Back to top

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.

In order to complete a housing application and be placed 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 application.
  2. Fill out the application.
  3. Pay the $300 security deposit.

DigiPen Housing will not place anyone that does not meet these requirements. Residents who fulfill their eight-month academic contract or any term in full are eligible to receive their deposits back at the end of their session.


Academic Year

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.

Tentative Timeline

  • Monday, February 28, 2022 | 2022-2023 academic year housing applications open

  • Friday, April 8, 2022 | Priority Application Deadline for housing

  • Friday, July 1, 2022 | Housing applications close and Disability Student Services (DSS) accommodations due

  • Friday, July 15, 2022 | Residents must notify Housing by this date if they are not coming for the fall in order to get their security deposit back

  • Week of July 18-22, 2022 | Placements

    • We will notify you one month prior to move-in of any changes, withdraws, etc.

    • You will receive your address, roommate’s contact information, and move-in instructions through email and the Housing Portal. Please download Microsoft Teams to ensure that you will be up to date.

  • Friday, August 5, 2022 | Housing Agreement and upload of proof of vaccination due via On Task; please follow the instructions in your Placement/Move-in email from Housing

  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 | Resident Move-In from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    • Residents cannot move in prior to this date unless they were living with us for the summer

  • Sunday, August 21, 2022 | Resident Orientation

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 | Move-Out by 12:00 p.m.

Due dates for fall and spring housing payments will correspond with the tuition due dates of that year.


Cost

Standard Apartments:

  • 5 residents in a 2 bedroom, 2 or 1 bathroom | $9,250 (Limited number of apartments)

  • 5 residents in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom | $9,250 (Limited number of apartments)

  • 4 residents in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom | $9,250

  • 4 residents in a 2 bedroom, 2/1.5 bathroom | $9,250

    • This is the standard room rate that also applies to Overflow Housing, which occurs when we are at capacity and must find temporary leases until we can move students into permanent housing.
    • Both models are charged at the same price because 1.5 bathrooms are still considered full bathrooms and have more square footage than some of the 2-bathroom apartments.
  • 3 residents in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | $9,250 (Limited number of apartments)

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:

Standard Apartments:

  • 5 residents in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom | $16,480

  • 5 residents in a 3 bedroom, 2 or 1 bathroom | $16,480

  • 4 residents in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom | $16,780

  • 4 residents in a 2 bedroom, 2/1.5 bathroom | $16,780

Apply Online


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

OIP Timeline (Saturday, April 30, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022)

  • Monday, February 14, 2022 | Microsoft Office Form Application Opens

  • Monday, February 28, 2022 | Housing applications close

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 | Disability Student Services (DSS) accommodations due

  • Friday, March 4, 2022 | Placements (self-assigned, but move-in instructions will be sent by this date)

  • Friday, March 4, 2022 | To receive a deposit refund, you must notify Housing by this date if you are not coming

  • Friday, April 15, 2022 | Payment due date – Payment must be made in full (Accounting will be in communication if a different deadline is needed)

    • Saturday, April 30, 2022 | OIP Move-In 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022 | OIP Move-Out: by 5:00 p.m. (No exceptions)

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.

  • 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

EAP Timeline

  • Friday, March 25, 2022 | EAP housing application opens

  • Friday, July 1, 2022 | EAP housing applications close and Disability Student Services (DSS) accommodations due

  • Friday, July 1, 2022 | Residents must notify housing by this date for a deposit refund if they are not coming for EAP (Exceptions include if they are living in our housing for the fall, in which case, their deposit will count toward fall housing)

  • Friday, July 8, 2022 | Placements

    • Placements will be sent through email and made available on the Housing Portal. Please download Microsoft Teams to ensure that you will be up to date.

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 | Payment due date – Payment must be made in full

  • Saturday, August 6, 2022 | Resident Move-In from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sample EAP Schedule:

  • Day 1: Move-In
  • Day 2: Welcome BBQ
  • Day 3: Event with Student Success Advisors
  • Day 4: Pike Place and Downtown Seattle
  • Day 5: Cooking with the Cafe Team
  • Day 6: Ice Cream on the Pier in Kirkland
  • Day 7: Event with Faculty

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.

Timeline

  • April 25 - August 12, 2022 | Summer housing available for continuing students

  • Monday, February 28, 2022 | Summer housing application open

  • Friday, March 25, 2022 | Summer housing applications close and Disability Student Services (DSS) accommodations due

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 | Placements

    • You must let Housing know if you are not living with us by April 1 if you want your summer housing deposit refunded.
    • Placements will be sent through email and made available on the Housing Portal. Please download Microsoft Teams to ensure that you will be up to date.

  • April 25 - May 1, 2022 | Resident Move-In and Transition Week

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 | Resident Move-Out (for residents not transitioning into fall housing)

  • August 13-20, 2022 | Transition to fall housing

Price: $3,000 for shared or $4,500 for single bedspace


Inclusive Housing

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:

  • Students who do not identify within the gender binary
  • Members of the LGBTQIA+, gender and sexual orientation diversity, and ally communities
  • Students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender or sexual orientation
  • Students who are in the process of exploring their own gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

If you are interested in living in Inclusive Housing, please indicate this in the options when submitting a DigiPen Housing Application.

Take the Next Step

Get started with our in-depth information packet!

Sign up to receive our degree program viewbook and other resources to help you determine if a DigiPen education is right for you.

Request Information

Start Your Application

Ready to take your education further? Head to our secure application portal and submit an application for admission.

Apply Online