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Applying for Housing

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

Housing Application Process in 3 Steps

Step 1: Complete the Housing Application

Step 2: Pay the Non-Refundable Application Fee Through the Housing Application

Step 3: Sign and Submit a Housing Contract

    • 318 Commons Housing Contract
    • Residence at Discovery Square 9-Month Contract 
    • Residence at Discovery Square 12-Month Contract

Application & Deadline: The 23-24 Housing Application will open sometime spring 2023. Residential Life is in the process of implementing a new online housing management system which students will use to apply for housing. We will announce dates for when the application will open and close once a timeline has been established. All 3 steps of the application process must be completed by the deadline to secure housing. Students who do not complete all 3 steps will be placed on a waitlist.

Housing Assignments: Students will receive their housing assignment by July 31, 2023 via their UMR email address.

TENTATIVE Fall 2023 Move-In* Dates:

    • Core Curriculum LLC New Students: Saturday, August 19
    • Residential LLC New Students: Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, August 27
    • Returning Students: Saturday, September 2

*Note: All students will be required to schedule a move-in time


Housing Contract and Terms

Individuals that apply for housing after the deadline or fail to complete a step by the deadline will be placed on a waitlist and will receive their housing assignment later than those who apply by the deadline. 

Beginning fall 2023, all first and second year students will be required to live in UMR approved on-campus housing unless a student meets one of the criteria listed in the Residency Requirement Exemption Form

Deadline: Students seeking an exemption from the residency requirement must submit the Residency Requirement Exemption Request Form prior to June 1 of the fall semester they are enrolling in.

Students should email Residential Life at to initiate the cancellation process. 

  • Cancellations prior to June 1, 2022: loss of non-refundable application fee
  • Cancellations between June 1, 2022 & the start of the contract period: loss of non-refundable application fee + a $250 cancellation fee 
  • Cancellations once the contract period begins: students must complete the UMR Housing Contract Release Request Form
    • Approved Requests: loss of non-refundable application fee, $350 cancellation fee, and a pro-rated amount for the number of days resided in housing. 

Students in need of a housing accommodation should schedule an intake appointment with the UMR Disability Coordinator, Jeff Baier, by emailing

Deadline: the complete housing accommodation process should be completed prior to June 1 of the fall semester the student is enrolling in. Housing accommodation requests made after this deadline will depend on space availability.

Summer Housing

318 Commons Summer 2022 UMR Student Rate


Room Type 

Summer 2022 Weekly Rate

Studio Apartment, shared bedroom/bathroom


Double Bedroom, twinXL bed, shared bathroom


Single Bedroom, twinXL bed, shared bath


Single Bedroom, twinXL bed, private bath


Single Bedroom, full bed, shared bath


Single Bedroom, full bed, private bath


Private apartment, twinXL murphy-style bed