Incoming Transfer Students (Fall 2023)

Welcome home to Residence Life! After you have been formally admitted to NDSU, your next step is to apply for on-campus housing.

Residence Halls and Apartments

As a transfer student you are able to apply for a residence hall or an apartment. There are five main differences between our halls and apartments.

Residence HallsApartments
BillingPer semesterMonthly
ContractsFull academic year4-12 month options or longer
FurnitureFurnishedNot furnished
Roommates     Self-select or assigned by Residene LifeSelf-selected
On-site StaffHall Directors and RAsComplex Managers






Learn more about their differences and all of NDSU's upper-division housing options


RESIDENCE HALLS: If you would like to apply for a residence hall, please follow the directions below.

APARTMENTS: If you would like to apply for an apartment, please click here.

APPLY FOR BOTH: Because NDSU Apartments often hold long waitlists, many students will also apply for a residence hall. This secures housing and provides the opportunity to live on campus until their apartment is ready. To do this, follow these steps.

  1. Apply for an NDSU Apartment
    • Make sure to check the box to indicate you also want to apply for a residence hall! 
  2. Check your email. You’ll receive a link to the residence hall application with no application fee. This can take 1-2 business days. 

Residence Hall Applications for Transfer Students (Fall 2023)

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:

Step Two - Apply for Housing
  • After claiming your N.D. University System account, use it to log into the NDSU housing portal within Campus Connection. 
  • Please do not use an iPad to apply. Make sure your browser is set to accept pop-ups during the application process.
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.

Residence Life Timeline

OCTOBER 3, 2022 | Housing Applications Become Available 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 5, 2022 | Access to MyCollegeRoomie Begins 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.

MARCH 13-31, 2023 | Room Selection Process NDSU’s room self-selection process puts you in the driver’s seat. You pick your hall and your room, or get on a waitlist!

APRIL TO AUGUST 2023 | 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. 

Terms and Conditions 

Residence Hall Agreement: 2023-2024 Terms and Conditions

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