Keep Connected

Maintaining Internet connectivity when teaching, learning, or working from home may be challenging for some.  Fortunately there are a number of options for computer access and accessing the Internet remotely. Updated 7/21.

See also: Keep Learning, Keep Teaching, and Getting the Most Out of Your Home Office

Accessing Computers, Equipment, & WiFi through WWU

WiFi on Campus

Haggard Hall 153 is available as a WiFi and study space.

  • Winter 2021: Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2021: Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. Closed

Hot Spots

A limited number of hot spot devices for students with financial need are available through the Equipment Loan Pool.

The Bellingham Public Library offers WiFi hotspots for shorter term checkout (3 weeks). 

WWU Computers on Campus

Computers are available on campus in the following locations. All have Adobe Creative Cloud.

Haggard Hall 101 and Haggard Hall 112

  • Winter 2021: Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2021: Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. Closed

Fine Arts 101 (Mac)

  • Winter 2021: Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2021: TBD

WWU Computers at a Distance

Remote Access to WWU Computer Labs - Gain access to a lab computer, access software, and more

WWU Laptops for Checkout

Laptops are available for checkout through the ATUS Equipment Loan Pool, open by appointment (360-650-3300) in Haggard Hall 114.

Connecting to the Internet

Drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots launch statewide

Public-private partnerships seek to bridge the “digital divide” by providing free broadband access to all Washingtonians through community drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots.

More details and a map of locations

Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots in Bellingham

If you live in Bellingham, there are currently dozens of free, open Wi-Fi hotspots. Also, Haggard Hall 153 has Wi-Fi and is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Map of Free WiFi Hotspots in Bellingham

Borrow a WiFi HotSpot device from the Bellingham Public Library

Wi-Fi Access Through Other Academic Institutions

If you live near another academic institution, you can log in using your WWU credentials

Eduroam Global WiFi Roaming for Academia and the Eduroam Map

Emergency Broadband Internet from the FCC

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is providing internet and computer discounts.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Receive Low-cost Internet Access through Comcast

New Comcast customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency.  Internet Essentials is a program for families and other low-income households who currently do not subscribe to Internet at home.

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Charter Communications Offers Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For Educators and Students

Starting March 16, Charter Communications offers free broadband Internet access and Wi-Fi for new educational customers for 60 days.

Charter Communications

Create a Hotspot with Your Phone

In some cases, you can create an Internet Wi-Fi hotspot using your cell phone.

Optimize Your Bandwidth 

Internet and PC Options in Your Area

EveryoneOn.org - searches for internet and PC options in your area (zip code searchable)

Accessing Resources in the Community

Community Resources in Whatcom County

Community Resources During COVID-19 - Opportunity Council's list of available services for Whatcom County

Accessing Computers in the Community

Computers in the Community

Refurbished computers are available through a local Bellingham non-profit called Computers for People in Need.