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resident guide

Your community

Residents sitting in Poplar Hall lobby

Let's get started!

Now that you're here, you have opportunities to learn, to socialize and to truly create your own Husky Home experience.

You are part of a diverse and inclusive community

With more than 10,000 students, our on-campus residential communities boast an array of values, beliefs, perspectives and abilities. This rich diversity is one of the reasons living in residence is such a valuable and worthwhile experience. Housing & Food Service's Diversity and Inclusion statement articulates our community’s aspirations for becoming a truly inclusive and equitable environment for living on campus.

Your health and wellness matters to us

College is full of excitement, opportunities and also challenges. HFS and UW have services that support students’ emotional and mental health, so you can make the most of your time here.

Resident amenities designed for you

From building perks and resident-only spaces to fitness and recreation. Your HFS amenities provide opportunities to connect and create community when you live on campus. 

Let's eat!

Our resident dining program is created to provide experiences of community, engagement and nutrition. Students can eat at any of our 30 dining locations. All dining venues accept the Residence Hall and Apartment dining accounts.

Ready to get involved?

Now that you are settling into college life, you probably are looking for opportunities to get involved! There are many different groups within the residential communities. Gain experience planning events, grow your leadership skills, learn about the environment, etc., there are lots of ways to connect.

Work on campus

Come work with us! HFS jobs are a popular option for UW students because we pay well, we’re flexible and accommodating with your schedule, and on-campus jobs are convenient when you’re also juggling classes. An HFS job is also a great way to enrich your Husky Experience, because you’ll meet new people and gain new workplace skills.

Know your community standards

Community Standards, which can be found in your Housing Agreement, are in place to create and maintain an environment conducive to your success. It is the responsibility of each member of our community to:

  • Be familiar with and abide by the Community Standards
  • Share in building and maintaining a respectful and productive living and learning environment for all

If an issue arises

Our Conduct Process was established to provide students with a fair and just system in response to an alleged violation of Community Standards. Information about the Conduct Process can be found on our website.