Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Bellingham has a small regional airport (BLI) served by Alaska/Horizon and Allegiant airlines, with regular connections from Seattle and Portland. Car rental agencies and taxis are available on site.

 

Driving from the South:

  • From Interstate 5, take exit 252.
  • Turn left off the ramp onto S. Samish Way.
  • Turn left at the stop light onto N. Samish Way.
  • Stay in the left lane and go over the freeway.
  • At the second light, turn left onto Bill McDonald Parkway/Byron Avenue – there will be a Wendy's and a 76 Station on your left.
  • Drive on Bill McDonald Parkway for just over 1 mile and continue straight through two stop lights (you will still be on the Bill McDonald Parkway).
  • Drive past the Campus Services Building on your right, and park in one of the C/CR lots on either side of Bill McDonald Parkway. Parking in these lots is free after 4:30 pm on Friday, and all weekend.

 Driving from the North:

  • From Interstate 5, take exit 252 and get in the right lane.
  • Turn right off the ramp onto N. Samish Way, and get into the left lane.
  • At the next light, turn left onto Bill McDonald Parkway/Byron Avenue - there will be a Wendy's and a 76 Station on your left.
  • Drive on Bill McDonald Parkway for just over 1 mile and continue straight through two stop lights (you will still be on the Bill McDonald Parkway).
  • Drive past the Campus Services Building on your right, and park in one of the C/CR lots on either side of Bill McDonald Parkway. Parking in these lots is free after 4:30 pm on Friday, and all weekend.

 

Here is a campus parking map. The C/CR lots are highlighted in yellow. All NUMS activities willl be held in the Communications Facility Building, labeled 30 on the map.