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Please note: The $50 application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply. It cannot be transferred to another quarter, to another campus, or to another student. Before applying, please review the Rates and Amenities page. Husky Housing is open to enrolled UW Bothell students only. The submission of a housing application does not guarantee you a spot in the Housing Program, however offers are made as soon as possible on a space-available basis.  Once you apply, your application does not expire until you receive an offer and will continue to rollover to subsequent quarters if necessary. 

Priority Deadlines

  • Current Residents: April 8, 2014 (Deadline Has Passed)
  • Incoming First-Year Students: May 1, 2014
  • Incoming Non-First-Year Students: May 31, 2014


Housing Application Timeline

The student housing application priority dates are listed below. Both the application and a $50 application fee must be received for the application to be considered complete. The student housing assignments are based on the following priority order:

Priority Group Who Apply: Offers Sent: Offer Deadline: Assignments Sent:
Current Housing Residents By April Deadline Next day Selection Night Selection Night
New Incoming First-Year Students By May 1 May-June June-July August
New Incoming Non-First-Year Students By May 31 June-July June-July August
All Applicants After May 31 August-September Explained in Offer Explained in Offer

Assignment Priorities and Roommates

Housing Assignment Priorities

Roommates studying

  • Current Student Housing Residents.
  • New Freshmen who live at least 30 miles from campus (including Whidbey Island).
  • New Freshmen who live within 30 miles from campus.
  • New Transfer Students who live at least 30 miles from campus (including Whidbey Island).
  • Continuing undergraduate students who live at least 30 miles from campus (including Whidbey Island).
  • New Transfer Students who live within 30 miles from campus.
  • All continuing undergraduate students within 30 miles from campus.
  • Graduate students.

Within each priority category the University reserves the right to prioritize based on the distance between the student's permanent address and campus.

Requesting a Specific Roommate

Roommates studying Applicants may request a specific roommate on the application. Requests will be accommodated if:

  • Both applications have concurring information; and,
  • Both applications are submitted at approximately the same time; and,
  • Both applicants are in the same Priority Group; and,
  • Space is available.

Both applicants must enter requested roommate’s UW NET ID on the application in order to be considered. If a roommate is not specified, a roommate will be assigned by the Student Housing Office. Responses to the smoking and lifestyle questions on the application will be taken into consideration when roommates are assigned.

Housing Communications

The Housing Office will send all correspondence to applicants and residents via their UW email accounts. Please check your UW email account regularly. You are responsible for receiving and reviewing any information sent by the Housing Office to your UW email account.

Please note that if you forward your UW email to a different account, it may be filtered, refused or treated as spam.

Housing Application Process

After a student submits their application and $50 application fee through the online portal, they will receive an email confirming their application has been received. When a student is admitted to the housing program, they will receive an Offer via their UW-Email. In order to accept the Offer, the student must electronically-sign their agreement, and pay their $500 deposit by the Offer Deadline (see below). After submitting the agreement and deposit by the Offer Deadline, students will receive their move-in packet, which will include room assignment and roommate assignments along with details on what to bring on move-in day!