Housing & Residence Life
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On-Campus Housing

Housing and Residence Life at Central Washington University provides on-campus housing for almost 2,500 students. Living on-campus can be one of the best experiences of your college years. Our team works to help provide students the opportunity to get to know your neighbors and yourself in fun, exciting, and sometimes challenging ways.

Current Residents - Click here for Winter Break closing information.

Incoming Students – Winter 2023

Congratulations on your acceptance to CWU! We look forward to welcoming you to your new home in January. Learn more about our Residence Life program, housing options, the housing application process, what to bring, and much more by exploring our website. The Winter 2023 housing application opened on November 1 and is available through the MyHousing portal after you accept your admission. Residence Halls will open on January 1, 2023 at noon, and classes start on January 4, 2023. Please contact us with any questions that you may have.

First Year Live on Requirement

Central Washington University follows the guidance of the Washington Administrative Code. The WAC policy requires that all students under the age of 20, living outside a commutable distance with a direct relative, having completed less than three quarters or two semesters of college credits post high school (Running Start credits do not count), or that are single, must live in the residence halls. See the complete policy to know if you are required to live on-campus or not. First-year students who have not completed their housing and dining application nor received an approved exemption may be assigned a room and meal plan through our courtesy enrollment process.

Returning Students – Winter 2023

Residence Halls will close for Winter Break on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at noon. The halls will reopen on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at noon. For more information on closing procedures and Winter Break Housing option, visit our Closing web page.

We're happy you decided to Live Central! On-campus housing gives you the ease of having a team of dedicated staff to help you have the best campus experience. Check back here for the most up-to-date information regarding move-in, important notices, and other FAQ’s. We are excited to start this new academic year with you. If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.