Western maintains over a million square feet of housing and dining space on its century-old, 215-acre campus. Sixteen residence halls and one apartment complex make up eight unique residential communities, each community with their own resident director.
Western’s campus is live-on optional and has an operating capacity of 4,145 residents. Within the division of Enrollment and Student Services, the department of University Residences employs 60 full-time staff and more than 150 student staff.
University Residences supports and is guided by the:
- University Mission and Strategic goals
- Board of Trustees Guiding Principles for the Western Washington University Housing and Dining System
- 10 Year Capital Plan
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCC) recommendations of the 2008 Comprehensive Evaluation Committee Report
- Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) professional standards for higher education
- Association of College and University Housing Organization-International standards and guidelines
Students living in University Residences engage in a community unlike any other, where they explore their passion, purpose and place at Western.
Create affordable, safe and well-maintained University housing that supports participation in healthy, inclusive and sustainable communities, where students invest in their academic success and personal growth.
- Student Centered
- Collaborative Partnerships
- Culture of Evidence
- Customer Service
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Safe and Secure Residential Communities
- Work Environment