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Do I have to be a Edmonds College student to live on campus?

No. Though our building is created with Edmonds College students as the primary residents, our building is open to all full-time enrolled college students wanting a college housing experience who meet our rental criteria. Contact the leasing office for more details and questions about eligibility.

I receive financial aid. Can I use it to pay for part/all of my housing fees?

Financial Aid will pay for tuition first, and any left over funds will be applied towards housing. You may be able to direct funds from Financial Aid to cover housing costs first, but will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

I’m an international student. Can I still live on campus?

Yes! We require that all International students meet the credit requirement outlined in our Rental Criteria and will still need to process an application for each applicant. We do not discriminate based on nationality.

I’m under 17 years old. Can I live on campus? Does a parent need to sign the housing agreement with me?

Students must be at least 16 years old at time of move-in to be eligible to live on campus. If a student is 16 or 17 years old at time of the agreement being signed, they will be required to sign with a guarantor (parent or guardian).

Do I have to find my own roommates?

We’ll help you find them! After you apply you will be sent a roommate survey that will help our staff determine whom to place you with.

Can I choose to live with people I know instead of being placed with new roommates?

On the roommate survey, there is an option to provide the names of other applicants that you want to live with. Please note that they must request you as well in order for you to be assigned to a room/unit together.

Is it possible that I might be placed with a roommate of a different gender?

Yes, it is possible. You will have the opportunity to designate on your roommate survey whether you would prefer to live with someone identifying as the same gender or someone identifying as a differing gender (we call this a gender-inclusive unit) and we will do our best to accommodate your request. However, we want to encourage residents to branch out of their comfort zone and find friends throughout the building. Choose a setting that will be most comfortable and enriching for you. Please be aware that though apartments may be gender specific, each floor will be mixed gender.

Are there any vaccination requirements to live at Rainier Place?

Some vaccines are highly recommended but not required, please see our guidelines here for more details on vaccinations.


Can I schedule a tour of the new residence hall?

Our building is not currently conducting in person tours. We encourage you to check out the virtual tour online for a glimpse into what life in one of our units will look like!

How do I apply?

Simple! Just click the “Apply” button on the website, read through the rental criteria and fill out your information accordingly. You will need to select your unit type by preference and then submit your application which will go straight to our Leasing Team. We offer leases based on the number of quarters you plan to attend school. You can sign up for a 1-quarter, 2-quarter, 3-quarter, or 4-quarter leases. Every student has the option to renew their lease, and choose the length that works best for them.

Leases shorter than 4-quarters have an additional monthly charge. If there is a waitlist to live at Rainier Place, preference will be given to students with longer lease terms. We want to cultivate an enriching experience for students, and part of that mission is to foster strong friendships within the building.

I submitted an application! What do I do now?

It will take a few days for the application to be verified. In the meantime, our staff will be in touch with you to fill out the Roommate Survey that you will need to complete prior to the housing agreement being signed.

Do I sign a housing agreement with all of my roommates?

Once we match you with your roommates, you each will be sent individual agreements to sign electronically. Everyone will be responsible for care of the shared common area spaces, but as far as rental payments – you will only need to worry about your own.

What is the application fee/deposits I need to pay when I apply?

There is a $275 application fee charged when you submit your application online. A $200 refundable security deposit is due upon arrival. A $200 Non-Refundable Fee is charged when housing agreements are signed as well as a $25/quarter Activity Fee. These payments are due by the end of orientation week.

What is the “Activity Fee”?

Each student living on campus pays an activity fee of $25/quarter up-front before move in which covers the cost for resident events and activities coordinated by the Residential Life team.

What if my plans change and I want to defer my application to a different quarter for move in?

Please contact our Leasing Team to let us know. We can defer your application to a later quarter and you will not need to reapply at that time.

What if my plans change and I need to cancel my application?

We’re sorry to hear it! Please let the Leasing Team know and we will cancel your application for you. Cancellations are not eligible for a refund of the $275 application fee. If you change your mind and decide to live at Rainier Place again, you do not need to reapply – just let us know and we can reinstate your application! Keep in mind the same unit assignment may not be available depending on availability.


Is there overnight parking available?

Overnight parking is available for residents and guests of residents at Rainier Place. Parking permits will be available at no extra cost! You will still need to obtain the yearly Edmonds College parking sticker for long-term parking. Please bring your EdPass to get your parking sticker. Information on parking at Rainier Place can be found here.

What types of floor plans are available?

Our building offers the following unit types:

  • Private Studios (1 person occupancy),
  • Shared Studios (2 person occupancy),
  • Two bedroom, One bathroom (2 person occupancy),
  • Four bedroom, Two bathroom (4 person occupancy),
  • For detailed floor plans and a virtual tour of the building, check out our website here.

What common areas are available in the building?

Hang out with new and old friends in the community room that includes a pool table, ping-pong table, resource computers, and plenty of seating options! Get some studying done (by yourself or with classmates) in our study lounges located on the second and third floor. The community room is great for studying too, with tables a plenty, just don’t get distracted!

Are the apartments furnished?

Every student living in the building will have their own extra-long twin bed frame and mattress, desk, desk chair, nightstand, and dresser. Every apartment has a full kitchen including a refrigerator, range oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Studio units also have a two-person dining table set and multi-bedroom units have a common area complete with a couch, armchairs, coffee table, and end tables. Residents will be responsible for providing their own linens, towels, shower curtains, kitchenware, and television.

Where can I do my laundry?

Laundry facilities are provided on the fourth floor of the building for use by all residents for a small additional cost.

Where can I keep my bike if I live at Rainier Place?

There are bike racks located at both entrances to Rainier Place, and individual bike lockers located at the north entrance. Bike lockers are free of charge, and we highly encourage you to rent a bike locker while living at Rainier Place. Bikes are not allowed inside the building.

Where do I go for groceries?

There are many grocery stores located within one mile of campus, and all are on major bus lines. Check out our neighborhood map for a location of nearby grocery stores here. You can also sign up for online delivery to have groceries sent to the building!

Do I have to set up my own internet and cable service?

We know how important it is for you to stay connected. All students will have access to free wireless internet. Additionally, all units are cable ready, however students living in that space will be responsible for setting up and paying for cable service.

What utilities will I have to pay for?

None! We want you to be able to focus on your studies. All utilities are included in your monthly rent payment.

How do I pay my housing fee?

Housing payments are made to the school. You can pay online, with wire transfer, or in person at the cashier’s office on campus. Please refer the website for specific instructions.


Will there be Resident Assistants in the building 24/7?

There will be staff available in the building at all times. Resident Assistants (student staff) live in the building and will promote community by organizing events and providing assistance and support to students as needed. Professional leasing staff will also be available in the onsite office from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Can I have guests over?

Students living at Rainier Place can have one guest at a time inside the building. Masks must be worn at all times when outside of your apartment. Please refer to the school’s website for COVID policies and safety procedures.

Yes! However, guests are limited to staying for no more than 3 consecutive nights in a row and/or 7 days in a quarter. Also, before inviting guests over (especially if they will be spending the night) we encourage you to talk to your roommates to make sure everyone is comfortable with the arrangements.

Can I have pets?

Unfortunately, this building is animal-free (with the exception of assistance/support animals that require prior approval from the college).

Can I smoke?

Smoking (or vaping) of any kind is not allowed within the building or on campus with the exception of designated outdoor smoking shelters.

Can I drink alcohol at Rainier Place?

Edmonds College is a dry campus. Regardless of age, no consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed at Rainier Place.

What is the Resident Handbook?

The resident handbook is the resident’s guide for everything Rainier Place related and is something the student agrees to when signing the housing license agreement and moving into the building. See our Resident Handbook here.