Apply for housing

Congratulations on choosing on-campus housing at the University of Nevada, Reno!  To apply for housing, you must complete these items first:

  • Apply to the University. Apply to the University to 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
  • 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.

Complete your housing application in 8 simple steps:

  1. Review our license agreement
  2. Review your student personal data information
  3. Select your roommate & assignment preferences
  4. Select your building preferences & dining options: Choose a meal plan and your top three (3) building preferences
  5. Read and agree to the terms & conditions
  6. Read the info before payment section
  7. Submit your initial payment: A $325 initial payment is required to submit the application
  8. Review and submit: Does each section look correct? If yes, submit your application to complete the process.  If a section needs to be revised, please do so by returning to that step to make your changes.  Submit your application and you're done!

Eligible students may also use the online housing application to access the meal plan only application.

Important housing application details

The License Agreement encompasses the entire academic year.

  • 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
  • Applications received after February 1 will be assigned to halls on a space available basis.
  • A wait list may be started any date after February 1 due to high demand for on-campus living. 
  • If you are interested in living in a Living Learning Community, you must also complete a Living Learning Community application

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)