Student Life

Explore Fairhaven

We've got a unique breed of students here. Read about how students have designed their own education at Fairhaven College.

Find out more about the Fairhaven community! Watch World Issues Forum lectures, check out student and faculty profiles, watch slideshows of our events, interact with Fairhaven students via Facebook.

Student Resources

Looking for information on financial support, or how to write a self-evaluation? See our Student Resources for help.

Campus Life

Fairhaven students are well-known for their involvement in campus and community activities.  Fairhaven students can be found writing for the Western Front, deejaying on KUGS-FM, competing in intercollegiate athletics, writing and editing literary publications, serving as Resident Advisors, and acting, singing and dancing in musical and dramatic productions.  Every year any number of Fairhaven students coordinate, work for and hold leadership positions in many Associated Students organizations.

Here's a tiny sampling of things you can do on campus:

The Associated Students | KUGS-FM Radio | Literary Publications | Western Front | Athletics | Resident Advisors

Making a Difference

Students contribute to the vitality, vision and operation of Fairhaven College in many key ways outside of structured classes.  The college hires many students in Work-study positions every year and students serve as Peer Mentors for the college. Students are invited and encouraged to participate in the governance of the college through serving as active members of all college standing committees, including The Curriculum Committee, Personnel Committee, Scholarship Committee, Student Technology Committee, the Communications Committee, and the Admissions Committee.


Is there a separate residence hall for Fairhaven students?

Students admitted to Fairhaven have the option of living in a residence hall with other Fairhaven students in the FAIRHAVEN HOUSING CLUSTER located in the adjacent Fairhaven Housing Complex. Students who are interested in gaining a sense of community and making connections with other students concerned about the environment, education, community service and social justice can enjoy a living-learning experience. Living in a Fairhaven Housing Cluster is not a requirement for Fairhaven students nor is it automatic. You must make arrangements for housing with University Residences in your housing form. Students who plan to have non-Fairhaven roommates may still be able to live in a Fairhaven residence hall depending on room availability.

Fairhaven students live wherever they choose.  The majority of Fairhaven College students live off-campus in the Bellingham community.  Typically, most first-year students choose to live on campus during their first year of college.  Any student may apply for campus housing through University Residences. 

We've recently established a Fairhaven College student cluster within the Fairhaven Residence Halls.  Fairhaven College students may request housing within this cluster when they make application for University Residence housing.