About Redmond

DigiPen's main campus is located in the city of Redmond, east of Seattle, Washington. In addition to being the home of leading technology companies such as Microsoft and Nintendo, Redmond has numerous hotels, shopping centers, and local attractions as well as outdoor opportunities such as hiking and camping.

Continue reading this page for details on ProjectFUN student housing options offered through DigiPen Housing, LLC, as well as suggestions for transportation and hotel accommodations.

DigiPen Housing Options

ProjectFUN Housing Overview

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers limited housing to students participating in summer programs for two or more weeks, including Summer Workshop and Pre-College Students.

ProjectFUN students will have the option of living in one of DigiPen’s two-bedroom apartment-style dormitories, which are used by full-time college students during the school year. Students will also have access to the DigiPen shuttle service to and from campus on weekdays.

Please be aware that because housing is extremely limited*, we may not be able to accommodate every student in need of housing for the summer. Our recently prepared Visitor Guide [PDF] has many suggestions of local lodgings, if you require alternatives to the housing offered by DigiPen.

For housing questions, please email projectfun@digipen.edu.

*During Sessions 2 and 3 (July 5 – July 15, July 18 – July 29), housing priority will be given to students who have already been approved for our Pre-College Program.

grades

1-12

Summer Workshop Housing

DigiPen offers limited off-campus housing and transportation for students participating in ProjectFUN's Summer Workshops. For information about other housing accommodations in the Redmond area, see our Visitor Guide [PDF].

For housing questions for program participants, please email projectfun@digipen.edu.

ALL AGES

Summer Workshop students can participate in DigiPen's ProjectFUN Housing Program by rooming with a parent or guardian for the duration of their stay.

Housing Details

  • Cost (per 2-week session*): $1650 per student/guardian pair; plus a $300 refundable housing deposit/housing fee.
  • Students are required to reside with a parent or guardian during their stay in DigiPen’s ProjectFUN Housing Program.
  • Check in is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Sunday prior to the start of your session.
  • You must check out by 10:00 a.m. the Saturday after the end of your session.
  • Please note that housing is located approximately a mile and a half from campus.
  • See housing application for additional details.

*The minimum duration of a student's stay is two weeks. Young Explorers Workshop students must take two or more consecutive one-week workshops that coincide with our two-week sessions to qualify for Summer Workshop Housing.

grades

11-12+

Pre-College Housing

DigiPen offers limited off-campus housing and transportation for students participating in ProjectFUN's Pre-College Program. For information about other housing accommodations in the Redmond area, see our Visitor Guide [PDF].

For housing questions, or for information regarding carpool options for program participants, please email projectfun@digipen.edu.

Ages 17 and Younger

Pre-College students ages 17 and younger can participate in DigiPen's Pre-College Housing Program by rooming with a parent or guardian for the duration of their stay.

Housing Details

  • Cost: $3,300 for a 2-bedroom unit; plus a $300 refundable housing deposit/holding fee.
  • Students are required to reside with a parent or guardian during their stay in DigiPen’s Pre-College Housing Program.
  • Check-in is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd.
  • You must check out by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th. 
  • Please note that housing is located approximately a mile and a half from campus.
  • See the housing application for additional details.

AGES 18 AND OLDER

Students ages 18 and older can participate in DigiPen's Pre-College Housing Program.

Housing Details

  • Cost: $825 for a shared bedroom with a roommate in a shared unit with 1-2 suitemates, plus a $300 refundable housing deposit/holding fee. (Shared bedrooms are limited by availability.)
  • On-call Resident Assistant staff members will be available for assistance from the hours of 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.
  • Each unit will house 2-4 students, based on availability.
  • Check-in is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd.
  • You must check out by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1st. 
  • Please note that housing is located approximately a mile and a half from campus.
  • See the housing application for additional details.
Transportation and Hotels

Getting Around Redmond and Seattle

ProjectFUN students staying in one of DigiPen's housing units (see above) will have access to the DigiPen shuttle service to and from campus on weekdays. Students under the age of 18 will be required to be accompanied by an adult on the shuttle. The shuttle is unable to accommodate car seats, so students under 8 years of age or under 80 pounds will need to find another form of transportation. Please be aware that the shuttle is on a first come first serve basis.

To travel around other parts of Redmond and Seattle, students will need to find their own means of transportation. DigiPen suggests using the King County Metro System's trip planner to find bus and train routes to and from DigiPen and the surrounding areas.

DigiPen Institute of Technology is located at 9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA.

Other Places to Stay in Redmond

If you are traveling to the Redmond area for a ProjectFUN program and need a place to stay, we are happy to help you get started in exploring your options.

Click below to see a list of available hotels in the Redmond area. If you are interested in DigiPen's off-campus housing options, continue reading for information on student housing programs for Summer Workshop students and Pre-College students.

Hotel

Distance to DigiPen Amenities*

HYATT house Seattle/Redmond

15785 Bear Creek Parkway NE, Redmond, WA

(800) 474-3772

1.4 miles
  • Fully furnished suites
  • Big-Screen TV
  • Shuttle service
  • Inquire about preferred DigiPen rate

Redmond Marriott Town Center

7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA

(425) 498-4000

1.9 miles
  • Located at Redmond Town Center mall

Residence Inn Redmond

7575 164th Ave, Redmond, WA

(425) 497-9226

1.9 miles
  • Complimentary internet
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

Redmond Inn

17601 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA

(425) 883-4900

2.7 miles
  • Complimentary internet
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary shuttle service to DigiPen
  • Inquire about preferred DigiPen rate

Motel 6

12010 120th Place NE, Kirkland, WA

(425) 821-5618

3.0 miles  

Courtyard Kirkland

11215 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA

(425) 602-3200

3.5 miles
  • Exercise facility
  • Dining within walking distance
  • Complimentary internet

Fairfield Inn & Suites

14595 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA

(425) 869-6548

3.9 miles
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Exercise facility
  • Internet
  • Pool

Courtyard Bellevue

14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA

(425) 869-5300

3.9 miles
  • Wired room internet
  • Pool
  • Centrally located in downtown Bellevue

Residence Inn Bellevue

14455 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA

(425) 882-1222

4.0 miles
  • Complimentary full breakfast (daily) and light dinner (M-Th)
  • Shuttle service

The Heathman Hotel

220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA

(800) 551-0011

4.1 miles
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Located in downtown Kirkland

Extended Stay America – Redmond

15805 NE 28th St, Bellevue, WA

(425) 885-6675

4.3 miles
  • Rooms have fully equipped kitchens
  • Internet access
  • Inquire about preferred DigiPen rate

Silver Cloud Inn

2122 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA

(425) 746-8200

4.4 miles
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Continental breakfast
  • Pool

Cascade View Bed and Breakfast

13425 NE 27th St, Bellevue, WA

(425) 883-7078

4.8 miles
  • Complimentary breakfast

Woodmark Hotel

1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA

(425) 822-3700

5.6 miles
  • Internet access
  • Complimentary kayak use and boat tour
  • Onsite full-service spa

Courtyard Bellevue/Downtown

11010 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA

(425) 454-5888

7.5 miles
  • Wired room internet
  • Pool
  • Centrally located in downtown Bellevue

Oakwood

938 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA

(425) 201-4600

7.6 miles
  • Kitchens available
  • Internet access
  • Short term apartments (2 or more weeks)

*Hotel amenities may change without notice. Contact hotel to verify details.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.