We offer DigiPen students housing during the academic year, summer, and for various DigiPen programs throughout the year. Upon applying for housing, residents can request Inclusive Housing and Housing Accommodations.
We offer eight-month contracts for the Academic Year to first-year students through graduate students. At this time, DigiPen Housing does not offer family housing or separate fall/spring contracts (unless moving in as a Spring Start student).
The spring 2023 move-in timeline is pending a Spring Start for this academic year. Additional information on spring 2023 move-in will be provided by August 2022.
Due dates for fall and spring housing payments will correspond with the tuition due dates of that year.
Single Bedroom Options
We also offer the option to buy out your own bedroom. To buy out your bedroom, you must pay for the entire academic year up front, instead of by semester. When buying out your bedroom, you will be placed in the non-master bedroom and will receive no refund if you decide to leave at any point during the academic year.
Note that buying out your bedspace in one of these units will reduce the amount of people in it. So, if you choose to buy out a 4 resident, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit, there will be 3 residents living in it.
Costs for buying out a bedroom are as follows:
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.
OIP Timeline (Saturday, April 30, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022)
Price: $3,520 per student
Includes utilities, wifi, wok package, linens, towels, shower curtain, and pillow, all in a 2-3 bedroom home with 1-2 bathrooms.
Early Arrival Program (EAP)
Our Early Arrival Program (EAP) for 2022 allows incoming first-year residents to move early to their Academic Year (Fall-Spring) 2022-2023 apartment to get familiar with the area, meet new friends, and become acquainted with faculty and staff through events before the academic year begins.
Over a dozen fun events are planned over the three-week period 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. EAP will be hosted in the Olde Redmond Apartments.
Note: The $300 2022-2023 Academic Year deposit covers the EAP deposit. EAP is not covered by FAFSA.
First-year students not part of DigiPen Housing also have an opportunity to get involved with our EAP events. Interested students can join for $1,000 by signing up through the EAP Housing Application and ignoring the $300 deposit requirement. Additionally, the Housing Agreement/Residence Life handbook must be signed to confirm that you will abide by our policies during the program. Unfortunately, financial aid does not cover EAP costs.
Sample EAP Schedule:
Housing & Events Price: $1,500
Includes: rent, utilities, Wi-Fi, 14 events and field trips, and some meals. This option is only available to new DigiPen students who will be living in DigiPen Housing for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
Events-Only Price: $1,000
Includes: 14 events and field trips along with some meals. This option is great for new, local students who do not need housing but want to make new friends and get acquainted with DigiPen’s resources! To participate in our field trips, students will need to meet at the Olde Redmond Apartments to utilize the DigiPen Shuttle for transportation.
Summer (Continuing Students)
Current DigiPen students can live with us in the summer whether or not they take classes. This is a great option to live in DigiPen Housing for those who need to take classes, are participating in a nearby internship or would just prefer to enjoy the Pacific Northwest during the summer months.
Price: $3,000 for shared or $4,500 for single bedspace
DigiPen Housing seeks to provide a welcoming and inclusive living environment for its students. Inclusive Housing is an option for students to share a multiple-occupancy apartment, regardless of each student’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. This allows students in the process of discovering their gender identity; students who do not wish to identify themselves by gender; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, or Queer students; and students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different sex, gender, or sexual orientation the option to find a more compatible roommate and living situation within our community.
Inclusive Housing may be especially appealing to:
If you are interested in living in Inclusive Housing, please indicate this in the options when submitting a DigiPen Housing Application.