Whatcom Community College engages in intercollegiate sports competition for both men and women. The athletics program provides opportunities for students to develop teamwork, self-discipline and leadership skills. The WCC Pavilion provides a home for the Orca men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams. Orca Field, a lighted, state-of-the-art synthetic turf facility, is home for the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
The College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) and is governed by the rules and regulations of this organization, in addition to those of the College. To maintain athletic eligibility at Whatcom Community College, students must pass at least 12 quarter credit hours each quarter with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. Academic advisors, counselors, and coaches work together to promote the academic success of athletes.
Athletic grants-in-aid are available in all sports and are based on talent and need. Persons interested in intercollegiate sports programs, including information about athletic grants, should contact the associate director for athletics or the head coach for the sport of their interest. The office of student life and development administers WCC’s athletic programs and is located in the Syre Student Center.