Edmonds College to hold virtual opening ceremony for new on-campus housing Oct. 22

Triton Court is located directly across from Edmonds College main entrance and can house 220 students. (Photo courtesy of Edmonds College)

Edmonds College, one of the country’s few community colleges to offer on-campus housing, opened its second residence hall to students this fall.

Triton Court will provide housing for 220 students and is located directly across from the college’s main entrance. A virtual opening celebration for Triton Court and the college’s new STEM and Nursing building will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22. More details will be available soon.

“We’ve expanded the availability of on-campus housing because we know it impacts student success,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “Research shows that students who live in campus residence halls are more likely to remain in college, graduate on time, and achieve what they came here to do, successfully.”

Triton Court has five floors and includes 24 studio units, 50 two-bedroom units and 32 three-bedroom units. Each floor has a common study space and laundry facility, and the second floor has a residential lounge for social and community events. Apartments are fully furnished and feature private bedrooms, full kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and wireless internet access.

“On-campus housing enriches students’ social and academic journeys,” said Luke Botzheim, director of housing and residence life at EC. “Students in our residence halls have the opportunity to make friends with people from around the world, develop their leadership skills, learn to live independently, and connect with college resources.” 

Housing and Residence Life has taken precautions to ensure student safety during fall quarter, including daily cleaning of public spaces and coordinating move-in dates to avoid congestion. 

More information and a virtual tour of Triton Court are available at edcc.edu/triton-court. Got questions? Contact the Housing and Residence Life Department directly at housing@edcc.edu

5 Replies to “Edmonds College to hold virtual opening ceremony for new on-campus housing Oct. 22”

  1. What are the projected rents for these units? How many students are from our local region and how many International students? Were there WA taxpayer subsidies for the buildings to house International students?


    1. The student housing is not cheap. Many times the cost of community college tuition. Interesting that one of the “Required fees” for housing is an Airport pick-up fee: $35. A thought provoking question is how Washington State’s local college’s business model is now about providing educations for students from China, Korea, India, etc…


  2. At $8500 per academic year for a two-person, shared studio, this is about $3000 less than UW, which additionally requires students to purchase a food plan. As far as dorms go, I would say this price isn’t bad. Back in the 80’s, I was a student at Seattle U, living in the dorms, and they allowed students from Seattle Central Community College to live in the dorms if there were rooms available. And they paid what we paid. A dorm is a dorm is a dorm. They cost what they cost to build and maintain.


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