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Frequently-Asked Questions

Q: How long will I remain on the waiting list?
A: Students typically remain on the waiting list from three months to one year, depending on demand and the quarter for which they are applying.

Q: Is the deposit refundable?
A: The $100 deposit is refundable until you sign a lease. At that time, you will be required to submit an additional $200 deposit (for a total of $300). After vacating your unit, charges will be assessed for any damages and the remaining balance will be refunded provided your account is paid in full.

Q: Who can live with me?
A: Occupancy is limited to the registered student, his or her spouse, and/or dependent children under the age of 18 (24 if attending college full-time).

Q: Do I need to attend full time?
A: At least one occupant of the residence must be enrolled at SPU for a minimum of nine undergraduate or six graduate credits each quarter of residency, excluding summer.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: No pets, except fish (25 gallon tank maximum), may be on your property.

Q: Are laundry facilities available?
A: There are no community laundry facilities on campus. You may hook up your own washer and dryer if outlets are available in the unit. If you choose to do so, or if you use machines left by previous tenants, you will be responsible for all maintenance of and damages caused by the equipment.

Q: What types of units are available? Where are they located?
A: The Family, Graduate, and Non-Traditional Aged Learner Housing inventory consists of older Queen Anne houses, apartments, and duplexes. Units range from one to three bedrooms and are located on campus or within walking distance.

Q: May I view the units?

A: When a unit becomes vacant, we will contact the first eligible student on the waiting list to schedule a time to tour the unit.

Q: Is parking available?
A: The majority of units include one assigned parking space.


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