Campus Housing

Location
Tacoma, WA
Undergrads
2,549
Tuition
$40,250
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the "garden level" of a dorm building, which means that I live partially underground. But even in the worst rooms on campus, I have plenty of room and still get sunlight through my window. Also it draws my floor together, my floormates are like family.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in one of the better dorm building - A/L hotel as people call it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are a lot larger than most other college dorms but they are a bit on the older side. However, there are some newer dorms on campus that are available to older students.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are great, some are better than others. RAs are hit or miss.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing itself is about average but the social aspect is awesome. I feel like my floor is my family. It's great!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 216th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 651st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 653rd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1139th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juliette Witous
Hometown
Sonoma, CA
Major
Communications
Grad Year
2012
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There are a few different types of campus housing options. First and most prominent are the dorms, which most students experience their freshman year and possibly beyond. There are nine buildings, each with its own unique identity. For example, Todd/Phibbs is often notorious for the party scene, while Schiff is an outdoors-oriented residence hall. Rooms are furnished with a bed, bookshelves, a desk and chair, and a wardrobe. Other amenities include washing machines, vending machines, a lounge, a kitchen, and study areas. Make sure to tour the buildings because some are newer than others and may have larger rooms.

There are also Greek houses and theme houses. The Greek houses are obviously for the Greek community and often members will live there sophomore and/or junior year. Theme houses range from language houses to the track house and emphasize the link between living and learning. Residents are required to put on four events per semester that have some relation to the theme. The benefit of living in student housing is that students don't have to pay utility fees or pay extra rent for the summer months.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,611
Average Housing Costs
$5,740
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
58%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Schiff Hall
  • Seward Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Trimble Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Regester Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Todd/Phibbs Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookcase
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Local telephone service with voicemail for each resident
Also Available
  • Interested students can opt to live in theme housing, such as outdoor adventure, healthy options, social justice, and language floors. There is an additional application required for themed living, and in some cases, certain course requirements are in place.
  • There are 55 small theme and language houses around the perimeter of campus that are available to upperclassmen.
Available for Rent
Microwaves Minifridges
Did You Know?
Do you want to live with a few of your friends on campus, but still have the privacy of your own house? Live in an on-campus house. Each house varies in size and occupancy, but all are furnished and have kitchen facilities, as well as coin-operated laundry machines.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Anderson/Langdon Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Bike storage, game room, piano foyer, study lounges, TV lounge; located on North Quad
Harrington Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Healthy Options and substance-free theme floors; located on North Quad
Regester Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Study lounges; located on South Quad
Schiff Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Houses students interested in exploring the outdoors; located on North Quad
Seward Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Bike storage, piano practice room, study lounges, TV lounge; connected to Regester Hall, located on South Quad
Smith Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Connected to University Hall, located on North Quad
Todd/Phibbs Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Bike storage, community kitchenette, handicap accessible, piano practice areas, study lounges, TV lounges; located on South Quad
University Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Piano practice area, study lounges, TV lounge; located on North Quad

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Trimble Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-, five-, and six-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include kitchenette, living and dining areas; located on South Quad

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