University Residences offers summer housing to continuing campus residents, students attending WWU Summer Session, and students attending summer programs at local community colleges. Minimum stay for academic residents is three weeks.
For those not enrolled at Western and looking to stay on campus during the summer, please contact our Guest Housing Staff.
The summer application is open from April 1 through May 15. Be ready to choose a meal plan, building preference, intersession housing (if needed), take a roommate survey, request a specific roommate if you have one in mind, and accept the Summer Housing Agreement. No deposit is required; your current housing deposit on file ($200) will continue to serve as your summer housing deposit.
Following the application period, your personalized summer instructions will be posted in MyHousing. Logistics for your particular contract and the transition process from your current location to your summer location involve firm deadlines that can be complicated. Please come to the Edens Hall Information Desk (EH 108) in-person to go over your information.
Pick up instructions
In late May you will be prompted (via your MyHousing status) to stop by Edens Hall to receive your instructions and room assignment. Failure to follow your instructions may involve extra housing charges.
The summer application is open from April 1 through May 15. Be ready to choose a meal plan, building preference, intersession housing (if needed), take a roommate survey, request a specific roommate if you have one in mind, and accept the Summer Housing Agreement.
Once you have applied, track your status in MyHousing. Following the application period, applicants who have confirmed their admission will be prompted to pay the $200 housing deposit; notification begins in late May.
When the notice of "Housing Deposit Due" appears in MyHousing, follow the payment instructions to carefully ensure proper processing of your deposit. Deposit Deadline is June 1.
Room assignments will be posted in MyHousing along with roommate and suitemate information by June 9. You are encouraged to contact each other to get acquainted and plan what to bring.
Typical Length of Stay
- 6 Weeks
- June 24 - August 3
- Coincides with WWU 6-week Summer Session Classes
- 9 Weeks
- June 24 - August 24
- Coincides with WWU 9-week Summer Session Classes
- All Summer
- June 24 - September 22
- Available for Birnam Wood residents confirmed in 2018-2019 housing
Residence Hall: Higginson
- Meal plan required
- Maximum stay is the 9-week session
Apartments: Birnam Wood
- Parts of Stacks 3, 4, 6, and 7 are open for summer 2018
- Optional meal plans are available in the Edens Hall Lobby
- Maximum stay is the 9-week session (unless you are eligible for the all-summer option)
- Note: Birnam Wood has extensive renovation work planned for summer 2018. If you choose the apartment option expect construction noise from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during most of the summer
All-Summer Apartment Option
Birnam Wood summer residents who have confirmed on-campus housing for 2018-19 are eligible to remain in Birnam Wood for the month between the end of summer session and the start of fall quarter. To request this option, select the all-summer contract when you apply for housing. If you select the all-summer contract, then cancel your fall housing, your contract term will automatically be shortened to 9 weeks.
Please note: If your summer assignment differs from your fall assignment, you must move to your fall assignment on the required move date. Plan ahead so that you are not out of town during your required move date range:
- Fall assignment in Birnam Wood: move date range August 25 - September 1
- Fall assignment in a residence hall: move date range September 15 - 22
Intersession Housing (June 16-23)
Spring quarter ends at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, and summer housing begins 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 24. Most students prefer to move out and go home for the week in between (known as intersession), but housing is available for those who need to stay and are continuing with a summer contract.
Room assignments during intersession are typically the same as your summer housing assignment; you will be required to move from your spring assignment as outlined below.
Required Move Dates
You will be assigned a specific move date/time between June 16 and 18, and you must be available to move during this time period. If you leave campus and you are not available during your assigned move time, your belongings will be boxed up and put in storage, and your room will be rekeyed at your expense.
You may be assigned to a temporary location until your summer location becomes available; in this case you would be required to move twice.
Cost Billed to your Student Account
- Residence Hall: $219.36 (8 days at $27.42/day)
- Birnam Wood: $126.96 (8 days at $15.87/day)
Cancellation Prior to Occupancy
Cancellations received after June 1 will result in forfeiture of your $200 housing deposit. Cancellations must be submitted in writing in person or by email to Housing@wwu.edu; please include your name, student ID, and a statement canceling your housing reservation.