How to apply for housing

HOUSING FOR NEW FRESHMEN

One of the most exciting parts about going to college can be living on campus. Here's what you need to do.

1. APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED TO UA

Haven't applied yet? Take a few minutes and fill out an application to become a Zip!

Interested in touring campus? See our upcoming Admissions events!

2. PAY YOUR CONFIRMATION FEE

Once accepted to UA, submit your Intent to Enroll form and pay the confirmation fee by May 1, if you haven't already. It'll take about seven business days for New Student Orientation to process the payment.

3. COMPLETE THE UA HOUSING APPLICATION/CONTRACT

Once you are eligible to apply for housing, you will be extended an invitation through your University and default email address. You may access the housing application/contract through My Housing icon located in My Akron

The freshman housing priority deadline is May 15.

4. PERSONALIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Upon completing your housing application/contract you will be invited to Personalize Your Experience. This is a way for YOU to tell us a little bit more about YOU! This is an opportunity to answer a few roommate matching questions or create roommate groups, apply for a living-learning community or express interest in our theme housing, and much more.

Students who’ve completed the housing application hanging out in residence hall5. SELECT A ROOM

Shortly after you have personalized your experience, you will receive an email informing you of the date you can select a room. See the timetable.

Students who do not select a room by June 2, 2019 at 11:59pm will be manually assigned a room at random. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to select a room as soon as they are eligible to do so.

If you are not familiar with the residence halls, please be sure to find your housing fit prior to your room selection date. More information about meal plans can be found here.

Current residents

Current UA students may begin applying for 2019/2020 housing through My Akron at noon Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Students will select a room in late-April 2019. More information will be sent to housing applicants as room selection dates draw near. As always, current students will select a room before new students giving them first dibs on available spaces!

See FAQs about housing

Students in dorm room after completing housing application

Explore the halls

When deciding your preferred halls, it is important to consider what options are the most important to you. Here you’ll find everything you need to pick a building and make your room your own.

Find your residence hall