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Village Housing has properties to meet a variety of needs from apartments (studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom) to 2- and 3-bedroom houses. Our properties are available for rent by students and full-time faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. 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:

Download the floor plan >

Faculty Court

Located 105,111,119 E Whitman Drive

$485/month [one bedroom] | $640/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:

Download the floor plans >

Hallmark Apartments

Located 210, 220 N College Ave & 205 NE Ash

$485/month [one bedroom] | $620/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:

Download the one bedroom/studio floor plan >

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:

Download the floor plan >

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

$415/month [w/kitchenette] | $370/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:

Download the floor plan >

Various locations close to campus

Monthly rent amounts for houses and house apartments vary greatly but are typically $450-$525 for a 1 bedroom, $650-$1,000 for a 2 bedroom, and $800-$1,200 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 and faculty/staff with university login credentials may apply online for housing during the open application period.

Applications open at 12 a.m. and close at 11:59 p.m. on the dates specified

Summer 2019

Application open: 5/12/19
Application close: 5/14/19
Offers begin: 5/20/19
Move-in date: 6/23/19

Fall 2019

Application open: 5/26/19
Application close: 5/29/19
Offers begin: 7/01/19
Move-in date: 9/22/19

Winter 2020

Application open: 11/10/19
Application close: 11/12/19
Offers begin: 11/14/19
Move-in date: 1/05/20

Spring 2020

Application open: 2/16/20
Application close: 2/18/20
Offers begin: 2/20/20
Move-in date: 3/29/20

Housing priority

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.


Before housing offers are made, applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility is met.
 Read the eligibility policy >

Housing offers

Housing offers are extended in waves and applicants notified via WWU email accounts. When an offer is extended, the applicant will have a specified period of time 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


Students are responsible for finding their own roommates. Having trouble finding a roommate? List your name and contact information with the Village Housing office in case someone else is looking for a roommate. Another option is to search or advertise on the housing page in the WWU app.

Map of WWU village housing options
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Dorene Hackett

Village Housing and Property Coordinator
(509) 527-2709

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 after having worked at an academy for 17 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and management, and has a well-rounded knowledge in both business practices and program development.

Jennyffer Landaverde

Administrative Assistant
(509) 527-2624

Jennyffer oversees guestroom reservations, the Homebase Program, processes off-campus housing requests, and keeps things running smoothly in the Village Housing office.

Last update on October 21, 2019