Residence Life

Welcome to Your Home Away From Home!

Going away to college is an exciting and sometimes challenging time in your life. Daily schedules, familiar people and the comforts of home are replaced by new routines, places and faces. This is why your residence hall community is such an important part of college life. The friendships you build with your roommate and neighbors provide a strong support system during your college years (and often throughout life!). The residence hall programs that you attend and the provided services will help you succeed in Western's exciting on-campus living community.

Housing Application & Room Selection
Fall 2016 Housing for Returning, New, and Transfer Students

Returning Students

March 9, 2016: The housing application will be available to returning students beginning at 10:00am MST at housing.western.edu.  At this time students can begin the application and search for potential roommates.

March 15, 2016: The room selection process will be available to returning students beginning at 10:00am MST.  At this time students can search for and select a room on campus based on availability.

New & Transfer Students

April 5, 2016: The housing application will be available to new and transfer students beginning at 10:00am MST at housing.western.edu.  At this time students can begin the application and search for potential roommates.

April 26, 2016: The room selection process will be available to new and transfer students beginning at 10:00am MST.  At this time students can search for and select a room on campus based on availability.

You must pay your Tuition & Housing Deposit through the Cashier's Office and wait 24 hours before you can access the Housing Portal.

Summer Housing

Interested in Summer Housing? Please go here.

Two-Year Live On Requirement

Click the following link for more information on Western's Two-Year-Live-On requirement: Two Year Live On (002).pdf

Move-In Dates

Wilderness Based Orientation Participants: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Incoming First-Year Students: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8:00am-1:00pm
Incoming Transfer Students: Friday, August 19, 2016, 9:00am-1:00pm
Returning Students: Friday, August 19, 2016, 2:00pm-6:00pm & Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:00am-2:00pm*

​*If you are a returning student and wish to check in on Sunday, August 21, 2016, you must make an appointment with your Resident Director.

Move-In Instructions and Tips

Ready to move in? We are too! Please arrive on the correct move-in day and time (see above). When you arrive to campus, please go to your designated check-in location. There is one check-in location per complex. Please see below to make sure you arrive to the right check-in location!

Check-In Location for Dolores Hall, Colorado Hall, Tomichi Hall, & Crystal Hall: Escalante Terrance Main Office
Check-In Location for Ute Hall & Robidoux Hall: Ute Lounge
Check-In Location for Mears Hall & Moffat Hall: Mears Lounge
Check-In Location for Chipeta & Pinnacles Apartments: Pinnacles Lobby

There will be signs posted around campus to direct you in the right location based on which residence hall or apartments you are living in for the 2016-2017 academic year! Not sure where you are going? Click HERE for our campus map!

Not sure what you can and cannot bring to campus? Please see our Moving In and Getting Settled page for tips on what to bring and what not to bring to campus! This page also includes information on furniture that comes with each residence hall room and information on cable television, linens, laundry services, mail services, and microwave and refrigerator rentals. 

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