How to Apply

You must do three things to be assigned to campus housing:

1. Submit an Application

  • Access the housing portal via the student menu in the Banner Information System or go to spu.edu/housingapp.
  • From the welcome page, select “application” in the menu bar to begin.
  • If this is your first time entering the system, or if you have forgotten your username or password, go to spu.edu/findmyid.

2. Submit a $300 Housing Deposit

  • During the housing application process, you will be prompted to pay your deposit.
  • You can pay by e-check (a no-fee service) or by credit card (with a 2.75 percent transaction fee).
  • MasterCard, American Express, Visa, and Discover Card are accepted. SPU cannot accept credit or debit card payments over the phone or in person.

If you would prefer to pay by paper check, mail a $300 check payable to SPU, with your ID number on the memo line, to the following address:

Seattle Pacific University
Housing and Meal Plan Services
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 312
Seattle, Washington 98119-1957

Note: Your housing deposit will not appear as a payment on your student account; it is held separately and released when you leave SPU housing, provided you have met your contract obligations and have not damaged your room.


3. Submit a $200 Advance Payment

  • If you haven’t already done so, accept your admission to SPU by submitting the $200 enrollment advance payment at spu.edu/advancepayment. The National Reply date is May 1.
  • The $200 will be credited toward your first tuition payment.

Assignment deadlines

Autumn Quarter 2019

If your housing application, deposit, and advance payment are received:

  • By June 1, you will receive your assignment on July 15.
  • Between June 2 and August 15, you will receive your assignment on August 30.
  • After August 15, your application will be processed as space permits.

Winter Quarter 2020

If your housing application, deposit, and advance payment are received:

  • By December 13, you will receive your assignment before Christmas.
  • Between December 14 and December 20, you will receive your assignment when you check in January 5.
  • After December 20, your application will be processed as space permits.

Spring Quarter 2020

If your housing application, deposit, and advance payment are received:

  • By March 20, you will receive your assignment by March 27.
  • Between March 21 and March 27, you will receive your assignment when you check in March 30.
  • After March 27, your application will be processed as space permits.

Canceling an application and refund deadlines

If you need to cancel a housing application, send a written notice via email to housing@spu.edu.

To receive a refund of your deposit, you must cancel your application by the following dates:

  • Autumn Quarter 2019: June 1, 2019
  • Winter Quarter 2020: December 13, 2019
  • Spring Quarter 2020: March 20, 2020

Residential Living Requirement

For the 2019–20 academic year, students are required to live on campus unless:

  • They graduated from high school two or more years prior to the start of the academic year;
  • they live at home with their parent(s), legal guardian(s), spouse, or dependent children;
  • they are graduate students; or
  • they are enrolled for 8 or fewer credits.

Undergraduate admissions, students talking on campus

Undergrad Admissions

Considering SPU? Come visit, see campus for yourself, ask questions, and meet current students and professors. Call 800-366-3344 or email admissions@spu.edu.

Questions about housing or meal plans?

Send questions or comments to housing@spu.edu or call 206-281-2188.