Housing Timeline

New students who meet the housing deadlines are guaranteed housing their first year at Western, or for the rest of the academic year if admitted mid-year. 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.

1. Apply for housing online

Once the housing application open you can apply for housing even if you haven’t confirmed your admission yet. Select the application for the term you’ve been admitted for and use your WWU ID number and birthdate to log in. 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.

Priority Application Period:

Fall Quarter

March 1 - May 1

Winter Quarter

October 1 - November 15

Spring Quarter

January 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

December 1

Spring Quarter

March 15

4. Check MyHousing for your room assignment

We will post your room assignment, room/suitemate information in MyHousing. Be sure to touch base with your room/suitemates to get acquainted and discuss what each of you are planning to bring for your room. Students who apply for admission earliest receive priority during the assignment process.

Rooms Assigned:

Fall Quarter

August 1 & September 1

Winter Quarter

Late December

Spring Quarter

Late March