Living on campus is completely optional for all ages and class standings. To be eligible for on-campus housing, undergraduate students must maintain enrollment in a minimum of 8 credits per quarter during the academic year, and 5 credits during summer quarter.
Since living on campus is optional, students who desire on-campus housing must adhere to the housing application process and timeline. While the application itself is free, payment of a $200 housing deposit is later required for applicants who are offered housing.
By accepting the Housing Agreement, you understand that if offered housing your residency would be for the entire academic year, or remainder thereof if you move in after the start of fall quarter. 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.
New freshmen and transfer students who meet the housing deadlines are guaranteed housing their first academic year at Western, or remainder thereof if admitted midyear. Please note that late housing applications may be subject to temporary assignment or space availability.
The following populations are granted housing on a space-available basis. Please note that if you are in one of these groups, your housing application may be placed on hold until availability is determined.
For students who are attending Whatcom Community College or Bellingham Technical College with the intention of transferring to Western, we occasionally offer housing on a space-available basis. To discuss this unique housing option, you are encouraged to call us for details at 360-650-6565. Before you can apply for housing, you must first obtain a WWU ID number.