Apply For Housing: Continuing Students

The Undergraduate Continuing Student Housing Application and Housing Selection process is designed to support rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors as they apply and select Residential Life managed housing. It is important that all students familiarize themselves with the application, grouping, and selection pieces of the process to be successful in securing housing for the next academic year.

  • Learn more about what grouping options are available this year here.
  • Learn more about selection and how to indicate your preferences on your application here.

Review the terms and conditions for your housing contract:

Contact the office: As you seek more information about housing selection this year, we highly recommend reviewing our FAQ at the bottom of this page. If your questions can’t be answered via our website, please email us at reslife@wustl.edu.


Housing Selection Dates

The below timeline applies to the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Housing Application Opens Available via WashU Housing Portal
Monday, February 14, 2022 Housing Application Closes Priority Housing Accommodations Deadline
Friday, February 18, 2022 Grouping Begins For Res College and General
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Virtual Roommate Mixer at 7:00 PM See Grouping Page
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Virtual Roommate Mixer at 7:00 PM See Grouping Page
Sunday, March 6, 2022 Virtual Roommate Mixer at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 11, 2022 Grouping Ends Complete your group by 11:59 PM.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Selection Begins Assign your group leaders!
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Selection Ends
Friday, April 14, 2022 Housing Cancellation Deadline Without Penalty – See Cancellation Policy Page

*If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for this year’s housing application, view information about our housing waitlist here to be considered for 2022-2023 Residential Life managed housing.


Understanding Eligibility

Housing Eligibility for the 2022-2023 academic year is as follows: Students who lived with us in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Study Abroad Information

  • If you plan to study abroad in the Spring Semester, you will participate in the current selection process to secure Fall semester housing.
  • If you plan to study abroad in the Fall Semester, do not submit an application for this current cycle. We will re-open the housing application in late Fall for Spring housing consideration. There will be no penalty for canceling your housing agreement due to studying abroad.

If you have questions about your eligibility or are not able to submit a housing application through the WashU Housing Portal, please contact our office by email at reslife@wustl.edu


Information Sessions + Roommate Mixers

Virtual Information Session

Thursday, February 10, 2022 Zoom Link  7:00 PM

Couldn’t make it to the Information Session? Please view the recording below.
We also provide a PDF version of the presentation below.

Recorded Information Session

Information Session Presentation (PDF)

Connect with other Students throughout the process:

Virtual Roommate Mixer 

Find potential roommates through our Roommate Mixer events. We are here to help you all get to know one another and answer any questions you may have!

This year we have the Roommate Finder feature via your WashU Housing Portal. Attend our roommate mixers for support on how to use the Roommate Finder to complete your group.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Zoom Link  7pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Zoom Link 7pm
Sunday, March 6, 2022 Zoom Link  7pm

Apply to a Living Learning Community by 8:00 AM on Tuesday, February 15th

Living Learning Communities (LLC)  are specialized living environments that connect students inside- and outside-the-classroom experiences on the agreed upon topic of their choice. The Living Learning Community is experienced through programs and activities planned by the participants of the LLC in collaboration with their faculty advisors and Staff advisors. This experience is Residential Life’s opportunity to continue to provide intentional support and programming more tailored to the student and their interest.

Students can apply to be a part of one of our 3 Established LLCs – Hamsini, Sakeenah, or Women in STEM – or they can Design Your Own (DYO). Learn more about Living Learning Communities and the application process, and apply by 8am on Tuesday February 15th.


Housing Accommodations

Housing Accommodations are determined by the Disability Resource Office. Approved accommodations are then implemented by Residential Life. Note, your housing placement will be assigned to fit the needs of your approved housing accommodation from Disability Resources.

Deadlines for the 2022-2023 Academic Year: Current Students: February 14, 2022

Students will receive notification of the Housing Accommodation from the Disability Resources Office decision through their WUSTL email, typically 2-6 weeks after submitting their request. Late requests will be placed on a space available as is.

Important Rules for Housing Accommodations

  • Students must still complete the Room & Board Application through their WashU Housing Portal to be considered for a placement in housing, even if they have already been approved for a housing accommodation.
  • Being approved for a housing accommodation does not guarantee that you will be placed in your first-choice residential hall or with your preferred friends. Disability Resources makes determinations regarding functional accommodations in housing. Their office is not involved in the process of assigning a student’s specific room or specific roommates/suitemates. This process is managed by Residential LIfe and students will be notified of their specific room assignment separately.
  • Students with an approved accommodation can have no more than 3 roommates. However, they can also apply as an individual. This does not guarantee a single room placement.
  • Students who submit requests or appeals after the posted deadline may need to be placed as an individual, instead of with chosen roommates. Additionally, students who submit requests or appeals after the posted deadline may be placed on a waiting list for the next available room that meets their accommodation.

For questions to Disability Resources, please contact their office at 314-935-5970 or by email. They are located on the ground floor of Gregg House on the South 40. Their office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

How to Request Housing Accommodations

If you are requesting accommodations for the very first time, the steps will be slightly different than if you are already registered with Disability Resources for other accommodations. If this is your first time registering with Disability Resources and requesting accommodations, follow the below steps.

  1. Acquire Documentation from your doctor or therapist: All requests for housing accommodations must include documentation prepared by a qualified evaluator. At minimum the documentation must substantiate the student’s disabling condition and verify the student’s current need for accommodations in order to have equal access to the residential environments.
  2. Submit the Public Accommodation Request Form: Students who are not already registered with Disability Resources should submit the Public Accommodation Request form and upload their documentation of disability with this form. If you do not have access to your documentation at the time that you submit the form we can also accept documentation through mail, email, or fax. However, if you choose to submit documentation through one of these alternate means, please keep in mind that your request will not be considered complete until Disability Resources receives both your submission and documentation.

Have you previously registered with Disability Resources for any type of accommodation request (academic, housing, transportation, or temporary injury)? Follow the below steps.

  1. Acquire documentation from your doctor or therapist: All requests for housing accommodations must include documentation prepared by a qualified evaluator.
  2. Submit the Supplemental Form through Access WashU: Students who have requested accommodations of any type in the past must log in to Access WashU and submit a supplemental request in order to request a change or addition to their current accommodations. Step-by-step directions to complete the supplemental request are below.
  • Navigate to Access WashU
  • Log in with your WUSTL key
  • Select the “Accommodation” tab on the menu bar on the left-hand side of the page.
  • From the drop-down options choose the second option “Supplemental”
  • Choose “Add New”
  • Fill out all form fields and click “Submit”.

Documentation of disability can be uploaded through the Supplemental Request. If you do not have access to your documentation at the time that you submit the form we can also accept documentation through mail, email, or fax. However, if you choose to submit documentation through one of these alternate means, please keep in mind that your request will not be considered complete until Disability Resources receives both your submission and documentation.

Is it necessary to request housing accommodations?

  • For dietary restrictions > No. Dining services works to support students with special dietary needs, this includes those with medically restricted diets and those with food allergies and intolerances. Dining Services is generally able to meet the needs of students requesting specialized meal plans so all students with special dietary needs are encouraged to work with dining services to make dining on campus enjoyable and safe. The process for requesting dietary accommodations is outlined on the Dining Services website.
  • For transportation and Proximity to Academic Buildings > No. All on-campus residential buildings are considered to be within close proximity to academic buildings and other campus facilities. Students whose disabilities may limit their ability to walk and/or carry a heavy backpack for long distances are encouraged to utilize the Campus Circulator and/or Medical Escort Service when traveling across campus. More information about these options can be found on the Parking and Transportation Services website.
  • For Environmental Allergens > No. The university has conducted tests of environmental allergen levels throughout the Residential Life buildings. The results of these tests found that there is not a significant difference in allergen level between the various building types. To reduce exposure to environmental allergens, students are encouraged to follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology by brining allergen-proof fabric covers for bedding, a dehumidifier, and/or HEPA filter air purifier for use in their residence hall rooms.
  • For distraction-Reduced Study Space > No. By nature, residential housing is not a distraction-reduced environment. Students are encouraged to explore the many study spaces throughout campus to find a quiet study location and are welcome to contact Disability Resources for recommendations.


Chapter Facility Housing (also known as Fraternity Housing)

Residential Life and the University owns and operates nine University facilities that fraternities have been granted the privilege of occupying located near the Athletic Complex and the Village Green on the Danforth Campus.

Students who are interested in Chapter Facilities (also known as Fraternity Housing) must complete the Residential Life housing application. Then, you must connect with your chapter House Managers for next steps. Each Chapter Facility operates their housing selection phase independently from the Residential Life Selection Phase.

Note: You will have the option to disclose and are encouraged to do so on your housing application that you are a member of a Fraternity on campus. If you wish to live in Chapter Facility Housing as a fraternity member, your process will be facilitated by you and your fraternity members prior to the grouping process.

More information can be found here: Sorority and Fraternity Life website.


Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing (Gender Queer/Gender Nonconforming) refers to individual rooms or suites where the gender of the roommates is not taken into consideration when the room is assigned through the assignment process. While this is intended to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, this is available to all students who feel they would be more comfortable in a gender inclusive room/suite or feel they could provide a safe and inclusive space for another student regardless of gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

  • All gender identities can be present on the floors and within the buildings.
  • A Co-Ed assignment would only house students of one gender identity within the suite or bedroom.
  • Gender Inclusive assignments can accommodate any gender identity.

Our assignments team wants students to feel safe and comfortable.  We make an effort to assign roommates with someone who identifies as them by offering residents the ability to choose the gender identity of the person they would like to live with.  Continuing students who would like to request gender inclusive housing must contact our office by email in advance of receiving your Fall assignment. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request; however, roommates may or may not hold the same gender identity as you.

Note, if either roommate moves out at any point, the vacant space is now available for Res Life to assign as needed. Should the remaining roommate wish to change their participation in gender inclusive housing, it must be changed via the WashU Housing Portal. If the remaining roommate desires to stay in gender inclusive housing, no further action is needed.


Cancellation Policy

For an in-depth understanding of the Cancellation Policy, please visit Room Cancellation Policy.


Frequently Asked Questions: Apply

Will I receive housing?

Housing Eligibility for the 2022-2023 academic year is as follows:

  • Students who lived with us in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Do I have a lottery number?

No. We will be using time slots assigned to groups during the selection period.

What is a time slot?

The time slot is a random computer-generated time when your group will be able to login and select a room assignment.

What is the WashU Housing Portal?

The WashU Housing Portal is the online portal where all aspects of housing selection take place. Students will need to access the WashU Housing Portal to submit the housing application, sign the housing agreement, pick a meal plan, form groups, and select a room. You can access the WashU Housing Portal through your WebSTAC account.

Why can’t I apply for housing?

  • If you are unable to apply but feel you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please contact our office at (314) 935-5050.
  • If you missed the housing application deadline, you can submit your name to our housing waitlist once it is made available.

What is the best browser to use for the WashU Housing Portal?

The WashU Housing Portal is available on all browsers, however we recommend using Google Chrome.

What do I do if I need housing accommodations?

Please see the housing accommodations information above in detail.

What is the housing agreement?

The housing agreement is an academic year legal and binding agreement that all residents sign when they apply for housing. Once this document is electronically signed, you are committed to campus housing for a full academic year (fall and spring) and it designates your financial responsibility for room and board costs.

When do I sign a housing agreement?

When applying for housing you will have the opportunity to review the terms and conditions and electronically sign your housing agreement by clicking “I Agree.” In order for the application to be active, the agreement will need to be signed by the application deadline. You have the opportunity to print the agreement or to view at any time through the WashU Housing Portal.

Can I cancel my application without penalty?

If you apply for housing but decide you no longer want to live with Residential Life, you may retract your application until March 21 through the WashU Housing Portal without penalty by using the Housing Cancellation Request Form.

What if I want to cancel my application after March 21?

Please see the Room Cancellation Policy within the terms and conditions.

What if I don’t/can’t select a room?

If you received a timeslot, you will be able to select a housing option from those available during your timeslot.

If you elect not to make a selection, you will be administratively assigned. It will not serve as an automatic cancellation. We will make every effort to keep your group together.

What if I am abroad during housing selection in the Spring?

If you are currently studying abroad this Spring semester and need to secure housing for the Fall semester, you will participate in the current selection process to secure Fall semester housing.

What if I plan to study abroad?

If you plan to study abroad in the Fall Semester, do not submit an application. We will re-open the housing application in late Fall for Spring housing consideration. There will be no penalty for canceling your housing agreement due to studying abroad.

What should I do if my roommate will be abroad for the fall?

We do not hold rooms for students returning in the Spring Semester. Spring Housing Applications will re-open in late fall. At that time, study abroad students returning in the spring can indicate their desired placement on their application. However, this does not guarantee a specific housing placement.

What if I have an internship or COOP?

Students who have an internship or COOP in the Spring Semester will need to provide documentation to the Office of Residential Life in order to be released without penalty. These students may choose to live with us in the Spring as long as they are still undergraduates pursuing their degree.

What if I am graduating in December?

Students graduating in December will be released from their agreement upon verification of their degree. Students should submit a Housing Cancellation Request form through the WashU Housing Portal. Students graduating in December cannot continue to live with Residential Life past the end date of the Fall Contract. December graduates are no longer eligible for Winter Housing. Exceptions will no longer be granted.

Non-Residential Life Housing Options