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Apply Now, Select Later

If you’re newly admitted and will begin your Jayhawk Journey in August 2020 – and apply for KU Student Housing by May 1, 2020 – you’re guaranteed a space in on-campus housing. The earlier you apply, the earlier your room selection date.

TWO EASY REQUIRED STEPS

  1. Apply and pay application fee (available beginning September 4, 2019).
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. Returning residents: No $50 application fee.

  2. Select your space (April 2020).
Your group number determines your room selection date, which begins in April 2020. Find your group number at myKU and find the selection schedule under the "schedule" tab below. Returning residents: You choose in February. You'll receive an email with specific selection details.

OPTIONAL STEPS

  Scholarship halls.
To apply for a scholarship hall, follow the additional steps.

  Roommate matching is available through your online selection.
Complete a questionnaire about lifestyles and search for a preferred roommate. You are not required to match with a roommate and may choose to go potluck. For a list of the questions you'll be asked, and instructions on how to generate a report of potential roommates, see the "roommate" tab below

 

Here's how to apply for KU Student Housing and agree to contract terms

Admitted students use their KU online ID and password to enter the myKU portal. If you have not set up your account visit the technology webpage. Turn off pop-up blockers.

  • Choose "myKU" from the uppermost blue navigation bar above or go to the myKU portal page.
  • Enter your KU online ID and password.
  • Select "Services."
  • Click green “Login to Housing” button.
  • Click “Apply and Contract”

You may use any web browser. However, some Safari users have been unable to submit the application fee payment if cookies are disabled. Either enable cookies in your Safari settings or use a different browser (Google Chrome, for instance).

Pay application fee and agree to contract terms

Payment example: After you apply and sign your contract you’ll be prompted to pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. This needs to be submitted to have a complete application and contract, and to receive a group number for room selection. Students who receive an application fee waiver from KU Admissions also receive an application fee waiver from KU Student Housing.

Room selection schedule

Room selection occurs in the spring and you receive an email with your group number. The group number corresponds to a window of time that you can select your room. Here is the schedule.

This worksheet may help as you make your decisions.

Sign into Housing

  • Choose "myKU" from the uppermost blue navigation bar above or go to the myKU portal page using a desktop computer, not a tablet or phone.
  • Enter your KU online ID and password.
  • Click “Services” and click “Student Housing.”
  • Click “Sign into Housing.”
  • Click "Select a Space and Dining Plan." If you have a preferred roommate you will need the roommate PIN and dining plan.

Please note: As students self-assign or are pulled in as roommates, any remaining spaces in a room, suite or apartment are available for selection by other students. KU Student Housing retains the right to assign or reassign any remaining spaces. Students may reenter the self-assign process to seek a space or building change.

1. Identify your room and dining choices.

Consider your options before choosing your space or before choosing your apartment. Residents who will live in residence halls must also choose a dining plan. View the rates and definition of room type. This worksheet will help as you make your decisions.

2. Select your space (April 2020).

Your group number determines your room selection date, which begins in April 2020 for new incoming residents. Returning residents choose space in February, prior to new residents.

3. Sample screen shots and instructions for selecting your space.

Here are instructions you'll need if you have a specific roommate. The roommate with the lowest group number should be responsible for the room and dining plan selection for the group.

Please note: As students self-assign or are pulled in as roommates, any remaining spaces in a room, suite or apartment are available for selection by other students. KU Student Housing retains the right to assign or reassign any space. Students may reenter the self-assign process to seek a space or building change.

  • Set or change your roommate PIN (pdf)
  • Room selection with a specific roommate (pdf)
  • Add a roommate to a room you previously selected (pdf)
  • Roommate matching
    If you wish, you may complete a questionnaire regarding potential roommate preferences, as part of room selection. So that you can become familiar with the questions in advance, the pdf below outlines the questions and how to interpret the "yes, no, no preference" options you're given. You will see a potential roommate's cell phone number and may use that to call or text, or in the textfield at the end, "About Me," drop your snap or Insta.
  • Roommate matching questionnaire (pdf)
  • Here are instructions on how to find the questionnaire.

    • Choose "myKU" from the uppermost blue navigation bar above or go to the myKU portal page using a desktop computer, not a tablet or phone.
    • Enter your KU online ID and password.
    • Click “Services” and click “Student Housing.”
    • Click “Sign into Housing.”
    • Click "Roommate questionnaire."
    • The roommate report asks that you select – from your own roommate questionnaire - your five most important lifestyle preferences. It will compare your answers with another student’s survey to see if you match and may help you identify prospective roommates. Keep in mind that more than half of new incoming students living on campus don’t pre-select a roommate before room sign up. If, after you look around a bit, you decide to go potluck, that’s OK.

    • Instructions for generating a roommate matching report based on the questionnaire (pdf)

When you choose your room online, you will see the abbreviations for each building name. The abbreviations and the full building name are below. If you have questions, call KU Student Housing, 785-864-4560.

Building ID Building Name
AMI K.K. Amini Scholarship Hall
BAT Battenfeld Scholarship Hall
COR Corbin Hall
DOU Douthart Scholarship Hall
DOW Downs Residence Hall
ELL Ellsworth Hall
GPH Grace Pearson Scholarship Hall
GSP GSP Hall
HAS Hashinger Hall
JTA Jayhawker Tower A Apartment
JTB Jayhawker Tower B Apartment
JTC Jayhawker Tower C Apartment
JTD Jayhawker Tower D Apartment
KRE Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Building ID Building Name
LEW Lewis Hall
MAR Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall
MSM Marie S. McCarthy Hall Apartments
MIL Miller Scholarship Hall
OLI Oliver Hall (closed)
OSW Oswald
PEA Pearson Scholarship Hall
RIE Rieger Scholarship Hall
SEL Sellards Scholarship Hall
SLF Self Hall
STO Stouffer Place Apartments
STE Stephenson Scholarship Hall
TEM Templin Hall
WAT Watkins Scholarship Hall

How to explore your housing choices

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