Requirements & Eligibility

New students can apply for fall housing starting March 1 –make sure to apply before May 1 if you want priority placement in one of your preferred locations. New students who complete the housing application process by the appropriate deadlines are guaranteed housing their first year at Western or for the rest of the academic year if admitted mid-year.

As an undergraduate student you must be enrolled in a minimum of eight credits per quarter during the academic year, and five credits during summer quarter to be eligible to live on campus.

When you complete Western’s Housing Agreement you are accepting a contract that states that you plan to live on campus from your move in date through the end of the academic year. Moving out before the end of the school year will result in a contract breakage fee, except in cases of graduation, school withdrawal, study abroad or internship.

While new Western students receive housing priority, University Residences may grant housing requests to other student applicants as space allows.

If you are attending Whatcom Community College or Bellingham Technical College with the intention of transferring to Western and would like to live on Western’s campus, please call University Residences at 360-650-6565.