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Housing & Residence Life
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509-963-1831
Housing@cwu.edu

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 you the opportunity to get to know your neighbors and yourself in fun, exciting, and sometimes challenging ways.

2023-2024 Academic Year Housing Applications and Room Selection is Open

Applications for 2023-2024 Resident Assistant and Apartment Manager jobs are open Feb. 6 to Apr. 3, 2023.

Incoming Students – Spring 2023

Congratulations on your acceptance to CWU! We look forward to welcoming you to your new home in March. Learn more about our Residence Life program, housing options, the housing application process, what to bring, and much more by exploring our website. The Spring 2023 housing application will be available starting Friday, January 27 and is available through the MyHousing portal after you accept your admission. Residence Halls will open on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at noon, and classes start on Tuesday, March 28, 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 – Spring 2023

Residence Halls do not close for Spring Break (March 18-26, 2023) . The halls will remain open. For more information on closing procedures and Summer Break, 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.