Yes. You and your roommate will be responsible for keeping your room a clean and healthy environment — similar to your responsibilities at home.
Residential Life is taking multiple steps to make your experience on campus as safe and exciting as possible when you arrive in August. Here are things we're doing to prepare for your return to campus:
- We're adding more move-in dates and times to reduce the volume of students and families on campus at any given time.
- We're conducting enhanced disinfection of the many high-touch areas within our facilities — like door handles, light switches, handrails and tables.
- We're continuing our cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection process as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- We're evaluating all residential programming to limit group sizes while encouraging involvement and building strong communities.
- We're cooperating with partners across campus to promote social distancing and current health protocols.
- Students will go directly to their residence hall or undergraduate apartment to check in.
- We're limiting the number of people who'll be assisting students during move-in to two helpers.
- We're limiting elevators to one student and up to two helpers at a time.
- We will have a limited number of carts, which will need to be sanitized after each use. If you have a dolly or cart of your own, please bring it, as this will speed up the move-in process.
We encourage all residents to bring with them:
- Face coverings (re-usable, washable)
- Hand sanitizer, alcohol-based with at least 60% alcohol
- Cleaning supplies (i.e., sanitizing wipes)
- Acetaminophen or ibuprofen
- If applicable and possible, an extra month supply of any prescription medication
- Any resources needed to complete classwork remotely
Due to social distancing guidelines, will not have volunteers to physically help move your personal belongings.
You can expect to see resident advisors, desk attendants and other Residential Life staff. We’ll be there to welcome you, answer questions and support you as you transition to life at Mizzou.
Maybe. We’ll let you know in late July. Public health recommendations change quickly, and we can’t predict what precautions will be appropriate on your move-in day.
Yes! We are evaluating all residential programming to limit group sizes while still offering plenty of opportunities to build community and get involved.
Our experienced staff review the preferences of all incoming students — more than 5,000 people — and assigns rooms in order to accommodate the greatest number of preferences for the largest number of students. Our process is designed to reduce stress and frustration and result in a room assignment that meets as many of your individual preferences as possible.
No. Our goal is to find a room that matches as many of your preferences as possible, with priority given to your roommate and learning community or FIG of choice.
Yes! If you complete your preference form and contract after May 1, you will receive your assignment later in the summer.
You will be notified of your username and instructions for setting up a password within a day or two after applying for admission. Your username can also be found in your acceptance letter and email from Admissions. To set your password, visit myZou.missouri.edu, click the "Create a Password" link and follow the onscreen instructions.
Log in to myHousing with your username and password. Scroll down to see your room assignment and roommates or suitemates. Click on your roommate or suitemate’s name to send an introductory email.
Unless you’re in a single room, you most likely have a roommate. You’ll get your roommate’s name and email as soon as you’re both assigned.
Log into myHousing with your username and password. Scroll down to see your room assignment and roommates or suitemates. Click on your roommate or suitemate’s name to send an introductory email.
When we assign rooms, we prioritize what’s going to contribute most to your academic success. So the first criteria we look at are your FIG and learning community. Each FIG is limited to 15–20 students. After FIGs, we look at roommates. Finally, we work to fulfill as many of your other preferences as we can.
To assign roommates, we need to have mutual agreement. Make sure your roommate tagged you in their preference forms. Also, make sure they submitted their housing and dining contract and paid their enrollment fee.
Returning students have first pick of our housing inventory. Next year, you'll enjoy being able to select your specific room.
That depends. Campus is extremely walkable, and it’s easy to get downtown on foot. The Tiger Line shuttle runs across campus and Columbia seven days a week.
Log in to myHousing with your username and password. In the top navigation menu select “Update Information,” choose “Fall2020” and then “Update and Submit Information.”
Log in to myHousing with your username and password. In the top navigation menu select “Dining”. Select “Fall2020” then select "change dining plan,” then make your change and select “submit.”
National research shows that students who live in university housing are more successful. We know from our own data that students who live in Residential Life facilities are more likely to stay in school and graduate in four years than students who do not.
No. University policy requires first-time college students to live in Residential Life residence facilities. Your contract is for a complete academic year. All residents who have signed a legal contract are required to fulfill their responsibilities.
Freshman interest groups comprise 15–20 students who live near each other and enroll in some of the same general education classes. In addition, members enroll in a one-credit-hour course together their first semester to help with the transition to college life.
This option is available in all suite-style buildings except Center Hall. Depending on your needs, gender-neutral housing can be found in some community-style halls such as Bluford, Brooks and Gateway. This housing option is not designed for romantic partnerships. You may request gender-neutral housing on your preference form. Our office will follow up with you to gather more information about your request.