Apply for Housing


As a new, current or returning student you are eligible to apply for housing if you are enrolled in the current or upcoming semester.

Current Students Applying for Housing for the Next Academic Year

At the start of the spring term, a calendar is posted with all of the pre-draw and Room Draw dates and deadlines.  Students wishing to add a spouse, domestic partner or children must include their name(s) on their housing application for Room Draw and also should submit the appropriate documentation to Student Housing.

Room retention

First and second-year graduate students and families with children (regardless of year of study) are eligible to renew their apartments and townhouses through the contract renewal process, which typically takes place in February.  Contract renewals are made before the annual Room Draw process so Student Housing has an accurate number of units that can be used for Room Draw. All G1's and G2's (in full renewal eligible apartments) and families with children who currently live in an apartment will receive an automatic retention offer for their current unit. Renewal eligible students in multi-bedroom apartments should submit a Renewal Form to Student Housing by February 22, 2022. Students can pull in any current G1-G3 student to fill their apartment. Students who would like to renew a GC/Annex room should also submit a Renewal Form to Student Housing by February 22, 2022.

Room Draw

All enrolled graduate students are eligible to apply through Room Draw in the spring for housing for the following academic year. Applicants are randomized within their class year and assigned a lottery number.

Those who apply to room draw and who are successful in the lottery for the Graduate College or the annexes are assigned a specific time to go to My Housing for Graduates select a room. Those who are successful in the lottery for an apartment will be assigned in order and should expect to receive an offer for housing in late April or early May.

Wait list

Students who have applied to Room Draw but are unsuccessful in the lottery will be placed on the wait list. Current and incoming students who miss the deadline are eligible to apply to the wait list. The wait list application opens in April and closes in late September. Contract offers are made on a rolling basis as vacancies allow.

Students Returning from Field Study or Leave of Absence

If you are returning from a field study or a leave of absence, you may apply for housing at any point in the year.  Contract offers are made on a rolling basis as vacancies allow.

Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRCs)

VSRCs may apply for housing at any time via the My Housing for Graduates website.  

Housing for VSRCs is limited to the Old Graduate College, New Graduate College, and the Annexes.   VSCRs are not eligible to live in Graduate Housing apartments, nor can family members reside with them.   

Availability is limited to vacancies that are available at that time.   VSCRs may request a particular room type, requests will be honored based upon availability.   Tours of rooms prior to move-in are not permitted.  


VSRCs will be charged a weekly rate, based on the number of weeks residing in campus.  Charges are based on the room type assigned. 

Please note: When signing the contract the cost listed is the default for full-time students. As a VSRC you will be charged the weekly rate.

Meal Plans:

VSCRs assigned to Old Graduate College and New Graduate College are required to sign up for a meal plan.  Students will be charged the full meal plan amount and then prorated based on occupancy dates. 

VSCRs can choose from two meal plan options (2022-2023 rates):

Graduate Unlimited Plan- $3,835.00 per semester

Graduate Block 105-  $1,487.50 per semester

VSCRs Off-Campus Housing Options

VSRCs with families or looking for off-campus housing can visit the Off-Campus Housing website or contact Sarah Major, Manager for Housing Services.