First-Year Student Application Process

Learn about the student housing available from Seattle University, as well as the applicable housing availability dates.

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Welcome to Seattle University. As a new student, it is likely that you will be living on campus during the first two years of your academic career. This page will help you navigate the application process and timeline for on-campus housing.

On-Campus Housing Requirements

You are required to live on campus and purchase the Residential Meal Plan (at minimum) for the full academic year if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Freshmen or sophomore and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
  • First- or second-year Seattle University student and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.
  • Within two years of high school graduation date as of first day of fall quarter classes, and under the age of 21 by the time the academic year starts.

These requirements do not include summer quarter, when there is no residential living requirement. 

  1. Step 2

    Start The Housing Application Process

  2. Step 3

    Use the Housing Portal to Apply for Housing

    • Go to the Housing Portal to apply.
    • Transfer student housing applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Transfer students are encouraged to apply as early as possible once the housing application opens.
    • For Incoming Fall Quarter students only: Participate in the optional roommate search through the housing portal.
  3. Step 6

    What to Pack

    Since your residence hall room will be home during the academic year, you will want to have all the comforts and supplies you need day-to-day. Listed below are items important to have when you arrive, as well as others not allowed. Remember that your residence hall room is probably not as big as your bedroom at home, and you can coordinate with your roommate to avoid bringing doubles of some items.

  • Sheet Sets (Twin XL)
  • Pillows
  • Twin XL Comforter
  • Toiletry Caddy and Toiletries
  • Shower Shoes
  • Towels 
  • Hangers
  • Surge Protector
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry basket
  • Painter’s tape/blue tape
  • Tissues and Paper towels
  • Backpack/bookbag
  • Raincoat and/or Umbrella
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Iron (with auto shut off only)
  • Fan
  • Desk Lamp
  • Flashlight
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Dish Soap and Sponge
  • Coffee Maker/Electric Kettle with Automatic Shut-off
  • Sleeping Bag (for retreats)
  • Desk Organizers/Storage
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mattress Topper
  • Mattress Pad
  • Command Hooks/Strips
  • Under bed storage
  • Water Bottle
  • Bike/bike lock
  • Mini trash/recycle bags
  • Bed Risers 
  • Any Weapons/Ammunition
  • Electrical Cooking Equipment (Toaster Ovens, Air Fryers)
  • Microwave/Mini-Fridge
  • Oil Lamps
  • Candles
  • Halogen lamps

Please consider bringing the following supplies:

  • Face coverings/masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Cleaning solution/spray bottle
  • Cleaning rag
  • Thermometer

Please bring unexpired, original documents that verify your ability to work.

  • Domestic students: US Passport or ID/license and birth certificate
  • International students: Passport, I-94 and I-20

We’re Here For You

For information about housing and dining, contact us Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Housing and Residence Life

Campion Hall 100, 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122