INCOMING STUDENT FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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

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.

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