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On-Campus & Campus-Affiliated Housing

Information about on-campus housing options at the University of Washington.


Here is some important information if you're considering living on-campus:

When to apply: Acceptance to the UW does not mean you will automatically be able to live in the residence halls. If you want to live on campus, you should apply to a residence hall as soon as possible - applications are prioritized by the date they are received.

Autumn applications for returning residents are typically available in early April and the application for new students is typically available in early May. By August much of the on-campus housing is full, so apply early!

For information on the different types of on-campus student housing available, please contact UW Housing & Food Services:

Address: 1045 NE Campus Parkway, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98105

Telephone: +1 (206) 543-4059

How to apply: You must apply for housing through the Housing & Food Services website and pay a deposit. If you are accepted, you will receive an assignment email (for 9-month residence hall or 12-month apartment) or an offer for an apartment (for family housing). Offers are sent out during the end of summer for autumn move-ins. Remember, getting on-campus housing is not guaranteed, even if you apply.

Moving In: The UW Residence Halls open a few days before classes begin, so if you move in before classes start, please remember that food services are limited before the first day of class. 12-Month apartment move-in is scheduled for mid-September. Family housing move-ins are arranged the housing office. Move-in appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

NOTE: If you are arriving for Autumn Quarter International Welcome Weeks and would like to move in to the residence halls before they open, you may apply for Early Arrival Housing in August. Please see the HFS website for details.

Early Fall Start Students (different than Early Arrival Housing): Residence hall housing is available to eligible students registered for the Early Fall Start (EFS) program even if you do not plan to live on-campus for the remainder of the academic year. Review the helpful information regarding EFS Housing found on the following website:, including a link to submit your housing application to UW Housing & Food Services.

Please contact HFS at if you have any questions about on-campus housing.

Family Housing

The UW offers housing for students with families. Family housing is popular and generally has a waiting list, so it is important to apply early. The waiting period can be up to 18 months. Assignments are based on priority and date of application. Please contact HFS for more information.

Residence Halls

UW Housing offers a wide variety of options for on-campus housing for undergraduates, from traditional residence halls to apartment-style options with private bathrooms and kitchens. All halls are non-smoking and co-ed, which means that men and women live in different rooms on the same floor, or on separate corridors. Rooms are furnished, but do not have bedding or sheets. Dining areas are located throughout campus and use the Husky Card payment system.


In addition to the residence halls, there are 12-month apartment options for graduate students and undergraduates who plan to stay on campus during the summer. Visit the HFS website for more information about apartments.

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