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About Us

The Western Association of College and University Housing Officers (WACUHO) is the professional organization that is dedicated to exceptional collegiate residential experiences by promoting meaningful connections and providing innovative, relevant professional development and services to its members.

Click here to read more about our mission statement.

ACUHO-I Update - Travel Ban Repealed

California, which had been banning state-funded and state-sponsored travel since 2016 to states with laws discriminating against LGBTQIA+ people, has repealed that travel prohibition. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed State Senate Bill 447, which not only repeals the ban but also creates Project Bridge — a public awareness initiative to promote throughout the country California’s values of acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Due to this travel ban, we are aware that many ACUHO-I members in California were unable to attend this year's content conference (Academic Initiatives, Business Operations, & Housing Facilities) in Columbus, OH on October 2-5. With the ban being lifted, we would like to offer ACUHO-I members in California with our early bird rate (2023EBCALIFORNIA) to register for the content conferences.



We are also pleased to announce that for 2023, the Thompson family has offered to fund registration awards for ACUHO-I members from small colleges/universities (up to 3,000 beds) to attend the ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference (Oct 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH). There are limited spots available and is a first come, first serve basis if applicants qualify.

The Lee Thompson Sr. (Southwest Contract) Family endowment is the ACUHO-I Research and Education Foundation’s oldest, and largest, endowment.


Apply for a registration award by completing this short application before September 20, 2023.

Upcoming Events

WACE 2024

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Save the Date

April 14-17, 2024
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort 

Click here to go to our Events page for more details about past, present and student leader events

Inclusivity Statement

WACUHO embraces the benefits that are derived from the inclusion of diversity in the Association. Members make significant contributions from all areas of higher education and at every level of responsibility. Various perspectives shared by our members, inclusive of ethnicity, age, gender, religious preference, sexual orientation, differing abilities, race, gender expression, socioeconomic status, or spirituality add a dynamic which enriches the membership and mission of the Association. WACUHO encourages all to actively participate in its programs, events and activities. WACUHO welcomes and values all perspectives and empowers all members to feel valued.

For more information on how to submit a bias incident report and for next steps click here

Get Involved

WACUHO is a voluntary organization with multiple ways of getting involved and connected. From joining a committee to following our social media, we constantly will share many opportunities for you to be a part of the WACUHO Family.

Executive Committee Positions
President Elect
Vice President
Member at Large -
North, Central & South
EDI Officer
Comm and Tech Coordinators

WACUHO Committees

WACUHO offers plenty of committees catered to a wide variety of fields & groups within housing and residential life departments.

Visit our Committees Webpage to get more info about our committees and sign up to join any of them!

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