in WCC’s housing (Homestay program or residence life apartments). This service is included in your housing placement fee and students must arrive on the suggested arrival dates between the hours of 9 a.m.-7 p.m. At least two weeks before you arrive please email and provide:

  • Date of arrival
  • Time of arrival
  • Flight number
  • Airline name
When you arrive at SeaTac airport, please collect your baggage, go directly to baggage claim #1 and wait there. A WCC staff member will be at baggage claim #1, holding a WCC sign and will help you to the shuttle to Bellingham.

New students not arriving on the suggested arrival dates

WCC will make shuttle reservations for new students not arriving on the suggested arrival dates, but there will not be a WCC staff member at the SeaTac airport helping students to get from Seattle to Bellingham.

Current or returning students

WCC does not provide airport pick-up service for current/returning students. We recommend the Bellair Airporter Shuttle, which provides service from SeaTac to Bellingham airport.


Guests traveling with students need to make their hotel arrangements in Bellingham, as they are not permitted in homestays or residence life apartments. Upon arrival in Bellingham, students will be driven directly to their homestay or residence life apartment. Please note that housing fees go into effect on the pre-arranged arrival date. For a successful transition to college life, students should plan to stay in their assigned housing rather than with their guests. For guests traveling with students, shuttle rates are $42 one way or $80 round trip and will be charged to the student’s account.
Please note, guests will need to make their own transportation arrangements when they arrive in Bellingham. For assistance please contact Lynnette Berry at at least two weeks prior to arrival date.