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Apply for Housing: Res Halls and Apartments

The Winter 2017 Housing Application will open November 1st, 2016, for those looking to join us on-campus for the winter semester. We're happy to have you and look forward to welcoming you into our on-campus community!

Before you Apply

  • Read all of the information contained on our website and the corresponding links regarding the Housing Application for the coming Winter 2017 semester
  • Students who fail to read the information are at risk of not knowing important information that cannot otherwise be communicated
  • Review the various residence hall options so you know what your hall preferences are when asked during the application process
  • Become familiar with the meal plan offerings, as you will need to select a meal plan during the application process. A meal plan is required of all students living in the residence halls. Please note that the Flex meal plan option is only available to sophomores and above
  • Review the room and board rates and make sure your hall and meal plan selections fit within your budget

General Application Information

  • The application for all students will open November 1, 2016, at 10am. The application is completely on-line. We recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer to complete your application
  • Our application functions best using Firefox; we advise students not to use Chrome or Safari when applying
  • A non-refundable $100 prepayment will need to be made when starting the application. The prepayment cannot be waived nor charged to the student account
  • Here is a link to the application portal; you'll use this link to log in and out of the application as needed to apply and to access your assignment information once it is finalized

University Apartment Availability

  • Limited space for new Graduate students and Family Housing students may be available for the winter semester but is not guaranteed. For further information, please email us at:
  • New incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors who desire University Apartments need to understand that few, if any, openings are expected for the winter semester and would only be available in apartments designed for two students where there is a current student already living in the unit.  Please email us ( if you are interested in being placed in one of these partially filled double apartments
  • The above two options are in no way guaranteed; consider this information carefully before applying and submitting your non-refundable prepayment

 Student E-Bill Accounts

  • If you are a current commuter student or a former student, your student account needs to be paid and up to date to be able to access the application system
  • Check your E-Bill before the application system opens so that there are no surprises

Winter 2017 Housing & Dining Contract

  • The contract language can be found here. It is your responsibility to know what it is you are agreeing to. Read the terms and conditions of the contract carefully before
    submitting your application
  • The Housing & Dining Services contract is for the full winter semester, January 3rd, 2017 through April 26th, 2017
  • Releases from the contract are not granted anytime throughout the semester for an enrolled student once they have moved into their assigned space for the winter semester

Information for Winter 2017 Move-in

  • Move-In for the winter semester is Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, and staff will be available to facilitate our new arrivals starting at 9:00am
  • To move-in, you will report to the Front Desk of your assigned Hall or Complex to begin the move-in/check-in processes. If you are assigned to an apartment space, you will report to the Apartments Office located in Brown Hall
  • Please note that the University is officially closed until Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, and we will NOT able to accommodate earlier move-ins before that date

Hall Eligibility

  • Students requesting Downing Hall must be admitted to the Honors College to be assigned to this hall
  • Students requesting Best must have a minimum 3.3 entering gpa to be assigned to this hall
  • Students requesting the Village must have a minimum 2.5 entering gpa to be assigned to one of the Village buildings

 Roommate Requests

  • There is not an option to request or search for a roommate on the application for winter applicants
  • Please be aware that the placement of two people together is extremely limited as we usually do not have completely open rooms
  • If you are wishing to live with someone who is currently living in the halls and whose roommate is leaving at the end of the fall semester, please email the Housing Office for more information at
  • Requests will only be accepted via email

Single Rooms

  • Single Rooms are only offered in Hill, Hoyt, Pittman, and the Village
  • Single room space is NOT guaranteed and can only be honored if space is available
  • Give careful consideration to requesting a single room; most students do not receive enough aid to cover the additional cost of a single

Cancellation Information

  • For new incoming students who apply for the winter semester, cancellation of the contract can be made in writing to the Housing email account ( no later than December 16th, 2016
  • The $100 pre-payment is non-refundable
  • Requests for cancellation are not accepted by phone

Financial Aid

  • If you are planning to apply for financial aid funding for the Winter 2017 semester, this should be done as soon as possible!
  • All students need to have their aid accepted and confirmed well BEFORE the winter semester starts
  • Give careful consideration to requesting a single room; most students do not receive enough aid to cover the additional cost of a single

 Assignment Notification

  • Winter room assignments are made after the fall semester ends in December when we are able to identify where open spaces will be
  • An email will be sent to your EMU email account on or around December 23rd, 2016, regarding your housing assignment and where to access information on your placement


  • If you have additional questions please contact our office via email at:
  • Your questions will be answered in a timely manner by an administrative staff member who can respond with the correct information
  • We advise NOT calling the Housing Main Office as students answering our general phone lines are not knowledgeable about assignment information
  • Do not rely on information given to you by anyone other than that received from an administrative Housing staff member. This includes friends, RAs, front desk staff, other students, or other offices on campus…the information that you get is often incorrect!
  • If you wish, feel free to stop by the Housing Office to speak with one of the assignment staff. We are more than willing to take the time to answer all of your questions


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