Saint Louis University

How to Apply for Campus Housing

Incoming, first-time, first-year students are required to reside in a University residence hall during the first two years of their enrollment. Exemptions from this requirement are available on a limited basis. (Refer to your admission packet for information on exemptions.)

Because housing is assigned based upon the application completion date, students are encouraged to submit their housing deposit and application in advance of the May 1 housing deadline.

Please note that your enrollment deposit must be submitted prior to accessing the housing application. For instructions for on submitting your deposit, click here.

Instructions for Completing the Online Housing Application

  1. Log in to the mySLU portal. Once you are there, click on the "Login" button. Then enter your SLUNet ID and password found in your admission packet to access mySLU. (If you've never visited mySLU before, follow these instructions to activate your SLUNet ID.)

    After submitting your enrollment deposit online via mySLU, please expect a short delay of up to five minutes before you are able to access your housing application.  If you submit your deposit via check through the mail, please expect a delay of five to seven business days.

  2. In mySLU, click on the Tools tab in the upper-left side of the screen. Then click on the Student Housing icon to access the online housing application and contract.

  3. On this screen, you will see a list of links to applications categorized by term. Click on the appropriate housing application that corresponds with the semester in which your enrollment will begin. (Please be sure you select the correct one; there are different applications for freshmen and transfer/exchange students.) 

    Refer to your admission packet for detailed instructions for completing the online application and electronically signing the residential contract.

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