HFS Facts and Figures 2017-18 Academic Year


Student Facts and Figures

  • Total number of students living in UW Seattle-campus housing: 8,528
  • Total number of students in residence halls: 7,294
  • Total number of students living in UW apartments: 1,234
  • Total number of undergraduates: 8,102
  • Total number of freshmen:  4,742
  • Percentage of freshmen living on campus: 68.1%
  • Number of students returning to on-campus living spaces: 3,414
  • Return rate: 41.5%
  • Total number of graduate/professional students: 388 
  • Percentage by gender: female 52.8%, male 47.2%
  • Washington State residents: 2,632 
  • International students: 2,040
  • Total applications for HFS housing (before cancellations): 11,090 

Facilities Facts and Figures

Total operating capacity (as built): 7,433
Total operating capacity with overflow spaces: 8,476
System-wide occupancy: 114.7% of as-built capacity

Total residence halls: 10 (Alder Hall, Elm Hall, Haggett Hall, Hansee Hall, Lander Hall, Maple Hall, McMahon Hall, Poplar Hall, Terry Hall)
Total apartments: (Blakeley Village, Cedar Apartments, Commodore Duchess, Laurel Village, Mercer Court, Nordheim Court, Radford Court, Stevens Court)

Operating capacities (by beds, unless noted): Alder Hall 681, Cedar Apartments 344, Elm Hall 558, Haggett Hall 814, Hansee Hall 336, Lander Hall 731, Maple Hall 958, McMahon Hall 1,040, Mercer Court A–B 844, Mercer Court C 207, Mercer Court D–E 285, Poplar Hall 327, Stevens Court 541, Terry Hall 350, Nordheim Court 460, Blakeley Village (79 units), Laurel Village (80 units), Stevens Court Family Housing (35 units)

HFS has two facilities operated in partnership with Blanton Turner: Commodore Duchess (capacity 139 units), and Radford Court (capacity 399 units).

Number of LEED-certified buildings: 4

Dining Facts and Figures

Total annual dining sales: $40.6 million
Average daily customer count during the academic year: Over 40,000
Number of meal plans purchased: 7,560
Cost range of residential meal plans: $835-$1,979 per quarter
Total dining transactions for the past academic year: 6,020,563

Highest daily customer counts during the academic year:

  • Residential Dining: Local Point
  • Convenience or grocery store: District Market
  • Café: Suzzallo Starbucks
  • Food truck: Motosurf

The District Market generally does nearly 5,000 transactions daily.


Residential Life Facts and Figures

Number of Resident Advisers (RAs): 146
Each RA conducts, on average, 53 individual meetings with residents per quarter.

Number of students involved in a residential Living Learning Community: 1,831
Living Learning Communities: Arts, Business, Engineering, Honors, Pre-Health Sciences, First-year Students Only, Global Experience
Largest Living Learning Community: Engineering, with 679 students

Number of students serving in the Residential Community Student Association (RCSA): 39
Number of students serving on Hall Councils: 213

A Peer Review Board of student-residents adjudicates alleged violations of the UW housing agreement.

Number of students on the Residential Programming Board volunteer team: 33
Number of students in leadership positions in Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED): 17

Area 01, a community-focused interdisciplinary learning destination in Maple Hall, had 1,323 students use its innovation labs and received a 95% satisfaction rate from student users.

Number of students participating in Early Fall Start: 686

Downloadable Facts and Figures

2017-18 HFS Resource Guide

UW Housing Master Plan: Sensible Stewardship 

All About UW Housing Infographic

All About UW Dining Infographic