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We’re so glad you’re ready to apply for campus housing. Living on campus is one of the best ways to get the most out of your Boise State experience. On campus housing is usually in high demand so apply early. Please review our process below before starting your application.

  • 1 | Apply
  • 2 | Assignment
  • 3 | Move-In

Application Dates

You’re going to love living on campus. Make plans to apply early.

2018 – 2019 Academic Year

  • Applications for the 2018-2019 academic opened December 4.  Apply early for the best chance of getting one of your top community preferences. Some of first-year residence halls fill with students who have applied for housing by February. For the best chance to get a spot in sophomore and above housing apply by February 23.

Spring 2018

  • Spring 2018 applications are now closed. If you need housing for Spring 2018, contact our office.

Summer 2018

  • Summer applications will open in March.

Application Process

Complete your 10-minute application. You’ll be asked to:

*Your application is not complete until you’ve paid the application fee and housing down payment. If you are under 18 at the time of applying for housing, your parent or guardian will need to verify the application and acknowledgement of the license agreement. They’ll get an email with instructions on how to complete this verification.

Your Preferences

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll get to work.

Fall 2018

Improve your chances of getting your community request by doing the following:

First Year Students:

    • Apply early.
    • List at least 5 communities you would like to live in (you can change your community requests on your application until April 1)
    • Apply for a Living Learning Program (fall applicants only)

If you are applying before May, you’ll be assigned to a community first, then you’ll have a chance to find a roommate who has been assigned to the same community. We’ll provide your room assignment in June. Assignments are made on a first-come basis and we will first consider your community requests then your room/suite-type preference so take time to choose communities with room/suite-types that meet your budget and preference.

Sophomore and Above Students:

If you apply before February 23, you’ll have a chance to pick a room in March. For the best chance to get a room, apply early and match up with roommates on RoomSync

Spring 2018

Housing assignments are made as space is available on a first-come basis. Move in for Spring 2018 will be Saturday January 6th at noon (MST).

Assignment Timeline

December 4 Housing and Living Learning Program applications open at noon (MST).
February 23Sophomore and above students who apply by this date will be able to participate in RoomSync and self-assignment.
February 26 - March 9RoomSync open for sophomore and above students.
March 19 - March 23Self-assignment open for sophomore and above students.
April 14Community assignments will begin being emailed to FY students based on application date and housing availability.
May 14 - May 31 RoomSync open for first year students who have received a community. Students who have received a community assignment by May 31 will receive their room and roommate assignment by June 15.
June 15First year students who apply by this date are guaranteed housing. Students who cancel after this date forfeit their housing downpayment.
July 5First housing charges are posted to students' accounts.
July 15Last day to apply for early arrival. Housing cancellation deadline - students who cancel after this date are charged a buyout fee.
July 25First housing payment due.
August 17Move-in day!

Move-In Process

Everything you have done so far leads up to the big event — Move-In.

First-Year and Sophomore and Above Students

Move-In for fall semester is always the Friday before classes begin. If you plan to arrive on campus before then, you can apply for early arrival.

Move-In for new students for spring semester is always the Saturday before spring classes begin. If you plan to arrive before then, email

Events & Tour Opportunities

Bronco Day (early April)

Academic showcases, campus tours, scavenger hunts, and a tailgate party leading up to the Bronco spring football game. Take a tour of your housing options.

BroncoVenture Orientations (June, July, August)

  • Tour Housing
  • Register for Classes

If you are applying for sophomore and above housing, you will be added to a wait list in April and given a housing assignment if space becomes available.

The University reserves the right to deny or cancel an On Campus Housing* agreement to an individual whose conduct or criminal history indicates an actual or perceived threat or danger to the University community including students, faculty and staff.

The University may relocate any On Campus Housing* resident without cause or prior notice for health and safety reasons or to protect University property, restore operations, or meet the needs of the University community or its individual members.

* “On Campus Housing” includes Chaffee, Driscoll, Honors College and Sawtooth, Keiser,  Morrison, and Taylor residence halls, Lincoln Townhomes, University Square (Jade, Jasper, Garnet, Topaz), University Suites (Clearwater, Payette, Selway),  the University Apartments (University Heights, University Manor, University Park, University Village), and any designated, temporary overflow housing.