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Rights and Responsibilities

We expect all members of the UW Housing community—residents, staff and visitors—to act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them including respect and consideration for the health and safety of all community members. The following are expectations for all residents within Housing & Food Services as part of the HFS Health Agreement Addendum. Residents are expected to follow instructions from RA/CA Student Leaders when asked to provide Husky Card information.

  • Face Coverings (masks): Residents must wear a face covering when indoors and in all public and common areas. This includes study rooms, even if you are the only person in the space. Face Coverings need to be worn if visiting a friend in another room even if you are in the same residential community. Face coverings are not required in your own residential room if you are by yourself and/or with your roommate.
  • Guest Expectations: HFS currently only allows residents to have essential guests due to King County Public Health Guidance. Essential guests are defined as someone who is on campus to perform an essential function or service. Examples include food delivery, medication delivery, or assistance moving. A guest is considered someone who does not have a tap access to that residential community. Therefore, residents in different communities are considered guests. Unfortunately, close relationships do not count as essential guests unless performing an essential function. 
  • Physical Distancing: Residents must maintain six feet of physical distance from others that are not their roommate while in the community. 
  • Social Gatherings: Per the Washington State Governor’s proclamation on October 20, 2020, gatherings of more than five individuals are not allowed inside residential spaces. This includes interior and exterior HFS spaces. Any gathering must have five or less individuals. Any gatherings (other than your roommate) must demonstrate physical distancing and a face covering.
  • Room Occupancy: Residents must follow occupancy guidelines on elevators and in lounges. Individual bedrooms may only have one additional person that is not living in the space. Meaning, you and your roommate can only have one additional guest in your space. When a guest is in your space you must physically distant and wear a face covering.

Any behavior that puts community health and safety at risk can result in the termination of your Housing Agreement.  

Living on campus at the UW is a unique opportunity and one that may significantly enhance your overall educational experience academically, socially and developmentally. To create and maintain an environment conducive to your success in these areas, Community Standards are in place to guide behavior within the residential community. It is the responsibility of each member of our community to be familiar with and abide by the Community Standards as well as to share in building and maintaining a respectful and productive living and learning environment for one another.

To ensure your understanding of the rights and responsibilities of every resident and guest of UW housing, please familiarize yourself with the standards and procedures listed below as well as the terms and conditions of your respective housing agreement. Your understanding and cooperation will help to make the residential experience positive and enriching for yourself as well as your fellow residents.

Community Standards

Conduct Process

Formal Hearings

Sales and Solicitation

Resident Handbook