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Summer Housing

Whitworth University provides limited on-campus summer housing. There are, however, a few restrictions with this housing:

  • On-campus summer housing is available to currently enrolled Whitworth students only.
  • Students who take advantage of summer housing must be taking summer classes (no minimum number of credits) at Whitworth or working for the university as student employees.
  • Summer housing happens in our Whitworth Neighborhood houses, which typically feature 3- to 5-person houses, full kitchens (no kitchenware provided), washer/dryer, air conditioning, and one person per bedroom
    • No housekeeping duties are performed by the university during a student's stay. The university will supply basic housekeeping supplies upon request.
    • No dining is provided during the summer.
  • For students enrolled in spring classes and moving into summer housing, move-in will happen between the Monday and Saturday following graduation.
    • Most current on-campus residents will need to stay in their spring room until after the halls officially close and maybe a few days longer before moving into summer housing. Make sure to let your RA and (A)AC know that you will not check out with them. Instead, your checkout will be managed by the housing office's summer housing assistants.
    • Off-campus students will be allowed to move in on the Tuesday following graduation; however, some exceptions may apply. Please coordinate your arrival with the housing office as soon as you're aware of your need for summer housing.
  • Cost for summer 2021:
    • All prices are per person, per night.
    • Undergraduate Students:
      • 1-29 nights: $17/night
      • 30 or more nights: $16/night
    • Montessori/Graduate students:
      • $15.50/night, plus $150 deposit ($75 non-refundable)
  • Housing is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Whitworth will make every effort to give each resident his or her own room; however, if demand is great, some residents will be assigned to double-occupancy rooms. Family/spouse housing is exceptionally limited.

If you would like to enroll in or inquire about summer housing, please contact the Whitworth Housing Office at or 509.777.4533.

General Information

Room Keys

The room key must be returned to the housing office at the end of your stay. Failure to return the key will result in a charge of at least $50.

This key is to be used only by the resident to whom it is issued. Residents are not allowed to let anyone else in the building with this key. Use of this key by other persons, either with or without the student's permission, will result in a charge of at least $50 per person, immediate removal of the student from the residence hall, and reclamation of the key issued.

Students are allowed to use this key only between the dates agreed upon by the housing office. If a student needs access to the building earlier or longer than agreed upon, he/she should contact the housing office at or 509.777.4533. Entering campus buildings at times other than those agreed upon will result in a charge of at least $50, immediate removal from the hall, and reclamation of the key issued.

Access Cards

A Whitworth student's regular I.D. card will allow access to summer housing (when in a building with I.D.-card controlled access); however, if a student has been issued a different/additional access card, the card must be returned at the end of the stay. Failure to return the card will result in a charge of at least $35.

Work Orders

Students can report work orders and request cleaning supplies, bathroom tissue, etc., via Pirate Port's "Work Order Requests."

Checking Out

Each summer resident must complete a checkout with the housing office shortly after the resident finishes summer class or the on-campus job. Exception: If you are leaving between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m., simply remove all personal possessions from the room, lock the room, and slide the room key, access card (if one has been issued to you), and a completed Express Checkout form under the door of the summer housing RA. To schedule a checkout, please email us at or call 509.777.4533.

Campus Policies

All campus policies that are in effect during the school year apply during the summer. Failure to adhere to ANY campus policies may result in your immediate removal from campus housing. To review campus policies, please click here.


Pets are not allowed in campus housing. For full details of the university pet policy, as well as information about service animals and emotional support animals, please click here.