If you are a Christian and a matriculated student at the University of Washington, you can apply to live at UCU.  The application must be submitted online. Once your application is received and a spot opens up, the Alumni Admissions Volunteer will contact you to set up an informal interview.  If no spots are currently available, you will be added to a waiting list.  You may contact a UCU Alumni Admissions Volunteer to inquire about available spots at UCU.

1. Rules and Requirements

Rules exist at UCU to create a structured, loving community - please review this rules document. The Rules Agreement form will need to be signed and turned in with your house deposit should you decide to live at UCU.


  • Faith in Jesus Christ

  • Full-time, undergraduate, student (minimum 12 credits/quarter) attending the University of Washington

  • Attend Monday night Bible study and business meeting

  • Attend Fall Retreat

  • Perform assigned weekly chores

  • Desire to live in community with other believers in Christ

2. Applications

Thank you for your interest in living in the University Christian Union houses! Below are three steps to apply to live at UCU. If you have any questions, please contact a UCU Alumni Admissions Volunteer.

Application Steps:

  1. Complete the UCU Application for Residence, which includes a questionnaire about you.

  2. A letter of recommendation is required from a Christian leader (e.g. pastor or youth leader) who knows you well and is not a relative. Please have your reference fill out the UCU Recommendation Form. Note that you are responsible for ensuring your reference completes the recommendation - we can only consider your application once all parts of your application are submitted.

  3. A $50 non-refundable application fee is required as part of the application. To pay the application fee, follow the link below after entering the applicant’s name in the box.

3. Arrange a Tour

We're glad you are interested in seeing what UCU is like!  To arrange an informal tour to see the house and meet current residents, contact the House Presidents. The tour usually takes around 30 minutes.

Note: Additional precautions will be taken during COVID, and a tour may not be available, at the discretion of the House Presidents.

4. After the Interview
After completing your interview and if a spot is available for you, please submit the following documents.
  • Email a signed copy of the Rules Agreement Form to the alumni admissions volunteer you interviewed with in addition to cc'ing Jonathan Whiting, the alumni board president.
  • Send a $600 house deposit to Payton Ratzliff at 13918 SE 60th St, Bellevue, WA 98006. Please make out the check to University Christian Union.