Resources

Here to Help

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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Room Change Request

Fill out the form to request a room change. Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis.

Request a Change

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 and Wellness Services

We provide a comprehensive structure of wellness services to serve EWU’s students.

Learn More About CWS

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.

Request Now

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.

Learn More

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

2022-2023 FAQs

Living on-campus is an important component of a student’s first year at Eastern Washington University. New, first-year students are required to live in an EWU residence hall. This policy is designed to increase student success and persistence to graduation.

For more information visit the Live-on Requirement page.

The Housing application will be open for the 2022-2023 academic year in February 2022. We will update our information when a date is finalized. For more information, view the EWU Housing Application.

  • The application will be open for all students in February 2022.
  • 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.
  • Preferences for the halls are given to returning students before we assign new students.
  • Housing applications that are complete by May 15th will receive their housing assignment in June.
  • Housing applications that are complete between May 16th and June 30th will receive their housing assignment in July.
  • Housing applications that are complete between July 1st and July 31st will receive their housing assignment in August.
  • Any applications received after August 1st will continue to be assigned throughout August and September prior to move-in.

  • The application will open in February 2022. We will update our information once a date is finalized.
  • 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.
  • Students who have applied by May 15th for the University Apartments will receive their apartment assignment in June.
  • Any applications received after May 15th will continue to be assigned throughout the summer prior to move-in based on availability of apartment spaces.

 

Apartments are rented on a per-bedroom basis, meaning that multiple students will typically live together in a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. We have a very limited amount of 1 bedroom apartments that are typically assigned to students currently living in our housing system.

We have two apartment complexes available to enrolled EWU students 21 years of age and older or students 18 years of age and older who can meet one of the following requirements:

  • Will have completed one year of living on EWU’s campus by move-in
  • Transfer students (Running Start not included as transfer students)
  • Graduate Students currently enrolled in an EWU program

Our contract periods run from September to June, with options for summer residency or storage to current residents. Students who move in between these contract dates will be prorated into their contract and their contract will expire June 30.

For more information about Anna Maria Apartments go here. For more information about the Townhouses go here.

  • As part of the application process you will be able to search for and match with roommates. You can search by name or have the application suggest roommates for you based on profile questionnaire answers.
  • If you are searching for a roommate and can’t find a specific person here a few tips:
    • Make sure the other person has also applied for housing in the correct academic year
    • Make sure you are not both “Group Leaders” in the application. You will not be able to find one another
  • If you can’t find a roommate, don’t worry we do our best to match students who are unable to find a roommate based on their roommate profile answers.
  • All roommates must request and accept each other by May 15th 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 offer single rooms throughout our buildings. We have a limited amount of single rooms available so if you want a single room, you should apply early so you have the best chance of getting a single room. We will do our best to honor single room requests, but cannot guarantee all single room requests.

  • As part of the application process you will be able to search for and match with roommates. You can search by name or have the application suggest roommates for you based on profile questionnaire answers.
  • ALL students must be eligible (transfer, 21+, graduate, returning students) in order to be assigned together as roommates in the University Apartments.
  • All roommates must request and accept each other by May 15th 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 basis, 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.
  • You must move into the room that you are assigned

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

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 EWU 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 15- 16.

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.

  • We continuously evaluate what buildings we will have open throughout our application process. When you are selecting your preferences as part of the application process, you will see all of our buildings as options, but please understand that we may decide not to open certain buildings based on how many students apply.
  • All university apartments will be open to those who qualify (transfer, 21+, graduate, returning students) for the 2022-2023 academic year.

We will update our 2022-2023 rates soon! You can find the rates for 2021-2022 on our pricing page to get an idea of costs.

  • 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 are assigned to live in the university apartments are not required to have a meal plan.

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

Check out our suggestions in our packing list!

Life on campus continues to be different than other years, but we have been started a return to normal slowly. Our operations are very much dependent on local, state, and federal mandates, but we have been able have gatherings and programs in the halls again!

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!

EWU Housing & Residential Life will follow the State of Washington and Spokane County COVID guidelines and mandates. Decisions about Covid related illness for quarantine or isolation will be determined before move-in. We will update our information as it becomes available.

EWU Housing will follow any mask mandates or social distancing guidelines that are in place for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Eastern Washington University is requiring students to be vaccinated for Covid or to submit an exemption form. Students are also required to provide proof of MMR vaccine or submit an exemption form. For more information on this requirement visit here.