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Q. When will I receive my housing assignment?
Q. What is the chance of getting into my preferred building?
A. The popularity of certain buildings varies from year to year. Your chance of getting into your preferred building depends on the number of spaces available in that building and how many other students have requested it. See Room Assignments for more information.
A. New students may check in according to the following schedule:
Autumn 2017: Wednesday, September 20, 1-6:30 p.m.
Arrival times are dependent on last name:
A-G: 1 p.m.
H-P: 1:45 p.m.
Q-Z: 2:30 p.m.
Winter 2018: Tuesday, January 2, 1 - 4 p.m.
Spring 2018: Sunday, March 25, 1 - 4 p.m.
Staff will be unavailable outside of these times, so please plan your arrival accordingly. Students who arrive earlier than their scheduled check-in day should find arrangements off-campus. Details about where to check in will be included with your assignment. A complete residential calendar can be found here.
Q. May I see my room before I move in?
A. Residence halls are used for conferences during the summer and are closed during Christmas and Spring breaks; therefore, rooms are not available for viewing. Layouts of rooms in each hall are available here.
Q. What can I bring with me?
Q. What furniture is provided?
A. All students are provided with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair. Apartment residents are also provided with living and dining room furniture. Furniture may be reconfigured, but it may not be removed from the room.
Q. What laundry facilities are available?
A. The residence halls have washers and dryers that accept coins and Falcon Funds, SPU's official campus currency. Campus Apartment residents have access to coin-opterated laundry facilities in their building or a building nearby. The Wesley Apartments have in-unit laundry (no coins needed).
Q. What about housing and food
service during holiday breaks?
Residence halls close on the following schedule:
Autumn 2017: Friday, December 8, 10 a.m.
Winter 2018: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.
Spring 2018: Friday, June 8, 4 p.m.
Q. What should I know about connecting to the Internet?
A. Wireless network access is available throughout residence halls, campus apartments, and study/meeting areas. For more information, click here.
Q. What is my mailing address?
A. Residence hall students are assigned a mailstop (the term used for your mailbox). Mailboxes are located outside the Student Union Building. Campus apartment residents either receive a mailstop or, for specific buildings, have mail delivered directly to a mailbox at their residence. Mailing Services will provide mailing information to you by September 15, provided you have a housing assignment as of September 1. If you are assigned after September 1, Mailing Services will provide mailing information within two weeks. For more information, click here.
Q. What is the Residential Living Requirement?
A. For the 2017-18 academic year, students are required to live on campus unless they are 20 years or older prior to the first day of class for the quarter for which they are applying; they live at home with their parent(s), legal guardian(s), spouse, or dependent children; they are graduate students; or they are enrolled for eight or fewer credits.
Students who are not eligible to live off campus, but believe they have extenuating circumstances that warrant special consideration, may petition for an exemption. Details can be found here.