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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.


  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.

  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. 


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

  Roommate matching coming soon.
Complete a questionnaire about lifestyles and search for a preferred roommate. You are not required to match with a roommate.


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).

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.


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.

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
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