Prospective first-year students admitted for fall term through Admissions and Financial Aid have the opportunity to secure guaranteed on-campus housing. To receive guaranteed on-campus housing, students must pay their $300 enrollment fee and $325 housing deposit by the respective deadlines. The enrollment fee must be paid by May 1st, and the housing deposit deadline is printed on their housing contract. This guarantee is for three years provided that all housing application and deposit deadlines in each subsequent year are met. The Housing and Dining Services Contract is for both fall and spring terms.
Panther Central assigns all first-year students to on-campus housing in residence hall style accommodations. Housing is not on a first come first served basis. Regardless of when your application was completed, a mass allocation is run in mid-July. All students who meet their individual housing deadlines and are completed at that point will be assigned via mass allocation. The mass allocation ensures that students have a fair shot at obtaining their preferences. The system randomly selects students and assigns them according to preferences, as available. However, we are occasionally unable to accommodate preferences simply based on what is available when a student's name is selected.
They are assigned primarily to the following Residence Halls:
- Litchfield Towers*
- Sutherland Hall
- Holland Hall
- Forbes Hall
- Mark A. Nordenberg Hall
- Bruce Hall
- Brackenridge Hall
*designated floors are home to first-year students while others are home to upperclassmen.
Due to the University's rolling admission, Panther Central will continue to assign in smaller allocations throughout the summer. However, the majority of assignments are completed during the initial allocation.
Gender Inclusive Housing is available to first-year students by contacting Panther Central directly upon admission to the University.
Nonguaranteed First-Year Students
First-year students who do not pay their enrollment fee by the date specified on their housing contract are considered nonguaranteed. If a student is still interested in housing, they can be placed on our housing waitlist. To be placed on the waitlist automatically, pay the $325 housing deposit and complete the Nonguaranteed First-Year Housing Application. After all guaranteed students are placed in housing, nonguaranteed students are placed in the order that completed applications were received.