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Summer Housing

Eligibility Requirements

Summer residents must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Registered for at least 5 credits through WWU Summer Session or local post-secondary education institution
  • Participating in a WWU-related internship or field work
  • A continuing spring resident who has confirmed housing for 2024-2025
  • A resident employed by University Residences or Dining Services

Residents who wish to stay All Summer must meet these additional requirements:

  • Confirmed in 2024-2025 housing
  • Available for mandatory moves 

University Residences offers summer housing to continuing campus residents, students attending WWU Summer Session, and students attending summer programs at local community colleges. Minimum stay for academic residents is three weeks.

The Summer 2024 housing application will open Spring 2024. Please check back soon for more information on deadlines and housing options for summer.

Typical Length of Stay

Six Weeks

Six-week summer session

Nine Weeks

Nine-week summer session

All Summer

Only available for confirmed 2024-2025 residents

Continuous Housing for Current Residents (Summer Intersession)

Only available for current 2023-2024 residents in addition to your contracted length of stay

Room assignments during intersession are typically the same as your summer housing assignment if you live in the summer building that is open, but some residents will be assigned to a temporary location until summer locations becomes available.

Mandatory Move dates will be individualized based on spring location as well as a number of other factors. Some residents may need to move to temporary locations for the intersession week. If you leave campus and are not available during your assigned move time(s), your belongings will be boxed and stored, and your room will be rekeyed - all at your expense.

How to Apply

Step 1:

Apply for Summer Housing

1. Apply for Housing

Be ready to select your building preference and room type, intersession housing (if needed), take a roommate survey, and accept the Summer Housing Agreement. Once you have applied, track your status in MyHousing. Following the application period, applicants who have confirmed their admission will be prompted to pay the $200 housing prepayment.

Step 2:

Pay $200 prepayment

2. Pay Housing Prepayment

When notice of prepayment due posts in MyHousing, follow the payment instructions to carefully ensure proper processing of your prepayment. 

No prepayment is required for continuing campus residents; your current housing prepayment ($200) will continue on file.

Step 3:

Room assignments posted

3. Assignment Posted

Room assignments are posted in MyHousing, along with roommate and suitemate information. You are encouraged to contact your roommate to get acquainted and plan what to bring.

Maximum Stay

9 Week session (unless you are eligible for the all-summer option)

Room Occupancy

Double and Triple rooms are available for Summer Housing. Some single occupancy rooms may be available, please contact Housing for more information.

All-Summer Housing

Summer residents who have confirmed 2024-2025 academic year housing are eligible to remain in housing until start of fall quarter – this contract option is available on the housing application.

Required Moves

All-Summer residents may be required to move multiple times after the 9-Week Session ends based on the location of your fall assignment. You must be available to move during mandatory move dates; if you leave campus and are not available during assigned move time(s), your belongings will be boxed and stored, and your room will be rekeyed – all at your expense. Plan ahead for mandatory moves.

Cancellation Prior to Occupancy

Cancellations received after June 1 will result in forfeiture of your $200 housing prepayment. Cancellations must be submitted in writing, in person, or by email to housing@wwu.edu; please include your name, student ID, and a statement cancelling your housing reservation.