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Applying for Housing

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience living at 318 Commons. I love how close the classrooms are and how the tutoring centers are right below where I am living. I also love the privacy, while also appreciating the strong sense of community and warmth here.” — Erika, UMR Junior

We are excited that you are applying and cannot wait to meet you when you arrive.

Please review the rates, costs and applicant types to select the process that meets your needs.

View current housing rates here

Housing application will be open from February 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The housing application, $125 non-refundable application fee, and housing contract must all be submitted by May 8 to receive a housing assignment for the upcoming academic year.


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Housing Contract and Terms

Below you will find the Housing Contracts and Terms for the current academic year, our upcoming summer period, as well as the next academic year.

Please review the contract that is most applicable to the period for which you are signing up for housing. You may also download a PDF of each contract for your files.

Campus Residency Requirement

According to research in college student development, students who live on campus are more likely to be involved on campus, meet with faculty and staff, earn better grades and graduate (Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005).

*All incoming students under the age of 20, and who have not completed or transferred 60 or more accepted semester hours of post-secondary education prior to the first day of fall semester classes (UMR calendar) are required to live in University-approved on-campus housing. This policy only applies to students who are considered eligible occupants (see eligible occupant policy).*

For more information on this policy, please refer to the Office of Residential Life Policies and Procedures.

Contract Release Guidelines

Please observe our Office of Residential Life Housing Contract Terms and Conditions. Any person submitting a contract cancellation request will be held to practices outlined in our Office of Residential Life Policies and Procedures.