New Student Process

The housing process for new UE students begins after you send in your admission deposit. Your $100 housing deposit is included in your $300 admissions deposit.

Applying for Housing

Starting in early March, any student who has paid their admission deposit will receive a message from the Office of Residence Life. This message will include information on how to access UE's online application materials for housing and meal plans on Self-Service (you will need your UE username and password that you previously set up).

Your online housing application offers choices among UE's residence halls, and even allows you to request your roommate. If you don't have a roommate in mind, room assignments don't happen until after the June SOAR sessions, so you have time to make a request – or, you can have a roommate assigned based on common interests and habits. View our residence halls.

Housing assignments and move-in information:

  • Final housing assignments with building placement, room number, and roommate information will be available on Self-Service during the last week of June.
  • You will receive an email once housing assignments are uploaded to Self-Service.
  • If you are on a payment plan and are assigned to a hall that has a different rate or change your meal plan with a different rate, contact the Office of Student Financial Services to make any necessary adjustments.
  • New student Move-in information can be found here.

Notes regarding placement and your Housing and Food Service Contract:

  • The director of residence life determines exceptions and modifications to housing policy. This includes, but is not limited to space allocation, credit hour requirements, filling vacancies, temporary assignments, consolidations, gender assignments, disability accommodations, reserved housing, theme living, and contract cancellations.
  • The University reserves the right to make or change assignments, assign a new roommate, or consolidate spaces at any point of the academic year based on the needs of the program. The University also reserves the right to cancel a housing contract for academic failure, non-payment for services, breach of contract, criminal behavior, or violation of rules of conduct and/or housing regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook, in the Residence Life section of the University Website, and in other materials published by the University.
  • Please review your Housing and Food Service Contract for more details.


  • Contact the Office of Residence Life if you have questions regarding residence halls, assignments, meal plans, or other aspects of living on campus.
  • Contact your Admission Counselor if you have difficulties logging into Self-Service.