Housing Process Guide

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Prepare for Life on Campus

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    Accept Admission and pay enrollment fee

    Once admitted, accept your admission and pay your MU enrollment fee. You will receive all your information, confirmation notices, and more in your MU email. Find instructions for setting up your MU student email account on the General Info tab of your Application Status Page. After this, you will be able to continue with the housing process phases.

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    Complete your housing and dining contract

    University policy requires first-time college students to live in university housing. The housing & dining contract is open in the Housing Portal with a non-refundable $100 application fee.

    • Dec. 15-22: Complete the housing & dining contract and application fee to receive a randomized access time in the Early Access Room Selection Period.
    • Dec. 23-April 15: Complete the housing & dining contract and application fee to receive an access time in the Standard Room Selection Period, based on when you completed it.
    • After April 15: you will be notified via your MU email about what next steps in the housing process look like for you.


    This is Phase I of the housing process. After you successfully complete this phase, a confirmation will be sent to your MU email. Set up your MU email inbox if you haven’t already. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please review to see if you missed anything. If you’re still unsure why you haven’t received an email, reach out to Residential Life.

    You will need to know your MU student ID number, username and password to complete 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.

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    Sign the values agreement and create your housing profile

    This is Phase II of the housing process. In the Housing Portal, do the following:

    • Sign the values agreement. This where you acknowledge your role in our community and commit to treating all its members with respect and consideration.
    • Complete your housing profile. You don’t have to search for or pair with a roommate, but having a housing profile is required.


    After this phase, do the following:

    • Spend time researching neighborhoods and halls. Prepare a list of your top three halls and room types. That way, if your first choice isn’t available, you can quickly move to your second choice during room selection.
    • If you’re in a roommate pair, discuss these choices with each other so you’re on the same page. Use this worksheet to keep tabs on your preferences!
    • If you completed Phase II after April 15: you will be notified via your MU email about next steps in the housing process.
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    Pick your room

    If you completed Phase II before April 15, your assigned access time to pick your room will be sent to your MU email in late April. You’ll see available rooms with details like bed spaces, room type, etc. on the room card.

    Who picks first?

    • Honors student access
    • Early access
    • Standard room selection


    2024-2025 Hall Rates Sheet

    In May, log into the Housing Portal during your assigned access time to find your new room! More information will be published here as we approach this phase.

    View How to Read a Room Card
Honors Student

Honors Student Timeline

Honors students are among the first to choose their room. This is called the Honors Access, held before Early Access.

Who picks first?

    1. Honors student access
    2. Early access
    3. Standard room selection

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Need Housing Accommodations?

If you need a housing accommodation due to a disability, start this process as soon as possible.

You must be registered with and approved by the Disability Center by April 1 – this takes time, so we highly encourage starting now. You must also complete phase 1 and 2 of the housing process to be eligible for special housing consideration. These steps must be completed by April 1 to be reviewed for assignment to an ADA accommodation prior to standard room selection.

More Information by Audience

International Students

International Students

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Graduate Students

Important Deadlines

Meet your deadlines to secure your housing.