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.
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)
Continuing Summer Students (Summer 2023)
Incoming Fall Students (Fall 2023)
Incoming Spring Students (Spring 2024)
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:
Academic Year 2023-2024 (August to April) Options:
Spring 2024 (January to April) Options:
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.
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.
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.
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:
The cost covers transportation from the hosing location to each event location. It also covers event costs, admission, refreshments, and swag items when available.