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Returning residents may apply now

REturning residents: APPLY NOW, SELECT LATER

The process for residents to return to Student Housing is similar to the process for new students - including the ability to pull in roommates - with these two exceptions:

  • Returning residents do not pay a $50 application fee.
  • Returning residents are first in line to select space in February - no room selection groups are necessary for returning residents. Deadlines are below. 


  1. Apply 
Sign your housing contract on the myKU portal for 2020-2021 to secure your space. 

  2. Select your space.

As a returning resident, you get first choice for next year – keep your current space, or select a new space. This is the timeline:

  • Feb. 16: Deadline for signing your contract is Sunday, Feb. 16, if you wish to choose space before incoming students. However, the Student Housing contract is available right now – you may sign at any time before or after room selection dates open.
  • Feb. 17: To keep your current space, complete room retention between 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17 and 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. If you are currently in a freshman-only space, you will need to select a different residence hall or apartment for next year.
    If you don’t see your current space, call or email KU Student Housing, housing@ku.edu, 785-864-4560.
  • Feb. 24: To change space, complete room selection beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24. Available options for returners include: Stouffer Place, Jayhawker Towers, McCarthy, Downs (all spaces available, but fifth floor is exclusively upperclass), GSP, Corbin, Hashinger, Templin (honors only), or the top floor of Lewis.

To select your space, log in to "myKU." Here are instructions for choosing your space and dining plan (before new incoming residents select their space).


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
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities