USU Single Housing Contract Process

Housing Eligibility

Admitted to Utah State University & Enrollment Deposit Paid

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Admitted to USU

Prior to beginning the Housing Contract Process, students must fist be officially admitted to Utah State University and pay their Enrollment Deposit.

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Pay Enrollment Deposit

Once admitted to Utah State University, students must complete their Enrollment Deposit and confirm their intent to enroll at USU.

 

Minimum Credit Hour Requirement

  • Undergraduate students living on campus are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Graduate students living on campus are required to enroll in minimum of 3 credit hours. 
  • Summer housing is only open to students enrolled in a minimum of 1 credit hour or working at least 30 hours per week (on or off campus).

Sign-Up Periods

Contract Sign-Up Process and Steps

2025-2026 Academic Year              Opens December 1, 2024
2025 Spring Semester                     Opens November 1, 2024 (for details about spring semester, see the Spring Sign-Up Page)
2025 Summer Semester                  Opens March 1, 2025

Incoming Students

2025-2026 Academic Year Sign-Ups for Incoming Students

Select this option if you are an incoming student or you have lived on campus in the past, but do not currently.

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Spring Semester 2025 Sign-Ups for Incoming Students

Select this option if you are looking to sign up for on-campus housing for spring semester 2025.

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2025-2026 Academic Year Sign-Ups for Current Residents

Select this option if you currently live on campus and would like to do so again for the 2025-2026 academic year.

 


2025-2026 Academic Year 


Contract process begins December 1.  Beginning December 1, sign contract with building selection.  Beginning February 15, sign contract with assured space on campus.  Waitlist process begins April 1.  From April 8-17, residents who previously chose a building will choose a room and bedspace within that building. Following this selection phsae, those who signed up after Feb. 15 will chose their building, room and bed space.  The contract canellation date with a full $200 security deposit refund is April 15.  Beginning May 1, spaces will offered to those on the waitlist according to availability.

2025-2026 Academic Year Contract Sign-Up Timeline

 

December 1, 2024 - February 14, 2025 Contract Process with Building Selection Sign housing contract and choose from available buildings.
Room selection April 8-17, 2025.
Requires $275 ($75 non-refundable contract fee and $200 security deposit).
February 15, 2025 - March 31, 2025* 
*based on availability
Contract with Assured Space
(bed space assured on campus)
Building and room selection from available spaces April 8-17, 2025.
Requires $275 ($75 non-refundable contract fee and $200 security deposit).
April 1, 2025 Waitlist Process Begins Add name to online waitlist
Spaces will be offered beginning May 1 according to availability
April 8-17, 2025 Incoming Student Building and Room Selection Students who signed up between December 1 and February 14 will select their room and bed space within previously-selected building.

Students who signed up between February 15 and March 31 will select their building, room and bed space.
April 15, 2025 Contract Cancellation Deadline
(with security deposit refund)
Housing contracts canceled on or before April 15 are eligible for a full refund of their $200 security deposit.
Students with a building and room selection time slot after April 15 will have an extended cancellation window.
May 1, 2025 Spaces Offered to Waitlist Beginning May 1, spaces will be offered to students on the waitlist.
Spaces will be offered according to date added to waitlist based on availability.

Housing Contract Sign-up Process Steps

The academic year housing contract process is a two-part process that must be completed in full by the student.

Part 1: Information, Sign Contract and Pay $275

Part 1 of the housing contract process includes gathering the following information and payment, as well as signing and completing the housing contract agreement. 

  • Personal Information
    • Lifestyle questions
    • Emergency contact information
  • Contract agreement (found online on our Housing Contracts, Rules and Policies page)
  • Pay $275 ($75 non-refundable contract fee and $200 security deposit). You will be prompted to make this payment once you begin the sign-up process as one of the steps before completion. 
  • You must complete all steps in Part 1 of the housing contract process by the deadline dates in order to receive a room selection reservation time. 

Part 2: Building and Room Selection

Part 2 of the housing contract process includes building and room selection. 

Contract Completion Date Building Selection (based on availability) Room Selection
December 1, 2024- February 14, 2025 Same day (completion date) April 8-17, 2025
(Time slot assignment emailed April 1)
February 15, 2025- March 31, 2025* 
*based on availability
April 8-17, 2025
(Time slot assignment emailed April 1)
April 8-17, 2025
(Time slot assignment emailed April 1)
After April 1, 2025 Upon receipt of email offer
Spaces offered according to availability beginning May 1, 2025. Students will have 24 hours to complete process.
Upon receipt of email offer
Spaces offered according to availability beginning May 1, 2025. Students will have 24 hours to complete process.

2025 Spring Semester 


Spring 2025 sign-up timeline (visual)

2025 Spring Semester Sign-Up Timeline 

 

November 1, 2024 -
December 1, 2024
Contract Process Building and Room selection will take place on December 5, 2024.
Requires $275 ($75 non-refundable contract fee and $200 security deposit).
December 5, 2024 Building and Room Selection Students signing up for spring semester 2025 will select both their building and room on December 5.
December 9, 2024- January 4, 2025 Contract Process After a brief pause to complete building and room selection, the contract process will resume on December 9 until spring semester move-ins.

Contract Process Steps 

Please be prepared to complete the entire sign up process which takes approximately 10-15 minutes.  You will not be able to exit out and resume the process, you will have to start over again.

Completion of the entire sign-up process includes booking a building, room, beds pace and meal plan (if required).  Your Spring Semester contract begins on Saturday, January 4, 2025, with check-ins from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Part 1: Information, Sign Contract and Pay $275

Once you have been admitted to Utah State University and have paid your enrollment deposit, you may begin Part 1 of the Spring Housing Contract process. Part 1 of the Housing Contract Process includes gathering the following information and payment, as well as signing and completing the housing contract agreement:

  • Personal Information
    • Lifestyle questions
    • Emergency contact information
  • Contract agreement (found online on our Housing Contracts, Rules and Policies page)
    • Read and sign the housing contract electronically. This is a legally binding so don't just skim through it.   If you are under 18 a parent or legal guardian will be also be required to sign the contract.  
  • Pay $275 ($75 non-refundable contract fee and $200 security deposit)
  • You must complete all steps in Part 1 of the housing contract process by the deadline dates in order to receive a room selection reservation time. 

Part 2: Building and Room Selection

Part 2 of the Housing Contract Process includes building and room selection. Time slot assignments for building and room selection will be sent to students on December 1, 2023. 


Current Resident Sign-Ups for 2025-2026 Academic Year

 Current Resident sign-up timeline 2025-2026 (visual)

2024-2025 Academic Year Sign-Up Timeline for Current Residents

 

February 13, 2025 Current Resident Request for
2025-26 Housing Application
If provided with one of the 800 limited-quantity
applications, students will sign a housing contract and choose
from available buildings and rooms February 18-20, 2025.
February 18, 2025 Sign-up Period for
Same-space Retention
Current residents who wish to retain their same bed
space will complete the Contract Process during this phase.
Requires $75 non-refundable contract fee.
February 19-20, 2025 Sign-up Period for
New-space Selection
Current residents wishing choose a different building
or bed space will complete the Contract Process during this phase.
Requires $75 non-refundable contract fee.
April 15, 2025 Contract Cancellation Deadline
(with security deposit refund)
Housing contracts canceled on or before April 15, 2025
are eligible for a full refund of their $200 security deposit.

Current Resident Contract Sign-up Process Steps 

The academic year housing contract sign-up process is a two-part process that must be completed in full by the student.

Part 1: Request a Current Resident Housing Application

Part one of the Current Resident Contract Process involves requesting an application/ contract link. Please note that for the 2025-2026 academic year, spaces will be limited for returning residents. In an effort to provide more bed spaces for incoming students and only 800 current residents will be allowed to request an application.  

Beginning at 9am on February 13, residents will request an application by filling out a form including:

  • Name
  • A Number
  • Whether you would like to retain your same bed space or choose a new bed space

Part 2: Sign Contract and Select Building and Room

Part two of the housing contract process includes building and room selection. 

  • Personal Information
    • Lifestyle questions
    • Emergency contact information
  • Contract agreement (found online on our Housing Contracts, Rules and Policies page)
  • Pay $75 non-refundable contract fee. You will be asked to make this payment during the contract process.
  • Room selection
    • If you chose to retain your same room during the application request, you will confirm your room during room selection. Those retaining their same rooms will do so February 18, 2025.
    • If you would like to choose a new room or building, you will do so during the building and room selection. Those selecting a new room or building will do so February 19-20, 2025.
  • You must complete all steps in step two of the Housing Contract Process by the deadline dates in order to confirm your on-campus housing assignment. 

Waitlist

We do not keep a waiting list for specific buildings or room types. However, beginning April 1 (or earlier, depending on demand), the housing contract sign-up process transitions to a campus-wide waitlist system. Spaces are offered as they become available until move-ins.

In an effort to offer spaces in a timely manner to those on the waitlist, offer emails will be sent to the email address you provide to Housing Services on the waitlist form. You will be given 24 hours to complete the online contract process once an email is received.

  • Waitlist offers will begin on May 1
  • All waitlist correspondence will be sent to the email address you provide online to Housing Services when you add your name to the waitlist. Be sure to check email often for updates.
  • Being added to the waiting list does not guarantee that the you will receive a housing offer.
  • Placement on the list will be determined by submission date and time. 
  • When you reach the top of the list and is sent an email offer, you have 24 hours to complete the online contract process and select a room. 
  • Offers are sent Monday and Wednesday of each week to your preferred/ provided email address.
  • The waitlist is not for those who currently have an on-campus housing contract and are looking to do a building and/or room change.
  • If you do not complete contract process within 24 hours of email offer, you will be removed from the list.
  • This waitlist process is not intended for students with existing housing contracts. Those wishing to make building or room changes can do so through the room change process accessed through the Housing Portal.

Rates and Payment

On-campus rent is billed at a per-semester rate. In Single Student Housing, all utilities are included in the cost of rent. Housing and meal plan (if required) charges are applied to your University account along with tuition and fees. Review our Housing Rates and Dates page for more information.

View Rates and Dates


Frequently Asked Questions

1

Do you have a waiting list?

We do not keep a waiting list for specific buildings or room types. However, beginning April 1, the contract sign-up process transitions to a campus-wide waitlist system. Spaces are offered as they become available until move-ins.
2

I want to move to a different building/room. Can I do that?

You can change your room and/or building booking through our online room change process, after the room selection process. You will be able to check the real-time room availability 24/7. If there is a space you want you will log into the housing portal and make the change. It’s that easy!
3

How do I choose or find out who my roommates are?

During room selection, you will be able to view the name, email address, age, and answers to the lifestyle questions asked during the sign up process, of potential roommate(s) and they can view yours. If you have a friend(s) you’d like to room with, sign up at the same time and choose the same building. The date and time you are able to select your room is based on the date you complete the sign up process. Once room selection takes place you will be able to view roommates by logging into the housing portal and clicking the “View Roommate(s) Info” button. Roommate(s) can change depending on room changes and cancellations.
4

How and when do I pay my housing deposit?

The housing deposit ($200) and contract fee ($75) are paid during the sign-up process.  Once you begin, fill out your personal information and sign your contract, you will be prompted to pay your housing deposit and contract fee before you can complete the sign-up process.
5

Can I get my deposit back?

If you submit the online cancellation petition by April 15, 2024, you will receive a refund of the $200 security/reservation fee. If you cancel between April 16 and June 15, your deposit is forfeited but you are released from your contract. After June 15, you must meet one of the contract termination conditions to be released from your contract.
6

When is move in day?

Your housing contract begins on Saturday, August 24, 2024. However, if you are participating in Connections or need to arrive earlier for any other reason you may move in beginning Saturday, August 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at no extra charge. This is the earliest that we are able to let you move in so please plan accordingly.

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Housing Office.

All disability related accommodations or requests must be submitted to the Disability Resource Center at drc@usu.edu or (435) 797-2444 as soon as possible.

Individuals with a disability related need for an Emotional Support Animal should familiarize themselves with the ESA Policy. Residents seeking to have their ESA at the time of move-in should complete the ESA request and approval process at least 45 days days prior to the room selection date whenever possible.

Please read all correspondence from info@housing.usu.edu as we send out a lot of important information.