HFS Facts and Figures 2016-17 Academic Year


Student Facts and Figures

  • Total number of students living in UW Seattle-campus housing: 8,250
  • Total number of students in residence halls: 7,024
  • Total number of students living in UW apartments: 1,226
  • Total number of undergraduates: 7,829
  • Total number of freshmen:  4,491
    • Percentage of freshmen living on campus: 68.3%
  • Number of students returning to on-campus living spaces: 3,191
    • Return rate: 38.8%
  • Total number of graduate/professional students: 382 
  • Percentage by gender: female 52.2%, male 47.8%
  • Washington State residents: 2,577 
  • International students: 1,787
  • Total applications for HFS housing (before cancellations): 10,511 

Facilities Facts and Figures

Total operating capacity (as built): 7,463
Total operating capacity with overflow spaces: 8,225
System-wide occupancy: 111.5% of as-built capacity

Total residence halls: 11 (2104 House, Alder Hall, Elm Hall, Haggett Hall, Hansee Hall, Lander Hall, Maple Hall, McMahon Hall, Poplar Hall, Terry Hall)
Total apartments: (Blakeley Village, Cedar Apartments, Commodore Duchess, Laurel Village, Mercer Court, Nordheim Court, Radford Court, Stevens Court)

Operating capacities: 2104 House 31, Alder Hall 640, Cedar Apartments 344, Elm Hall 542, Haggett Hall 814, Hansee Hall 336, Lander Hall 687, Maple Hall 831, McMahon Hall 1,040, Mercer Court A–B 841, Mercer Court C 204, Mercer Court D–E 285, Poplar Hall 318, Stevens Court 518, Terry Hall 334, Nordheim Court 460 

HFS has two facilities operated in partnership with Blanton Turner: Commodore Duchess (capacity 139), and Radford Court (capacity 399).

Number of LEED-certified buildings: 4

Dining Facts and Figures

Total annual dining sales: $42.9 million
Average daily customer count during the academic year: Over 40,000
Number of meal plans purchased: 7,219
Cost range of residential meal plans: $819-$1,940 per quarter
Total dining transactions for the past academic year: 5,268,968

Highest daily customer counts during the academic year:

  • Residential Dining: Local Point
  • Convenience or grocery store: District Market
  • Café: Suzzallo Café
  • Food truck: Motosurf

The District Market generally does nearly 5,000 transactions daily.

HFS won 1st place (gold) in the Sustainability Awards category of Waste Management in a national competition sponsored by NACUFS.

Residential Life Facts and Figures

Number of Resident Advisers (RAs): 146
Each RA conducts, on average, 53 individual meetings with residents per quarter.

Number of students involved in a residential Living Learning Community: 768
Active Living Learning Communities: Arts, Business, Engineering, Food Exploration, Global Experience, Honors, Pre-Health Sciences, Boundless Leadership and Creativity
Largest Living Learning Community: Engineering, with 292 students

Number of students serving in the Residential Community Student Association (RCSA): 58
Number of students serving on Hall Councils: 126

A Peer Review Board of student-residents adjudicates alleged violations of the UW housing agreement.

Area 01, a community-focused interdisciplinary learning destination, featuring four creativity and recreation labs, opened this fall in Maple Hall.

Number of students participating in Early Fall Start: 661

Downloadable Facts and Figures

2016-17 HFS Resource Guide

UW Housing Master Plan: Sensible Stewardship 

All About UW Housing Infographic

All About UW Dining Infographic