The Geology Department at Western

The lower level of the environmental sciences building with white vans parked out front

Campus Closed

Due to COVID19, all in-person visits and tours of the Geology Department are canceled until further notice. Please visit the Admissions website if you are interested in a virtual campus tour. 

Arrange a Visit

To schedule a visit, send an email to or call 360-650-3582

Come Visit Us!

Prospective students and their families interested in geology programs at Western should contact the Geology Department Office for more information. With advance notice, appointments may be arranged with our Undergraduate Program Coordinator. To schedule a visit, send an email to or call 360-650-3582. Observing a geology course during your visit may be possible with advance notice and permission of the instructor. Prior to your visit, we encourage you to check out the informational links on this website to learn more about geology programs and curriculum, scholarships and undergraduate research opportunities.

Mailing Address

Western Washington University

Geology Department ES - 240, MS 9080

516 High Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

Where are we?

The Environmental Studies Building (ES) is located at the southern end of Western Washington University's campus, about a 10-15 minute walk from the Viking Union and Old Main. From South campus, Fairhaven, and C Lot Parking it is about a 5 - 10 minute walk. 

Visitor Permits

Visitor Permits can be purchased online or in-person at the Student Business Office in Old Main 110.  Anyone parking on Western’s campus must display a parking permit and park in the lot assigned except in metered spaces where payment of meter is required. Please observe lot hours and availability on signs at lot entrances.


Parking is available in the C/CR and 12A lots with no permit needed 4:30p.m.-7:30a.m. weekdays and all hours weekends. Parking pay stations are located in most “G” lots. They are available for use after 4:30 p.m. weekdays and all hours weekends. For more information please visit the Parking Services web page.