Incoming, First-Year Students

Welcome home to Residence Life! After you have been formally admitted to NDSU, your next step is to apply for on-campus housing. Applying for housing doesn't commit you to NDSU, but it sets you up for success and secures your spot in line for room selection in March! 

Fall 2024 Applications

Step One: Claim your N.D. University System Account

In order to apply for housing, you must use your claimed N.D. University (NDUS) system account. Not sure if you have claimed your NDUS account? Click on the link to verify: http://claim.ndus.edu

Step Two: Apply for Housing & Select a Meal Plan | Apps open October 2, 2023

Log into the NDSU housing portal within Campus Connection. This step requires a $100 room reservation fee, which is fully refundable until May 1 as long as you provide notice of cancellation.

Meal Plans: During your housing application, you will be asked to select a 5- or 7-day unlimited access meal plan. Unlimited meal plans allow students to pop into any of our three dining centers as many times as they want. Students do not need to keep track of meal swipes, and they enjoy the flexibility to grab snacks, meals or coffee anytime they want from 7am to 11pm. First-year students are required to select one of the unlimited plans for their first year living on campus. Learn more about first-year meal plans

After you apply for housing, you will receive a confirmation email to your North Dakota University System emails address. For directions or help accessing this account, visit NDSU IT Email Services.

Step Three - Roommate Selection

Learn all the ways you can find or select a roommate.

Step Four - Room Selection

In March, you will participate in an online room selection process where you will select your residence hall and room. Priority is assigned based on your housing application date, so the sooner you apply for housing, the more likely you are to choose the hall and room of your choice! Detailed information about this process will be available in January.

Step Five - Check out the NDSU Learning Communities

As you decide where you want to live on campus, don't forget to check out the Learning Communities. Learning Communities are simply groups of students who live together in our high rises and develop tight-knit friendships through shared academic goals. Each community is different, but all offer the opportunity to make fast friends, attend a ton of activities and events, while helping you achieve goals important to you. 

Residence Life Timeline

OCTOBER 2, 2023  |  Housing Applications Become Available www.ndsu.edu/reslife/apply You are encouraged to submit your housing application after admission to NDSU even if you have not made your final college choice at this time (applying for housing does not formally commit you to NDSU). 

DECEMBER 4, 2023  |  Access to MyCollegeRoomie Begins  www.ndsu.edu/reslife/roommate Whether you know who you want to room with, or you want to find someone new, MyCollegeRoomie will help you match up! You will get an email invite sent to your NDSU email to participate.

FEBRUARY 23, 2024  |  Learning Community Deadlines Approaching  www.ndsu.edu/reslife/learning Learning communities are a great way to live with others who have similar goals and interests. Learn more and apply!

MARCH 11-31, 2024  |  Room Selection Process www.ndsu.edu/reslife/selection NDSU’s room selection process puts you in the driver’s seat. You pick your hall and your room!

APRIL TO AUGUST 2024  |  Room Assignments If you missed the room selection process in March, don't worry! We will assign you a space and you will receive an email when your assignment has been made.

Residence Halls 

Learn more about the residence hall options available to incoming, first-year students!

Residence Halls

Terms and Conditions 

Residence Hall Agreement: 2024-2025 Terms and Conditions

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