Room Assignments

As part of the SPU Living Experience, residences are assigned according to where you are in your SPU journey. 

Ashton, Arnett, and Moyer are exclusively for first-year students. Hill and Emerson are primarily for transfer and returning students who are in their second year. Campus Houses and Apartments (CHA) are exclusively for transfer and returning students who are in their third and fourth years.

To create a well-rounded and diverse community of students, you will not have the option to select a specific building; you can, however, let us know your preferred room type. After each deadline (see How to Apply), students with complete housing applications will be assigned. Each applicant who meets the deadline will have an equal chance of getting their preferred room type.

Each area contains a finite number of spaces; therefore, we cannot guarantee a specific assignment. Your chances of getting into one of your preferred room types will depend on its availability and how many other students have requested it. If demand for housing exceeds supply, priority will be given to students who are required to live on campus (see the Residential Living Requirement).

Regardless of where you are assigned, your first year at SPU is sure to be a memorable one!

Disability accomodations

If you need a housing accommodation due to a documented disability, email Disability Support Services (DSS) at Include the nature of your request along with documentation. DSS staff will contact you about next steps. To speak with DSS directly, call 206-281-2272. 

Incoming students should submit their request by June 1 for Autumn Quarter, or six weeks before the beginning of Winter and Spring Quarters.

Kelsey Chase

Part-Time Jobs

Looking for a job while you study? SPU’s Office of Student Employment is here to help.

Questions about housing or meal plans?

Send questions or comments to or call 206-281-2188.