Studios Pre Arrival Information

Once students have accepted their housing placement and submitted payment for their housing fees, they will be sent an information packet that contains useful pre-arrival information. This packet explains the check-in process, move-in dates, postal information, area amenities, and much more.


Detailed information about the move-in process will be provided in the Acceptance Packet. Move-in and move-out dates for upcoming license periods can be found here.

Please note that students will not be able to move into their apartments prior to the assigned move-in date. Students are encouraged to arrange their transportation to Seattle accordingly. Students who plan to arrive in Seattle prior to the assigned move-in date can make arrangements for temporary accommodations elsewhere. Also, in order to check-in on the designated move-in date, students must arrive at SeaTac International Airport no later than 3:30 PM. Students arriving after this time of day must make temporary accommodations for that evening, and plan to check-in to The Studios on the next available move-in date (please contact the housing office directly for more information). Friends and relatives who are helping students move in are not able to stay overnight in the Studios on Broadway. Any such individuals should make alternative housing arrangements in advance. Please refer to our temporary housing webpage for information regarding available temporary housing options.

New Resident Orientation

In order to help residents feel comfortable in their new environment, a mandatory orientation will be held for all new residents shortly after moving in. This orientation is aimed at acclimating students to their new environment, developing a sense of community, reviewing building rules, and learning important safety information. New Resident Orientation will also cover important topics such as laundry, cooking, and tips for living with roommates. This fun event is also a great opportunity to meet other residents and to get to know the staff of Community Assistants!

Detailed information about the New Resident Orientation will be provided to residents in their Acceptance Packet.

What to Bring

Your apartment contains a kitchen, bathroom, and separate sleeping quarters. It is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, and chair for each resident. However, you will need to supply everything else.

If this is your first time living in an apartment on your own, you might not realize that you will need items such as:

- Bath mat

- Bath robe

- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc...)

- Cooking and eating supplies (pots, pans, dishes, cups, etc..)

- Dish rack

- Dish soapToaster/coffee maker

- Sponges/dish towels

- Trash can

- Ice trays

- Television/VCR/DVD

- Rug/door mat

- Alarm clock

- Clothes hangers

- Desk lamp

- Decorations

- Cleaning supplies

- Laundry supplies

While you are welcome to bring these items with you from your country, they are also readily available upon arrival at local stores within walking distance. It is also a good idea to bring personal items with you, such as pictures, cards, and letters, to make you feel more at home in your new apartment.

Area Information

The Studios on Broadway are located in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. As shown here, this area is full of shops, restaurants, libraries, museums, and entertainment venues, and is well-served by public transportation.