Moving In: Fall 2013

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Room Assignments

Rooms are assigned on August 1 or September 6 depending upon when you applied for admission, applied for housing, or paid your housing deposit. Assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information of your roommate(s) and suitemates. Every effort is made to place you in one of your housing preferences, but it is not uncommon to be placed somewhere you did not request. It all depends upon your priority date, your housing preferences, and everyone else's dates and preferences.

  • AUGUST 1: This first round of assignments typically includes freshmen, transfers and graduate students who applied for admission by January 1, applied for housing by May 1, and paid the housing deposit by June 15.
  • SEPTEMBER 6: This second round of assignments typically includes freshmen, transfers and graduate students who applied for admission after January 1, applied for housing after May 1, or paid the housing deposit after June 15.

How We Assign

  1. When you apply for housing, the date you applied for admission to the University becomes your housing priority date. Students with the earliest priority dates have greater chance of being placed in one of their housing preferences. Confirmed roommate groups are ranked by the best priority date within the group.
  2. Rooms are then assigned according to housing preferences and roommate profiles. If you do not have a confirmed roommate group, one or two roommates are automatically assigned according to the survey you completed in your housing application. We make every effort to assign like-minded roommates, but they are not always the same age or class standing.
  3. If you are assigned to a location you did not request, the locations you requested were already filled with continuing residents or students who applied for admission before you. Reassignment may be possible in the event a cancellation occurs in one of your preferred locations. If you are an incoming freshman, you may request reassignment at Summerstart orientation by visiting the University Residences booth at the information fair. New transfer students may contact Housing@wwu.edu to request reassignment.