Housing Priority Date
Your Housing Priority Date is the date you apply for admission to Western, not the date you apply for housing. Students who meet all deadlines and with earlier priority dates have a greater chance of ending up in a room in one of their housing preferences.
In your housing application, you will select three housing preferences.
Your Housing Preferences will help us know where you want to live. Find out more information by visiting Explore the Buildings.
Pets are not allowed in University Residences, however assistance animals, such as service dogs and emotional support animals, are permitted in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Before bringing an assistance animal into a residential building, students must follow standard procedure for requesting reasonable accommodation through the Disability Access Center.
When Rooms Are Selected or Assigned
Room Selection begins July 1. Time slots are divided in two starting groups, each based your Housing priority date (the day you applied for admission):
- Phase A: Roommate Groups
- Phase B: Free selection
Once rooms are selected or assigned in MyHousing, you can view your address in addition to the names and contact information of your roommate(s) and suitemates.
Note: some students with later dates will either be placed in a room by housing or receive a temporary room assignment, usually as the roommate of a resident advisor, in a temporary guest housing unit, or at our nearby contracted hotel. As vacancies occur over the first several weeks of the quarter, students in temporary assignments will settle into permanent locations.
For new students arriving for winter quarter, rooms are assigned in late December. Room assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information for roommate(s) and suitemates.
For new students arriving for spring quarter, rooms are assigned in late March. Room assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information of roommate(s) and suitemates.