The live-on experience is an essential part of your education at WKU.
All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus for two years. Some exemptions apply.
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If you are not currently living on campus and would like to submit a housing application, scroll down and follow the instructions below.
Apply for Apartments60+ Credit Hours
Students with 60+ credit hours are eligible to apply.
Application Priority Deadline
Room assignments are made in date-received order.
While there are no guarantees, students who apply before March 31st have the best chances of receiving their housing preferences.
Students can apply for housing after being admitted to WKU. You do not have to wait until your TOP date to apply.
The priority deadline to apply is March 31st.
Applications are accepted through the active term.
Changes can be made to your housing application through the WKU Housing Portal through March 31st.
How to Make a Change
- Login to the WKU Housing Portal.
- Choose "Apply for Housing" from the top menu.
- Select the application term.
- Use the application checklist links at the top of the application screen to choose which page(s) you would like to edit.
- Choose "save and continue" on each page you are editing to save the changes.
Assignments are made in date-received order from when your deposit is submitted; making changes to your application does not affect your date-received status.
Choosing a Roommate
The housing application will allow you to add a specific person as a roommate, search for a potential roommate, or choose a "random roommate."
You will be required to create a "Roommate Screen Name," a personal description, and answer roommate preference matching questions.
Your Roommate Screen Name will allow others to search for you specifically and will be the only name displayed on your roommate profile.
If you are looking for a potential roommate, the application will generate suggested roommates for you based on your roommate matching preferences. You will be able to view roommate profiles, send private messages, and request a roommate through the WKU Housing Portal.
Determining Room Assignments
The University agrees to determine room assignments based upon:
- Date of receipt
- Priority status
- Mutual request for roommate pairing
Returning residents who renew their housing agreement prior to the established deadline are given "priority status" and are reassigned first.
Returning students with over 60 credit hours who apply after the deadline are not guaranteed a hall/room assignment for the upcoming academic year.
Incoming first year and transfer students are assigned after returning students.
The University makes all assignments without regard to race, sexual orientation or national origin, and rejects all requests for changes of assignments based upon these factors.
If space is available, requests for private rooms will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. The resident of a private room agrees to pay the additional charges either before the semester begins or before the move is complete.
If you apply by the March 31 priority deadline, you will likely receive your housing assignment in mid-June.
Housing assignments are sent throughout the summer. Since assignments are made in date-received order, the earlier you apply, the earlier you will receive your assignment.
Receiving Your Assignment
When your housing assignment is ready to view, you will receive an email directing you to the WKU Housing Portal.
Confirm Your Assignment
If you are still planning to live on campus when you receive your assignment, please confirm your assignment in the Housing Portal.
If you are dissatisfied with your assignment, the Housing Portal will give you the option to request a room change before the start of the academic year.
"Confirming" your assignment lets us know you are still planning to live on campus, even if you are dissatisfied with your room assignment.
If your plans have changed and you are no longer attending WKU, please choose the option to cancel your housing assignment in the Housing Portal.
Before the Semester Begins
If you are dissatisfied with your assignment prior to the beginning of the semester, you can request a change of assignment in the Housing Portal.
Follow these steps:
- Login to the WKU Housing Portal
- Select "View and Confirm Room Assignment"
- Select the appropriate term and choose "Save & Continue"
- Select "Confirm Room Assignment, Attending WKU" from the "Confirm Placement" dropdown menu and choose "Save & Continue"
- Choose an option in the dropdown menu to request a change (private room, different building, move with roommate request) and choose "Save & Continue"
Due to the high demand for housing, assignment changes are limited prior to the start of the fall semester. There are no guarantees, but changes may be made as space permits.
If you have previously requested a change, you do not need to request it again.
After the Semester Begins
There is a room change request process available after move-in if we are unable to grant your request before the beginning of the semester.
Before Receiving Your Assignment
If you are no longer planning to attend WKU after you have submitted your housing application, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your housing application.
Please include your name and WKU Identification Number (800 number) with your request to cancel.
After Receiving Your Assignment
If you need to cancel your Housing Agreement after you have received your housing assignment, please visit the WKU Housing Portal and do the following:
- Login to the WKU Housing Portal
- Select “View & Confirm Room Assignment”
- Select the term of your housing assignment and click “Save & Continue”
- Select “Cancel my housing – not attending WKU; not living on-campus” and click “Save and Continue”
A resident who cancels the Housing Agreement prior to the beginning of the academic year, will receive a partial refund based on the following Dates:
- Cancellation received or postmarked by July 1 for an Agreement beginning Fall Semester
or November 15 for Spring Semester, will receive a $100 refund.
- Cancellation received or postmarked between July 2 and August 1 for an Agreement beginning
Fall Semester or November 16 and December 15 for Spring Semester, will receive a $50
- Cancellation received after August 1 for Fall, or December 15 for Spring Semester receive NO REFUND of the deposit.
Written notice of cancellation must be made to the Department of Housing & Residence Life in order to receive a deposit refund.
A student who is denied admission will receive a full refund of the deposit when they withdraw or cancel.
A student who does not receive a room assignment, either permanent or temporary, before the beginning of the academic year due to unavailable space will receive a full refund of the deposit.