2020-21 Freshman Application
The University of Mississippi has a freshman residency requirement. All of our incoming freshmen must complete the student housing application or have an approved application for exemption from the freshman residency requirement.
This application requires a $75 non-refundable application fee, payable with Mastercard or Visa.
Accessing the Application
Part 1 of the student housing application will open to all admitted 2020-21 freshmen at 9:00am on September 4 and will remain open until the fall 2020 semester begins. You’ll need your webID, password, and student ID number to apply. If you pay your application fee prior to 4:00pm on April 4, you will receive an access time for part 2 of the application (room selection) and will be able to choose a room in April. If you pay your application fee at or after 4:00pm on April 4, you will be able to access room selection beginning at 9:00am on May 4.
All times are Central.
9:00am, 9/4 Application access available to all admitted 2020-21 freshmen
4:00pm, 4/3 Deadline to pay application fee in order to have access to room selection in April, deadline to request & confirm a roommate
4:00pm, 4/9 April room selection access times sent via Ole Miss Gmail to 2020-21 freshmen who paid the application fee by 4:00pm on 4/3
9:00am, 5/4 Room selection access available to all 2020-21 freshmen who have paid the application fee
4:00pm, 7/22 Deadline for room changes prior to move in
Our application process consists of two parts. Students who begin the application process after 9:00am on May 4 will complete both parts at once.
Student Housing Application Part 1
Step 1: Electronically sign the student housing contract.
Step 2: Pay the $75 non-refundable application fee with Visa or Mastercard. Room selection priority is determined by the date and time that the application fee is paid.
Step 3: Acknowledge policies related to roommates and room selection.
Step 4: Complete your profile.
Optional: Request or confirm a roommate. The deadline to complete the roommate request and confirm process is 4:00pm on April 3.
Roommate Request & Confirm
You can request a roommate within your student housing application. Your requested roommate must confirm the request prior to 4:00pm on April 3 in order for the two of you to be connected for room selection. If you have a confirmed roommate, you will receive the same access time, which is determined by averaging your application fee payment times. One of you will choose spaces for both of you during room selection.
If you’re planning to participate in a living-learning community (Early Entry Pharmacy LLC, FASTrack LLC, Honors College LLC, MOST LLC) living group (Provost Scholars LG), or residential college (Luckyday RC, RC South), your roommate must be eligible for the same community.
If you do not have a confirmed roommate, you will receive an access time to select a space in a room in one of the buildings in which you are eligible to live.
Looking for a roommate? There are four easy ways to find one!
- Search within the student housing application by webID, student ID #, or specific profile questions (available until 4:00pm on April 3).
- Search within the student housing application for students whose profile information best matches yours (available until 4:00pm on April 3).
- Join the Ole Miss Student Housing Roommate Connections group on Facebook.
- Once room selection opens to you, view profiles of room occupants.
Student Housing Application Part 2 (Room Selection)
Prepare for room selection by researching building and community options. You’ll want to determine your student housing preferences prior to room selection. Be sure to review your options with your roommate, if applicable. Keep in mind that members of our living-learning communities (Early Entry Pharmacy LLC, FASTrack LLC, Honors College LLC, MOST LLC) living group (Provost Scholars LG), and residential colleges (Luckyday RC, RC South) must have roommates who are also eligible to be members of those communities.
Your room selection access time is determined by the date and time that you pay the non-refundable $75 application fee. For confirmed roommates, payment times are averaged to determine room selection access times.
If you pay your student housing application fee prior to 4:00pm on April 3, you will receive a room selection access time via Ole Miss Gmail at 4:00pm on April 9; room selection access will begin the following week. If you pay your student housing application fee at or after 4:00pm on April 3, you will be able to access room selection beginning at 9:00am on May 4.
Once you receive access to room selection, you will be able to view and choose from the rooms in the buildings in which you are eligible to live. If you have confirmed roommate, one of you will choose spaces for both of you during room selection.
Once you have chosen a room, the room change section will replace room selection in your student housing application. In the room change section, you can view available spaces and change rooms, if desired, as many times as you wish prior to 4:00pm on July 22, which is the last opportunity to change rooms prior to move in. The next available opportunity for room changes will be during fall semester. As students participate in room selection, availability of buildings and rooms changes frequently. You keep your current room while looking at your options in the room change section; you must choose a bed in another room and confirm your selection in order to leave your current room. Using room change disconnects confirmed roommates.
Consolidation occurs during room selection and after each semester begins as residence hall vacancies are evaluated. Once the semester begins, residents who live in double rooms without roommates will have three options: find a roommate, have a roommate assigned, or pay the increased rate for a private room (if available). Privatization options will be based entirely on space availability. This option is not available in contemporary halls or residential colleges during fall semester. If we have residents living in temporary housing, making the room private will not be an option.
If you decide not to attend the University of Mississippi or decide not to live in student housing prior to the cancellation deadline, you must complete the cancellation process in the student housing portal. If you are enrolled at the university and do not cancel your application by the deadline and prior to moving in, you will be responsible for all financial and other commitments.
Deadline for fall semester: 5:00pm on July 1 (After July 1, you will be financially responsible for BOTH fall and spring semesters if you are enrolled at the university.)