COVID-19 Response

What did Housing do for students when this all first started?

Housing allowed students to terminate their housing contracts without penalty if they completed their checkout by the end of the winter 2020 contract period (March 21, 2020 at noon.) Students who left over spring break were only charged a $150.00 cancellation fee and the cost of the days they remained in the room after the end of winter quarter. Students who canceled during the spring contract period were charged the standard cancellation penalties. All contracts have been fully enforced since that time.

What is Housing doing to protect residents?

  • Bellevue College Housing is dedicated to the protection of resident and staff health and safety. Due to the risk of spread, the Housing Front Desk is currently only open to current residents with amended services. These services include mail processing, check-ins and check-outs, and resource checkouts. General housing questions should be referred via phone ((425) 564-1700) or email ( For a comprehensive list of everything we are doing to ensure safety, please visit the Bellevue College Housing COVID Plan.
  • Due to COVID-19 and guidance from the King County Department of Public Health, Bellevue College Housing will not be offering shared bedrooms until further notice. All bedrooms will be private rooms and will cost private bedroom rates.
  • Until further notice, all common lounges except the laundry room are currently closed and the building is closed to the public. Additionally, custodial staff are regularly disinfecting common area door handles, elevator buttons, and other high-touch locations in the building.
  • For information about Bellevue College’s overall response to COVID-19, please visit the Bellevue College COVID-19 Resource Page.


What if I signed-up for housing but have changed my mind due to COVID-19?

Students can log-in to their housing portal ( and cancel their reservation and/or application anytime before a contract is signed. If a contract has already been signed OR if a student is living on-campus and suddenly needs to check-out, students must email with as much detail as possible explaining why they are asking to break their contract. If approved, students must sign up for a checkout time at the housing front desk. Students checking out must fully empty and clean their room and close and lock their door. Students must turn their key into the housing front desk and sign a checkout form with a desk attendant at their assigned time.

Is Housing still open?

The Residence Hall will remain open and has no plans to close or request that residents leave. The housing office will remain open for current and incoming residents from 8am-8pm M-F. The housing office will be closed to in-person visitors of the public, but will continue to be available via phone and email.

What will I be charged for cancelling my contract?

Students who have already moved in OR who are current residents with a contract to stay on campus must notify if they plan to move out. All cancellation penalties, per the housing contract, apply.

What services are different right now due to COVID-19?

Due to the risk of spread, Bellevue College Housing has closed all public and common lounges, including the workout room and the second floor balcony, until further notice. The laundry room remains open. Students will be able to access lounges when deemed safe alongside King County and Washington State guidance.

Activities and student support meetings are all being conducted remotely.

The Pizza Café is open amended hours to serve grab-and-go, made to order pizzas, and coffee. Other on-campus eateries are closed until further notice.

Custodial staff are disinfecting common areas daily. Residents are still expected to clean their suites/apartments/bedrooms.

Additionally, all shared bedrooms have been temporarily converted to private bedrooms until such time as it is deemed appropriate for shared bedrooms to re-open. Bellevue College Housing will make decisions in accordance with state and county health guidance.

What if I have an additional question?

Please email or leave your name, phone number, and detailed message with the desk attendant or on the housing phone ((425) 564-1700) voicemail and we will reach out to you at our earliest opportunity. Please note that due to the high volume of questions and requests, it may take up to 48 hours for housing staff to respond to your inquiry.

Last Updated February 5, 2021