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Timelines: Spring semester-only contract, returners, and new residents

Monday, November 9, 2020

Upcoming KU Student Housing contract timelines for these three time periods:

1. Spring 2021 only: Anyone, except current residents, who needs Spring 2021 on-campus housing beginning in January. The spring-only contract is now available through the housing portal (go to myKU, then select Housing). When you sign your contract, you’ll rank order your preference of five types of rooms. The occupancy management staff assigns rooms in early January.

Current residents’ contracts include both fall and spring semester – there is no need for current residents to apply for spring-only housing.  

2. Next year’s housing for current residents: Current freshman, upperclass, or transfer students who need housing for the academic year 2021-22. The KU Student Housing contract for next year for current residents will be available in January. You will not have a $50 application fee – just go online to sign the contract. Your room selection will be in February. You’ll receive an email with details about room selection.

The great news for you is that returning residents choose space before the incoming class so if you and your roommates have a particular space in mind – you’re first in line to choose it!

3. August 2021 incoming Jayhawks: Residents who will enter KU for the academic year 2021-22. Apply and pay your application fee. It is available now.Apply after you're admitted to KU. The earlier you apply, the earlier your room selection date in the spring. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee unless you received a fee waiver from KU Admissions. 

Select your space (April 2021).
Your group number determines your room selection date, which begins in April 2021. Find your group number in the housing portal. Use your group number to find your selection time. Optional steps include a scholarship hall application or complete a questionnaire for roommate matching.

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