Only Rising Sophomore students are required to enter into this process due to Seattle University’s 2-year residential requirement (in which case campus housing is also guaranteed). Campus housing is not guaranteed to Rising Juniors, Seniors, or Graduate/Law students.
Rising Sophomores can select a space on designated floors in Campion, Bellarmine, Xavier, Yobi, Chardin, and within select buildings of the Murphy Apartment Complex.
Rising Juniors and Seniors will be able to choose a space on select floors in The Yobi Apartments and within select buildings of the Murphy Apartment Complex.
Graduate and Law Students will have a limited scope of choice within the Murphy Apartment Complex.
Gender Inclusive Housing is offered to students who would like this campus housing option for them to feel supported and successful at Seattle University. Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-binary students will have the option to live with students who share their identity or who are affirming of their identity. The Student Housing Portal will allow students to navigate potential roommates to create roommate groups.
If you are a Rising Sophomore, you will be given a time to ensure you are able to choose a bed space. This process is required, so please ensure that you choose a bed space to avoid having a space assigned by HRL where only space permits after the selection process ends.
If you are a Rising Junior or Senior, you will be assigned a lottery date and time if you applied during the open continuing student housing application period before the eligibility deadline (March 30th at 11:59 pm). Assigned lottery time slots to Rising Juniors and Seniors does not guarantee a space selection. Should you not be able to select a bed space during the process, your lottery date and time will determine your place on the campus housing wait list.
Yes - Students can secure a spot for themselves and their requested roommate(s). All members in a roommate group
Group Leader: you will also have the ability to hand “leadership” to another student, remove members from the group as well as deleting the group.
Group Members: you have the ability to leave a group if you wish.
Students will be required to assign all students in the roommate group. We strongly encourage you to talk to your future roommates before the start of the room selection process because you will only have 10 minutes to assign all roommates. If space becomes limited and rooms do not match the number of your roommate group, you will have to break up the roommate group in order for you to only assign yourself. Again- we strongly encourage you to speak to those in your group and talk about expectations and realities of this possibility in case this has to happen.
Important Notice About Roommate Groups
It is important for you to review the living options by student standing listed above before creating roommate groups. If you choose a roommate who has a different classification than you (for example: a Junior wanting to live with a Sophomore) and wish to live on a particular floor that does not allow the other person’s classification then you will run into issues during your room selection time slot. We strongly encourage you to only choose roommates based on their same class standing as you.
No - you must be enrolled full time to live on campus. HRL validates enrollment to determine student eligibility for campus housing. If the student is not registered as a full-time student by the week prior to Fall Quarter opening, the room reservation and room contract may be cancelled.
If you are only planning on living on campus for the Fall quarter due to graduation or study abroad you will have to complete a full academic year application and enter this selection process to select a bed space for Fall Quarter. HRL will release more information as the Fall 2020 quarter comes to a close about campus housing cancellations related to these matters. You will not have to pay cancellation fee for these reason(s).
If you are NOT planning on living on campus for the Fall 2020 quarter and intend on only applying for campus housing for winter or spring, please do not enter this room selection process as your reservation will be cancelled. Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 assignments will not be made until those quarters draw closer. This room selection process is not intended to hold space for terms beyond the Fall 2020 quarter.
Depends - If you select a bed space and cancel your application before or during the selection process, you will NOT be charged the cancellation fee. However, if you cancel your campus housing after the room selection process concludes, you will be charged a cancellation fee subject to the fee schedule found on the HRL website.
No - Continuing students who are returning to on-campus housing are not required to pay a deposit.
No - You will not be allowed to change the room you selected during the room selection process and it doesn’t matter if your roommate assigned the space for you. You will only be able to submit a Room Change Request when it opens during the room change period (summer break). More information will be provided regarding the Room Change Request process through the Housing Portal during summer.
Yes - You will need to have an application completed whether you are an RA or not to be considered for campus housing. Apply by the 20th of March just like any other student.
No - a room assignment will be made on your behalf if we receive a request from your DS specialist before room selection starts April 6. Disability Services (DS) requests only confirm campus housing for you and NOT any chosen roommate. If we have not received an accommodation request from DS by the time room selection occurs, you will have to choose a room during your time slot. You still have to apply by the eligibility deadline of March 20th.
Juniors and Seniors: Keep in mind you will be placed on the waitlist and a space will be offered to you if you are the next inline. We would also like to remind you that Douglas and Vi Hilbert Hall are other options that prioritize Juniors and Seniors for the following academic year. These rooms are priced below market value and are inline with HRL housing options. For more information, please visit their site.
Reminder to Rising Sophomores: You are required to live on-campus your Sophomore year. If you do not choose a space during the selection period, a space will be assigned on your behalf.
Room Selection is live so people will be able to select rooms and cancel until the entire process is over on April 15. Each student is encouraged to log onto the Housing Portal to see room availability on or after their allotted time slot.
As a reminder, Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to investigate housing options at Vi Hilbert Hall as well as the Douglas Apartments. You are encouraged their site for more information regarding their leasing timelines and dates should you not be able to select a bed space here on campus.
If you are not able to select a bed with HRL and not able to secure a spot at Vi Hilbert Hall or the Douglas Apartments, please remember that HRL will manage the waitlist the minute it is published and throughout the summer until Fall Quarter begins. Waitlist assignments represent a “rolling process”. Typically, given the Seattle housing market, you will need to anticipate a quick search process for an off-campus apartment. You should start to look for off campus housing about 1 month before your desired move in date. We do, however, suggest researching general information on neighborhoods, prices, roommates, etc. before you start to search for off-campus accommodations.
Students are never encouraged to obstruct class time for any campus housing process. You are encouraged to communicate with your professor(s)/supervisor to see if you can log on to the Housing Portal during your room selection time. Otherwise, log on at your first opportunity to select a space.
You will receive an automated email stating that your application was received and completed. If you do not get this email immediately after your application submission and are sure you finished your application, please call Housing and Residence Life at 206-296-6305 (during weekday office hours) or email the HRL central office at email@example.com.
Yes - The housing policy includes all freshmen and sophomores under the age of 21, all first and second year students under the age of 21 as well as students still within two years of high school graduation who are under the age of 21. If this is your first year, and you are under the age of 21 you are still required to live-on campus for another year.
The housing policy applies for students who turn the age of 21 after the start date of the term. For fall quarter, if your birthdate falls after September 20th you are required to live-on campus for another year.
Keep in mind exemptions are limited and require supporting documentation. Returning students applying for an exemption to the residential requirement are required to submit a request by April 22nd, late requests are not accepted.
Students commuting from home must live with the family member in their primary place of residence (approx. 20 miles or less from campus, please see map with approved commutable areas). “Family” is defined as a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, spouse, or children. “Primary place of residence” is defined as a person’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation, to the exclusion of all others. It is the place where the person intends to remain permanently. Also keep in mind that students applying to live with family must submit the following documents (by April 22nd for returning students, or August 1st for new students):
The Douglas Apartments are reserved for juniors/seniors and students who are over 21. The Douglas offers one, two, four, and five bedroom options. You can sign-up with roommates or just reserve your own bedroom. Sign-ups will be through the Douglas leasing office. Contact the Douglas Apartments at 206.860.3024
For students who have not completed our on-campus residency requirement (see Housing Policy), prior approval to should be granted to live in The Douglas Apartments.
If you already have a roommate picked out, the best way to sign-up is by creating a roommate group on the Housing Portal. If you don’t have a roommate picked out, make sure you accurately answer the housing profile questions; you may also search for a roommate by these questions when you are selecting a room.
If the group has been properly created the group leader will be able to assign each member to a bed space within the unit of choice.
If you have not completed your two year live-on requirement, you will need to select a place to live in on-campus housing. Before move-in, you can request for different building, floor, or room type by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a finite number of available spaces in housing, meaning these requests are honored on a first-come, first-serve basis where space is available.
It’s important to have two to three back-up options in mind before you go into your selection time in case your top choices are not available during your selection time. Waitlist Requests are not guaranteed. There is a waitlist option at the end of the application that will open following the Rising Sophomore selection times. Waitlist requests will be reviewed after the formal housing selection process is completed and offers are made as spaces become available due to cancellations and consolidations. Offers will be on going until the waitlist is exhausted or the start of the academic term, whichever is sooner. Waitlist priority is based on original selection time and priority for housing.