When Should I Apply?


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Housing assignments are made based on availability and assignment priority as described below. This is particularly important during the autumn quarter assignment process due to high demand.

Spring Quarter 2017 Application Dates

Matriculated Students
  • Apply now (Priority 1)
Nonmatriculated Students
  • Apply now (Priority 2)
  • Assigned based on availability after Priority 1 applicants are assigned

Autumn Quarter 2017 Application Dates

Current Residents
  • Apply between April 5 and April 11 (Priority 1)
  • Guaranteed assignment
  • Select own room in late April

OR

  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 5)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 5 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins
New Freshmen
  • Apply between May 5 and May 11 (Priority 2)
  • Highest assignment priority
  • Assigned in random order with other Priority 2 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration

OR

  • Apply between May 11 and May 31 (Priority 3)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based application date with other Priority 3 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins 

OR

  • Apply between June 1 and June 30 (Priority 4)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 4 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins

OR

  • Apply on or after July 1 (Priority 5)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 5 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins
New Transfers
  • Apply between May 5 and July 15 (Priority 4)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 4 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins

OR

  • Apply on or after July 16 (Priority 5)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 5 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins
Continuing UW Students and New Postbaccalaureates 
  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 5)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 5 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after autumn quarter begins
 Nonmatriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 6)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on availability after all other applicants are assigned
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment in winter quarter

Winter Quarter 2018 Application Dates

Matriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 1)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on availability after students from the autumn quarter waiting list are assigned
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after winter quarter begins
Nonmatriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 2)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on availability after all other applicants are assigned
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after winter quarter begins

Spring Quarter 2018 Application Dates

Matriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 1)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on availability after students from the autumn quarter waiting list are assigned
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after winter quarter begins
Nonmatriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 5 (Priority 2)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on availability after all other applicants are assigned
  • May be put on a waiting list for assignment after winter quarter begins 

Glossary

Commuting Distance
Zip codes determined to be close enough to drive or take public transportation to class while waiting for an assignment

Continuing Students
Undergraduate students not living on campus as of April 1, and current residents who do not apply to return to campus housing by the April 15
deadline

Current Residents
Undergraduate students living in on-campus housing as of April 1

Guaranteed Assignment
A certainty being assigned to a space in on-campus housing before the beginning of the quarter 

Matriculated
Students enrolled in credit-bearing classes; degree-seeking students

New Freshmen
Students enrolling at the UW whose last school was a high school

New Transfers
Undergraduate students enrolling at the UW whose last school was a college or university

Nonmatriculated
Attending the UW but not enrolled in credit-bearing classes 

Postbaccalaureate
Matriculated students working toward a second bachelor’s degree or preparing for entrance to graduate or professional school

Priority
Assignment order based on student status and application date, as described on this page

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