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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 housing

How to apply for housing

The guide covers room types and rates, dining plans, when and how to apply.

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Communities and dining

Living Learning Community residents

Residential Life

Residential life on campus is all about community. Find information about Living Learning Communities, leadership roles in your hall, fun programs and activities throughout the year and learn more about student jobs.

Residents dining in Local Point

Residential Student Dining

Residents have lots of options for dining. Your dining plan is good at all locations across campus. From residential dining, to cafés, markets and restaurants. Read more!

Amenities for every resident

Area 01

A maker and creative space in Maple Hall

The Mill

Maker space and engineering lab in McCarty Hall

Fitness Center West

A gym in Elm Hall with equipment and classes


Available in every building

Leadership Opportunities

Community programs and leadership training

Free meeting space

Residents can reserve meeting space at no charge

Rick's Café

Student-managed shop featuring $1 ice cream

Free WiFi & Streaming

Husky TV, HBO GO, high-speed connections


Virtual Tours

Visualize yourself in your future Husky Home! 

See all the virtual tours

What our residents are saying

My name is Elizabeth, also known as Eliza (Ee-lie-za) 🤪, and my favorite part about living on campus is the wide diversity of culture and the relationships I’ve made. If it wasn’t for living in McMahon my freshman year and building community, I would’ve never met the people who are now my closest friends.

Eliza, Sophomore 

Student, Eric

I really like the private bathrooms, the chalkboards, and the new buildings. I’m living on campus next year because it’s really convenient.

Eric, Freshman

Student, Thu

My favorite part about living on campus is the rich diversity. I created strong connections and bonds with my floor mates and gained a sense of community.

Thu, Sophomore

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