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 containing useful pre-arrival information (check-in process, move-in dates and times, postal information, area amenities, and much more).


Detailed information about the move-in process will be provided in the housing acceptance packet. Students will be asked to select a move-in date and time (normally Monday through Friday, between 9am - 4pm). Note: From SeaTac International Airport, it usually takes about two hours for students to go through immigration and customs, retrieve their luggage, and reach our campus by public transportation. Students arriving after 2pm may need to book temporary housing for that evening, and check in at the Seattle Central Studios on next available move-in date.

Please note that students will not be able to move into their apartments prior to the move-in date listed on our webpage. Students should arrange their flight to Seattle accordingly. Students who arrive in Seattle prior to the listed move-in date must make arrangements for temporary accommodations elsewhere.

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 temporary housing arrangements in advance.

What to Bring

Apartments contain a kitchen, bathroom, and separate sleeping quarters, and are furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, and chair for each resident. A linens package (including bed sheets, pillowcases, one pillow, a comforter and cotton blanket, bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths) is provided for all residents staying 9 months or longer.

While students are welcome to bring general household items with them, such as toiletries, cookware, and cleaning supplies, there are many stores within walking distance of the Studios, and students can purchase all necessary items on arrival. However, it is a good idea to bring personal items (pictures, cards, letters) so you can feel more at home in your new apartment.

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 Resident Assistants!

Detailed information about the New Resident Orientation will be provided to residents in their housing acceptance packet.

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.