Life on Campus at Central Washington University
Housing and Residence Life at Central Washington University provides on-campus housing for almost 4,000 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.
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.
Incoming Students – Fall 2022
Congratulations on your acceptance to CWU! We look forward to welcoming you to your new home in September. Learn more about our Residence Life program, housing options, the housing application process, what to bring, and much more by exploring our website. The 2022-2023 housing application is currently open. Please contact us with any questions that you may have.
Returning Students – Fall 2022
We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus! We are so glad you choose to live with us. 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 so excited to start this new year with you. If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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