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Student Housing Eligibility
(Options Based Upon Student Classification)

To better understand which housing options – residence halls, campus apartments, and cooperatives - are available to prospective residents, refer to the following list of student classifications. To apply for housing, select Apply for Housing.

Undergraduate

Incoming Freshman

Summary - incoming freshmen are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Residence halls (students must be under 24 years old)
  • Campus apartments (including Parks Apartments)
  • Cooperatives

Incoming freshmen who choose to live on campus are guaranteed housing in the residence halls for the fall quarter, provided all requirements and deadlines are met. While not required, over 90% of incoming freshman choose to live in the residence halls. Freshmen entering the university during winter or spring quarter may contact Student Housing to request to be placed on a wait list; the housing guarantee does not apply for winter or spring quarter.

Campus apartments are occasionally available to first year students as space allows, but priority is given to students who do not qualify to live in the residence halls. Freshmen may also apply to live in the cooperatives.

Please note: not all housing types/options are available every year; options are determined based upon available space

Incoming Transfer Students

Summary - incoming transfer students are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Residence halls (students must be under 24 years old)
  • Student Housing Apartments (SHA) - formerly "Single Student Apartments (SSA)"
  • Campus apartments (including Parks Apartments)
  • Cooperatives

Incoming transfer students who choose to live on campus are guaranteed housing in Student Housing Apartments for fall quarter, provided all requirements and deadlines are met. Transfer students entering during winter or spring quarter may contact Student Housing to request to be placed on a wait list; the housing guarantee does not apply for winter or spring quarter.

Please note: not all housing types/options are available every year; options are determined based upon available space

Returning (Continuing) Students

Summary - returning (continuing) students are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Residence halls (students must be under 24 years old and have lived in the residence halls the prior year; subject to space availability)
  • Residence halls - as an RA or SRA (students must apply for and be selected for an RA or SRA position; students must be under 24 years old)
  • Campus apartments (including Parks Apartments)
  • Cooperatives

Returning students may also apply to be a Residential Advisor (RA) for the following year; RAs live in the residence halls.

Refer to Returning Students for more information.

Please note: not all housing types/options are available every year; options are determined based upon available space

Summer Session Students

Summary - Summer Session students are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Residence halls (Note: there is no age limit for summer session students)

Students enrolled in summer quarter classes may apply to live in the residence halls for the duration of the quarter(s) in which they are enrolled. Because summer quarter is not part of the regular academic year – and residence hall contracts do not include summer quarter – residence hall contracts are available to all summer quarter students who meet all requirements and deadlines regardless of student classification. During the summer, the Conference Housing department manages the residence halls; for more information and to apply for housing for summer quarter, visit the Conference Housing website.

International Students

Summary - International students are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Residence halls (students must be under 24 years old; space is subject to availability after all incoming freshmen have received an offer for space)
  • Parks Apartments (unfurnished apartments on campus; requires a minimum of 6 week's stay; space is subject to availability)
  • Student Housing Apartments (SHA) - formerly "Single Student Apartments (SSA)" - (furnished apartments located within 2 miles of campus; requires a minimum of 6 week's stay; campus is easily accessed from SHA by Unitrans bus system and bicycle trails; space is subject to availability)
  • Cooperatives (space is subject to availability)

In addition, Student Housing can assist International Students with finding off-campus housing options, and maintains an online Community Housing Resources page.

International students should contact Student Housing to learn how to apply for housing space, and if applicable, to request to be placed on a wait list.

Please note: not all housing types/options are available every year; options are determined based upon available space

Graduate Students

All Graduate Students

Summary - graduate students are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Campus apartments
  • Cooperatives

Graduate students may apply to live in campus apartments; refer to the campus apartments webpage for specific eligibility requirements and application information. Graduate students may also apply to live in the cooperatives.

Graduate students are not eligible to live in the residence halls or SHA.

Please note: not all housing types/options are available every year; options are determined based upon available space

Students with Families (Undergraduate and Graduate)

All Students with Families

Summary - students with families are eligible to live in the following locations:

  • Campus apartments

Students who are married or are in domestic partnerships, and students with children may apply to live in campus apartments; however, they are not eligible to live in the residence halls, SHA, or cooperatives.