Village Housing

Village Housing has properties to meet a variety of needs from apartments (studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom) to several 2- and 3-bedroom houses. Our properties are available for rent by students and full-time, full-benefit faculty and staff. Most housing options are within walking distance of the university so you remain an active part of our residential campus. Each apartment complex has an area coordinator who cares for the well-being of each community. These coordinators are here to answer your questions and make sure our community is safe. They also help you when you lock yourself out of your apartment, have an emergency, get sick and have no one to help, or have any other minor issues. Students in our campus housing enjoy our vibrant campus and local community, as well as the numerous events planned by the student-led Village Club. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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Apartment communities

Birch Street Apartments

Located 25, 35, 45 NE Birch


Residents will enjoy these two bedroom apartments, completed in the early 1990's. They are located just 1.5 blocks from campus.

  • All two bedrooms
  • University pays Water/Sewer/Garbage
  • Wireless High Speed Internet included
  • Shared Laundry Facility

Take a look:

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Faculty Court

Located 105,111,119 E Whitman Drive

$510/month [one bedroom] | $670/month [two bedroom]

Residents will enjoy these charming apartments that were originally Married Student housing. Many of the apartments have been updated inside, and each apartment comes with a storage closet near the laundry facility. Located just 1 block from the main campus.

  • One and two bedrooms
  • University pays Water/Sewer/Garbage
  • Wireless High Speed Internet included
  • Shared Laundry Facility

Take a look:

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Hallmark Apartments

Located 210, 220 N College Ave & 205 NE Ash

$505/month [one bedroom] | $650/month [two bedroom]

These apartments were originally built to serve as Married Student Housing. Though older, many of the apartments have been updated on the inside. Just a short walk away from Rogers Bakery and the Village Housing Office.

  • One & two bedrooms
  • University pays Water/Sewer/Garbage
  • Wireless high-speed internet available
  • Shared laundry facility
  • One carport for each two bedroom apartment

Take a look:

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Download the two bedroom floor plan >

Mountain View Apartments

Located 203, 207, 211, and 215 East Whitman Drive


Our newest apartment community, construction for Mtn. View Apartments was completed in September of 2003.

  • All apartments are two bedroom
  • University pays Water/Sewer/Garbage
  • Wireless High Speed Internet included
  • Equipped with clothes washer and dryer and dishwasher

Take a look:

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Escape Ladder Information

Ladders are provided in 3rd floor Mt. View apartments for use in an emergency that prevents escape from the front door. Please watch an informational video about the use of the escape ladder.

NOTE: Please be aware that these ladders are to be used ONLY in the event of a fire that prevents escaping through the front door. Because these ladders are for emergencies only, we ask that you do not tamper with them at any other time. Tamper seals are placed on each unit to indicate improper usage. Should the Village Housing office be made aware that you have tampered with these fire escape ladders aside from the above mentioned, you will be fined $1,000 and asked to vacate your apartment immediately.

University Studios

Located 27 N College Ave

$435/month [w/kitchenette] | $390/month [w/o kitchenette]

Though originally built as a motel, the university acquired the property to rent as studio apartments. Just half a block from the main campus and directly across the street from the Village Housing office building, these studios are quaint apartments that fit a tighter budget.

  • University pays all utilities except for phone
  • Wireless High Speed Internet available
  • Shared Laundry Facility
  • Five units with kitchenettes, five without

Take a look:

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Various locations close to campus

Monthly rent amounts for houses and house apartments vary but are typically $450-$550 for a 1 bedroom, $800-$950 for a 2 bedroom, and $950-$1,250 for a 3 bedroom.

  • Utilities required vary by property
  • Internet service not provided
  • Most houses have laundry hookups available
  • Most house apartments have shared coin-op laundry available
  • Some houses may have a garage or storage shed available
  • Lawn mowing included in most houses

Applying for housing

Students with university login credentials may apply online for housing during the open application period. Faculty and staff should contact the Village Housing office for information about housing.

Applications open 24/7 on the dates specified

Fall 2020

Apply: May 24-27
Offers: Jul/Aug
Move-in: Sep 27

Winter 2021

Apply: Nov 8-11
Offers: Nov (after app)
Move-in: Jan 3

Spring 2021

Apply: Feb 14-16
Offers: Feb (after app)
Move-in: Mar 28

Housing priority (students)

Not everyone who applies will receive housing. Housing offers are made dependent on availability. Priority is granted to applicants who are married and/or have children and/or are 25 years of age or older. Housing offers are made to other applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility (students)

Before housing offers are made, applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility is met. To be eligible for Village Housing, student must be in good standing at the university and enrolled in full time, degree track, or equivalent coursework (audit courses do not apply). In addition, student must have completed 135 credit hours and/or be 22 years of age, or meet other housing policy eligibility criteria.
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Housing offers (students)

Housing offers are extended in waves and applicants notified via WWU email accounts. When an offer is extended, the applicant will have a specified number of days to accept or reject the offer. Offers will continue to be made until all available units have been reserved. Applicants who do not receive housing may re-apply for the following quarter.

Reserving Your Housing Assignment
Once an applicant has accepted a housing assignment, an email will be sent with a list of items that must be completed before moving in. These include:

  • Housing Administration Fee Payment
  • Student Financial Services Approval
  • Campus Housing Workshop Completion

Roommates (students)

Students are responsible for finding their own roommates. On the housing application, a code matching process is used. For students who indicate they intend to have a roommate, a code is generated for them to share with students they intend to have as their roommates. Students may also enter the code they have received. Code matches are accepted as roommate approvals. Primary residents who already have housing reserved may also email their roommate approvals to the Village Housing office. Having trouble finding a roommate? Many students have been successful finding roommates on the WWU app. As a courtesy, the Village Housing office also keeps an internal roommate search list. Students may also request to be added to this list by contacting the Village Housing office.

Map of WWU village housing options
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Dorene Hackett

Campus Housing & Property Coordinator

Dorene manages off-campus university-owned housing and oversees all processes of properties from vacancy to occupancy. She strives to create a safe, supportive, and educational living environment. Dorene joined Walla Walla University in 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and management, and has a well-rounded knowledge in both business practices and program development.

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