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Housing assignments are made based on the date of your housing application first, followed by other factors like roommate or Living Learning Community preferences. 

We use the information on your application to assign you to a space that most closely matches your choices (and you can list up to 25 building/room combinations).

Apply early – You don’t have to wait until you know the status of your admission to the University of Minnesota to apply. Applying early puts you in a better position to get one of your preferred buildings or room types, and all that is needed is a non-refundable $50 housing application fee.

Key Dates for New Students


The housing application opened 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 Applications

Summer 2022

Continuing students can select the dates they want to stay on campus.

Apply Now

New 2022-2023

Applications open now for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Apply Now

Return 2022-2023

Returning students, explore your options to sign up for next year.

Learn more


Don't worry if you do not have a specific roommate in mind before applying for housing. We will do the matching for you based on the application questionnaire, and you can use our search system available in the spring. Roommate Search is constantly updated with matches as new students apply for housing, so be sure to check back often.

Have a specific roommate in mind? It needs to be a mutual request, so enter their Student ID on your application and be sure they put your information on their application. Also, be sure to review LLC requirements in advance.

Gender Open Space

We are focused on creating an inclusive environment for all residents. With Gender Open Housing, students can live together regardless of sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression. You can note this preference on your application. 

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Gender Open Housing
An inclusive option to live together regardless of sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
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Learn about the various factors that go into how we make housing assignment decisions.
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Our on-campus communities have their own rhythm and unique benefits.