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It's not required, yet 71% of UW first year students 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!

Students playing video games in Area 01 Community Center

Take a tour

Learn what it's like to live on campus. Visualize yourself in your future Husky Home! 

Students enjoying a card game in their dorm room

Apply for housing

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

Resident moving into north campus residence hall

Move in

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

Dubs reading the Residence Hall guide

Read your resident guide

Your guide to being a resident on campus, including hall and community resources and setting up your space.

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?