Undergraduate Housing 2015–16

When to Apply


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.

Autumn Quarter Application Dates

Current Residents
  • Apply between April 7 and April 15 (Priority 1)
  • Guaranteed assignment
  • Select own room in late April

OR

  • Apply on or after May 7 (Priority 5)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based on application date with other Priority 5 applicants
New Freshmen
  • Apply between May 7 and May 15 (Priority 2)
  • Guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned in random order with other Priority 2 applicants
  • May not be assigned until mid-September

OR

  • Apply between May 16 and June 1 (Priority 3)
  • Not guaranteed assignment
  • Assigned based application date with other Priority 3 applicants
  • Commuting distance may be taken into consideration
  • May be assigned in late September, or 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 4 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 7 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 assigned in late September, or 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 Students 
  • Apply on or after May 7 (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 7 (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 Application Dates

Matriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 7 (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 7 (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 Application Dates

Matriculated Students
  • Apply on or after May 7 (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 7 (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 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 

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

New Transfers: 
Students enrolling at the UW whose last school was a college or university

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

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