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Two simple steps

Apply after you're admitted and select space in the spring.

Next steps after you apply

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Apply for a "schol hall" after you've signed your contract.

Additional materials are required if you're interested in applying for a scholarship hall. A scholarship hall application is optional, and should be submitted after you've signed your Student Housing contract.
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Learn how room selection works.

Find more information about room selection schedules, roommate matching, tutorial videos, and answers to some frequently asked questions about room selection.
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Be prepared for room selection.

Collect the information that you'll need during the room selection process in advance. Be prepared for room selection when your time comes.

Calendar and next steps for your 2022–2023 Housing application

Select your appropriate student category below to find your calendar of important dates as you apply for Housing.

Use this timeline if you meet these qualifications:

  • I am a current high school student and will be at KU for the first time in August 2022.
  • I am an early action admit (admitted to KU by Nov. 1, 2021).

Application timeline for early action students admitted by Nov. 1
NOV 1, 2021

Early Action Group for Room Selection — Three steps will guarantee you’re in the early action room selection group:

  1. Apply to KU by Nov. 1, 2021 to meet the freshman early action application deadline.
  2. Complete the online Student Housing application and contract, including the $50 application fee, by Jan. 10, 2022.
  3. Pay the Admissions enrollment deposit by April 1, 2022.

These steps give you first choice of your room.

NOV 4, 2021

Housing Contract Opens — Online Student Housing application and contract opens at the myKU portal site.

Once you’ve completed your application and contract, you may apply for special communities, including scholarship halls, Honors, Engineering and more.

JAN 10, 2022Deadline for Early Action Admits — Sign your Student Housing contract to be in early action room selection.
MAR 1, 2022Scholarship Hall Application Priority Review — Applications received after this date will remain active for consideration as space becomes available.
APR 1, 2022

Deadline for Enrollment Deposit — Pay enrollment deposit in order to receive room selection group number.

Deadline for Special Community Preference — Optional application for a special community. Special communities include Honors, Engineering, ROTC, and Gender Inclusive Housing.

APR 5, 2022Announcement of Room Selection Numbers — Room selection group numbers are announced for those who have paid the enrollment deposit.
April 19, 20, 21, 2022

Room Selection Begins for early action students who signed their contract by Jan. 10, 2022

MAY 3, 2022Lottery Groups Begin Room Selection for early action students who did not sign a contract before Jan. 10, 2022.

 

Use this timeline if you meet these qualifications:

  • I am a current high school student and will be at KU for the first time in August 2022.
  • I applied for Admission after Nov. 1, 2021.

Application timeline for students admitted after Nov. 1, 2021
NOV 4, 2021

Housing Contract Opens — Online Student Housing application and contract opens at the myKU portal site.

Once you’ve completed your application and contract, including the $50 application fee, you may apply for special communities, including scholarship halls, Honors, Engineering and more.

MAR 1, 2022

Scholarship Hall Application Priority Review — Applications received after this date will remain active for consideration as space becomes available.

APR 1, 2022

Deadline for Enrollment Deposit — Pay enrollment deposit in order to receive room selection group number.

Deadline for Special Community Preference — Optional application for a special community. Special communities include Honors, Engineering, ROTC, and Gender Inclusive Housing.

APR 5, 2022

Announcement of Room Selection Lottery Numbers — Room selection group numbers by lottery are announced for those who have paid the enrollment deposit.

April 26, 2022Lottery Groups Begin Room Selection

 

Use this timeline if you meet these qualifications:

  • I am currently enrolled as a KU student, either on- or off-campus, OR I had previously lived on-campus.
  • I want to live in KU Student Housing for 2022-2023.

Timeline for currently enrolled KU students
JAN 10 2022

Housing Contract Available for Returners — Returning residents or currently enrolled students who want to live on campus may sign next year's contract.

You will be first in line to select a room and roommates. You do not pay the $50 application fee.

FEB 1, 2022

Deadline for Scholarship Hall Returners — Deadline for those returning to scholarship halls to sign their housing contract.

You do not pay the $50 application fee. In-hall selection meetings occur from Feb. 6-20, 2022.

FEB
2022

Returning Residents Select Rooms

  • If you wish to retain your current space, you will select your room from Feb. 15-17, 2022. Contracts must be submitted by the previous business day before selecting space.
  • If you wish to select any new space, you will do so Feb. 22, 2022. Contracts must be submitted by the previous business day before selecting space.

 

Use this timeline if you meet these qualifications:

  • I am a transfer student and will be at KU for the first time in August 2022.

Timeline for transfer students
NOV 4, 2021

Housing Contract Opens — Online Student Housing application and contract opens at the myKU portal site.

Once you’ve completed your application and contract, including the $50 application fee, you may apply for special communities, including scholarship halls, Honors, Engineering and more.

MAR 1, 2022Scholarship Hall Application Priority Review — Applications received after this date will remain active for consideration as space becomes available.
APR 1, 2022

Deadline for Enrollment Deposit — Pay enrollment deposit in order to receive room selection group number.

Deadline for Special Community Preference — Optional application for a special community. Special communities include Honors, Engineering, ROTC, and Gender Inclusive Housing.

APR 5, 2022Announcement of Room Selection Lottery Numbers — Room selection group numbers by lottery are announced for those who have paid the enrollment deposit.
MAY 3, 2022Lottery Groups Begin Room Selection

 

Apply in the myKU portal.

  • Your application is submitted through the myKU portal, not the KU Student Housing website. If you have not established your KU online ID, first visit the MyIdentity Account Setup link below.

KU Online ID Setup

myKU portal login

  1. Visit the myKU login page.
  2. Log in with your KU online ID and password.
  3. Select "Services."
  4. Log in to housing.

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