First-Year Housing Assignments

Throughout the week of July 15, University Housing will be notifying incoming first-year students of their housing assignments. 

After assignment notifications have been sent out, University Housing will distribute information regarding signing up for a Move-In Appointment and how to submit Lofting Requests in eligible communities. 

Students with questions related to housing eligibility due to not attending BBO or registering for classes should contact Enrollment Management

We kindly ask that students contacting the university housing office be patient as our office typically sees the most inquiries during assignment periods. 

Welcome to University Housing

Whether you're a high school student exploring your options or an incoming freshman preparing for this exciting chapter, we're here to guide you through the process. Discover vibrant communities, various room options, and the steps to secure your ideal space within the UC family. 

Our comprehensive resources aim to make your transition seamless, from exploring housing choices to preparing for move-in day. Feel the Bearcat spirit in every corner of our campus housing, where unforgettable memories await. 

First-Year Housing Timeline

Discover the essential milestones in the university housing journey for first-year students with our quick overview below. For a more detailed timeline, check out the Apply page. Note: Our housing application and related deadlines follow a yearly cycle.

Overview of key dates for 2024-25 housing appplication processes
Date Activity or Deadline
January 22 First-year student application opens
June 4, 5 p.m. Housing priority deadline for first-year students (applications received after this date are not guaranteed)
June 30
Living Learning Commmunity room assignment notifications
July 12 Deadline to attend Bearcats Bound Orientation to be eligible to receive your housing assignment
Week of July 15
Notifications for first-year residents room assignments begin
Mid-July to August Reserve move-in appointment
August 1
Must be enrolled for at least three (3) credit hours to maintain housing assignment

Living on Campus

Our on-campus housing offers a variety of room types to suit your preferences, including Traditional Rooms, Junior Suite Rooms, Suite Rooms, and Apartment-Style Rooms. Each room type caters to different needs and preferences, providing a diverse range of living options.

Submit your housing application through the housing portal to lock in your preferred room. The sooner you apply, the better chance you have of being assigned your desired room type. This is your exciting first step in creating your home within the vibrant UC community. Welcome to the Bearcats family!

Here's a glimpse into our room options:


Communities: Calhoun, Dabney, Daniels, Siddall

sample of a traditional room showing a bunked bed window and desks.

Bedroom from Daniels

Ideal for those who enjoy the classic dormitory setting, Traditional Rooms provide a communal living experience with shared spaces. Here's what you can expect:

  • Community Living: Traditional communities are known for shared spaces, where a floor of residents comes together to share bathrooms and common areas, including lounges.
  • Gender Arrangements: Floors may be organized by gender or co-ed, and individual rooms may have gender-specific assignments.
  • Bed Configurations: Choose from room configurations with 2, 3, or 4 beds, each equipped with comfortable Twin XL mattresses.
  • In-Room Amenities: Your room comes with a microwave/refrigerator combination unit for your convenience.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared bathrooms are typically organized by floor or wing, fostering a sense of community.
  • Communal Lounges: Enjoy floor lounges where you can socialize and connect with fellow residents.
  • Individual Essentials: Each resident is provided with a desk and chair, a wardrobe/closet, and a drawered unit for personal belongings.

Junior Suite

sample junior suite room showing a large window, raised bed, desk and wall of decorations.

Bedroom from Marian Spencer

Experience comfort and convenience in our Junior Suite communities, designed for a more private living arrangement. Here's what you can expect from these modern living spaces:

  • Suite Configuration: Enjoy the privacy of a 4-person, 2-bedroom setup, providing a more intimate living environment.
  • Private Bathroom: Unlike traditional communal living, each suite comes with a shared private bathroom, shared by four residents.
  • Comfortable Bedding: Rest on Twin XL mattresses, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep.
  • Study Lounges: Explore designated study lounges by floor, providing a quiet space for focused academic pursuits.
  • Individual Essentials: Each resident is provided with a desk and chair, a wardrobe/closet, and a drawered unit for personal belongings.


Communities: CRC, Schneider, Turner

looking into a sample suite room from the front door, showing tall windows, a raised bed desk and mini fridge.

Bedroom from Schneider Hall

Experience the best of both privacy and shared living spaces in our Suite-style communities. These modern living arrangements offer a variety of configurations to suit your preferences. Here's what you can expect

  • Suite Configurations: Choose from a variety of bedroom configurations, including 2-person (2-bedroom) 4-person (2-bedroom and 4-bedroom), 5-person (3-bedroom), and 7-person (3-bedroom). Find the perfect setup for your lifestyle.
  • Private Bathrooms: Enjoy the convenience of shared private bathrooms, ensuring a more exclusive and comfortable living experience.
  • Shared Living Area: Each unit comes with a private, shared living area featuring lounge furniture, providing a space to relax and socialize with fellow residents.
  • Comfortable Bedding: Rest comfortably on Twin XL mattresses, designed for a good night's sleep.
  • Individual Essentials: Each resident is provided with a desk and chair, as well as a wardrobe/closet for personal belongings.


apartment style commons room found in morgens, showing a couches, chairs and a kitchen bar seating area.

Morgens common area

Discover the pinnacle of privacy and amenities in our Apartment communities. These premium living spaces offer exclusive features, including private kitchens. Here's what you can anticipate:

  • Private Amenities: Enjoy access to private amenities similar to Suite-style communities, ensuring a comfortable and personalized living experience.
  • Kitchen Facilities: Apartments come with fully equipped kitchens, allowing you to prepare your meals in the convenience of your own space.
  • Studio Apartments: Experience the open and efficient layout of a studio apartment, where sleeping, working, cooking, and living seamlessly coexist in a shared space.
  • Single Occupancy: Students assigned to "single" rooms enjoy the luxury of having their bedroom all to themselves, without sharing with another student.
  • Multiple Occupancy: For a more communal living experience, students assigned to "multiple occupancy" rooms share the bedroom space with fellow students. This may involve two, three, or four students sharing a room.


Private Rentals & Leases

Private rentals and leases play a crucial role in UC's housing culture and the vibrant Clifton areas. While our university housing communities primarily cater to first-year students, we recognize the significance of supporting all students and families in exploring our diverse living options.

Exploring the transition to off-campus housing? Delve into the flexibility and freedom it provides while still staying connected to the university community. Allow us to guide you through understanding off-campus housing options with helpful tips and options available.