Before you apply
You will need this information during the application process:
- Your building preferences
- What method you will use to pay your quarterly housing and dining balance
- If you have a roommate request (you need their UW student number)
- If you want to live in a single-gender or mixed-gender apartment
- Your dining account level choice
You will also need to
- Agree to the application terms
- Electronically sign the agreement
- Pay a $500 pre-payment
A $500 pre-payment is required for on-campus housing. Paying the pre-payment is the last step in submitting your application. Your pre-payment will be applied to your autumn quarter housing statement. Some students with financial need may submit the application without a pre-payment.
Select a dining level
We recognize your needs may differ from students who live in residence halls. That’s why we offer a special Apartment Dining Account for students who live in on-campus apartments.
Requesting an apartmentmate
You may request apartmentmates on your application. Your request will be accommodated if:
- Both applications have identical housing preferences
- Both applicants have the same assignment priority
- Space is available
If you want to request a specific apartmentmate on your housing application, you will need their UW student ID number. We cannot guarantee requested apartmentmates will be assigned together.
Except as required by law, assignments to UW housing facilities provided for students are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military status.
Students who request a mixed-gender apartment will be assigned with other students who have requested the same.
You are not required to find your own apartmentmates; however, if you would like to, please consider the following resources:
If you don’t find apartmentmates on your own, we will assign one or more for you.
Accommodation of students with disabilities
Students with individual accommodation or accessibility needs will follow the same housing application process as all students to apply for UW housing. In addition, the student will then register with UW’s Disability Resources for Students (DRS).
Family Housing applicants with a disabled family member may follow the same guidelines for application and registration with DRS.
Parking near your building
Depending on where you live on campus, parking areas and loading zones may not be located close to your building. Please be aware of this before making housing choices. A map of parking areas can be found on the UW website.