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summer housing guide

Summer Session at the UW is comprised of three options:

  • Full summer, June 20–August 21
  • A term, June 20–July 21
  • B term, July 21–August 21

There are housing options to match all three academic terms. Any student is eligible for summer session housing if they’re currently enrolled at UW’s Seattle campus or are enrolled for autumn quarter, even if they aren't taking summer classes.

The information provided below assumes campus has returned to pre-COVID operations. Changes and restrictions may apply in consideration of public health requirements.

Before you apply

How to apply

  1. Complete Your HFS Student Profile on your MyHFS homepage.
  2. Return to your MyHFS homepage and complete the Summer housing application.

What you’ll be asked for when applying:

  • Your building preferences
  • Your room type preferences
  • Your roommate preferences

You will also need to:

  • Agree to the application terms
  • Electronically sign the agreement
  • Electronically sign the COVID-19 Agreement
  • If you are younger than 18, have your parent/guardian electronically sign a Cosigner Agreement
  • Pay a $500 refundable deposit (unless you have already paid it as part of a previous application)
    A $500 refundable deposit is required for on-campus housing. Paying the deposit is the last step in submitting your application. Some students with financial need may submit the application without a deposit and pay it later.

Application cancellation

If you want to cancel your housing application before you move in, you must do so on your MyHFS Homepage. Details about how to cancel and what charges may apply are available on the Application Cancellation and Deferment page.

Housing assignments

All assignments to the residence halls are made in priority group order, taking into account all selected options.

Assignment priority

  • Priority 1: Students who apply by April 19 based on quarters in residence.
  • Priority 2: Students who apply after April 19 based on application date.
  • Room assignment notifications will be sent starting in mid-May.
Building Room type Bathroom Number of residents
Stevens Court Single in 4-bedroom apartment Two semi-private 4

Single-gender rooms

Most shared rooms within the residence halls are assigned to two or more students of the same gender. If you don't specify your preference for a different type of assignment, you can expect to be in a room with another person or people whose gender is the same as yours according to their record with the UW.

Gender-inclusive rooms

It is important to us that all University housing options are welcoming for all students. The gender-inclusive room option is intended to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for residents across the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual identity, and allied members of the community.

Mixed-gender rooms

Mixed-gender rooms and apartments are open to all students, regardless of your gender . You can specify on your application that you want to live with a person of a different gender, and put that person's student number in your application as your mutual roommate request.

Dining on campus

You have the option of choosing the dining amount related to the term of occupancy as shown below, one of the Apartment Dining Levels ($200, $400 or $600) or no dining level. The dining allotment you choose will be available at the beginning of your assigned term. 

Term Account Available
Full term $1,154 June 20–August 21
A-term only $577 June 20–July 21
B-term only $577 July 21–August 21

You may opt in to the dining account by May 31 (full term and A-term) or June 30 (B-term).

Your dining account will be terminated at the end of your assigned term. Any unused balance on your dining account will expire. Dining funds are nonrefundable, cannot be transferred to your Husky Card Account, and will not carry over to future terms.

To ensure that your dining funds last you throughout your stay with us, and to avoid forfeiting excess funds, we recommend you monitor your spending habits and adjust if necessary.

Moving in

Spring to summer residents: Students currently living on campus will be given room change directions in their assignment email. Please note that COVID cleaning protocols are a factor in when students can move. Move date and time will be between June 12 and June 16

New summer residents: Move-in starts at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 20. You may go directly to the Lander Regional Desk to check in.

Before you arrive

Here are a few helpful things to do before you arrive on campus:

There is a lot to discover about living on campus, and you probably have questions that haven’t been answered here. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, call us at 206-543-4059 or email us, and we’ll be happy to help!

Shipping items ahead of time

Packages can be sent to your residence hall up to seven days prior to your scheduled move in. These items will not be returned to the sender.

You will receive a notification in your UW email from HFS Desk Services when your package is received. Upon move in, any packages that were not previously delivered to your room will be available for pick up at your regional desk.

Arriving to campus

All students moving in for summer should arrive to the UW W10 parking lot for check-in.

If you are coming to campus directly from Sea-Tac Airport, there are several transportation options. Please visit Sea-Tac Airport’s main transportation page to decide the best way for you to travel.

COVID-19 information for move-in

Guests: A maximum of two people can arrive with you to help you move in. No pets are allowed during move-in.

Face coverings: Face coverings are required to be worn on site at the UW indoors when other people are present (this includes common areas, such as hallways, stairways, restrooms and elevators) and outdoors when keeping a six-foot distance from others may not be possible. Please ensure you are wearing a face covering when you arrive to move-in.

Sanitization: Carts will be available for you to move belongings from the check-in location to your room. Carts will be sanitized between each use using EPA-registered disinfectants.


Husky Card: You will be asked to present your UW student ID card (Husky Card) when you arrive. You may show another form of photo ID; however, the Husky Card is your key card for access to your building. If you arrive without your Husky Card, you will receive a temporary building access card.

Keys: You will be given room and mailbox keys when you check in.

Red Emergency Backpack: New residents are provided with a red emergency backpack when they first check into their residential community. This comprehensive kit includes water, food rations and other emergency supplies. The contents will remain viable for several years. Please keep your emergency kit for as long as you live with us.

Note: Friends and family cannot check in on your behalf.

Paying for housing and dining

Housing payments should always be made directly to HFS, never to your tuition account. Complete information about billing and payments can be found on our Financial Information for Residents page.

Payment due date

Your summer session payment is due on July 9, 2021.

Moving out

You are responsible for paying housing and dining charges for the entire summer period even if you move out before the end of the agreement period. You will not receive a prorated refund of any charges.

Checkout process

Housing & Food Services has implemented a revised checkout process for residents. This process is developed to maximize CDC-recommended physical distancing guidelines and to make it as simple as possible to process checkouts in an organized and safe manner.

Move out dates

  • A-term move-out deadline is 5 pm on July 21.
  • Full summer move-out deadline is 12 noon on August 21.
  • B-term move-out deadline is 12 noon on August 21.


  1. Schedule a virtual inspection by contacting your Resident Adviser or Community Assistant.
  2. Sign up for direct deposit to ensure a fast and easy refund. Refunds take four to six weeks after move-out. If you don't have a U.S. bank account, a refund check will be sent to your local address in MyUW.
  3. Pack your belongings, clean your room and common areas, pick up your mail and packages, and return your keys to your Regional Desk. If you are able, please return your keys during desk hours. If the desk is closed, you may put them in the drop box.
  4. Update your local address on MyUW within 24 hours of your vacate. After you vacate, mail and packages will be forwarded for 180 days to that address.

If you have questions or concerns during your checkout, please contact your building's Community Manager.

Other important information

  • You can check-out vacuums through your community vacuum check-out schedule. Check with your RA/CA. 
  • Carts will not be provided by HFS for move-out, as we do not have capacity to adequately disinfect and sanitize between each use.
  • Please clean your room. If you are not able to vacuum, there will be no cleaning charges applied for not vacuuming, but other cleaning charges and damage charges will still apply.
  • Please adhere to CDC-recommended physical distancing guidelines.

Interim housing

You are eligible to live in the residence halls during the period between summer quarter and autumn quarter (interim housing) if you have an active application and assignment for the 2021–22 academic year.

Application and assignment

After you have applied for both summer quarter housing and academic year housing, you will be able to see the interim housing application on your MyHFS Homepage.

We will attempt to assign you to your summer quarter room for the interim period.

If you are assigned to a different room for the interim housing period, you will be required to move to your Interim room on the morning of Saturday, August 21, and you must complete your room change by noon.

If you choose to cancel your interim housing application, you may do so with no cancellation charge within one week of submitting your application provided you have not already been assigned to a room. If you cancel after one week or if you have already been assigned, cancellation charges will apply as shown in the Summer Housing Agreement.

If you are assigned to a single room in Stevens Court, you aren't required to have a dining account. However, you may have one if you wish.

End of interim housing

If you are assigned to the same room for interim housing and autumn quarter, you aren't required to take any action at the end of the interim housing period.

If you're assigned to a different room in the residence halls for autumn quarter, you must move from your interim housing room to your autumn quarter room by noon on Saturday, September 18.

If you're assigned to a room in the 12-month apartments for autumn quarter, you must move from your interim housing room to your autumn quarter room by noon on Sunday, September 11.

Detailed instructions on how to complete your room change will be emailed to you. If you do not receive a room change email or if you have questions, please contact the HFS Student Services Office at 206-543-4059 or