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 2022-2023
  • A resident employed by University Residences or Dining Services

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

  • Confirmed in 2022-2023 housing
  • Available for mandatory moves August 20-21 and September 11

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 19 - July 29

Six-week summer session

Nine Weeks

June 19 - Aug. 19

Nine-week summer session

All Summer

June 19 - Sep. 18

Only available for confirmed 2022-2023 residents

Continuous Housing for Current Residents (June 10 - 19)

Only available for current 2021-2022 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. Most residents will move to temporary locations on Saturday following Finals Week, and then to a final summer location sometime during 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 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

See 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 Summer 2022: Buchanan Towers

Summer 2022 apartment housing is in Buchanan Towers (layout is similar to Birnam Wood but smaller). Birnam Wood is closed for projects. Rates will be equivalent to Birnam Wood. There are no available meal plans for Summer 2022 housing. Instead, residents may choose to purchase Viking Dollars that can be used at any of Western's open dining locations, including the dining commons. Please note all housing options for Summer 2022 are equipped with kitchens.

Maximum Stay

9 Week session – ends Friday, August 19
(unless you are eligible for the all-summer option)

Room Occupancy

Double and Triple rooms are available for Summer 2022. Some single occupancy rooms may be available, please contact Housing for more information.

Other Building Assignments

Should high demand require extra space for Summer 2022, 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

Summer residents who have confirmed 2022-2023 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.

June 11

Move to transitional housing

Aug. 20 - 21

If your fall assignment is in Birnam Wood:

Move to Birnam Wood

Sept. 11

If your fall assignment is a residence hall:

Move to fall residence hall or apartment

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 Housing@wwu.edu; please include your name, student ID, and a statement cancelling your housing reservation.