Visiting Western Washington University
Click HERE to take tours of the dorm buildings and links to room layouts and floorplans.
Click HERE for floorplans for each building.
DORMS: We were shown Nash and Mathes dorms (top right corner of this pic), and the new Alma Clark Glass dorm could be available for us (lower left, not showing). Note: Mathes is not wheelchair accessible.
MEALS: We would be eating in the Viking Union (center)
Performing Arts Center is clearly marked — just a patio-distance from meals
CLASSROOMS: We would walk underneath the Library .. into the Red Square — our two classroom buildings (if we need two) would be Bond and/or Miller. Both buildings have an assortment of classroom sizes … and some have theater seating. Rooms are equipped with white boards or black boards, overhead projectors with screens, and an OWL for having hybrid classes.
GOLF CARTS are permissible… and usable to move people around (other than to Mathes dorm which has steps).
All classes would be in Bond, Miller and the PAC. All easy walking distance and no hills.
Dorms are about an 8 minute walk to the class room area with a slight uphill walk.
Class rooms seem to be well equipped and have good sound proofing between.
Dining room is right in the middle between the class area and the dorms.
Lots of space for tagging and afterglows.
No neighbors to worry about disturbing with late night singing.
Plenty of available seating at the PAC
Gorgeous views of Bellingham Bay from the Plaza by the PAC.
Classrooms and Theaters in Miller & Bond (samples)
Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center is awesome! Reminds me of Belmont U in Nashville, for those that have attended HU. Huge lobby – room for lots of tables for sale of CD’s, etc. Concert Hall seats 600; Main stage seats 1000. There are choral rehearsal rooms with permanent risers. Also large ensemble room for chorus coaching.
Dining in Viking Commons
Our meals will be served in Viking Commons. It also houses a Starbucks and a small convenience store.
Notes from Nancy Kurth:
For the dining hall we would probably do swipe cards for Director and Arranger Workshop. Name badges may work for the rest of the weekend. We were not able to speak to dining hall personnel.
Alma Clark Glass dorm (during final construction)
Alma Clark Glass dorm is just about ready to open. The photos that we have were taken during the final installations of furniture and appliances. This dorm could serve as our ONLY dorm with lounges that could be used for coachng sessions and a large common area with a kitchen that could hold our Registration and Afterglows.
Most of the dorm rooms are two-bed units with a bathroom. There are some two-bedroom suites that have two 2-bed rooms and they share a large common area and a bathroom. This dorm has several elevators and long ramps for easily moving around.
Nash and Mathes dorms
Housing contact is Katy Lenning.
Nash Hall holds 300 students. Main Lounge is large enough for registration and HCNW “office”. The lounge also has AV capability. There is a circle drive for unloading but then students would need to drive down to parking lot and we can shuttle them back to the dorm. There is a ramp and elevators, so hall is ADA assessable. Each room has 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 closets. Beds are VERY high so we mentioned they would need to be lowered. There is no AC – only heat. Beds are long twin size – good mattress (compared to UPS). Every floor has a mini kitchen with a microwave. Bathrooms are “gendered” but we’d probably do gendered floors.