Residence Life (RL) 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.