Fall Semester: First-time Applicants

First-time Applicants

Before you apply

You'll need to take care of a few things:

  • Create an IU network account and passphrase. Your student ID number is on the official acceptance notice sent to you by admissions.
  • If you're under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must agree to the contract terms. So have them create an eProxy account.
  • In case you don't think you have to live with us, review the residence exemption process.
  • If you have medical or physical concerns that will affect your assignment, you and your attending physician, need to complete and return the Medical Verification Form by May 1.
  • Review the costs.
  • The university doesn't provide insurance or financial protection for your personal property. On your housing application, you'll be asked about your interest in obtaining coverage.
  • Rank-order a list of your preferences (i.e. learning community, room type, location, roommate preference).
  • Choose a meal plan. You will enter your selection on your application.
  • If you have a preferred roommate, get the individual's full name and IU network ID to enter on your application. We use the oldest application date of the pair or group to make a room assignment for roommates. Roommate requests must be mutual. 
  • We'll need an emergency contact for you. You'll enter this contact information on your application.
  • Decide if you want to waive your privacy rights to your housing and dining records. If you do want us to share this information, complete a FERPA waiver. You'll need to provide the name of the individual(s) on your application. 
  • Have a valid Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or JCB credit or debit card ready at hand for the $200 application fee.


It is not necessary to pay the university enrollment deposit before applying for housing.

Assignment priority groups for first-time applicants

GroupAssignment Basis
February 1 at 4 p.m. – April 15 at 11:59 p.m.Living Learning Community (LLC) requests
Group 1: Opens February 1 at 4 p.m. – May 1 at 11:59 p.m.At or below cost category and one preference
May 10 at 11:59 p.m.Opportunity to change assignment preferences closes.
Group 2: Opens May 2 at 12 midnight – June 1 at 11:59 p.m.Cost category OR one preference (if available)
Group 3: Opens June 2 at 12 midnight – July 1 at 11:59 p.m.Any available room or temporary space
Group 4: Opens July 2 at 12 midnight – Contract start dateAny available room or temporary space