Parent and Family Programs

Housing Options

There University of Washington has no on-campus housing requirement. Our students have the choice to live either on-campus in University owned residence halls, apartments, or family housing or off-campus in a property not owned by the University. Fraternity and sorority houses are considered off-campus housing. There are a variety of options for your student to choose from with different price points and proximity to campus.

Housing and Food Services offers information to parents and families to help navigate housing options on campus. Visit Housing and Food Services to learn about residence hall life, what to bring to campus, campus dining, leadership opportunities, and student employment options within the department.

Off-Campus Housing Affairs, a housing resource funded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington and created by students, provides students and their parents the necessary tools to find adequate off-campus housing. Your student can also use Off-Campus Housing Affairs to find off-campus housing listings, first-time renting workshops, and the Husky Housing Handbook.