When may I move in for the 2016-17 year?
Incoming residents will receive information about Move-In Day with their move in packet emailed in August. In order to facilitate a smooth move-in experience for everyone, we will not be able to accommodate students who arrive earlier than their scheduled Move-In Day. If you cannot check in during your assigned move-in time, please contact the Housing Office ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any vehicle limitations for move-in?
Yes. In order to keep traffic congestion to a minimum, families may bring one vehicle into the student housing apartment’s parking lot at a time. Vehicles over 14 feet in length will not be permitted in the parking lot EXCEPT SUVs, pick-up trucks, or standard vans/minivans. Extra vehicles may be parked on the UW Bothell campus on move-in day.
What should I bring with me when I move in?
For a complete list of what to bring, and what not to bring, please view the Student Housing Checklist!
What size linens and bedding will fit my bed?
Residence hall mattresses are 8" thick by 36" wide by 80" long -- that's extra long -- and regular twin size sheets will not fit. You may purchase extra-long twin sheets at your regular shopping center.
What kind of clothes should I bring?
Many students find it works well to bring clothes for the first quarter only, especially if you're going to be heading home for winter break. Keep in mind that September and October can be chilly and wet in the Northwest, so be sure to bring jeans, sweaters or a light jacket, and rain gear.
How will I access the Internet?
Each apartment is equipped with Comcast Wireless High Speed Internet. At move-in, you will have a Terms of Agreement (available here) that will need to be signed in order to get access to the internet. These terms will limit your usage by prohibiting certain activities such as illegal pirating of media. Passwords for your router can be found in your unit.
What are Flex Dollars? Are they required?
Your Flex Dollars are automatically loaded onto your Husky Card Account each quarter and though they are required, any unused funds are fully refundable (to request a refund, email email@example.com). These funds can be used anywhere that the Husky Card is accepted, such as Common Grounds and Food for Thought. They can also easily be reloaded online at anytime.
Will I have telephone service in my room?
The University of Washington Bothell does not provide landline phones in individual apartments.
What about cable TV?
Each apartment will include Comcast Expanded Basic Cable service. One cable box is provided in the living room. Please make sure to coordinate with your roommate if you want to bring a television. We not not provide TVs in the units.
Can I ship personal belongings prior to arrival?
No, the University of Washington Bothell cannot accept early shipments of your personal belongings.
Is storage space available?
No, there is no storage on campus.
Should I bring my bicycle?
YES! Bothell is a big place and having a bicycle makes it a lot easier to get around. There are bicycle storage areas available throughout campus, and you can store your bike free of charge. There are many bicycle paths in and around the campus. It’s cheaper than having a car and better for the environment. Make sure to bring a U-lock as well. We also have a limited number of bikes available for rent for our residents through the RHA's Husky Rides program. Please remember to register your bike with UWPD here.
How about my car?
We highly recommend that students leave their cars at home. Most students walk or take public transit. If you do plan to bring a car, parking at the apartment is free and each resident will be issued one parking permit on a first come first basis, as parking is limited.
Can I keep a pet in my room?
Per the housing agreement, students may have non-flesh eating fish housed in an aquarium which cannot exceed the size of a five gallon tank. Dogs, cats, and all other animals are prohibited. Pre-approved service dogs are permitted, but not for training or companion purposes.