Whatcom Community College residence life provides off-campus apartments available to house approximately 160 students and provide programming for residents. These furnished apartments are within close proximity of the campus (within 2 miles), shopping, restaurants, and public transit. The residents are a mix of currently enrolled domestic and international students. The cost of these apartments includes basic furnishings and an electricity allowance while also providing the convenience and ease of participation in on-campus activities, study sessions at the library, and use of campus facilities like the Pavilion and Student Recreation Center. There are on-site resident advisors to assist residents and provide resources. It is the mission of WCC residence life to provide a learning environment and a feeling of community that fosters the advancement of its residents. More information about the residence life program is available at whatcom.edu/housing.