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Future Gophers

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.

Key Application Dates


The housing application will open 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.

Housing Options

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.

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Our on-campus communities have their own rhythm and unique benefits.
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Live Here
We support fun, safe, and healthy communities where all can learn and grow.
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Make the most of your on-campus experience by building connections.
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Don't wait. Applying early for housing puts you in a better position to get one of your preferred assignments.
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Living Learning Communities
Connect with other students in one of over 30 programs.
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Housing Contract
Review terms, provisions, and payment information to secure your housing space.