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Mizzou requires freshmen to live in university housing. Students who do so are more likely to stay in school and graduate in four years.


Secure your place in Mizzou's living, learning community in four easy steps.

1. Apply to Mizzou

The first step is to apply for admission to the University of Missouri. Visit campus to experience Mizzou in person or take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus.

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1. Accept Admission and pay enrollment fee

Once admitted, accept your admission and pay your MU enrollment fee. This step must be done first. If you are still waiting on admissions, please move on to the next step. After you accept admission and pay your enrollment fee, you will be able to submit your housing and dining contract.

2. Complete a housing preference form

University policy requires freshmen to live in university housing. The preference form tells us what you need to thrive at Mizzou. Specify your freshman interest group or learning community of choice and what you're looking for in a room. If you know the specific roommate you want, please know their MyZou username. Preference forms are available from Dec. 1 and require a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

You will need to know your MU student ID number, username and password to complete your preference form and your housing and dining contract. Check your application status to find your student ID number and username. Learn more about your username and password from the Division of Information Technology.

Learn How to Complete the Preference Form

3. Submit your housing and dining contract

Contracts are available from Dec. 1 and require a $325 pre-payment. If you are 17 or younger when you sign the contract, your parent or legal guardian will need to sign. When you submit your contract, we'll assign you to the predominant dining plan: Tiger Plus.

Housing and Dining Contract

4. Relax!

We will find a room that matches as many of your preferences as possible. Submit your housing preference form and contract by Feb. 6 to be in the first round of housing assignments March 6.

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