Undergraduate Housing 2015–16: Assignment Priorities

Assignment Priorities

Current residents who apply by the April 14 deadline will have the highest priority for on-campus housing. To be considered a priority 1 applicant, you must live on campus as of the beginning of spring quarter or have applied for priority retention.

Following current residents, the next priority for on campus housing is first year students. The UW strives to ease the freshman transition to campus life, and to provide on-campus housing for as many as we can accommodate. HFS guarantees an assignment to all new freshmen who apply during the priority 2 application period, May 7 through May 15. All other applicants will be assigned as space permits.

If a waiting list is established, preference may be given to students who live outside commuting distance, regardless of priority group.

Priority 1

Current residents of 9-month housing, 12-month apartments and Nordheim Court who apply by April 14

Priority 2 

New matriculated freshmen who apply between May 7 and May 15

Priority 3 

New matriculated freshmen who apply between May 16 and May 31

Priority 4 

New matriculated freshmen who apply between June 1 and June 30


New matriculated transfer students who apply by July 31*

Priority 5 

Matriculated students who are not identified as Priority 1, 2, 3 or 4

Priority 6 Nonmatriculated students

*Transfer students who are offered admission after July 31 may contact the Student Services Office within seven days of being offered admission to request a deadline extension. Extensions may be granted based on space availability and the circumstances surrounding the late admission.