The information on this page relates to Early Fall Start 2018. Check back in the spring for 2019 details.


students in dorm roomAs an Early Fall Start student you are eligible to live in UW campus housing while taking your course, whether or not you plan to live on campus during the school year. Living in campus housing is not required.

If you plan to live in a fraternity or sorority during autumn quarter, you may still live on campus during Early Fall Start.

Early Fall Start food and housing costs are separate from the course fee. The housing application deadlines are different — and earlier — than the course registration deadlines. See the Early Fall Start Housing Guide for more details about housing options.

Note: Move-in for Early Fall Start begins on August 18, 2018. You will receive an email in late July that includes your check-in time and move-in information. If you need housing before August 18, early arrival housing can be arranged through Conference Services. Housing is available between the end of Early Fall Start and the start of autumn quarter.


If you live in a UW residence hall, you are required to have a dining account. The account options are detailed in the Early Fall Start Housing Guide.

There are many options for meals at the UW, both on and off campus. UW Dining offers a wide variety of different restaurants and markets that accept cash and UW Dining Account cards.