INCOMING STUDENT FAQ

National research shows that students who live in residence halls are more successful. We know from our own data that students who live in our halls are more likely to stay in school and graduate in four years than students who do not.

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.

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 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.

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.

Yes! If you complete your preference form and contract by May 1, you will receive your assignment June 1.

MizzouMACC and transfer students who completed the housing process by the priority deadline will receive their assignments mid-May.

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.

You can change your preference form as many times as you like. Updating your form does not change your priority submission date.

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.

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.

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.

You can drop your assignment, if you want. Keep in mind that returning students get first pick of rooms, so if you drop your assignment, we will have less inventory to try to meet your preferences and you will get a new assignment from a smaller pool of rooms. To drop your assignment:

  • Log into your preference form with your username and password;
  • Confirm that you are dropping your assignment;
  • Update your preferences; and
  • Submit your new preferences.

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 into myHousing with your username and password. In the right-hand column (or bottom of page if you are on a mobile phone) is a button called Links. Click the button to expand the menu and select the Parking Verification Form.

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.

If you are a first-time college student enrolled full time, we have housing for you.

If you have not received an assignment, don’t worry. Just submit your preference form and housing and dining contract by May 1 to be included in our second round of housing assignments on June 1.

If you have an assignment already, check out our new options and update your preference form by May 5 to be included in our second round of housing assignments on June 1.

If you are a returning student, transfer student or MizzouMACC student and you have not received a housing assignment, you can ask to be wait-listed for housing. We encourage you to explore options at offcampus.missouri.edu, however.

A single bedroom in a four-person suite in the Mizzou at Campus Lodge runs $4,150 for the academic year. You can also couple these with the Tiger Plan, our smallest meal plan, because you have a full kitchen at home.

You can release your current housing assignment and update your preference form to indicate one of the two new housing options — Mizzou at Campus Lodge or Mizzou at U Centre — and your preferred suitemates. Make sure your suitemates do the same. Space is limited, however, so be sure to update your preference form by May 5.

Parking at Campus Lodge is free. You can get to campus on a dedicated shuttle, which runs 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Friday; some weekend operations, too. If you want to drive to campus and park there, you will need to register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit.

For more information, email housing@missouri.edu or call 573-882-7275.