Student Housing

The University of Mississippi

Incoming Freshman Application 2019-20

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

In order to accommodate the number of students who have been admitted when the application opens, the Department of Student Housing utilizes a system for providing application access. Students who are admitted to the university prior to October 16, 2018, will be given equal priority for application access and will receive randomly generated access times. The student housing application will open to all admitted incoming freshmen at 9:00am on October 24, 2018, and will remain open until the fall 2019 semester begins. You’ll need your webID, password, and student ID number to apply.

Student Housing Portal

Application Timeline

All times are Central.

4:00pm, 10/17     Access times sent via Ole Miss Gmail to incoming freshmen admitted to the university prior to 10/16

9:00am, 10/24     Application access available to all incoming freshmen admitted to the university

4:00pm, 3/8         Deadline to indicate interest in a residential college

4:00pm, 3/22       Residential college acceptance notifications sent via Ole Miss Gmail

4:00pm, 4/5         Deadline to request & confirm a roommate, pay application fee in order to have access to room selection in April, accept residential college membership offer

4:00pm, 4/11        April room selection access times sent via Ole Miss Gmail

9:00am, 4/15        April room selection access times begin

9:00am, 5/6          Room selection access available to all incoming freshmen who have paid application fee

4:00pm, 7/24        Deadline for room changes prior to move in

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Application Process

Our application process consists of two parts. Students who begin the application process after room selection opens to all admitted incoming freshmen 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. Room selection priority is determined by the date and time that the application fee is paid.

Step 3: Complete your profile.

Step 4 (optional): Request a roommate. Your requested roommate must confirm your request in order for you to be connected for room selection. The deadline to complete the roommate request and confirm process is 4:00pm on April 5.

Step 5 (optional): Indicate interest in applying for a residential college. The deadline to apply is 4:00pm on March 8.

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Student Housing Application Part 2

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. Some academic programs have designated locations for optional residential communities. Keep in mind that members of our optional communities must have roommates who are also eligible to be members of those communities.

Step 1: Acknowledge policies related to room selection once room selection is available to you. Students who pay the application fee prior to 4:00pm on April 5 will receive access times at 4:00pm on April 11 for April room selection. Access times begin on April 15. Room selection access is available to all incoming freshmen who have paid application fees at 9:00am on May 6.

Step 2: Choose your room.

Step 3 (optional): Use the room change section to view available spaces and change rooms, if desired, as many times as you wish prior to 4:00pm on July 24, which is the last opportunity to change rooms prior to move in. The next available opportunity for room changes will be during fall semester.

Room Selection

If you pay your student housing application fee prior to 4:00pm on April 5, you will receive a room selection access time via Ole Miss Gmail at 4:00pm on April 11. If you pay your student housing application fee at or after 4:00pm on April 5, you will be able to access room selection at 9:00am on May 6.

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.

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.

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 5 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 an optional community, your roommate must be eligible for the same community. (e.g., If you’re planning to be a member of the Honors College Living-Learning Community, your roommate must also be a member of the Honors College).

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!

  1. Search within the student housing application by webID, student ID #, or specific profile questions (available until 4:00pm on April 5).
  2. Search within the student housing application for students whose profile information best matches yours (available until 4:00pm on April 5).
  3. Join the Ole Miss Student Housing Roommate Connections group on Facebook.
  4. Once room selection opens to you, view profiles of room occupants. 

Room Changes

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 24, 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.

Room Consolidation

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.

Cancellation

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.)