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Students participating in Black History Month cooking demonstration

Student life and educational opportunities

UW Housing & Food Services (HFS) is an integral partner in the University’s drive to provide vibrant student life and educational opportunities. HFS provides students with housing accommodations that meet their needs, promote community, support their academic success, leadership development and social connections, and facilitate campus engagement.

As a self-sustaining auxiliary department, HFS operates without outside financial assistance, including UW or Washington State funds. As a result, the services it provides are paid for by those who directly benefit from them (i.e., residents, customers and guests).

CAPACITY

  • 2018-19 Total Housing Capacity = 10,101

AMENITIES

  • Two residential dining venues—Local Point and Center Table—with over 898,000 transactions last year
  • Two student community centers—Area 01 and The MILL—and Fitness Center West, with over 99,000 visits from residents last year
  • District Market grocery on West Campus, with 5,000 transactions daily

PARTNERSHIPS

  • HFS partners with a number of UW academic departments and programs, supporting class space needs, enhancements to course offerings, cocurricular activities and research.  

HFS’ support for student success

  • Offers six Living Learning Communities housing 1,579 students
  • Provides 150 study spaces in HFS facilities
  • Employs over 1,000 students
  • Provides student-leadership opportunities, including 200 residential student staff members responsible for building community, and over 200 student government roles
  • Advises student programming boards, which coordinate over 100 events for residents each year

Read more Facts and Figures about our student's success.

Who we are

We believe that care is the most essential ingredient of our business. It makes us work as people, for other people. It helps us create experiences that are meaningful for our students. Care adds value to the lives of the people we serve.

A great outcome or experience for a student is a great source of pride for us. We have gathered a short collection of student stories about their lives and residential Husky Experiences that make us very proud to say we’re UW HFS. 

Our residents say…

Housing & Food Services at work

Undergraduate students in Poplar Hall lounge

HFS Resource Guide

This report contains HFS facts and figures relevant to the 2018–2019 academic year.

West campus residence halls, Lake Union and downtown Seattle

Housing Master Plan

West Campus work is completed. Work on the first phase of the North Campus redevelopment is complete and the planning for phase two has begun.

Pamela Schreiber talking with Erica Barton

HFS Leadership

Meet Executive Director Pam Schreiber and her senior leadership team.

UW Farm at Mercer Court Apartments

HFS Sustainability

Sustainability is integral to our operational strategy. Read more about the positive impact our business has on the environment and our community.

Contact Us hfsinfo@uw.edu