A Few Tips for Moving Into Student Housing With Your Cat

by | Dec 11, 2019 | student Housing Center

Moving into student housing with your cat can bring great companionship benefits. However, before you show up with your feline, you’ll want to mull over a few considerations that could help ensure the experience is a positive one.

Food Details

For some people, food and animals don’t mix; they don’t like to see them eat or to be seen by animals while eating. If this describes one or more of your Western Washington University student housing roommates, then you should put kitty’s food station in your bedroom. Also, don’t leave open or empty cans of cat food out, especially not in the refrigerator. If you have to save cat food, put it in an airtight container and label it.

Litter Box Logistics

No one likes litter box smells and mess. Your roommates may be tolerant, but no one likes the thought of a box of cat waste. Therefore, your best option is to keep the litter box out of sight and with zero smell so it’ll stay out of the minds of your roommates. This means having it in your room and cleaning it regularly. Depending on the size of your student housing, the definition of regularly could mean once a day if it’s small.


Let’s face it, no one’s going to love your kitty as much as you, and for some, the thought of a cat on their lap is not ideal. So, try to keep yours out of your roommates’ hair, unless they can’t get enough of it.

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