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Apply for housing


One of the most exciting parts about going to college can be living on campus. Here's what you need to do.


Haven't applied yet? Take a few minutes and fill out an application to become a Zip!

Interested in touring campus? See our upcoming Admissions events!


Once accepted to UA, submit your Intent to Enroll form and pay the confirmation fee by May 1, if you haven't already. It'll take about seven business days for New Student Orientation to process the payment.

Experienced a recent hardship?

At The University of Akron, we rise together. If you have experienced a recent hardship and are concerned about your ability to confirm your enrollment or continue as a Zip, we are here to help.

Simply complete this form and a member of our team will contact you.


Application process temporarily offline starting March 19 — Between 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, and Friday, March 26, the My Housing area of My Akron will be offline to allow technicians to upgrade the software. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we look forward to providing you an enhanced application process in about a week. Questions? Please write to reslife@uakron.edu.

Once you are eligible to apply for housing, you will be extended an invitation through your University and default email address. You may access the housing application/contract through My Housing icon located in My Akron

The freshman housing priority deadline is May 15. Only those applications completed (including the $150 prepayment) prior to May 15 will be eligible to participate in the room selection process. Students who application are received after May 15 will be manually assigned a room by Residence Life and Housing staff.


Upon completing your housing application/contract you will be invited to Personalize Your Experience. This is a way for YOU to tell us a little bit more about YOU! This is an opportunity to answer a few roommate matching questions or create roommate groups, apply for a living-learning community or express interest in our theme housing, and much more.

Upon completing your Personalize My Experience step, you will be invited to complete a profile in My College Roomie (MCR). This is your way to meet other new students attending UA, make new friends and form roommate groups! Your invitation will be sent to your UA email only so be sure to check that mailbox often! You must complete Personalize Your Experience by May 17 and have your roommate group in My College Roomie finalized by May 18.

Students who’ve completed the housing application hanging out in residence hall5. SELECT A ROOM

Room selection for first year students will occur in late May. More details will be provided on this website in early April and sent to students via their UA email accounts.

If you are not familiar with the residence halls, please be sure to find your housing fit prior to your room selection date. Learn more about meal plans.

Current residents

Current UA students may apply for housing now. Students will select a room in late-April 2021. Additional information will be sent to housing applicants as room selection dates draw near. As always, current students will select a room before new students giving them first dibs on available spaces!

Students in dorm room after completing housing application

Explore the halls

When deciding your preferred halls, it is important to consider what options are the most important to you. Here you’ll find everything you need to pick a building and make your room your own.

Find your residence hall