Welcome to Residence Life & Housing! 

We're here to help. As we navigate creating a healthy and safe on-campus home for your student, we welcome your questions and your partnership.

Just as we work with you, we partner with students to create welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive residence hall communities. Students do more than simply live in our halls; they take the opportunity to learn and engage as they develop as citizens and leaders.

What's coming up or Happening Now

Processes in Residence Life & Housing that are coming soon or are open now

For December Break, students living in the residence halls (except apartments) should plan to leave the halls within 24 hours of their last final exam and no later than Sunday, December 17 at 10 p.m. when residence halls close for break. If you need to request a late stay (no fee), or plan to stay on campus for any part of the break (fee required), you'll need to fill out the December Break application in the My Housing Portal by Wednesday, December 13. Apartment residents who are returning for spring will retain access to their room during the break and don't need to check out or complete a break application. Learn more about December Break processes on the Application Guide page.

Winter Session Housing is offered to eligible students from January 2–February 3, 2024. It's a great time for students to earn additional credits or participate in co-curricular opportunities.

The Winter Session housing application will open in the My Housing Portal on October 24 with a priority deadline of December 4 at 5 p.m. Applications submitted after the priority deadline may result in delayed processing and communication from our office. Learn about eligibility, how to apply and more on the Application Guide page

Students new to the university in the spring or who don’t already live on campus can apply to move into the residence halls for the Spring semester. The housing application will open in the My Housing Portal in early November with a priority deadline of December 13 at 5 p.m. Learn more about spring housing in the Application Guide.

The returning student housing application for the 2024-2025 academic year is expected to open in the first week of the Spring 2024 semester. While housing is not automatically guaranteed for returning students, we hope to be able to house all who apply by the deadline. More information will be posted on our website as it becomes available closer to that time.

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Residence Life & Housing is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.