Resources

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College life can get busy and hectic! The Housing & Residential Life team is here to help. Check out our resources below for current students, future students, as well as parents and families.

Don’t see what you need? Contact us via email at housing@ewu.edu. You can also call us at 509.359.2451 or 800.583.3345.

Current Residents

Maintenance Request

If there is something in your residence hall or room that needs repair, please submit a request for a maintenance mechanic.

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Room Inventory

Review your room inspection, including room condition and what belongs in your space.

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IT Support

Having issues with WiFi, Canvas, student email, or other campus software? Submit an IT Help Desk ticket. Apartment residents contact Davis Communications, Inc. about WiFi.

Submit a Ticket

Laundry

Laundry machines are located in every university residence hall. You will be issued a preloaded laundry card when you move-in.

Learn More About Laundry

Dining Services

We are committed to providing freshly prepared, nutritious food that offers good value in convenient locations.

Learn More About Dining

Counseling & Psychological Services

We offer consultation and short-term counseling if you want to explore personal concerns with a therapist.

Learn More About CAPS

Drop-In Tutoring

In-person tutoring is provided by peer tutors to enhance classroom learning and assist you in collaborative study groups.

Learn More About Tutoring

EWU Alerts

EWU Alerts will notify you via text messaging, email, and other methods in case of emergency or safety situation on campus.

Learn More About Alerts

Parking & Transportation Services

Our goal is to provide guidance and assistance on all parking-related needs in an efficient manner for everyone.

Learn More About Parking

Student Crisis

We recognize that crisis situations will still occur no matter how much we plan ahead. Our student and professional staff are available to assist in times of crisis, and will utilize campus resources to best help students.

Student Crisis Help

Costs & Contracts

Pricing

Explore your pricing options for on-campus housing for both the current and upcoming academic years in one place!

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Housing & Dining Services Contract

Learn about the terms and conditions in the 2020-21 contract for the residence halls and apartments or view the 2021-22 residence halls and apartment contracts.

Contract Termination Appeal

If you are experiencing a severe circumstance which makes living on campus an undue hardship, you may submit an appeal.

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Housing Exception Request

You can apply for an exception by completing a Housing Exception Request and providing the requested supporting documentation.

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Living Guide

The purpose of this guide is to describe the policies, facilities, and services offered at EWU, the EWU apartments and the residence halls.

Read the Living Guide

Alcohol Policy

Learn who can have alcohol on campus, where it's allowed, and under what conditions.

Read the Alcohol Policy

Code of Conduct

Review your rights as a student, learn how to make a complaint, and review policies and procedures.

Review the Code of Conduct

Internet Use

Access to the Internet is a privilege if you are residing in university residence halls, governed by our acceptable-use policy.

Review Internet Terms of Use

Parents & Family

Live-On Requirement

First-year students are required to live in a residence hall, helping to create a successful and well-rounded college experience.

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Conflict & Conduct

College is a time where new challenges and temptations are presented to your student, and they may make a mistake. Support and encourage them if they are going through the conduct process.

Personal Property Insurance

You are responsible for your personal property. We highly suggest that you purchase personal property insurance (also known as renters insurance), which covers theft or damage to your belongings.

Eagle Family Homecoming

Come back to campus for one of Eastern’s most honored (and fun!) traditions. Reconnect, visit, and cheer on your football team.

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FERPA & Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records.

Learn More

2021-22 FAQs

We are planning to have our application open to new and returning students for fall 2021 on Tuesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. We will send an email and text message to all newly admitted students informing them of the specific date once it has been determined, as well as post it to this website. For more information, view the EWU Housing Application.

  • The application opens on Tuesday, March 2 at 10 a.m.
  • You will be able to request and accept roommates as part of the application process. Be sure to log back into your housing application periodically to search for roommates as more students apply.
  • Returning students who have applied by August 1 for the residence halls will receive their residence hall assignment in mid-August. Preferences for the halls are given to returning students before we assign new students.
  • New first-year students who have applied by August 1 will receive their housing assignment in mid-August based on the date the application fee was paid.
  • Any applications received after August 1 will continue to be assigned throughout August and September prior to move-in.

  • The application opens on Tuesday, March 2 at 10 a.m.
  • You will be able to request and accept roommates as part of the application process. Be sure to log back into your housing application periodically to search for roommates as more students apply.
  • Returning students who have applied by May 1 for the university apartments will receive their apartment assignment in mid-May.
  • New students who have applied AND qualify for the university apartments (transfer, 21+ or graduate program students) by May 1 will receive their university apartment assignment and move-in information in mid-May.
  • Any applications received after May 1 will continue to be assigned throughout the summer prior to move-in.

 

  • We are currently offering double rooms so you can have a roommate for the 2021-22 school year. We will be following the recommendations of the governor and will keep you informed of any changes as the spring and summer progress via Eagles email and text.
  • All roommates must request and accept each other by August 1 in order to be placed together. Any roommate matches made after that date cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate requests.
  • We will still offer single rooms to students who don’t want to have a roommate, but we will have a limited number of those available so make sure to apply early!

  • Yes, you are allowed to have a roommate in the university apartments, as long as all students are eligible (transfer, 21+, graduate, returning students).
  • All roommates must request and accept each other by May 1 in order to be placed together. Any roommate matches made after that date cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate requests.
  • Apartments are rented on a per-bedroom space, meaning that multiple students will typically live together in the same unit. If you choose to live in the university apartments and do not have a roommate selected, another student will be assigned to the second or third bedroom of your assigned apartment.
  • Residents are not allowed to share bedrooms in the university apartments.

  • As a part of the application process, you will be able to match as roommates with other students. If we move to all single rooms, we will place confirmed roommates who have requested AND accepted each other by August 1 next door to one another as neighbors. We cannot guarantee confirmed roommates will be next door to one another after this date.
  • Brewster Hall is the only residence hall exception. If it is one of the halls utilized, Brewster offers suite-style living and would be a great option for students who want to live together, share a common space and bathroom, but offer everyone their own bedroom.
  • Students who qualify for the university apartments will still be allowed to have roommates.

We did not increase rates when we moved to all single rooms for the 2020-21 school year, so we would likely follow the same process for the 2021-22 school year. We would notify you via your Eagles email of any changes.

The live-on requirement has been suspended for the 2021-22 academic year. You may choose to live on or off campus. We will be open and operational to any students who want to live on-campus and believe it is the best option for first-year students to get integrated into college.

The $125 housing application fee is non-refundable, so you should apply with that information in mind.

We have cancellation penalties prior to move-in in order to help us project our occupancy which allows us to open the right buildings and staff appropriately. You may cancel without penalty until May 31, any cancellations after that date will be subject to cancellation fees. For more information, see our contract cancellation information.

When you apply for housing you sign a contract for the entire academic year. As such, if you move off-campus, you are subject to the contract cancellation penalties. For more information, see our contract cancellation information.

  • The residence halls we will have open largely depends on how many students apply and plan to live on-campus. We will take your housing preferences into consideration and do our best to put students into the buildings they have requested.
  • All university apartments will be open to those who qualify (transfer, 21+, graduate, returning students) for the 2021-22 academic year.

You can find the rates on our pricing page.

  • All students living in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan for their first year on campus. You can find more information about meal plans on the EWU Dining Services website.
  • Students returning to live in the Residence Halls for another year are not required to have a meal plan.
  • Students who qualify (transfer, 21+, graduate, returning students) to live in the university apartments are not required to have a meal plan.

All communication to students is sent via Eagles email. Any updates or changes will be communicated through this account. If you are having issues with your Eagles email you can use the account help system for assistance.

Check out our suggestions in our packing list!

Life on campus has been very different over the last year. Our operations are very much dependent on the governor’s orders. It is our hope that along with in-person classes and double rooms that we are anticipating, we will be able to host events and have you hanging out with friends in the lounges. It is important to note that we will enforce compliance with any remaining mask requirements or limitations to group event sizes.

Regardless of any restrictions, life on campus will be supportive and focused on getting you engaged with EWU. Our goal is to come alongside you to aid you in your academic success while having a ton of fun!

We diligently work on our fall move-in plans over the summer. We will post our move-in guide to the website as soon as our plans are finalized. We will send you communication via your Eagles email with any steps you may need to take for move-in! We are so excited to have you coming to live with us on-campus!

  • Move-in for the university apartments begins on September 1.
  • Move-in for the residence halls will take place over two days: September 16- 17.

EWU Housing & Residential Life will follow the State of Washington and Spokane County COVIC guidelines and mandates. Students who test positive for COVID or are close contacts, as defined by the Spokane Regional Health District, will be relocated to isolation or quarantine in a separate building.