Apply for housing

Thank you for choosing to apply for on-campus housing at the University of Nevada, Reno! 

Before you can access the application, you must have applied to the University. By applying to the University, you will receive your NSHE student identification number (or NSHE ID).

  • Please allow 24-48 hours to receive your NSHE ID.
  • Make sure you log into MyNevada regularly and complete all items on the "To Do List."
  • Keep your NSHE ID for your records. You will need it to complete your application.

Important items to consider

As you start the housing application process, we highly recommend the following:

  • Explore your options. Review our housing and dining options
  • Review the application timeline. The application timeline has additional information regarding dates and deadlines related to the application process.
  • You must pay a down payment to complete your application. If you have extenuating circumstances and cannot make this payment, please do not continue with the application. Please contact Residential Life, Housing and Food Services at (775) 784-1113 to make other payment arrangements; a staff member will then update your housing portal with the appropriate application.

Complete your housing application in these simple steps:

  1. Review your demographic and contact details, and make sure to include missing and emergency contact information
  2. Select your roommate & assignment preferences (including Gender Inclusive Housing options)
  3. Select your top three (3) building preferences & preferred meal plan
  4. Read and agree to the License Agreement
  5. Submit your initial payment: A $300 down payment is required to submit the application
  6. Review and submit - does each section look correct?
    • If yes, submit your application to complete the process
    • If no, and you notice a section needs to be revised, please return to that step, make necessary changes, and submit your application to complete the process

Important housing application details

The License Agreement encompasses the entire academic year.

  • The housing application open at 12:00 a.m. on November 15 for all students interested in living on campus the following year (incoming First Year Students, Returning Students, Transfer Students, etc.)
  • For the best chance of being assigned to the hall of your choice or with a requested roommate you need to apply by February 1, 11:59 p.m.
  • Applications received after February 1, 11:59 p.m. will be assigned to halls on a space available basis.
  • A wait list may be started any date due to high demand for on-campus living. 
  • All traditionally aged "First-Year" Residents (as defined by University) who are under the age of 21 and have not previously lived on campus are required to purchase a Silver, Blue, or Gray meal plan during the entire License Term regardless of housing assignment.
  • If you are interested in living in a Living Learning Community, you must also complete the Living Learning Community application contained within the housing application. Note: stutdents in our Living Learning Communities tend to have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate on time.

Housing assignment philosophy

In general, assignments are made in the order in which their applications and initial payment/security deposit are received. We try our best to accommodate roommate and building preferences, with the understanding that the earlier you apply, the more likely we can accommodate one or both preferences. Roommate preference requests supersede building preferences requests.

February 1 is the priority cut-off date. This means the following:

  • If you apply by this date and don’t have a roommate preference, we guarantee you an assignment in one of your top three building preferences (must have three separate preferences).
  • If you and a preferred roommate applied by this date, we guarantee the two of you will receive an assignment in one of your top three building preferences (must have three separate preferences).