Office of the University Registrar

Residency Contact Information – UW Seattle Students

How to Schedule an Appointment

This information is for current and prospective UW Seattle students only.

Prior to Scheduling an Appointment

Students are encouraged to thoroughly review the topics and content within this website before making an in-person appointment. All necessary forms/applications, as well as the answers to most basic questions about the requirements and processes, is provided within. Please Note: During high-demand times, appointment length is limited to 15 minutes — being prepared with a list of specific questions will help make the most of the appointment time.

Arriving to the Appointment

The waiting area is on the 2nd floor of Schmitz Hall. There is no need to check in at the kiosk. The student’s name will be called at the scheduled appointment time.

Residency Documents

Submission of Residency Questionnaires, Residency Affidavits, and all tuition waiver eligibility forms and documentation should be done via the white residency drop box on the 2nd floor of Schmitz Hall or via postal mail. Documents will not be reviewed during the appointment.

Where to Submit Residency Documents

Express Mail Standard Mail Drop Box-Schmitz Hall
University of Washington
Residence Classification Office
226 Schmitz Hall
1410 NE Campus Pkwy
Seattle, WA 98195
University of Washington
Residence Classification Office
Box 355850
Seattle, WA 98195-5850
The Residency Office drop box is located on the second floor of Schmitz Hall near Room 224. The box is white with a purple paw print.

Phone Appointments

Anyone not located in the greater Seattle area may request a phone appointment. Please indicate this in the “your note” section of the appointment request form. Be sure to include your phone number.

What to Expect During a Residency Appointment

The primary role of the Residence Classification Office is to determine whether students have demonstrated that they have met the requirements to be classified as a Washington State resident for tuition purposes. Information and clarifications is provided about how the requirements and processes for students to demonstrate their residency may apply to particular complicated circumstances. However, staff cannot tell students how to become a resident, make a residency determination, or project the outcome of a residency application during an appointment.

Parents and Relatives

Parent and relatives of a current or newly-admitted UW student, staff of the Residence Classification Office will be unable to discuss your student’s residency status or application with you due to federal and state privacy laws and office policy. Please have the student schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

The below link will direct you to the online appointment service to select the date and time most convenient for you. Appointment times are 15 minutes in length.
Schedule An Appointment

Drop-in Advising

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Check in at the kiosk on the 2nd floor of Schmitz Hall. Drop-in appointments last up to ten minutes, and are intended for quick residency or English Language Proficiency Requirements (ELPR) questions and citizenship status updates only.

Email Advising

To send a question to a Residency adviser at UW Seattle, email  resquest@uw.edu. Our goal is to respond to email inquiries within 5 business days. For pressing or complicated advising questions, please schedule an appointment.


Bothell and Tacoma Residency Info

The information below is for current and prospective UW Bothell or UW Tacoma students only.

UW Bothell Campus

Drop-In Advising

Please visit the UW Bothell Residency Office website for more information.

Email Advising

Send a question to a UW Bothell Residency adviser at uwbreg@uw.edu.

Where to Submit Residency Documents

UW Bothell Registrar
University of Washington, Bothell
Office of the Registrar
Box 358500
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

UW Tacoma Campus

Drop-In Advising

Please visit the UW Tacoma Residency Office website for more information.

Email Advising

Send a question to a UW Tacoma Residency adviser at reguwt@uw.edu.

Where to Submit Residency Documents

UW Tacoma Registrar
University of Washington, Tacoma
Office of the Registrar
Mattress Factory 253
Box 358400
Tacoma, WA 98402