Our dedicated team is here to support you in making the most out of your Golden Gopher experience. That's why our communities are designed with an understanding that learning doesn’t only take place in the classroom. There’s no easier way to make lifelong connections than to live on campus with students from around the world.
Transfer students check out these housing tips to help you have a smooth transition to campus.
First-Year Housing Guarantee
Key Application Dates
The housing application opens in November for new first-year students. Our best advice is to submit your application as soon as possible—you do not need to wait until you've confirmed your enrollment. Applying for University Housing is low risk (only a $50 fee to apply), and puts you in the best position to get assigned to one of your top preferences.
Pro tip! Your housing application date is one of the first factors for final assignments. Also, you will be able to review and edit your application details through May 15, which will not impact your initial application date.
March 1 is the priority date to apply to live in one of 30+ Living Learning Communities, which are situated in designated areas of specific buildings. You may include two LLC preferences on your application, and there are no extra fees to live in an LLC.
Many LLCs fill before March 1. If the LLC is not full, students will be considered based on program requirements and the date of your housing application.
Students accepted to an LLC will be informed in early June ahead of their final assignment notice.
All first-year students who are admitted to the University must pay their enrollment confirmation fee and $200 housing guarantee to confirm a spot in University housing.
The housing guarantee payment will be applied to your fall housing charges. Payment extension requests are available.
All guaranteed students will receive their complete housing assignment details and roommate information (if applicable) by the end of July.
Note: Students who apply after the Housing guarantee deadline will be notified of their final assignment by mid-August.
There is a lot of variety available for first-year students, from different room and building types to the vibe of each of our distinct, micro-neighborhoods. That said, our designated first-year communities have been consistently popular with our newest Gophers.