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.
Then, you get to relax while we find a room that meets as many preferences as possible, with priority given to your roommate and learning community or freshman interest group (FIG) of choice.
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 March 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, learning community or the Kinder Institute Residential College, 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.
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 that. You'll need to provide your desired roommate's name and myZou user name, 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.
Due to a limited number of suites, we cannot accommodate all preferences for suitemates. All four suitemates must mutually agree and provide one anothers' and 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
Some of our halls close over university breaks. Others are open year-round, so let us know if you have a preference. We also want to know if you want a single or double room. Finally, we'll ask 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.
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 Hall.
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.