Apply for Housing: Current Students

Housing Application for 2023-2024


Important Dates
January 19, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm Roommate Finder Event in Lakeside Expo Center
January 25, 2023 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm Roommate Finder Event in Lakeside Expo Center
February 3, starting at noon, through February 9, 2023, at 11:59 pm Housing Application available on Housing Portal 
February 9, 2023 at 11:59 pm  Deadline to cancel 2023-2024 housing application without a $500 penalty 
February 10, 2023 onward Housing Application will NOT be available.  
February 10 through February 21, 2023 Continuing Student Housing Selection
February 10, 2023, after 5 pm Lakeside Village and University Village appointment times sent to students UM email address  
February 11 through February 14, 2023 No Selection activity
February 15, 2023 University Village selection for eligible students (anyone with 45 plus credits or 4 semesters with satisfactory academic progress)
February 16, 2023 No Selection activity
February 17, 2023 Lakeside Village Selection
February 18 through February 20, 2023 No Selection activity
February 20, 2023, after 5 pm Eaton Residential College appointment times sent to students UM email address
February 21, 2023 Eaton Residential College Selection
February 22, 2023 Initial communication shared with students who were unable to secure on-campus housing
March 1, 2023 Waitlist available in Housing Portal
May 31, 2023 Deadline to cancel 2023-2024 confirmed housing room assignment with only a $500 penalty.
June 1, 2023, and onward Students who cancel their 2023-2024 confirmed housing room assignment will be subject to a full room penalty charge, unless we are able to assign another new applicant to the bed space, in which case only a $500 room penalty charge would apply.

Completing the Application

  • Students will complete the 2023-2024 housing application, select a meal plan (if required), sign up for GradGuard property Insurance, and opt into Tide Laundry service.
  • Additionally, students will have the opportunity to renew their current assignment (only those who currently live in University Village) and select their preferred roommates/suitemates.
  • Be prepared to pay $500 housing prepayment with a credit card.  
    • This prepayment will be applied to your student account bill for housing related charges once it is finalized in early July.  
    • Students who may need financial assistance with the $500 housing prepayment should contact us.

Below is preliminary information to help you prepare to consider your options, complete the application, and participate in continuing student housing selection.

  • Talk with friends and classmates about their housing plans and consider who you may want to live with. During the application process each student will establish roommate groups and indicate their preferred roommate(s)/suitemate(s).
  • Become familiar with the various room options across campus.
Lakeside Village Floor Plan Eaton Residential College Floor Plan University Village Floor Plan
  • Attend a virtual information session to learn more about the application and selection process.
  • Once the application becomes available in the spring, complete the application and be sure to include any preferred roommates/suitemates.
  • After the housing application deadline, Housing will reach out directly to all students who have completed their applications by the deadline with specific selection instructions.

Information Sessions

Virtual information sessions will be held for students and parents to provide an overview of the housing selection process and answer any questions. All sessions will cover the same information, so you only need to attend one that fits your schedule. After registering, a Zoom link will be emailed directly to you. Additionally, we will do our best to answer live questions during the session. All sessions will be recorded and posted on our website for your reference.  

Application Considerations

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  • Deadlines

    The application process will remain open until Thursday, February 9 at 11:59 p.m. Failure to complete by the deadline will result in an inability to participate in the room selection process. NO exceptions. The date of application received (prior to the deadline) does not impact appointment time slot(s) issued to participate in the room selection process.   

    Should you complete your application and receive an assignment and then decide to cancel, you will be charged a penalty of $500. If you do not receive an assignment, no penalty will be assessed.

    Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of on-campus housing for continuing students.

    Students are advised to not utilize on-campus housing as a backup plan. Doing so may result in a late cancellation in which the student could be fully responsible for room charges.

  • Room Preferences

    Since we have more inventory of 4-bedroom options, we encourage students to plan ahead for this living arrangement. Students that have a roommate/suitemate group established during the application process will have a better chance of receiving on-campus housing. 

    The room preferences page is meant to collect students' interest in the various room options they are eligible to be considered for based on their classification and credit hours accrued to date. This information is used by the assignment staff in the event you do NOT select a space yourself and you wish to be considered for a space once the process concludes.

  • Roommate Groups

    If you do not have preferred roommate(s)/suitemate(s) you can still go through the process. Please note you may be selecting spaces where other students may have already selected to reside. 

    A student cannot be both a group leader and member of a group at the same time.  Once a student establishes a group, they will need to invite members to join.  These members must accept the invitation for it to appear valid.  If a student created a group but wanted to create a different group with others, they can remove the old group and membership therein to start a new group or become a member of someone else's group that wishes to invite them to join. This is available through the application deadline of Thursday, February 9 at 11:59 p.m.   

    We encourage students who do not have people in mind they want to live with to use the questionnaire as part of the application to find other compatible student(s). They have the ability to connect with and request joining a roommate group. Since we prioritize larger roommate groups going first in the selection process, we encourage students find others to live with. 

    Students will be able to request one another on the Search for Roommates section of the application. To do so, they will need to know the Screenname of the individual(s) they are requesting. This must be a mutual request for it to be a recognized group. 


Lakeside Village and Eaton will continue to house sophomores. Current sophomores who reside in Lakeside Village are only permitted to live in University Village for their junior and senior years. 

Students who are juniors or seniors are only eligible to live in University Village. Lakeside Village and Eaton Residential College will not be an option for students with 60+ credits or more than 4 semesters of college. Juniors or seniors will not be able to be roommates with a sophomore living in Lakeside Village or Eaton due to housing capacity. 

Current freshman (despite having 60+ credit hours) will be able to participate in Lakeside Village and Eaton processes. If the student wishes to live in University Village, they must participate in the process for Lakeside Village or Eaton and then submit a room change request once the selection process is completed. We will work to accommodate as many requests as possible prior to fall move-in.  

Students interested in gender-inclusive housing should answer ‘yes’ on the application and are encouraged to visit this page to learn more. 

More information outlining on-campus housing options can be found here. 

Eligibility for On-Campus Housing

Students who are living off-campus at the time of the application process will not be eligible to participate in the housing selection process.  

Students who were unable to secure on-campus housing last academic year 2022-2023, and remained on our waitlist until August 2022 when the waitlist was disbanded, we encourage students to submit a case so we can review eligibility to participate in the process.

Students on UM Study Abroad or UMLA Spring 2023 are eligible to participate in housing selection for 2023-2024. Housing selection information will be sent directly to their UM email including important dates and deadlines.  

  • Students who lived on campus in Fall 2022 but cancelled to participate in Study Abroad through sanctioned UM program they would be eligible to participate in the application and selection process.   

Students on UM Study Abroad or UMLA Spring 2023 are eligible to participate in housing selection for 2023-24. Housing selection information will be sent directly to their UM email including important dates and deadlines. 

Students who were Spring 2023 first year student admits and unable to secure on-campus housing should submit a case so we can review eligibility to participate in the process.  

Resident Assistants and First Year Fellows, or those interested in applying for these roles, will still need to complete a housing application, and participate in continuing student housing selection. Successful candidates who are hired for these roles do not need to participate in continuing student housing selection. Candidates who plan living on-campus and are hired as an alternate must participate in continuing student housing selection.   

Tips for Success

  • To broaden your chances of receiving housing, you will want to be sure you identify up to three other people to live with. Priority will be given to groups of 3 and 4 since we have a majority of this room/suite/apartment type in our inventory. 
  • Make sure you have multiple plans in place with your roommate group members. Take advantage of looking at room layouts ahead of time, using the room previewer function on the Housing Portal, and viewing tutorials (coming soon).  
  • Talk ahead of time to your roommate group members (where applicable) to find out who has the earliest appointment time. That is the individual who should lead the process for all other members. 
  • If you are currently living in UV, we recommend you renew your same space versus trying to go through general room selection to find something else. This may result in your not having secured a space at all.   
  • It is okay to secure a space in something you may not initially want. There will be a process to request room changes after the housing selection process concludes.
  • Utilize Room Preview to view available rooms prior to and during the selection period.  

Off-Campus Options

Should you not successfully complete your application in time or participate in the Continuing Student Housing Selection process, we have off-campus options for you to consider. We encourage you to visit our Off-Campus Housing website for more information.    

Additionally, we will host an off-campus housing fair. Specific details will be shared in the spring semester. 


To create an equitable process for all students who have interest in on campus housing, individual appointment times for housing selection will be chosen at random by our database system for all applicants.  Below are the appointment time frames for University Village and Lakeside Village. Appointment times for other areas will be posted when available. 

University Village     Appointment Time Frame on Feb. 15
Groups of 3 and 4 9 - 11:35 a.m.*
Groups of 2 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.*
Groups of 1 1:50 - 3:55 p.m.*
Lakeside Village Appointment Time Frame on Feb. 17
Groups of 3 and 4 9 - 1:50 p.m.*
Groups of 2 1:55 - 3:00 p.m.*
Groups of 1 3:05 - 4:35 p.m.*
Eaton Residential College Appointment Time Frame on Feb. 21
Groups 3 and 4 9 - 11:50 a.m.*
Groups of 2 Noon - 12:20 p.m.*
Groups of 1 12:25 - 1:25 p.m.*
*Or until rooms are filled and in most cases we will not make it to the later appointments within each group size.
  • Appointment times are prioritized based on group size and issued at random. Groups of 3 and 4 would go first and only be able to see units that accommodate their group size. We want students to fill full spaces with their larger roommate group sizes to go first.   
  • Students in groups of 3 and 4 are not eligible to see 2-bedroom or 1-bedroom units since those units cannot accommodate their group size. The next group in the process will be groups of 2, then groups of 1 to view unit types for 1 individual.  
  • When going through the process as 1, students would be able to see a 1:1 unit or a space within a 4-bedroom unit that a group of 3 selected but was willing to accept a random roommate.  
  • It is not possible a group size of 2 and a group size of 4 would have appointment times at the same time based on this setup. 
  • Once a selection has been made and a reservation confirmed, students are unable to return to the selection process and make changes. Students will have 2 minutes to make a selection.   
  • This also applies to UV room renew. If students in UV renew, they will not be eligible for room selection.

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