Fall 2020 Housing Application Procedure for First-Year Students

Congratulations on your admission to UofL, and welcome to our family! Now that you are officially a Cardinal, it is time to find your #CardinalHome with us. To get started, we encourage you to review the various housing options available here on campus as well as the policies and financial commitments associated with each option.

Please note that two processes are involved in securing housing on campus: 1. Completing the Housing Application and 2. Participating in Room Selection.

First-Year Live-On

In accordance with UofL’s first-year live-on requirement, first-year Cardinals are expected to live in an on-campus residence hall. If you plan to reside with your parent(s) and/or guardian(s) for the 2020-21 Academic Year, please review the First-Year Live-On Policy and complete the First-Year Live-On Exemption Request in the Housing Portal.

In accordance with our university’s Second-Year Residency Requirement, you will be expected to live in an on-campus residence hall or affiliated property during your second year with us.

Important Dates

1. Completing the Housing Application

Review our Fall 2020 Housing Application "How-To" Videos and Application Tutorial, complete with roommate group instructions!

When you are ready, simply visit our homepage and select the red "Apply For Housing" button to get started!


Did you forget to submit your application fee?

Applications are considered incomplete until the application fee payment has been submitted. To submit your application fee, please take the following actions:

  • Visit the Housing Portal located on the UofL Campus Housing homepage
  • Once you are logged into the portal, select "My Applications."
  • On the following screen, select "Pay Application Fee."

If you have any issues with the payment process, contact us on our service account at housing@louisville.edu with your full name and student ID number.

2. Room Selection

Check out our room selection resource page here. Access a copy of the Room Selection Instructions that were sent to your university email account here.