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DigiPen Housing LLC provides apartment-style housing to students participating in the Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP). All OIP students are required to stay in a DigiPen Housing residence during their semester at the Redmond campus.

Summer 2020 OIP Students

Important Dates

  • Application Period: 20 January - 17 February 2020
  • Housing Agreement Distributed: 26 February 2020
  • Placement Notification: 26 February 2020
  • Housing Agreement Due: 6 March 2020
  • Payment Due: 15 April 2020
  • Move-In: 2 May 2020
  • OIP Orientation: 3 May 2020
  • Move-Out: 26 July 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Move-in is on 2 May 2020. Students will need to call the Resident Assistant (RA) at (425) 785-1608 if they have any concerns about arrival the day of move-in.

If you arrive earlier than 2 May, you are responsible for finding alternate accommodations until the move-in date.

Cost of Accommodation

Cost of housing is fixed (for the period of 2 May 2020 - 26 July 2020). We are currently only offering four- and five-person units for 2020 OIP. Cost is fixed per person; if a roommate leaves, your price remains the same. This price also includes a linens and cooking pans package, which is $1,000 per apartment per month.

  • Cost of housing including wok package/linens: USD 3,200 / SGD 4,480

  • Refundable Deposit: USD 300 / SGD 420 (Deposit will be refunded, less any amount of damages, and in accordance with the policies and procedures)

All OIP students must make the accommodation and deposit payment by 15 April 2020, to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore Account Department. The payment of the accommodations can be made in USD or SGD, but the payment for the deposit must be made in SGD.

All payments should be made directly to DigiPen (Singapore). Please do NOT submit a payment online when using the SRS Housing application. Students will assign themselves bed spaces through Google Docs that will be sent from the DigiPen Redmond campus to the DigiPen (Singapore) campus.

Currently our OIP housing is located at the addresses below, but we may add other complexes before your placement:

Housing Policies

  • No alcohol or drugs are allowed in DigiPen Housing LLC residences, even if residents are over the age of 21. Students who break these policies may be removed from the housing unit and will be unable to complete their OIP studies.

  • Smoking is not permitted within the housing complexes and must be done next to the street.

  • Trash must be placed within the dumpster located in the housing complex. You must lift the lid and place trash inside.

  • Shopping carts and baskets are the property of the establishment in which you use them. Taking carts and baskets away from store property is considered theft and could carry a fine.

  • Quiet hours last from 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the next day.

  • We do not provide transportation to or from the airport. Airport transportation information can be found here.

Housing Tips

  • Use your shower curtain. If you do not use it properly, water will leak onto your bathroom floor, potentially causing damage. Close the shower curtain completely, and be sure to tuck it inside the bathtub.

  • Lock your bike. We recommend that you purchase two types of locks in order to discourage theft. Redmond is not a high-crime area, but anything left outside unlocked (even bike seats) can be stolen.

  • Use your heater sparingly. Redmond has a colder climate than you may be used to, but cranking up the heater is very inefficient. Heating yourself with warm clothing is preferable, so consider investing in some fleece or “sweats.” Keeping your windows closed will also help to retain heat.

  • Glassware is not to be used on your stove top. Please only use pots and pans directly on your electric stove, and keep the coffee pot within the coffee maker for use.

  • Bring U.S. currency. You will need to buy supplies and food when you arrive.

  • Research various methods of transportation before arriving. Bus information can be found here.