Ellsworth Hall living room

Two simple steps

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

Next steps after you apply

two students conversing over coffee in a scholarship hall

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.
Three students in Downs Hall talking and laughing

Know your group number and room selection time.

Room selection occurs each spring. We'll send an email with your group number beginning April 5 and after you've paid the $50 application fee and the enrollment deposit. The group number corresponds to a window of time that you can select your room.
student employee helping a new resident on move-in day

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.
roommates hanging out in two-person room

Learn how roommate matching works.

You do not have to choose a roommate. However, if you want to preselect a roommate, read the roommate matching page for helpful instructions and video tutorials.

Application Timeline for Academic Year 2022–2023

Be sure to select your appropriate student category below to view your application timeline.

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.
Mid-April 2022Room Selection Begins

 

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.

MAY 3, 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 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.

MAR 2022

Returning Residents Select Rooms

  • If you wish to retain your current space, you will select your room on March 22-24, 2022.
  • If you wish to select any new space, you will do so on March 29, 2022.

 

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

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Apply for summer school Housing.