Housing & Residential Life
General FAQs for prospective students
How safe are the residence halls and apartments?
Why is it beneficial to live in the Residence Halls?
Which hall should I choose?
What are Living Learning Communities?
Can I get a tour of the residence halls and apartments?
Can I bring my car to campus?
Are incoming first-year students guaranteed housing?
When will I be notified of what building I am in and will it be my top choice?
Can I change my preferences after I apply and will it affect my application date?
Can I request a roommate and am I guaranteed to live with them?
What is expanded housing?
Do I have to have a meal plan and how can I change it?
Current Student FAQs
How do I transfer to a different room/building?
Who do I talk to about a roommate issue?
How do I get out of my contract?
What do I do if I am planning on studying abroad in the Spring?
When do the halls close for winter break? What if I need to stay here during the break?
How can I change/cancel my meal plan?
When do I apply for next fall?
Common Questions About Move-In
When can I begin moving in? When is the latest date I can move in?
Can I move in earlier than the designated move in date?
How do I get to campus and once I'm there, how do I get to my assigned building?
Where can I park while unloading at my assigned building
What can I bring to make the move less stressful?
Will anyone be available to assist me with my move?
Now that I've arrived at my assigned building, what's next?
Are there any planned events for new students?
Whats should I do if I'm expecting packages, trunks, or parcels to arrive C.O.D.?
When will my meal plan become "active"?
When will the refrigerator I reserved be delivered to campus?
How can I make overnight accommodations for friends/family staying to help me settle in?
FAQs for Application
Should I apply for housing even though I have not decided to go to the U yet? And how much is the deposit?
How do I apply for housing if I have not received a Student ID?
I can not apply because my Internet ID and password is not working, what should I do?
The Online Housing Application doesn’t work. What can I do?
I paid the $25 application fee. Is my application complete? What are the next steps?
I entered my housing application, but am not sure if it was received. How would I find that out?
What is the best place to live?
What are LLCs?
How do I know if I am eligible for Honors Housing?
Can I apply for an LLC even if I have not heard if I have been accepted into the program?
When will I hear from Housing next after I submit my application? What is the timeline of communication?
What does the March 1 deadline mean?
What is the $250?
When is the $250 Due?
Can I pay the $250 online?
Is it better to pay it right away? Will I be penalized if I don’t pay it right away?
I couldn’t open the PDF from Housing, what should I do?
I filled out my preferences, but want to change them. How do I do that?
If I make changes to my application will it affect my application complete date?
What is the Roommate Search?
Who is eligible for Roommate Search?
How does Roommate Search work?
How do I access Roommate Search?
What is the advantage of lofting or bunking a bed?
How do I know if my room can have a loft or bunk?
Should I consult my roommate before I order a loft? bunk?
Can I build my own loft/bunk?
Are there enough lofts for everyone that requests one?
If I do not place my order before the August 15 deadline, can I still get a loft bunk?
How much does it cost to have a loft/bunk?
Am I required to have a safety rail?
The web site says my room cannot have a loft, why is that?
What happens if I order a loft/bunk and cancel my contract or move rooms prior to move-in?
Do I have to have a loft/bunk agreement?
Housing Assignments FAQ’s
How assignments are made?
Why did I not get my first hall choice?
I was assigned to an expanded housing space. What will be in my room? When will I get a permanent assignment?
Why I did not get my top ranked room choice? Why did I get assigned to a single when I wanted a double?
Why I did not get my requested roommate?
Why did I get assigned to Bailey hall when I do not have any classes on the St. Paul campus?
Can I move in early?
Is my hall open over winter break?
I got an assignment, but I do not plan on attending the University of Minnesota?
Can I still cancel my housing contract?
Can I request a room transfer? W hat are my chances?
How do I apply for parking?
Why I did not get in the Living learning Community (LLC) I choose?
Can I see my assigned room?
Can I come at a different time or day than listed on my assignment letter?
In order to manage the move-in process for Fall we have assigned move-in
I have not been able to reach my assigned roommate(s), what should I do?
Why are assignments not made until the end of July?
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