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Apply for Housing

Welcome to Appalachian State University! University Housing is delighted that you are joining the Appalachian family and that you are planning to live on campus in our residence halls. We have a lot of options for on-campus housing and below you will find detailed information about applying to live on campus.  Please note that readmitted, continuing, and transfer students, regardless of their academic standing, are not guaranteed on-campus housing and should call University Housing for application details.

Applications Available February 15

All students classified by Admissions as incoming freshmen are required to live in a residence hall unless an exemption is granted by University Housing.

Housing Applications are available beginning February 15 and room assignment information will be sent to your Appalachian email address in mid-July. All incoming freshmen must apply for on-campus housing or apply for an exemption. Students who meet one or more of the following criteria may apply for an exemption: married students, students who are single parents, veterans, and students living with a parent or guardian within 30 miles of campus. Students who wish to apply for an exemption should complete and submit a Housing Exemption Form to University Housing. To apply for on-campus housing, please visit the University Housing Portal .

The priority deadline for University Housing applications is 11:59 PM on May 31. University Housing will continue to accept applications from new students beyond this deadline; however, roommate search features and edits to existing applications will not be available.

Applications Available February 15

Students classified by Admissions as transfer* students are not guaranteed housing. *Any transfer student who earned a diploma from a high school, early college, or middle college less than twelve (12) months prior to beginning classes at Appalachian is required to live in a residence hall unless granted an exemption by University Housing.

Transfer students who wish to live on campus should complete a housing application as soon as possible; we are happy to offer unique opportunities to live on campus including a residence hall exclusively for transfer students or a chance to be part of ACES (for education students), Watauga Residential College , Active Living, Brain Matters, or ROTC! Offers for space will be sent to your Appalachian email address and will require a response by an assigned deadline. Submitting an application for housing does not guarantee a space for a transfer student. To apply for on-campus housing, please visit the University Housing portal .

Housing Reapplication Available December 1 - February 7

Current on-campus students who are interested in living on campus again for the upcoming academic year must reapply for housing. After the reapplication deadline has passed, invitations will be sent via Appalachian email in February. These invitations will allow students to select their on-campus assignments until all available spaces are filled, and will also direct them to sign the applicable Residence Hall License Contract. Students should be checking their Appalachian email regularly during February for updates on their status in the reapplication process. Please visit the Reapplication page for further information and frequently asked questions.

Open Application Available March 1

Current Appalachian students who were not eligible (i.e., off-campus students) for the Housing Reapplication process can submit an Open Application from March 1 - March 20 at 5pm. It is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate these requests based on availability. The Open Application can be accessed via the University Housing portal . The On-Campus Waitlist opens March 23 at midnight. Only students with an active Fall application can apply to this waitlist. No students will be pulled from this waitlist until mid-to-late May.

As we work to limit opportunities for exposure to COVID-19 for our students, we have made the difficult decision to limit the number of students who live in residence halls. Unfortunately, this means that we are not able to offer on-campus housing for new students for the spring 2021 semester.

Because you have not yet signed a housing contract, you have three options for the Spring 2021 semester:

  1. Stay in your home community and register for a fully online course schedule.
  2. Locate housing off campus. For more information, visit our Off-Campus Housing Student Services website.
  3. Defer enrollment until Fall 2021. If you wish to discuss this option, email your Admissions counselor and they will walk you through the process.


Applications are now available in the University Housing portal .


If you are taking summer classes and would like to live on campus during either Summer 1, Summer 2, or both summer sessions, please visit the University Housing portal and complete a summer housing application. Detailed information about summer housing can be found on our Summer Housing Information page.

If you are a newly admitted student who is admitted to summer school and not planning to live on campus for summer but want to live (or are required to live) on campus during the regular academic year, you must complete a summer housing application in order to access the academic year housing application. Once you have submitted both of your applications, please contact the Housing Assignments office at (828) 262-2160 or to cancel your summer application if you do not require summer housing.

Summer housing for 2021 will be located in Mountaineer Hall. Currently, all students who apply for summer housing will receive an assignment.