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Move In Information Fall 2020


Important Information

Fall Housing FAQ’s

      • I didn’t receive a residence hall room assignment as of yet and am in the queue to be assigned.  When will I learn if I am assigned a room?
          • Our staff is working hard on placing students who have requested housing and we will be sending weekly updates to students via their CWU e-mail accounts every Monday by 5pm.
    • Will I have to pay for a single room? 
          • All students will be assessed a flat double room rate of $7,145 regardless of the type of suite they will be residing in for 2020-2021. Students can review their selected meal plans on their MyHousing account.
      • Will I still be required to have a meal plan?
          • All students who reside in a residence hall will receive a meal plan.
      • Am I required to live on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year?
          • The live-on requirement has been waived for students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2020. You do not need to complete an exemption request if you are choosing to live off campus.  If you have filled out a housing application and need to cancel that application, you may do so online through the MyHousing portal.
      • Will I be assigned with the roommate I choose?
          • We are only able to offer single rooms for Fall 2020. 
      • What if I have extenuating circumstances and must live in a residence hall setting this Fall?
          • We understand many of our students call CWU their home.  Additionally, many of our students are still participating in face-to-face classes requiring them to live on campus.  While our number of residence hall spaces has been reduced, we will work with each student who needs housing to help them find a space on campus. Extenuating circumstances may include but are not limited to housing insecurity, foster youth, local employment, lack of technology or stable internet at their permanent home, and ADA accommodations.   
      • Am I guaranteed housing?
          • We know this time brings many uncertainties.  We are committed to housing any student who needs to have housing in Ellensburg, but it may take some time to work through the reallocation of spaces.  While we cannot guarantee housing, we are hopeful we can accommodate most students. 
      • Can I live in the on campus apartments?
          • Transfer and Sophomore and above students are eligible to live in the on-campus apartments. If you have an application and deposit completed, please contact Housing at to check the status of your application.  If you would like to submit an application, you can do so at your MyHousing page.  Apartments are assigned based on desired move-in date, type of apartment requested, and are not guaranteed.
      • Can I come to campus in Winter or Spring Quarter?
          • Decisions around Winter and Spring Quarter have not been determined at this time.  Our ability to offer additional students housing is dependent on safety considerations and under the discretion of CWU, local, and state departments of public health.
      • What will happen if there is a positive case on campus?
          • Housing and Residence Life is working closely with the University, local and state health departments to adhere to best practices and responses to COVID-19.  We have spaces dedicated to self-isolation and quarantine and are working closing with campus partners to respond to any student needs.
          • Who will be responsible for cleaning my dedicated/suite style bathroom?
              • Students assigned to the suite/dedicated restroom are responsible for all cleaning of their restrooms. Please bring appropriate cleaning supplies.

        Fall Housing 2020 FAQs



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        Covid-19 Updates and FAQS

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        New Students

        New First Year and Transfer Students can apply for Housing starting January 27, 2020. The priority date for housing applications is June 1st though rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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        Current Residence Hall Students

        Current students in residence halls can sign up for residence hall spaces during Housing Priority Selection from January 8-21, 2020.

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