About Residential Life

Student housing at UW Bothell

The University of Washington Bothell has provided student housing since 2009. Being able to live and study in one place, enhances a students sense of belonging and academic opportunities.

UW Bothell, in partnership with Capstone Development, is currently constructing the Residential Village. The project will be completed by fall 2024.

The Residential Life team

Our Residential Life team is committed to providing a welcoming and engaging living environment where students can thrive. We live and work in Residential Village, just like our residents. Our professional staff provide 24/7 support and education to students living in housing.

The program is based on a curricular approach which provides students with opportunities to learn and grow in their new home.

Resident Advisor team

Meet the 2023-2024 Resident Advisor team! RAs serve an important role that helps provide welcoming, inclusive, safe, respectful, academically supportive, and fun residential communities.

Group photo of the 2023-2024 Resident Advisor (RA) team

Who to contact

Determining who to contact can be confusing. Both offices work out of the Residential Life office in Summit Hall 111. Here is a breakdown to help you find your best path forward!

Contact Residential Life for:

Contact Capstone Management for:

  • Front Desk Services
  • Community programming
  • Education and mentorship
  • Roommate issues and other concerns
  • Policy enforcement
  • On call 24/7 for urgent issues

Contact information

  • Leasing and occupancy management
  • Maintenance and work orders
  • Facilities operation
  • Charges and fees
  • Termination and appeals
  • Parking passes

Contact information

We’re here to help

Email is currently the best method of contact us. To help us respond to you without delay, please include your full name, student number, and your UW NetID.

After hours support

For urgent assistance after business hours, current residents may contact the RA on Duty.

Address formatting

Want to order take-out or have groceries delivered? Family want to send you a package? Check out the front desk services page for more info.

Professional staff team

Katie Horowitz

Director, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement


Assistant Director

Greer Henderson

Resident Director


Resident Director

Becky VanWychen

Capstone Management Community Manager

Emergency lines & safety escorts

In cases of emergency, residents should call 911.

If you have questions (that are not an emergency) or want to have a safety escort across campus, Campus Safety can assist you at 425-352-5359 or uwb-safety@uw.edu

Residential curriculum

Education is at the heart of our work. Our program uses a curricular approach which allows staff to bring support and education students that is relevant and sequenced.

Educational priority

Through transformational experiences, residents will be challenged as independent thinkers to reflect on their identities, create healthy living environments, and navigate academic resources to prepare them for success in their communities.

Educational pillars

Our pillars and key learning outcomes reflect Residential Life’s values and core goals for our students living on campus!


UWB residential students will develop skills to help them successfully share living and community spaces with others and advance independence. Throughout their time living in residential life, residents will have opportunities to think critically about their living decisions and take initiative in order to create a space that contributes to their wellness and personal safety.


UWB residential students will develop interpersonal skills that will foster their sense of belonging. Throughout their time living in residential life, residents will be challenged to navigate conflict, create compromise, and build connections.


UWB residential students will engage within an environment that allows them to reflect on their identities through inclusive practices. Through their time in residential life, students will develop skills to share their lived experiences, advocate for themselves and others, and think beyond their salient identities.

Community educational strategies

Husky chats

Resident Advisors will engage with residents in intentional interactions through guided conversations that will provide personal support and guidance.

Roommate agreements

Resident Advisors will guide and lead conversations between roommates on expectations of living environment and each other. This will be documented for follow-up throughout the academic year.

Virtual social connection

Resident Advisors will facilitate and engage in virtual community building during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each hall will have its own Discord channel in addition to the general Residential Life server.


Resident Advisors will facilitate and engage in events that focus on learning outcomes and pillars that were created by the professional staff. This can be a passive, traditional, or a university event. This will begin during Welcome Week and continue one evening a week.

Campus partners

Resident Advisors will collaborate with our campus partners, including promotion of their events and resources.

Community meetings

Residential Life staff (Resident Advisors and Professional Staff) will lead and facilitate informational meetings throughout the academic year based on several topics. This includes move-in, housing orientation and opening/closing floor meetings.

Individual educational strategies

Academic outreach

Professional Staff will meet with residents to provide them the opportunity to discuss strategies for improving their academic performance.

Check in conversations

Residential Life staff will meet with residents in response to reported student concerns and provide guidance, resources, and support.

Conduct meetings

Professional Staff will meet with residents that allegedly violate the Residential Life Conduct Code. Residents can reflect and learn from their choices.


Residential Life staff will meet with residents that are in conflict in their unit or with others outside their unit to work towards a resolution. Residents can also learn to take part in conflict resolution.