University Residences primary goal is to provide safe residential communities.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will self-isolate in their room. To promote a healthy and safe living environment, University Residences will continue to partner with public health officials to make changes in response to the COVID pandemic.

How to be prepared:

  • Review campus Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines, which includes information on what to do if you test positive for COVID or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • Things to consider include your ability to travel to a permanent residence for your isolation period or the need to isolate in place on campus, access to food, laundry needs, etc.


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COVID Vaccinations

WWU no longer requires students to be COVID cleared before living on campus. However, for your safety and the safety of fellow students, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated.

For vaccination info, visit the Student Health Center website.

WWU Testing

Housing works closely with University, local and state health officials to stay up to date on COVID-19 best practices and safety guidelines. For more information, on testing in the residence halls, visit Campus Virus Testing.


All students living on campus should self-isolate in their room for five days when testing positive for COVID. Students also have the option to return to their permanent residence to isolate. 

We ask that you do not enter common spaces, lounges, community kitchens, or other public areas in your building unless needed.

If possible, please wait to do laundry until your isolation time is over. If you cannot wait to do laundry, we ask that you utilize the laundry room closest to your room when it’s the least occupied or empty, and wear a mask.

Please utilize the bathroom facilities as quickly and efficiently as possible and clean up after yourself after using the bathroom facilities.

We ask that you self-isolate and stay in your room as much as possible. If you do need to exit your room, please mask up and take care of your daily needs as efficiently as possible.

No, you should not attend in person classes if you are self-isolating. Please contact your professors to let them know you will be missing class for the next five days or for the remainder of your isolation period. You can attend online classes if you feel well enough to do so.

Send a message to the Student Health Center staff through your Student Health Portal.