Gender Inclusive Community

Merit Residence Hall | 2nd floor | 28 residents


This new community will be available in Academic Year 2021-2022 in the Southeast Neighborhood of campus, intended to meet the needs of transgender, gender non-conforming, nonbinary and LGBTQ+ students and allies to select a housing assignment that is inclusive, safe, and comfortable. Residents may choose:

  • Single room with an all-gender bathroom shared by a cluster of six rooms
  • Double room with a bathroom
    • Roommate preferences can be of any gender (regardless of a student’s assigned sex, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation)
    • If you do not indicate a roommate preference, a roommate of any gender may be assigned

New students who are interested will be able to list this community as a preference in My UW Housing under “Learning Community & Affinity Program Preferences” as Gender Inclusive Housing.

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