Future Students

Interested in living on campus your first year at Western?

Living on campus is a great way to meet new people, make friends, get involved and be part of the Western community. If you choose to live with us, the information below will help you start the process of calling Western home! 

Did You Know?

86% of student respondents would recommend on-campus living to new students
85% of student respondents were satisfied with their on-campus living experience
96% of student respondents feel safe living on campus

Housing Timeline

Student and parent during move-in

Find out more about our housing application priority deadlines, prepayment due dates, room selection deadlines and eligibility. 

Honors Housing

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Honors students have the option of living in the Honors residential community, which provides peer connection both in the classroom and in the residence hall. 

Disability Accomodation

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Find out more about our housing accommodation options, how to request accommodation, and the step-by-step process for applying. 

Financial Information

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Find out more about your financial responsibilities, the payment process and fees associated with your Housing Agreement. 

La Comunidad

La Comunidad

La Comunidad Housing centers around the celebration of Latine culture, providing a space for connection and community.

Housing & Room Gender

Students hanging out at the outdoor seating in Alma Clark Glass Hall

During the housing application process, students will select a housing gender (Male, Female, Neutral), then a room gender (Gendered or All-Gender).

Roommate Options

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You have three roommate options: choose someone you know, search for a compatible roommate online, or let us assign you a roommate.

Pride Housing

Students at Pride Parade

Pride Housing provides a home for students who are seeking an LGBTQ+ affirming and gender-inclusive living experience in a caring and connected community. 

Room Selection

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Incoming Fall students who meet all deadlines will be able to participate in Room Selection and choose their room for the upcoming academic year.


Students in dining hall

Dining at WWU is a campus-wide experience supporting healthy living, sustainability, social responsibility and community development.

Black Affinity

Students smiling during move-in

Black Affinity Housing centers the identity of Black students through the celebration and affirmation of the Black student experience, providing a space for connection. 

Viking Launch

Students on a hike

Viking Launch is an early-arrival program designed to provide incoming freshman a strong, focused start-up to college life at Western.