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Please be aware that we currently have a waitlist for the 2016-17 academic year and offers are made based on the completion date of the application.

2016-17 Academic Year Priority Dates

The 2016-17 Academic Year Housing Application is live now for all accepted students!

You may access the housing application once you have confirmed your acceptance to the University of Washington Bothell. To begin your application click the blue Apply button above. Please note the priority application dates listed below:

  • Current Residents Priority Deadline; April 6, 2016
  • Incoming First Year Students; Apply by May 8, 2016
  • Incoming Non-First Year Students; Apply by June 5, 2016

The $50 application fee is non-refundable and must be submitted each time you apply. It cannot be transferred to another application, to another campus, or to another student. Before applying, please review the Billing and Payments page. The submission of a housing application does not guarantee you a spot in the Housing Program, however, housing offers are made on a space-available basis. 

Missed Your Priority Date?

We still encourage any interested students to apply. Once your application has been submitted, it will remain on file either until you receieve an offer, or until the end of the occupancy term

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 Priority Date After Priority Deadline Selection Night Selection Night
New Incoming First-Year Students By Priority Date May-June June-July August
New Incoming Non-First-Year Students By Priority Date June-July June-July August
All Applicants After Priority Date August-September Explained in Offer Explained in Offer

Assignment Priorities and Roommates

Housing Assignment Priorities


  • Current Student Housing Residents
  • Incoming First Year Students who live at least 30 miles from campus (including Whidbey Island)
  • Incoming First Year Students who live within 30 miles from campus
  • 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)
  • 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

"" Applicants may request a specific roommate on the application. Requests will be considered if:

  • Both applicants have mutually requested one another; and,
  • Both applicants have submitted at approximately the same time; and,
  • Space is available.

Both applicants must enter requested roommate’s UW NetID 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.

If you have any questions, contact us at

How to Accept a Housing Offer

Once you are admitted to the housing program, you will receive an Offer via your UW-Email. In order to accept the Offer, you must electronically-sign your agreement in the housing portal, and pay the $500 deposit by the Offer Deadline. After submitting the agreement and deposit by the Offer Deadline, you will receive your move-in packet, which will include room and roommate assignments along with details on what to bring on move-in day!