Housing assignments

At Mizzou, we take the stress out of finding a room. After Dec. 1, you may complete a housing preference form, which helps us understand what kind of environment you need in order to thrive at Mizzou. 

Please understand that the preference form gives you opportunity to express your preferences, not select a room. We will find a room that meets as many of your preferences as possible, giving priority to 1) your choice of learning community or freshman interest group (FIG) and 2) roommate.


Don't worry if you don't know exactly what you want — there's no need to rush. You can change your preferences any time between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1 and still be included in the first round of room assignments.

Preference form sections

1. Academic success

If you want to join a FIG or learning community, we need to know your major or general area of interest. This helps us place you in a community of students with similar interests. This selection trumps all other preferences.

2. Roommate

Most students are paired together and placed in a residence hall by our staff. However, if you already know who you want to live with, we can accommodate your request.

You'll need to provide your roommate's myZou username, and they also must request you on their preference form. Your roommate does not have to be in your FIG, but you cannot be in different FIGs or learning communities.

If you cannot find your roommate when completing your preference form, it may be because your roommate hasn't started the housing process. If you cannot find your roommate, contact them, and ask them to start their housing process. Once they've started the housing process — even if they haven't completed it — you should be able to successfully search for their name in your preference form. 

3. Suitemate

Due to a limited number of suites, we cannot accommodate all preferences for suitemates. All suitemates must mutually agree and provide one another's myZou user names on their preference forms. Suitemates do not have to be in the same FIG but cannot be in separate FIGs or learning communities.

4. Room and hall type

Let us know if you want a single or double room, and if you prefer to live in community-style or suite-style living. We also offer a women's hall and gender-neutral housing options. If you don't have a preference, that's fine, too.

5. Location

Check out our neighborhoods, and let us know if you prefer one over the others. Students who are accepted to the Honors College and want to live in our honors learning community will be assigned to Mark Twain.

6. Housing accommodations

We are committed to providing accessible and welcoming spaces for all students. Students with disabilities should register with the Disability Center, as well.

Please understand that housing options vary significantly in cost. To discuss how the cost of your preferences might affect the overall affordability of Mizzou for you, call us at 573-882-7275.


Preference Form (open Dec. 1)

Housing and Dining Contract (open Dec. 1)

Important Dates

Frequently Asked Questions