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Housing and Residence Life

Students Under Age 18

Edmonds College aims to provide safe, high quality, competitively priced accommodation for its students. The Housing Office provides a supportive environment in which students are helped and encouraged to develop their skills in leadership, community building, and academic studies. Students under 18 are encouraged to choose either Homestay or Residence Hall programs at Edmonds College. A parent/guardian must complete the Consent to Medical Care and Treatment of Minor Children Form.

Residence Hall

Students who are 16 years old can live in Rainier Place and Triton Court Residence Halls. Students will be assigned a single bedroom taking into account wherever possible, individual preferences indicated on the application form. Students under the age of 18 will normally be placed together in one apartment. There are student Residence Assistants (RAs) to help support students in Residence Halls.

Twenty four hour supervision is not available. However, the Residence Hall Student Staff live on the premises, and they, along with the Housing Director, are on call during the hours that the Housing Office is not open. Emergency phone numbers are available to all students living in the Residence Hall. Student Staff are trained on strategies to support under age students and how to best accommodate their needs.


Homestay students who are 16 or 17 years old can live with an Edmonds College host family. The host families have gone through training and have a background check processed on everyone 18 and older in the home.


During Orientation Week, all students will be provided with a Student Handbook and College Calendar which lists the support available in College from a variety of programs including the International Office, Academic Advising Office, Counseling Office, and Academic Tutors.

The Orientation process includes advice to students on the facilities offered by the College and the local area and also offers an opportunity for students to register with banks, learn about safety issue in the U.S., and meet other international students who can support them during their stay. The College has links with a range of local organizations which are able to offer support to students, for example, specific religious and cultural needs and interests and students will be introduced to these as requested.