Residence Life (RL) apartments

Whatcom Community College has limited apartments to lease to both international and domestic (in-state and out-of-state) students in three local complexes. All are within two miles of campus, furnished and electricity is paid. Interested students should complete a rental application as soon as possible. Please select the form that best describes your situation:

Dates & deadlines

Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
RL apartment application deadline Aug. 5 Nov. 18 Feb. 17 May 12
Housing placements sent to students Aug. 31 Dec. 19 March 17 TBD
International arrivals Sept. 10-11 TBD TBD TBD
RL move-in day Sept. 17-18 TBD TBD TBD
Living in the apartments orientation Sept. 19 TBD TBD TBD
Classes begin Sept. 20 Jan. 4 April 4 June 26
Classes end Dec. 9 March 24 June 16 Aug. 18


Non-college apartments

There are many apartment complexes located within walking distance from the College or close by on the Whatcom Transit Authority bus line. The average rental costs for apartments near WCC can range in price from $500 per month for a studio apartment, to $1000 for a three-bedroom apartment. Generally, these apartments are not furnished and students are required to buy all household necessities (bed, kitchen/cooking items, table and chairs, etc.). Please review Bellingham rental information for specifics on any of these housing options.

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