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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 following these written instructions or watch this instructional video.

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

Step 4: Select roommate following these written instructions.

Housing Application Dates:

July 1 : Roommate selection closes. Those who did not create a roommate group will be matched with a roommate or roomates based on your profile preferences. 

Mid-to-late July: Housing Placements made.

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 UMR Student Summer 2023 Weekly Housing Rates

Studio apartment, twinXL bed, no bedroom, shared bathroom


Double bedroom, twinXL bed, shared bathroom


Single bedroom, twinXL bed, shared bathroom


Single bedroom, twinXL bed, private bathroom


Private apartment, twinXL bed



2023 Summer Housing Application for UMR Students 

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, April 30, 2023