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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! Students who apply between May 7th and May 15th will be guaranteed housing. 

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

Address: 301 Schmitz Hall, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195

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 Student Orientation 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.The EFS residence hall move in date is Sunday, August 23, the day before FIUTS EFS Orientation. 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:

Mercer Court:
Opening in September 2013, the newest campus community has private and shared apartments for both graduate students and undergraduates. All units are furnished and have private bathrooms and in-unit kitchens. Mercer Court is located in West Campus. 9- and 12-month agreements available.

Stevens Court: Stevens Court has unfurnished one-bedroom apartments for married couples or registered same-sex domestic partners with no children, and furnished 4- and 6-bedroom apartments for single students. Satellite TV, internet access, and utilities are included in the rent. Laundry facilities are available on site. Stevens Court is located in West Campus. 9- and 12-month agreements.

Commodore Duchess: Unfurnished studio and one-bedroom apartments for single or married/registered same-sex domestic partners currently enrolled in classes.  Commodore Duchess is located in West Campus. 12-month agreement.

Radford Court: Unfurnished studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, located less than three miles northeast of campus, are available for single students, couples, and families. Our most flexible property, with the option to live with non-UW students. Pets are allowed at Radford Court. 12-month agreement.

Nordheim Court: Furnished apartments located near University Village Shopping Center (0.5 miles from campus) with utility and a fitness center costs included in the rent. 12-month agreement.

Blakeley Village & Laurel Village: 2- or 3-bedroom unfurnished apartments are available for students with families. These apartments are located one mile east of campus. These options are popular, and are a quiet, affordable, family-oriented community. Month-to-month agreement.

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