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Apply Now, Select Later

If you’re newly admitted – and apply for KU Student Housing and agree to contract terms by May 1, 2019 – you’re guaranteed a space. The earlier you apply, the better your room selection time will be.

Here's a handy checklist:

The application and agreement of contract terms is open now. If you apply by May 1, you are guaranteed a space. The earlier you apply, the better your room selection time will be.

Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee when it appears on your KU Enroll & Pay bill. It will appear several days after your contract is submitted.

We’ll send information about your group number (which tells you the date you'll select your room) well in advance of room selection in April.

  RoomSync, KU's optional roommate matching service.
KU Student Housing offers RoomSync as a roommate matching software beginning in late October. By using this passcode-protected Facebook app, you can meet other new students and potentially find a roommate. We’ll email the passcode when RoomSync is available.

  Scholarship halls.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship hall, there are additional steps.


Here's how to apply for KU Student Housing and agree to contract terms

Admitted students use their KU online ID and password to enter the myKU portal. If you have not set up your account visit the technology webpage. Turn off pop-up blockers.

  • Choose "myKU" from the uppermost blue navigation bar above or go to the myKU portal page.
  • Enter your KU online ID and password.
  • Select "Services."
  • Click green “Login to Housing” button.
  • Click “Apply and Contract”

Pay application fee and agree to contract terms

Payment example: After you apply and sign your contract you’ll receive an e-bill from your KU Enroll & Pay account for the $50 application. Bills are due on the 15th of the following month. Students who receive an application fee waiver from KU Admissions also receive an application fee waiver from KU Student Housing.

Sign into Housing

  • Choose "myKU" from the uppermost blue navigation bar above or go to the myKU portal page using a desktop computer, not a tablet or phone.
  • Enter your KU online ID and password.
  • Click “Services” and click “Student Housing.”
  • Click “Sign into Housing.”
  • Click "Select a Space and Dining Plan." If you have a preferred roommate you will need the roommate PIN and dining plan.

Please note: As students self-assign or are pulled in as roommates, any remaining spaces in a room, suite or apartment are available for selection by other students. KU Student Housing retains the right to assign or reassign any remaining spaces. Students may reenter the self-assign process to seek a space or building change.

1. Identify your room and dining choices.

Consider your options before choosing your space or before choosing your apartment. Residents who will live in residence halls must also choose a dining plan. View the rates and definition of room type.

2. Sample screen shots and instructions for selecting your space.

Room selection schedule

The room selection schedule for new residence hall residents is available. The remainder of the room selection schedules for 2019-2020 will be posted soon. Room selection for new student housing residents begins in April.


When you choose your room online, you will see the abbreviations for each building name. The abbreviations and the full building name are below. If you have questions, call KU Student Housing, 785-864-4560.

Building ID Building Name
AMI K.K. Amini Scholarship Hall
BAT Battenfeld Scholarship Hall
COR Corbin Hall
DOU Douthart Scholarship Hall
DOW Downs Residence Hall
ELL Ellsworth Hall
GPH Grace Pearson Scholarship Hall
HAS Hashinger Hall
JTA Jayhawker Tower A Apartment
JTB Jayhawker Tower B Apartment
JTC Jayhawker Tower C Apartment
JTD Jayhawker Tower D Apartment
KRE Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Building ID Building Name
LEW Lewis Hall
MAR Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall
MSM Marie S. McCarthy Hall Apartments
MIL Miller Scholarship Hall
OLI Oliver Hall
OSW Oswald
PEA Pearson Scholarship Hall
RIE Rieger Scholarship Hall
SEL Sellards Scholarship Hall
SLF Self Hall
STO Stouffer Place Apartments
STE Stephenson Scholarship Hall
TEM Templin Hall
WAT Watkins Scholarship Hall

New Stouffer Place Apartments open NOW
More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
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