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We offer DigiPen students housing during the academic year, summer, and for various DigiPen programs throughout the year. While applying for housing and expressing interest in living within our apartment communities, residents can request gender-inclusive housing, DSS housing accommodations, select roommate preferences, and indicate interest in participating in living learning communities.

Apply for Housing

To complete a housing application and to be considered for housing you must:

  1. Be accepted to DigiPen Institute of Technology, sign your enrollment agreement, and pay your $150 enrollment fee. From your enrollment packet, you will use the initial portion of your email address (for instance, “kristy.lee”) as a username to access the Housing portal.
  2. Fill out the application.
  3. Pay the $300 security deposit after completing your application.

Application submission does not guarantee housing. Due to limited availability, DigiPen Housing will only be able to place a limited number of students within its Housing program.

If you are not placed in Housing, you will be placed on the waitlist. Being placed on the waitlist does not guarantee eventual placement in Housing.


Dates and Deadlines

Academic Year Housing is an eight-month contract that begins in August and concludes in April. This period covers all classes and sessions in the fall and spring semesters, as well as any holiday breaks during this time frame.

Depending on the situation, a student may apply for a shorter contract. Graduating students can apply for fall only, whereas spring start students or continuing students can apply for spring only. Summer Housing, and other additional programs such as the Early Arrival Program, are not included in the academic year and are separate contracts and applications.

Housing provides a “seamless” transition period for students who are continuing from one term to the next. Students may or may not be required to move to another apartment during this transition.

Current Residents (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023)

  • April 22, 2023 | Housing Agreement and academic year end, Move-Out for spring students

Continuing Summer Students (Summer 2023)

  • February 1, 2023 | Housing Application opens

  • March 31, 2023 | Housing Application deadline and Disability Support Services (DSS) accommodation deadline

  • April 7, 2023 | Deposit refund deadline

  • April 15, 2023 | Placements sent out to residents for summer 2023

    • Students will receive their housing assignment, address, and roommate contact information. If a room is not assigned, students will receive a waitlist status update.

  • April 23, 2023 | Housing Agreement and summer Move-In begins

  • August 12, 2023 | Housing Agreement and academic year end, Move-Out for non-continuing summer students.

Incoming Fall Students (Fall 2023)

  • February 1, 2023 | Housing Application opens

  • May 1, 2023 | Housing Application deadline

  • June 1, 2023 | Deposit refund cancellation deadline and Disability Support Services (DSS) accommodation deadline

    • All cancellations made before or on June 1 are eligible for deposit refunds.

    • Cancellations made after June 1 are not eligible for deposit refunds.

  • July 1, 2023 | Placements sent out to residents for fall 2023

    • Students will receive their housing assignment, address, and roommate contact information. If a room is not assigned, students will receive a waitlist status update.

  • August 12, 2023 | Move-In for new students of the EAP Events and Housing option

  • August 19, 2023 | Move-In for new students

  • August 26, 2023 | Move-In for returning students

Incoming Spring Students (Spring 2024)

  • October 1, 2023  | Housing Application opens

  • December 1, 2023 | Housing Application deadline and Disability Support Services (DSS) accommodation deadline

  • December 8, 2023 | Deposit refund deadline

  • December 15, 2023 | Placements sent out to residents for fall 2023

    • Students will receive their housing assignment, address, and roommate contact information. If a room is not assigned, students will receive a waitlist status update.

  • January 6, 2024 | Move-In for new students


Cost

Housing prices vary based on the length of the contract. We currently offer four-month contracts for the summer, eight-month contracts for the academic year, and a separate four-month contract for students joining during the spring semester. These time frames also cover any holiday breaks during the designated months.

Although all residents are asked their housing preferences in their application, residents are ultimately assigned in units depending on availability and priority.

Prices shown below are for the 2023-2024 academic year and do not guarantee rates for the 2023-2024 academic year and future years.

Summer 2023 (April to August) Options:

  • Single Room | $6,400

  • Double Room | $3,200

  • Triple Room | $3,050

Academic Year 2023-2024 (August to April) Options:

  • Single Room | $18,540

  • Double Room | $9,270

  • Triple Room | $8,780

Spring 2024 (January to April) Options:

  • Single Room | $9,225

  • Double Room | $4,635

  • Triple Room | $4,390

Payment is due in full at the beginning of each term and is collected by DigiPen’s Accounting Department. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the cost is split in two with one bill in August and the other bill in December.

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Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

During the summer, our Overseas Immersion Programme hosts students from Singapore while they take courses at the Redmond campus. Learn more about OIP on DigiPen (Singapore)’s website.

  • 6 OIP Students take a self-taken photo outside in a parking lot
  • OIP and Redmond students pose with a teacher in a classroom
  • Both Redmond and OIP students pose outside near a tent on a field
  • OIP students with staff and Redmond students pose in front of a wooden building

Program Dates:

  • April 30, 2023 | Move-In

  • July 22, 2023 | Move-Out


Early Arrival Program (EAP)

Our Early Arrival Program (EAP) for 2023 allows incoming first-year residents to move early to their apartment community for the academic year to get familiar with the area, meet new friends, and become acquainted with faculty and staff through events before the academic year begins.

Several fun events are planned over the early start including local trips within the Redmond and Seattle area. EAP Coordinators have also set up social nights aimed to get residents together to continue building new friendships.

The EAP is offered in two options: Events Only and Events and Housing. The Events Only option is open to all first-year students. The Events and Housing option is for first-year students who have also applied to the housing program. The program will run from August 12-18.

  • Three students under an outdoor tent watch another student play a card game
  • Two students work on a creative crafting activity at a table
  • Group photo of students outside at Snoqualmie Falls
  • A group of students pose along a handrail with Snoqualmie Falls to their right
  • A two-fold photo with a male and female student on the left walking, and two male students sitting on the right
  • A student in a tank top holding a plate of food waves at the camera
  • A group of students in an outdoor tent watch a DigiPen chef make their food

Cost and How to Apply

You can apply to either of the EAP options by using the DigiPen Housing application portal. If you are applying to the Events and Housing option, your deposit from your housing application will cover the deposit. The deposit for the Events Only option is not required. EAP is not covered by FAFSA. Here are the costs for each option of the EAP:

  • Events Only: $1,000

  • Events and Housing: $1,500

The cost covers transportation from the hosing location to each event location. It also covers event costs, admission, refreshments, and swag items when available.

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