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 2021-2022
  • A resident employed by University Residences or Dining Services

All-Summer residents must meet the additional requirements:

  • Confirmed in 2021-2022 housing
  • Available for mandatory moves August 21-22 and September 11-12

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.

Typical Length of Stay

Six Weeks

June 20 - July 30

Six-week summer session

Nine Weeks

June 20 - Aug. 20

Nine-week summer session

All Summer

June 20 - Sep. 19

Only available in Birnam Wood for 2021-2022 residents

Summer Intersession Housing (June 12 - 19)

Only available for current 2020-2021 residents in addition to your contracted length of stay

Room assignments during intersession are typically the same as your summer housing assignment, but you may be assigned to a temporary location until your summer location becomes available.

You will be assigned a Mandatory Move Date during the weekend following Finals Week, and you must be available to move. 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 Housing

Application open:
April 1 - May 15

1. Apply for Housing

The summer application is open from April 1 through May 15. 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 the MyHousing Portal. Following the application period, applicants who have confirmed their admission will be prompted to pay the $200 housing deposit; notification begins in late May.

Step 2:

Pay Deposit

Follow instructions in MyHousing to pay deposit before June 1

2. Pay Deposit

When notice of deposit due posts in the MyHousing Portal, follow the payment instructions to carefully ensure proper processing of your deposit. Deposit Deadline is June 1.

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

Step 3:

Assignment Posted

Room Assignments posted in MyHousing

3. Assignment Posted

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

Current residents: assignments posted in late May

New residents: assignments posted by June 15

Living Option: Birnam Wood Apartments

Maximum Stay

9 Week session – ends Friday, August 20
(unless you are eligible for the all-summer option)

Room Occupancy

Due to Covid-19 we continue to follow the American College Health Association’s (ACHA) guidelines for campus housing programs; all room will remain single occupancy for Summer 2021.

Other Building Assignments

Should high demand require extra space for Summer 2021, some students may be assigned to other campus spaces with in-suite kitchens and bathrooms. If you are assigned to one of these spaces, your rate will remain the same as an apartment room. 

All-Summer Housing

Birnam Wood summer residents who have confirmed 2021-2022 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:

Aug. 21 - 22

If your fall assignment is in Birnam Wood:

Move to your fall room assignment

If your fall assignment is in a Residence Hall:

Move to transitional housing in Fairhaven

Sept. 11 - 12

Students in transitional housing:

Move from Fairhaven to fall Residence Halls

Cancellation Prior to Occupancy

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