APPLY NOW – Sustainable Living Community in Poplar Hall

Consider Living in the Sustainable Living Community in Poplar Hall

The College of the Environment and Housing & Food Services (HFS) are excited to continue their partnership in offering a residential community for students interested in sustainability and the environment. The Sustainable Living Community, locatedin one of the newest residence halls on campus, LEED-certified Poplar Hall, will offer residents the opportunity to explore environmental topics and live and learn with other students interested in sustainability, as well as offer the social events, friendships, academic support and opportunities to become involved found in all UW residential communities.

The College of the Environment staff are Campus Partners for this community and will provide insight and access to programs and opportunities such as tours of campus and area sustainability resources, informal gatherings with faculty renowned for their environmental research, and information on environmental degrees and academic opportunities. Students will enjoy the opportunity to participate in the One Thing Challenge and to create a Sustainability Pledge to their own unique commitment to sustainable living.

Poplar Hall is conveniently situated in the vibrant West Campus community close to classes and The Ave. With the largest residence hall rooms on campus, Poplar Hall offers spacious double rooms with bathrooms, energy- and water-efficient design with a thermostat in each room, Wi-Fi and Ethernet ports, lounges , study rooms, music practice room with piano and community kitchens. The Learning Resource Center West is on the main floor, with tutoring, academic advising and great space for activities and studying . Adjacent residence halls offer a fitness center, dining facilities and an auditorium for events and programs.


Current residents requesting assignment to the Sustainable Living Community for 2013–14 must submit their housing application between April 3 and April 11, 2013, for priority consideration, and request the Sustainable Living Community in the Theme Community Preference portion of the application.

New students receive housing assignments based on their date of application, which determines the Priority Group. New students requesting the Sustainable Living Community for 2013–14, who apply between May 8 and May 15 2013, have the best opportunity for placement in the Sustainable Living Community through random selection from that Priority Group.

A request for placement in the Sustainable Living Community will supersede a request for other residence halls, and students may be assigned to a different room type than they would otherwise be assigned in order to accommodate their request to live in the Sustainable Living Community.

For more information, check out the HFS website at:

We hope you’ll consider this exciting housing option!


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