Housing and Dining

Contact Us

Main Office, Living Learning Center
1801 SW Jewell Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone: (785) 670-1065

Fax: (785) 670-1186

Emailresliving@washburn.edu

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Housing and Dining Contract FAQs

  • Who can apply for Housing?

All students admitted to Washburn who plan to enroll full-time, are eligible to live in the university residence halls.

  • What is the cost of living on campus?

Click here to view the cost sheet for our different facilities: Cost Sheet

  • Can I live in the Washburn Village Apartments?

In order to live in the Washburn Village Apartments students must have completed a minimum of 24 post-high school college credit hours.  We have many incoming first year students that have completed a number of college credits through a variety of programs during their high school career.  We understand that academically students may begin their time at Washburn as Sophomores, but we have set this requirement in an effort to provide an environment where we can focus on students' first year experience and transitioning to a collegiate setting.

  • When should I submit my Housing application for the Fall?

Housing applications for the Fall are typically available online beginning February 15th.  We utilize a self-asigned room selection process that allows students to view open rooms in real time and select the space most suited for them. New students can expect the self-assign option to be available to them around the middle of April.  Since it never hurts, we always suggest filling out your application and paying your deposit sooner rather than later.

  • What do I do if I have been put on the waiting list for housing?

There has been the occasion in which we have a wait list, but each year we have been able to place most, if not all, of the wait listed students by the second or third week of classes.  The speed at which we can place students on the wait list is entirely dependent on how many contract cancellations we receive.

  • I wish to cancel my housing contract.  Can I get a refund? What do I do?

In order to cancel your contract, Residential Living needs written confirmation of your request to cancel your contract.  We ask that you email your request resliving@washburn.edu

    • If you cancel your contract before June 1st, you will be refunded the full $300 deposit.

    • If you cancel your contract after June 1st, but before you move in, you will be refunded $100 of the $300 deposit.

    • If you cancel your contract after you have moved in, or any point throughout the academic year, you will be responsible for paying 35% of the remaining contract costs.

  • How would I go about requesting a special accommodation?

We do everything we can to meet the needs of all of our students.  If you require a special accommodation we ask that you contact the Student Services office to submit your request.  Once you have registered with them and submitted your request, they work with us to help provide you with an option that will meet your needs. You can contact them by:

  • Which building is the best place to live?

Each of our facilities has its own set of benefits for students living on campus.  We suggest that you explore the different housing options to see which facility best meets your needs.

Room Selection FAQs

  • How do roommates pick the same room?

As mutually confirmed roommates (roommates that have accepted each others’ requests), you have the option of assigning your roommates to rooms within a given suite.  If you’re the first person to go in and select a room, you can select multiple rooms within a suite and assign your roommates accordingly.  This requires communication amongst you and your roommates, so make sure that you have discussed placement with your roommates.

  • I have the option to choose rooms for my roommates. Do I have to assign rooms for them?

You do not.  It is an option for convenience, but it is not required.  You may select a room for yourself, but note that someone else may choose the other spaces in your suite before your roommate(s) have a chance to get in and select it.

  • Why doesn’t my roommate have the same timeslot as me?

Timeslots are assigned based on mutually confirmed roommates.  If you and your roommate are mutually confirmed (both of you have accepted each other as roommates), then it could be because you or your roommate have other mutually confirmed roommates, and the system has paired your timeslot up with them instead.

  • What if my roommate doesn’t have a timeslot?

If your roommate has expressed interest in a learning community, then they will not receive a timeslot.  If that is not the case, then have them contact the Residential Living office for more assistance. 

  • What if I am not available during my timeslot to select a room?

No worries! You may select a room during your timeslot, or any time afterwards.  Just remember that the sooner you choose a room, the more options you will have available to you.