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Housing Selection

Saint Louis University requires undergraduate students to live in residence halls or apartments on campus for their first four semesters.

Many juniors, seniors and graduate students also choose to live at SLU and for good reason — it gives you a chance to develop lifelong friendships with students from across the country and around the globe. All housing contracts and payments are paperless and can be viewed and completed online through mySLU

Freshman Housing

If you are a first-time, first-year student at SLU, you are guaranteed housing, but it will not be assigned until your enrollment deposit is paid and your housing contract is on file.

The priority deadline for new student housing at SLU is May 1.

Step 1: Submit enrollment deposit via mySLU.

Your enrollment deposit confirms your enrollment at Saint Louis University. Once it has been processed, you will have access to the housing contract.

Step 2: Complete your housing contract by May 1.

Housing for new students is assigned based on the date you submit your contract, so the sooner you complete it, the better. Housing contracts open on February 1.

Find the "2023-2024 New Freshman Contract" in the student housing icon in your mySLU. Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts. You’ll also enter your housing and roommate preferences.

With the exception of learning community preferences, which cannot be changed after May 1, you can edit your housing contract — including building or roommate options — in the student housing portal through June 30.

Step 3: Find a roommate.

Roommate requests are made by entering your requested roommate's Banner ID number on your housing contract. They must also enter your Banner ID on their housing contract to confirm the request.

If you don’t already have a roommate in mind, use RoomSync, our roommate-matching software, between May 15 and June 30. You will receive an email from the housing office with your access code and instructions for setting up your profile.

You will receive your housing assignment by July 15 at your SLU email address. 

Questions or concerns? Contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 314-977-2811 or

Current Student Housing

Rising Sophomores

Housing contracts for rising sophomores open on February 27. Rising sophomores must complete a housing contract and deposit for the following year by March 10. Rising sophomores will be assigned using their housing contract preferences and receive their 2023-2024 housing assignment via SLU email by March 24.

Assignments will not be made in order of contract submission, and will be completed in entirely random order. This ensures fairness throughout the process. Therefore, there is no rush to submit your housing contract. Just submit between February 27- March 10 to be assigned in the first round of assignments.  Any contract submissions after March 10 will be assigned on a rolling basis. 

Rising Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students

Rising juniors, seniors and graduate students can complete their housing contract for the next year as early as February 1 and choose a space through the "Renew Your Apartment" or the online selection processes. Current on-campus apartment residents can choose to stay in the same apartment for the next year through the "Renew Your Apartment" process.  Housing contracts need to be submitted before you are able to participate in any of the selection processes. 

Sign-up for the Renew Your Room process will take place on February 1-10.  Students will be sent a Google Form to indicate their interest in renewing their room. Students who are going through this process must be able to fill their entire space at the time of renewing their room. 

If you are not able or do not wish to participate in the "Renew your Apartment" process, there will be an online housing selection process on February 20-23, where you will select your space online.

More detailed information will be released about each process for rising sophomores and non-residency-required students closer to the process dates. 

Students who are not residency required have 30 days from the submission date to cancel their housing contract. When canceling within 30 days, a $200 cancellation fee will be applied. Cancellations outside of the 30 days will not be accepted. Written documentation must be sent to within 30 days to cancel. 

Housing Exemption

If you live with your parents or guardians within a 25-mile radius of campus, are over 21, are married or have children, and have not yet signed a housing contract for the year, you may be eligible for an exemption to the housing requirement.

Exemptions must be requested by June 1 for new students and May 1 for current students, and are not guaranteed. You will receive an official decision in writing from the housing office.

Request An Exemption