New students who meet the housing deadlines are guaranteed on-campus housing their first year at Western, or remainder thereof if admitted mid-year. Your housing is guaranteed, but your room choice is up to you during room selection.
Housing Priority Date
your Housing Priority Date is the date you apply for admission to Western, not the date you apply for housing. Students who meet all deadlines and with earlier priority dates have a greater chance of finding a room in one of their housing preferences.
In your housing application, you will select six housing preferences. Your preferences are only used to assign students who do not select a room. Most students will select their room during Room Selection (see When Rooms are Selected).
Pets are not allowed in University Residences, however assistance animals, such as service dogs and emotional support animals, are permitted in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Before bringing an assistance animal into a residential building, students must follow standard procedure for requesting reasonable accommodation through the Disability Access Center.
When Rooms Are Selected
July1 - Aug. 15
Aug. 16 - 31
Assignments made for students who do not select a room
Room selection times are based upon:
- When you applied for admission to WWU
- If you applied for housing before May 1
- If you paid the Housing Deposit before June 15
Once rooms are selected or assigned in MyHousing, you can view your address in addition to the names and contact information of your roommate(s) and suitemates.
Note: some students with later dates will either be placed in a room by housing or receive a temporary room assignment, usually as the roommate of a resident advisor, in a temporary guest housing unit, or at our nearby contracted hotel. As vacancies occur over the first several weeks of the quarter, students in temporary assignments will settle into permanent locations.
For new students arriving for winter quarter, rooms are assigned in late December. Room assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information for roommate(s) and suitemates.
For new students arriving for spring quarter, rooms are assigned in late March. Room assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information of roommate(s) and suitemates.