Off-Campus Community

Northwest University is a residential community.  We fully believe that the education that is offered here is enhanced by what is learned outside of the classroom, participating in the community and forming lasting relationships. However, we understand that not all NU students will live on campus. To help meet the needs of our commuting student the resources below are offered.

Off-Campus/Commuter Resources

Off Campus Policy

Off Campus Application

Off Campus Parental Verification Form

Off Campus Financial Comparison Worksheet

Res Life and Housing Appeal

Off-Campus Housing Opportunities

Commuter Meal Plan Options

Orca Bus Pass at a Reduced Fare for Students

Connect with other Commuters on Facebook

Locker Information

Want to start a Commuter Club? 

While You’re on Campus

Commuting students are a vital part of the university community. We want you to get involved! To help our commuters integrate into campus life, Larissa Lilly, the Director of Community Life, is here for you! Contact her at or (425) 889-5319 or find her in her office located in the Pecota Student Center.

Before or after classes, check out the following campus resources.   

The Pecota Student Center (a place to study and hang out)

The Aerie (grab a cup of coffee between classes)

The Caf

Hurst Library

Eagle Fitness Center

NU Athletics – Go Eagles!


Campus Ministries