What is my Housing Priority Date?
New students: The date your admission application for WWU was received.
Current students returning from off-campus or those who have never lived on campus: The date we receive your housing application.
Non-Western students who attend an area college: The date your housing application is considered complete. See our website for requirements. Non-Western students are housed on a space available basis.
Current residents: Keep your original priority date.
How does Western's housing assignment process work?
How we assign:
1. First, we give priority consideration to new students who applied for housing and paid their housing deposit on time.
2. Then, we rank students in the order they applied for admission to Western, giving the highest priority to those who applied the earliest. Your housing priority date is the day your admission application was received.
3. Finally, we assign rooms according to roommate pairs and housing preferences. If none of your preferences are available, we will place you where space is open. About 75% of incoming freshmen end up in one of their preferences.
Am I guaranteed housing?
Historically we have been able to guarantee housing to newly admitted Western students who have paid their Admissions Enrollment Fee, submitted a request for housing before May 1, and paid their Housing Deposit by June 15.
What is my current housing status?
MyHousing is the best tool to find out where you are in the housing process. Track your status regularly for changes, to be sure your application has been submitted, your deposit and signature form have been received, etc.
Can I change my housing preferences after applying for housing?
You may change your building preferences at any time before June 15 by resubmitting the online housing application. Your previous answers will populate in the application; you can simply change and resubmit. Your most recent submission will replace all previous versions without affecting your priority date.
Requests to change building preferences after June 15 are not guaranteed.
How do I know which buildings are best for me?
Some suggestions from assignments staff, students and parents are:
Can I request a single room?
When do I find out my housing assignment?
FALL QUARTER: August 1
WINTER QUARTER: Late December
SPRING QUARTER: Late MarchAssignments will be viewable online at myHousing.
What does Temporary Assignment mean?
Do you have Family or Graduate Student Housing?
Apartments for students with dependents are offered at Birnam Wood on a space-available basis. For information about availability contact Housing@wwu.edu.
Graduate students who choose to live on campus often select the Birnam Wood Apartments as a building preference, as they are a good alternative to Residence Hall living.
Alternatively, you may check with your department who may have information (i.e., sharing a space off campus with someone in your graduate program). If you plan to look off campus for housing, try the following resources:
Will Financial Aid cover my Housing Deposit?
Students are directly responsible for their Housing Deposit (just like the Admissions Enrollment Fee); please contact our housing cashier at 360-650-3744 for more information.
When is my Housing Application due?
You are eligible to apply for housing if the University has offered you admission, or if you are currently an active continuing student. Non-matriculated students and community college students are eligible for housing on a space available basis.
Apply online for housing, for the term you wish move to campus; have your WWU ID number handy. Each application has an active phase, before and after which the application is closed. The date you initiate your housing application is a factor we consider when offering and assigning space.
Application Priority Deadlines:
When is my Housing Deposit due?
When are my Housing Payments due?
Payments for room & board are due on the first day of classes each quarter. Your quarterly payment is based on your assignment; rate sheets and payment schedule can be found online.
Is there a deadline to cancel my housing?
What is a Triple Room?
Triple rooms are available in select halls, and house three students in a room together at a lower rate.