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Mizzou requires freshmen to live in the residence halls because students who live in our residence halls 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.

Visit MU Admissions

2. Complete a housing preference form

University policy requires freshmen to live in Residential Life residence halls. 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 roommate. Preference forms are available from Dec. 1 and require a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

Learn How to Complete the Preference Form

3. Submit your housing and dining contract

Explore the many options from Campus Dining Services and include your choice when you submit your contract. Contracts are available from Dec. 1 and require a $325 pre-payment, which you can make with your financial aid award.

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 March 1 to be in the first round of housing assignments April 15.

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