Fraternity Recruitment and Applying for On-campus Housing?


The Interfraternity Council and HFS cooperate to identify men who have applied for on-campus housing and have also confirmed a space in a fraternity house. This page details information regarding the requirements and options for students who are interested in joining a fraternity. Please review this information carefully and contact the Student Services Office with any questions.

If you are a new freshman or undergraduate transfer student who has applied for 9-month housing

Your no-charge date is August 31.

The Interfraternity Council provides HFS with the names of students who have joined and have a confirmed space in a fraternity. HFS will then cancel the housing applications of men who have confirmed with a fraternity by August 31. Any payments made will be refunded in full.

If you are a new freshman or undergraduate transfer student who has applied for 12-month apartments

Your no-charge date is June 15. 

  • Any new freshmen or undergraduate transfer student who has applied for on-campus housing and cancels because he has decided to join a fraternity for 2017–18 may cancel by June 15 and receive a full refund of the housing application deposit.
  • If you have already been assigned to a space in a 12-month apartment, your assignment will be cancelled. 
  • If you later decide to apply for on-campus housing, you will be assigned based on your assignment priority, which means you may not be assigned until after autumn quarter begins.

Cancellation charges start on June 16.

  • Cancellations received after June 15 will be subject to charges per the apartment agreement.
  • If you later decide to apply for on-campus housing, you will be assigned based on your assignment priority, which means you may not be assigned until after autumn quarter begins. 

If you are a continuing UW undergraduate who has applied for 9-month housing or 12-month apartments 

Your no-charge date is June 15.

  • Any undergraduate who has applied for on-campus housing and cancels because he has decided to join a fraternity for 2017–18 may cancel by June 15 and receive a full refund of the housing application deposit. 
  • If you have already been assigned to a space in on-campus housing, whether 9-month housing or 12-month apartments, your assignment will be cancelled. 
  • If you later decide to apply for on-campus housing, you will be assigned based on your assignment priority (9-month housing; 12-month apartments), which means you may not be assigned until after autumn quarter begins.

Cancellation charges start on June 16.

  • Cancellations received after June 15 will be subject to charges per the housing agreement. 
  • If you later decide to apply for on-campus housing, you will be assigned based on your assignment priority (9-month housing; 12-month apartments), which means you may not be assigned until after autumn quarter begins. 

If you are registered for Early Fall Start classes

If you are participating in EFS classes and are confirmed with a fraternity, you are welcome to apply for Early Fall Start housing.

EFS students who have joined a fraternity will be required to move out of EFS housing by 6 pm on Friday, September 15.

Questions and further information

For information about joining and living in a fraternity, please visit the Interfraternity Council. If you have questions about on-campus housing please visit our application information page, or contact the Student Services Office.