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2020-2021 Housing Applications Now Open!


Please note: We are open and operational while classes are hybrid. 

Coronavirus Response:

Before applying, please review:

Priority Dates for Autumn 2020-2021

  • Current Housing Residents Priority Deadline; March 31, 2020
  • New to UWB Fall 2020 Start Priority Deadline: April 13, 2020

Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm PST for the given priority dates listed above.

All other student types will be prioritized based on distance, student type, and application completion date.

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 until you receive an offer or until the end of the occupancy term in which you applied.

Housing Application Timeline

The student housing application timeline is listed below. Both the application and a $50 application fee must be received for the application to be considered complete. The student housing offers are based on the following priority order (in addition to our distance priority within each group):

Priority Group When To Apply: Offers Sent: Offer Acceptance Deadline: Assignments Sent:
Current Housing Residents

By Priority Date
March 31, 2020

Week of April 1, 2020 April 7, 2020 August
New to UWB Fall 2020 Start By Priority Date
April 13, 2020
Week of April 17, 2020 May 1, 2020 August
All Other Applicants N/A As space is available Within two weeks of
offer sent date
Explained in Offer

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 $300 non-refundable Housing Reservation Fee by the Offer Deadline. After submitting the agreement and deposit by the Offer Deadline, you will receive your move-in packet in August, which will include room and roommate assignments along with details on what to bring on move-in day!

Housing Reservation Fee Deferral Request

If you need to request a Housing Reservation Fee Deferral, which defers the $300 housing reservation fee, please download the form and submit to and include your Award Letter from Financial Aid, as indicated at the top of the Housing Reservation Fee Deferral Request.