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New Student - Fall Admit Housing Application Information

2023-2024 Housing Application




Students who do not complete the process by the deadline will not have on-campus housing.
This is a two semester commitment, Fall and Spring.


Is there a housing deposit? When is the deadline to deposit by?

There is a $200 housing deposit that students pay in SOLAR. Students participating in EOP do not need to pay a housing deposit.

New Undergraduate deposits will not be accepted after 11:59pm on May 31. If you miss the deposit deadline, you should join the on-campus housing waitlist in the housing portal.

    • New first years who deposit by May 1 are prioritized for on campus housing.
    • New graduate students who deposit by May 15 are prioritized for on campus housing.
    • New transfers are not guaranteed on campus housing. Some spaces are held in our continuing student areas to house transfers and additional spaces will be granted based on cancellations of continuing students if space permits.

First year and graduate students can still deposit after the deadline as long as the link in SOLAR is still available, but will only receive an assignment if space permits. If space does not permit, the $200 will be credited in full. The deposit link may be turned off at any point after the priority deadline when we believe we have reached full capacity. You can see instructions on where to find the deposit payment in our Office of Undergraduate Admissions youtube video:

Watch How to Pay Your Deposit on YouTube!

If you cancel by July 31, we will credit $100 of your $200 deposit back to your student account. Please review the Financial Liability agreement for important cancellation and application termination information. 

What will the application consist of?

When will I apply?

The application will be accessible in the housing portal starting April 3, 2023. Applicants can only submit general application information prior to their designated room selection time frame. Additional details are below.

How do I apply?

Housing applications and many other transactions are completed via our housing portal. When the application goes live in April, you will need to submit your application on the New Student tab in the housing portal. You can log in to the housing portal with your NetID and password. You will not be able to log into your housing portal until the day after you set up your NetID and password with the University.

For specific information based on who you are, select the section that applies to you below


How will I be able to select a roommate?

In the application:

    • You will answer questions about yourself and how you want your living environment.
    • You will be able to search for and communicate and with other students who are applying.
    • If you have a desired individual you want to live with, you need to make sure of the following:
    • You are in the same student population
        • Undergraduate College (UGC)
        • Honors College
        • Simons STEM Scholars
        • Scholars and matching UGC
        • WISE and matching UGC
        • New Transfer
        • New Graduate
    • First Years can form a group of 2 individuals:  You create a group or join a group allowing either member to control your room assignment fully. Recommended for those that already know each other and are in close communication. If you give someone this control, your selection is final, even if they made the selection for you. OR

    • First Years, New Graduates, and New Transfers can do back-to-back room selections: You must coordinate making your room selection so that as one person finishes, the next person starts.

      • One of you must select the space and finish the booking process.

      • As soon as the first person finishes booking, the second person can add the same room to their "cart" and complete the booking process.

      • Occasionally, someone else may take that second bed space when you try to complete the second-person booking. If this happens, you must wait until the following room change or swap time frame to see if a change can be made. You cannot force the other person out of a selected assignment.

    • For different bedrooms in the same suite or apartment, all individuals can add their own bedroom at the same time in the shopping cart and select at the same time.

 What is Gender Inclusive Housing?

    • Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a housing option in which two or more students share a bedroom, suite, and/or apartment regardless of the students' sex, gender identity or gender expression. In other words, this option allows for students of any gender identity to live together regardless of sex assigned at birth.
    • Choosing to live in Gender Inclusive Housing means that residents will have roommates and/or suitemates of any gender identities.
    • Residents of Gender Inclusive Housing are committed to creating and affirming a bias-free environment for everyone living in this community.
    • If you have an interest in Gender Inclusive Housing, you can sign up for this in the housing portal during published time frames. You will see a tab along the top of your housing portal labeled GIH. 
    • Once that process is live, please review all information prior to submitting it. Once submitted you have signed up to live in this community for the academic year. You will not be able to room change or room swap into gender-based male or female housing.
    • New Fall 2023 Students will be able to sign up and see the GIH tab in the housing portal from April 17 at 11am until May 19 at 5pm. After May 19, sign-up is closed for the 23-24 academic year.
    • New First Students' Gender Inclusive Community Important Notes
      • This community is solely located in Benedict South regardless of Undergraduate College or Honors program.
      • Your room selection start day will be June 1 at 11am if you sign up for this community regardless of your program so that all GIH participants have the ability to sign up at the same time.
      • Participants will live in a double room in a traditional corridor style residence hall.

How do I go about canceling my application and will I be refunded?

If you no longer need on-campus housing, students can submit their cancellation request in the housing portal. Please review Financial Liability policies for important cancellation and application termination information. 

Any resident who cancels their housing agreement loses eligibility for future housing. Choosing to live off campus requires the student to join a waiting list if they are interested in housing for a future semester or year. We cannot predict when or guarantee if students will get on campus housing by joining the waitlist. See full details on our financial liability website