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It's not required, yet 71% of UW Freshmen choose to live on campus because it…

  • makes life super easy
  • is a good orientation to college life
  • is a great way to meet people
  • gives you a community of support
Explore undergrad communities

Getting started

Undergraduate campus living is all about having an inclusive and supportive campus community. You'll enjoy studying with friends, programs, leadership training opportunities, getting creative in the maker spaces, activities and so much more!

Undergraduate students in Area 01 in Maple Hall

Take a tour

Want to see what it's like to live on campus? Visualize yourself in your future Husky Home! 

Students in Area 01

Apply for Housing

Easy to follow instructions about applying for housing, including when and how to apply.

Students standing outside Terry Hall on West Campus

Moving in

Everything you need to know about preparing for and moving into your new Husky Home.

Amenities for every resident

Area 01

A maker and creative space in Maple Hall


Maker space and engineering lab in McCarty Hall

Fitness Center West

A gym in Elm Hall with equipment and classes


Available in every building with $36 on us to start!

Leadership Opportunities

Community programs and leadership training

Free meeting space

Residents can reserve meeting space at no charge

Frost Bite

Student-managed shop featuring $1.50 ice cream

Free wifi and streaming

100+ channels of digital TV, 80 channels of live streaming

What our undergraduate residents are saying

Student, Estey

“My favorite part about living on campus is the friends I have made over the past two years. They are some of my closest friends now and I am even planning on living with them next year!” 

–Cameron, Sophomore 

Student, Jah lil

“Living on campus gives you a better sense of community. I have friends that don’t live on campus and they don’t feel as connected.”

Jah lil, Sophomore

Student, Lexi

“I like living on campus because HFS offers so many programs to get you involved, like movie nights or crafting. It is way less stressful living on campus.”  

–Lexi, Junior 

Questions about living on campus?

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