Parents & Families

Living on campus

Approximately 7,800 students live on campus in UW residence halls, Family Housing and 12-Month Apartments. Learn more about the many options for enrichment, engagement, and community building through UW Housing & Food Services.

Greek housing options

Sorority and fraternity residential housing has been a long-standing tradition at UW and today our chapter facilities house nearly 3,500 students. If your student is interested in becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority at UW, you will want to make sure to explore the unique options available at the 19 sororities and 32 fraternities for your student to build community with their fellow members.

Neighborhood map: Check out a map that includes the 51 chapter houses and eight annex properties that house approximately 3,500 members. All are located closely within seven blocks.

Off-campus housing

Living and learning in the university community offers many benefits, including proximity to academic buildings, recreation and arts facilities, all at an excellent value. For students and families seeking more information about off-campus, our UW student newspaper, The Daily, has created Dawg Houses, which includes the Daily UW staff answering housing questions.

We encourage you to discuss the options above with your student. We also suggest that your student connect with our Student Legal Services (SLS) is the UW’s on-campus law firm that helps with reviewing off-campus rental agreements  for currently enrolled students at the Seattle and Bothell campuses.

Whether your student is continuing to live at home or commuting from off campus housing, the Commuter & Transfer Commons provides a dedicated space and a variety of services for commuting students.