Room Assignment Process for Incoming StudentsAll aspects of housing assignments for fall semester incoming students are based on the date the online Housing Preference Form is completed. (Please read the section below, "Jan Term/Spring Semester Housing," if you are planning to start living on campus for Jan Term or spring semester.) A Housing Preference Form can only be accessed and completed after a student has been admitted into Whitworth University and has submitted his/her enrollment deposit. For more information about the enrollment deposit, please click here.
The residence hall in which you are placed will be determined by the date your Housing Preference Form is submitted. Acceptance into Whitworth University does not guarantee you a traditional residence hall room arrangement. For example, if there are only 30 available spaces for incoming students in the building of your choice, you must be one of the first 30 students to request this building on the Housing Preference Form in order to be housed there.
You will be sent your room assignment and roommate information after August 1.
Occasionally we have more requests for housing than we have rooms, causing an overflow situation. The Whitworth Housing Office will notify you if this situation occurs.
The overflow rooms are chosen based on the completion date of the Housing Preference Form. The residents who complete the form last in buildings best able to accommodate overflow may be assigned an extra roommate, if additional space is needed.
Students living in overflow spaces are given permanent assignments as they become available, beginning with the student with the earliest confirmation date. Students living in overflow spaces are also given a housing credit based on the length of time they have lived in an overflow-housing assignment.
Jan Term/Spring Semester Housing
Students who wish to move on campus for Jan Term or spring semester undergo a separate process for residence hall and roommate assignment. Incoming students need to contact the Whitworth Housing Office if they are interested in moving on to campus. Please understand that while the housing office staff would like to place all new students in their preferred buildings, space around campus is very limited. On-campus availability happens only when current fall semester students choose to study abroad, transfer, graduate, etc., during Jan Term or spring semester. Because of this, mid-December is the earliest time at which the housing office can determine where spaces are available for Jan Term and/or spring semester.
Incoming students will be notified of their housing placement in late December. Please check the Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates calendar to determine the day and time at which students are allowed to move in to the residence halls.
The Whitworth Housing Office strongly encourages you to call 509.777.3250 when you are accepted into Whitworth for either Jan Term or spring semester to make sure that you are on housing's list of interested incoming on-campus students.