Stay 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.

See also:

Accessing Computers, Equipment, & WiFi through WWU

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. All have Adobe Creative Cloud and the Microsoft suite of applications.

See: General University Computer Lab Locations

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

Affordable Internet Access from the FCC

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides internet and computer discounts.

Affordable Connectivity Program

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

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

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.