2019-2020 New Student Housing Application

Incoming freshmen and new students can now apply* for university housing.

The 2019-20 university housing portfolio has a wide variety of housing options to choose from. Housing styles range from the traditional layout, to suites or junior suites, to apartment-style living. Housing Services has secured great apartment buildings surrounding the campus as part of the expanded offerings for 2019-20, all supported by university staff: University Square (USquare), 101 East Corry, and University Edge (UEdge). The Deacon, under construction now, will be offered beginning fall 2019 as well.

We deliver a self-assignment housing process, putting the control in your hands! YOU select the exact hall, room, and bed space that meets your preference. Be sure to mark your calendars with these very important housing dates.

Dates  2019-20 Freshman & New Student Housing Application Schedule



2019-20 Housing Applications Open

Start building your profile and searching for roommates, if applicable.

*Note: New Students must confirm admission; please allow two business days after confirmation for access to the application portal.

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May 6

Priority Housing Deadline

While there is not a set date for the housing application to close, it is subject to closure any time after May 6 depending on demand. Students are subject to wait list placement after this date.

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June 1 - June 30

 Room Selection

  • The room selection process will take place over the entire month of June.
  • Student will receive an email (to their university email address) with their room selection time slot. It will indicate the exact date/time access to the room selection pool will be granted.
  • Time slots are issued based on the week in the application was completed.
  • Time slots will only be issued to students who have registered for a Bearcats Bound Orientation session (registration opens in late March - you will receive email notification).

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July 2

Freshman Auto-Assignment

Freshman and new student applicants that failed to select a room during the June self-assignment process, will be auto-assigned by the Housing staff based on remaining room availability.

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August 1

Room Selection Closes

The room selection steps of the housing application closes, ending all room changes and new assignment. 

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Week of Aug 19

Resident Hall Open

This is move-in week for all students. Each hall has a designed move-in date and time. Students will receive move details regarding move-in late July.


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Need Help Finding Your Way?

The UC Shuttle System has a great online application that highlights each route, and shows the real-time location of each shuttle. It is also available as an app for phone or tablet as Double Map Bus Tracker on the App Store or as Double Map GPS on Google Play
Don't forget that NightRide can provide a safe ride to your residence hall or apartment community!

High School Students: Are You Thinking About Attending UC and Living  on Campus?

Why live on campus?

Residence hall communities provide a safe, convenient home-away-from-home, and a low-stress environment that encourages students academically, socially, and personally.

A helping hand can always be found from the staff. Resident advisors (RAs), who are experienced students, know what coming to college is really like. Every hall community also has a full-time resource person, the Community Coordinator (CC), who is available to students.

What is there to do?

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Residence Hall communities provide a wide variety of programs and events — hundreds every year, in fact. From academic help to intramural sports teams to social activities, there’s always something happening in the halls and throughout campus. Getting there is just a quick stroll.

The highlight of the communities is the wide variety of people to meet and friends to make. Some of these relationships will last a lifetime. Hall communities provide a great opportunity to share with others the common experience of being in college while learning about each other’s varied backgrounds and interests.

Live in the center of it all!

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Residence Hall communities provide easy access to classes, faculty members, and campus facilities such as the Campus Recreation Center, the library, dining centers, Steger Student Life Center, Tangeman University Center, and others. No bad weather travels or parking delays—walk to everything you need!

We put safety first!

Help Phone

Our Residence Hall communities have all the safety features you’re looking for, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems. The front doors to each hall are locked and residents are responsible for checking in guests and escorting them at all times. Public Safety is an on-campus service, 24/7. They oversee the student-operated NightRide free transportation service, provide crime prevention tips, emergency preparedness information, and much more. There is also a K-9 program which expands the capabilities of the UC Police Department.