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New Residence Hall Opening in Fall 2020!

The new Whatcom Community College Residence Hall, located off of Cordata Parkway and adjacent to the WTA bus station, offers Whatcom students the opportunity to live and engage on campus. The state-of-the-art residence hall is home to up to 240 students in a variety of apartment styles and includes plenty of community spaces for studying, meeting, and socializing.

The new space will offer residential facilities, programs, and services that enhance student learning and support student success. The diverse residential community offers interaction and communication with people from all over the world. Applications for the new residence hall are now open!

Amenities include:

  • Fully furnished units, including kitchens and smart TVs in each unit
  • Laundry facility
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Community spaces on each floor for study sessions, group meetings, and to hang out with friends
  • On site Residence Life programs, events, and activities
  • Community kitchen
  • Drug and alcohol free environment
  • Free parking
  • Local, regional, and international attractions nearby
  • Front desk with mail and information services
  • Equipment check-in/check-out

About the New Residence Hall

Rental Policies
Application Policies and Procedures
Fair Housing
Application Fees
Housing Costs
Background Checks
Individual Rooms
Waitlist and Room Offers

Current Residence Life apartments

Whatcom Community College has limited apartments in three local complexes to lease to both international and domestic (in-state and out-of-state) students. All are within two miles of campus, furnished and electricity is paid. Interested students can access our housing application using the link below. Application are processed in the order they are received. 

Dates & deadlines

SUMMER 2019 Fall 2019   Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
RL apartment application priority deadline  May 10 Aug. 9 Nov. 15 Feb. 21 May 15
Housing placements sent to domestic students  May 28 Aug. 26 Dec. 9 Mar. 9 June 1
Housing placements sent to international students  TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Classes begin  June 24 Sept. 24 Jan. 8 Apr. 7 June 29
Classes end  Aug. 16 Dec. 13 Mar. 27 June 19 Aug. 21

Non-college apartments

There are many apartment complexes located within walking distance from the College or close to a Whatcom Transit Authority bus line. The average rental costs for apartments near WCC can range in price from $800 per month for a studio apartment, to $1,100 for a two bedroom apartment. Generally, these apartments are not furnished and students are required to buy all household necessities. Please review Bellingham rental information for more information on housing options.

For information on additional housing options for international students, please visit the International Programs page.