At the University of Washington, all students, including freshmen, are free to make choices about housing arrangements. Choose the type of accommodations best suited to your academic and personal needs.
On Campus Options
The UW has seven different residence halls to choose from. Studies indicate that students who live on our campus have higher retention and graduation rates than those who live off campus. In fact, nearly 60 percent of incoming freshmen choose to live on campus every year. Although the halls differ in personality, location, and size, each one offers:
Free high-speed Ethernet
Telephone service with voicemail
100% smoke-free environment
Social and leadership activities
For detailed on-campus housing facts, including information on other options like family housing, single-student apartments, check out Housing & Food Services.
There are 17 residential sororities and 32 residential fraternities at UW, with about 3,000 of their 3,600 members living in them. Greek letter organizations place a great deal of emphasis on academics and philanthropy. They can be a terrific way to make the UW more of a community and provide personal leadership opportunities. Those who join a fraternity or sorority can live in the chapter house beginning in the freshman year. Approximately 1,200 freshmen live in the Greek community each year. Learn more about the Greek community.
One of the great rewards to living in a city like Seattle is the incredible number of off-campus options open to students — particularly in the U-District area.
ASUW’s Office of Off-Campus Housing Affairs maintains lists of rental houses, apartments, and boarding houses.
Other off-campus housing options: