Student Affairs Resource Website

Housing & Neighborhoods

There is no SOM student-dedicated housing in Seattle for non-TRACK students who are in Seattle for required clerkships. Check the student auxiliary listservs to find postings from your fellow UWSOM classmates. TRACK Students can learn about housing reimbursements on this website.

University of Washington’s on-campus housing for UW Graduate and Professional Students:

University of Washington Family Housing:

The following resources will help you get started to find housing or roommates off-campus:

If you are unfamiliar with the neighborhoods in Seattle, it may be helpful to know these neighborhood names to narrow down the area you are searching in. Learn more about each neighborhood with the helpful Seattle Neighborhood Guide

The following neighborhoods are all within 4 miles north, south, east, and west of the UW Medical Center/UWSOM.


  • University District
  • Ravenna
  • Green Lake
  • Wedgwood
  • Roosevelt
  • Maple Leaf


  • Wallingford
  • Fremont
  • Ballard


  • Sandpoint (includes Seattle Children’s Hospital)
  • Laurelhurst
  • Magnuson Park
  • Matthews Beach


  • Montlake
  • Capitol Hill
  • Eastlake
  • Central District

Because of the Link light rail that runs south from UW Campus, students could conveniently live further south if they are near a Link station. Neighborhoods would include: Rainier Beach,  Columbia City, and Beacon Hill