WSU Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residential Life

Fall 2021 Housing

Applications for Fall 2021 WSU Housing are now open. Apply here. 

As we begin to plan for an in-person experience, we will update this page to answer frequently asked questions. Please reach out to if you do not see your questions addressed here.  

Fall 2021 Housing FAQs

  • Who can apply to live in the residence halls?

    All current students can apply for WSU Housing; however priority will be given to incoming first-time first-year students, first-year students from the 20-21 academic year, and transfer students spending their first semester at WSU.

  • Can I live off-campus, at home or in a WSU Apartment?

    For our students who have fulfilled their FLIR requirements, university-owned single-student and graduate/family apartments will also be available. Applications for these units will open February 15 and March 15, respectively. 

    Students who have not completed the FLIR requirement will need to live in a WSU Residence Hall.

  • Can I have a roommate?

    We are working with health officials to assess the availability and safety of allowing roommates.

  • Can I pick my hall and room type?

    More information about hall preferences and room types will be made available in the coming months. We are working with health officials to assess which halls will be open and what will be available.

  • Will Alive Orientation be in person or remote?

    Summer 2021 sessions will be delivered remotely. We are planning a robust in-person Week of Welcome experience when students return to campus in August.

  • When is Move-in?

    Move in dates and procedures have not yet be determined. Those dates will be emailed to students with housing contracts and will be updated at

  • Can I cancel my housing contract if I change my mind?

    Yes. If you cancel by July 31, you will receive a full refund of your initial payment. If you cancel between August 1 and August 13, you will be charged a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel on or after the start of the contract on August 14, you will be assessed a $750 cancellation fee.

  • What will be open? Will there be things to do?

    We are excited to plan for more in-person experiences this fall, with virtual and remote options as well. Our recreation centers, student centers, dining facilities and health services will continue to provide services and programs for students.

    More information will be available as we get closer to August and current health guidelines are assessed.