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Frequently Asked Questions


Are students required to live in student housing?

No. Participation in the student housing program is optional.


How many residents live in each unit?

The majority of our units have four residents, but we do have a limited number of units that have five residents.


What is the size/layout of the units?

Our units are located within four different complexes (Olde Redmond Place, The Gates of Redmond, Shadowbrook, and The Summit), and have different floor plans and arrangements. The majority of our units have two bedrooms and two bathrooms on a single floor, but we do have a limited number of units that are two bedrooms and one bathroom.


Is family housing available?

DigiPen Housing, LLC does not currently provide a family housing program.


Can I view a unit prior to applying?

DigiPen Housing is able to open up a student unit to tour for a brief period during each DigiPen Preview Day thanks to our wonderful resident volunteers. We do not offer viewings outside of these events for the privacy of our current residents. Please see the Visit Us section for more information and to RSVP for a Preview Day.

Applicants are also welcome to contact the complexes to get a tour of a non-DHL apartment outside of Preview Days, but the unit will not show the provided furnishing or necessarily be the same layout provided to residents.


Can I have a pet in Student Housing?

No pets of any kind are allowed in student housing. If you require a service, emotional support, or therapy animal as an accommodation for a documented disability, please contact the Disability Support Services department for information about required documentation, policies, and requesting this accommodation.


What is the smoking policy?

Smoking is not allowed inside DigiPen Housing units or balconies. Many of the complexes we work with additionally have strict “no smoking policies” for their entire property. Please note that this includes e-cigarettes, hookah, vaping, and any other way to smoke tobacco and/or marijuana.


What is the alcohol and drug policy?

Alcohol, drugs (including marijuana), and related paraphernalia are not allowed in units, even if a resident is over 21 years of age.


Can I request a specific roommate/complex/unit?

After an application is complete, the deposit is paid, and the applicant has signed their enrollment agreement, students will have the opportunity to request roommates in their application by logging back in and forming Roommate Matching Groups. Once placements have been sent, groups cannot be formed.


What furniture is provided with the unit? Do units come with a washer/dryer?

Please see the Costs and Amenities page for a list of provided furniture and other amenities. We additionally provide residents a list of recommended items that are not provided when roommate placements are announced.


Is transportation available for residents to get to campus from student housing?

All complexes are less than 2 miles from campus, so many students opt to walk or ride bicycles to campus. DigiPen additionally provides a shuttle service that stops at each student housing complex. For a schedule of shuttle times and other information, please see the DigiPen Shuttle Schedule.


How far away from the DigiPen campus are the units?

Our units are located within four different complexes (Olde Redmond Place, The Gates of Redmond, Shadowbrook, and The Summit).

  • Olde Redmond Place is about 1.6 miles away from campus
  • The Gates of Redmond is about 1.1 miles away from campus
  • Shadowbrook is about 0.9 miles away from campus
  • The Summit is about 1.2 miles away from campus

Is housing available over holiday break?

Residents are allowed to stay in their assigned units over holiday break at no additional cost. Residents who do stay in student housing over holiday break are required to sign a Holiday Break Housing Waiver recognizing the temporary change to Housing Policies and limited staff during this period. If a resident doesn’t fill out the Holiday Break Housing Waiver, they could be asked to leave DigiPen Housing for the remainder of the break.


Is summer housing available?

Yes. There will be limited summer housing for students who are taking classes during Summer semester. Information regarding Summer semester housing will be sent to all DigiPen students during the Spring semester.

Please note that all residents will have to move out during intersession (between Spring and Summer semesters and Summer and Fall semesters) regardless if they are living in DigiPen Housing. DigiPen Housing uses this time to conduct large maintenance projects and deep clean all of our units.


How can I pay for housing?

Please see Tuition and Housing Payments for information on the different methods to pay for student housing.


What is your policy on refunding the security deposit?

  • The applicant cancels before they are assigned an apartment
  • The applicant is not accepted to DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • The applicant defers enrollment to DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • DigiPen Housing LLC is unable to provide housing to the applicant

Deposits are not refunded once an applicant has completed their application and been assigned an apartment. Once your application is complete by submitting an application, paying the $300 security deposit, and enrolling, you have signaled to us that you intend to come to DigiPen Institute of Technology and live in DigiPen Housing and we will save a place for you. Please complete your application only if you are sure you want to live in DigiPen Housing.


Contact DigiPen Housing

If you have any questions about DigiPen Housing, email housing[at]digipen[dot]edu or call us at 425-895-4411.