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Expanded Housing

Why Expanded Housing?

There is currently a higher than expected number of students requesting on-campus housing for August 2023. The spaces that were initially available have been filled through the housing sign-up process. Expanded Housing is available for students who have not yet selected a space to confirm that you want to live in KU Student Housing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Log in to your myKU portal, and sign into KU Student Housing. In the main menu select the “Select Expanded Housing & Dining” option and then follow the instructions to complete your selection. Please note, you will not be able to pull in a roommate when selecting a space in Expanded Housing, but you will be selecting your KU Dining plan. After selecting Expanded Housing, you can also put your name on the Waitlist to tell us the type of room you prefer to have in KU Student Housing.

No, but once you make your Expanded Housing selection, you can identify a roommate in the room selection waitlist that you would like to be assigned with (when possible). Keep in mind, all students must to fill out the room selection waitlist and identify the requested roommates to be matched when assigned to spaces.


Once a student has selected an Expanded Housing option, they are able to submit a request on the room selection waitlist.

More than 3,500 new students have already selected housing for August 2023, and we have reached our initial capacity in most halls. By signing up for Expanded Housing, you will confirm for KU Student Housing that you want or need to live on-campus, which will  assist us in planning for additional housing.

We have currently listed the 2-person shared bedroom as the proposed rate ($6,378/year). Your rate may change according to your final housing assignment. View the Rates page.

Assignment from Expanded Housing will be made based on multiple factors, including waitlist and roommate preferences.

You are not required to sign up for Expanded Housing. However, if you do not select a space in Expanded Housing we cannot guarantee you space living on-campus and your housing contract may be administratively cancelled. Please keep in mind that if you do not sign up for Expanded Housing, you cannot make a request on the room selection waitlist. 

Students who contracted with KU Student Housing and select a space by May 1, including the selection of Expanded Housing, will be assigned a space by KU Student Housing for Fall 2023.

We are working on securing space and will share further details in late May.

Contract cancellation dates are currently listed in the KU Student Housing Contract for 2023-24. Through June 1, 2023, students can currently cancel their contract without penalty.  Updates to cancellation dates and penalties will be shared once further information about Expanded Housing is announced.

Spaces for students who initially select Expanded Housing will include furniture and will be fully supported by KU Student Housing, including staffing, programs, and services that support students’ transition to life at KU. More details will be announced in late May about specific locations and amenities.