APPLY FOR HOUSING: February 10 - 25
Apply online anytime during the renewal application period of February 10 – 25. The application takes only a few minutes to complete and includes selecting a meal plan, completing a roommate profile, and accepting the Housing Agreement. Late applications are subject to space availability and will be placed on a waitlist.
Application Deadline: February 25
ROOM SELECTION: March 3 - 31
Pick your own room (or be added to one by a friend) for next year using our online room-selection system. Following the application phase, you will be assigned a room-selection time (just like when you register for classes) based on your original housing priority date. These are assigned in 15-minute increments starting at 9 a.m. March 3 and running through 4 p.m. March 24. Your specific time will be posted in MyHousing on March 1.
At your selection time you can log into MyHousing and click on the link to go to the online room-selection tool. In Room Selection you can:
→ Search for available rooms in your desired building.
→ Find an open room that you like.
→ Click the select button, and you’ll see your name appear in that room.
→ Add room/suitemates if you choose.
Room Selection Deadline: March 31
CANCEL YOUR RENEWAL: May 15
Renewal applicants do not need pay another housing deposit; your current housing deposit serves as your renewal deposit. Once you submit your room selection, you confirm your housing for next year. To cancel email Housing@wwu.edu by the May 15 deadline. Your renewal application and room choice will be cancelled, and your $200 Housing Security Deposit will be refunded after June move out.
Cancel Deadline: May 15
Housing renewal is reserved for current campus residents with matriculated student status. Renewers must maintain their renewal eligibility for the remainder of the current academic year. If you do not fulfill the terms of the Housing Agreement 2016-17, your housing renewal for 2017-18 will be cancelled. Please note that current residents doing a study abroad or internship for spring quarter 2017 may be eligible for housing renewal. Contact University Housing for more information.
Renewers with a current accommodation do not need to contact Disability Resources for Students unless their needs have changed. Many rooms are withheld from the room selection process to reserve them for students with special needs. If you have a need that requires one of these rooms, contact us for room-selection assistance at 360-650-6565 or Housing@wwu.edu.
Pick Your Room
- High-demand buildings are typically Birnam Wood, Buchanan Towers and BT East.
- Single rooms are scarce and they do not exist in Birnam Wood. Half of the 80 singles on campus are reserved for students with special needs.
- About 5 percent of rooms are withheld from the room-selection process to reserve space for live-in staff and students with special needs.
- University Residences reserves the right to consolidate partially populated suites or apartments to equalize gender availability and make space for roommates and suitemates.
- Special program communities can only be selected by students approved to participate in those programs:
- Gender-inclusive suites in Birnam Wood, Buchanan Towers and Fairhaven
- Edens Hall is reserved only for students enrolled in the Honors Program.
Tour the Buildings
Showrooms are open FEB 10, 17, 24* from 3-5 p.m. to give you a closer look at Western’s wide array of living facilities. Eight resident hosted showrooms will be open for viewing. This is your chance to compare halls, explore various floor plans and talk to students who live in that community.
*Note: Birnam Wood 325 is open for viewing only on Feb. 24
Pick your Roommate(s)
During room-selection you get to choose the room you want, and then add other eligible renewers as your room/suitemates. You will need their WWU ID number to add them.
Be aware that if you are added to a room by a friend, your housing for next year is confirmed and the pre-payment and cancellation deadlines go into effect. If added to someone’s room, you are free to change your room selection anytime between your room-selection time and May 15.
What if my preferred roommate is not a Renewer?
Because room selection is reserved for renewers, new freshmen and transfer students admitted for fall 2017 are not eligible to be added to your room.
Requesting a Newly Admitted Student
New students admitted for Fall 2017 are guaranteed housing, so you can take the following steps to ensure the two of you are eventually placed together:
Requesting a Roommate that Currently Lives Off Campus
It is not likely the two of you could be roommates on campus next year. Unlike new students (who are guaranteed housing), current off-campus students wanting on-campus housing for next year are considered on a space-available basis in August or September. Since off-campus students are not eligible for renewal, you cannot add them to your room. And since they are not guaranteed housing, you cannot save them a spot.
Following approval by the Board of Trustees, housing and meal plan rates for next year will be published by May 1, 2017. In the meantime, please refer to the rates for the current year and take into account a slight increase for next year.
If you are thinking of moving off campus, this resource provides an up-to-date hub of rental resources and useful advice, Western’s Off-Campus Living provides first-time renters with a solid framework for safe and responsible living.
Remember, once you select a room (or are added to a room by a friend), your housing for next year is confirmed and the cancellation deadlines go into effect.
CANCELLATION DEADLINE - MAY 15: You have until midnight May 15 to change your mind about living on campus next year and cancel your housing with no penalty.
Renewal cancellations must include your name, student ID number, and a statement canceling your renewal. To cancel: