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Housing Master Plan

Resident enjoying Oak town square

With the complete opening of West Campus in Fall 2015, the UW completed the first half of its decade-long Housing Master Plan. The $850 million comprehensive redevelopment of UW campus housing has focused on North Campus for the past three years.

Work on the first phase of the North Campus redevelopment was completed last year, culminating with the opening of three new buildings, Willow Hall, Madrona Hall and new McCarty Hall. The second phase is underway and will be completed in 2020.

When completed, the 10-year redevelopment, which began in 2010, will add over 3,000 beds to the UW campus housing system, providing more on-campus living spaces to accommodate increasingly high demand.

North campus housing plan

The North Campus phase of the Housing Master Plan is moving into its second phase, which will bring the decade-long Housing Master Plan to a close. It will feature the construction and opening of Oak Hall, the rehabilitation of Denny Field and the demolition of Haggett Hall.

When completed, the North Campus phase will replace the 1,400 beds featured in Haggett Hall and the old McCarty Hall with 2,100 beds spread out across four new residence hall buildings.

The North Campus redevelopment includes the replacement of the residential dining center for North Campus, Center Table (completed and open), the opening of The MILL maker space (completed and open) and the addition of several new amenities. The second phase will include the opening of a new grocery market, located in Oak Hall.

North Campus Residence Halls

North campus amenities

  • The Mill maker space
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Regional Desk and Package Center
  • Center Table Dining, featuring SELECT, an allergen-free kitchen
  • District Market and CafĂ© (coming in 2020)
  • Great Room/Events Space (coming in 2020)
  • RCSA Offices

More information about our plans

2017 Housing Master Plan Overview (PDF)

Housing Master Plan Q&A (PDF)

Budget Development and Rate Setting (PDF)

5,500 students now live on West Campus, after the completion of the first three phases of the Housing Master Plan. The redevelopment created a vibrant urban neighborhood that is now one of the busiest sections of campus as students utilize new amenities such as District Market, Fitness Center West and Area 01, and travel between their campus home and classes.