WWU Alumni Weekend

WWU Alumni Weekend (Formerly Back2Bham) May 18-20, 2018

Catch up on campus!
May 18-20, 2018 

This year is different. Not only is the name changing from Back2Bellingham (or Back2Bham for you hipster insiders), but so is the focus. WWU Alumni Weekend will provide just as much fun but it's more personal. It's about you. It's about what you and your fellow alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and friends love about Western. It's about the personal connection.

Log off that Facebook conversation with your former roommate and come walk through campus together.

Stop sending updates to your professors through LinkedIn and join them at your department or college reunion for an in-person update.

That group text with your former teammates can take a break as you give each other a hug before touring the renovated Carver Gym together.

Campus is still as beautiful as you remember and requires no filters.

WWU Alumni Weekend fan favorites

In addition to the focus on reunions and bringing you back to campus to be with your people, we recognize some of those special moments are shared in some quintessential events over the weekend. Here are some crowd favorites that will still be part of the weekend:

Lunch on Old Main Lawn
Local farm fresh food and groovy music from Baby Cakes provide a nice break to enjoy the heart of campus.

Campus Tours
Hike Sehome Hill Arboretum, Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Carver Gym.

Whose LIVE Anyway? featuring local Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis


New events

Downtown Bellingham Market in Red Square
A little taste of Downtown Bellingham is coming up to campus for a pop-up market so you don't have to leave campus to enjoy the businesses and people who make your college town special.

Outdoor Movie on Old Main

​WWU Alumni Weekend event schedule 

Coming when registration begins.

Who's coming?

Coming when registration begins.

Where to stay

We have partnered with many of Whatcom County’s hotels to provide you with lodging during the WWU Alumni Weekend. Many of the hotels are willing to provide a discount to WWU guests, just ask if they provide a discount to WWU alums! Be sure to book quickly though; hotels will fill up for this weekend! For a complete listing of all Whatcom County hotels click here or visit wwu.staytohelp.com to book your hotel and every time you book through wwu.staytohelp.com, you support the WWU Alumni Association. Powered by StaytoHelp.com.

In addition to the many hotels in Bellingham, there are many wonderful vacation homes for rent in Whatcom County. Go to vrbo.com, airbnb.com, or flipkey.com, and stay in a house with your family or a group of friends.

For our more adventurous guests, check out camping in the area’s great state and county parks.




Feel free to call the Alumni Association at (360) 650-3353 or via email at alumni@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments. WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact us.

May 18-20, 2018

Western Washington University Campus
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225