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 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
RL apartment application priority deadline July 28 Nov. 17 Feb. 16 May 11
Housing placements sent to domestic students Aug. 14 Dec. 4 March 5 May 28
Housing placements sent to international students Aug. 29 Dec. 17 March 16 June 8
Classes begin Sept. 19 Jan. 3 April 3 June 25
Classes end Dec. 8 March 23 June 15 Aug. 17


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.