Housing Timeline

Western uses the quarter system and new students start each quarter. Check out the timeline date below for new students with an admission term of fall, winter or spring quarter. New students starting at the university in summer should plan to submit two housing applications: one for summer housing, and one for housing during the academic-year starting in fall quarter. For more information on this, see our summer housing timeline.

Fall Priority Application

The fall housing priority application deadline has been extended to June 1.

1. Apply for housing online

Once the housing application opens you can apply for housing. Once you Confirm your Enrollment, use your WWU email and select the application for the term you’ve been admitted. Choose a meal plan, select your housing preferences, take a roommate survey, and accept the Housing Agreement. After you submit your application you can track your status in MyHousing and explore your roommate options. Late applications may be subject to temporary assignment or space availability.

Please note: If you have not confirmed enrollment, you will need to create a Temporary Portal Login. We recommend you wait to apply for Housing until after you confirm enrollment.

Priority Application Period:

Fall Quarter

Feb. 1 - June 1

Winter Quarter

Oct. 15 - Nov. 15

Spring Quarter

Jan. 15 - March 1

2. Check MyHousing for notice of deposit due

After the application period, housing applicants who have confirmed admission will be prompted in MyHousing to pay the $200 housing deposit. Do not pay your deposit until you receive notice of deposit due; early payments will be returned.

Notification Begins:

Fall Quarter

Late May

Winter Quarter

Mid November

Spring Quarter

Early March

3. Pay your deposit online or through the mail

Once you’ve received the message in MyHousing that your deposit is due follow the payment instructions to make your deposit. Check your deposit status in MyHousing a few business days after submitting or mailing your payment to make sure it goes through. If you have not paid your deposit by the deadline, we will cancel your application.

Deposit Deadline:

Fall Quarter

June 15

Winter Quarter

Dec. 10

Spring Quarter

March 15

4. Check MyHousing for your room assignment

We will post information about your room assignment in your housing portal. Be sure to touch base with your room/suitemates to get acquainted and discuss what each of you plans to bring for your room.

Note: the date you applied for Western will serve as your priority date during the assignment process, not the date you applied for housing.

Fall Quarter

For fall 2020 housing planning purposes, we will have more information about room assignments in June.

Make sure to check your Housing Portal and WWU email regularly!

Winter Quarter

Late December

Spring Quarter

Late March