Upper-Class Housing

Campus Housing has several options that offer a wide variety of living spaces and price points for upper class students. (returning residents, transfer students, and graduate students)  Availability includes suites within our Living Learning Communities, apartments in Bettie Johnson Hall, University Tower Apartments, Cardinal Towne, and University Pointe. Upper class students also have the choice to live in one of our affiliated properties near campus or in an unaffiliated off-campus apartment.

Getting Started:

Campus Housing:

  • Space for returning students with 9-month license agreement is limited and will be located in Bettie Johnson Hall, University Tower Apartments, or our Living Learning and Theme Communities.
  • Space for returning students with 12 month license agreement is located in Cardinal Towne or University Pointe.
  • Review the eligibility and enrollment processes for the Living Learning and Theme Communities and remember that you will need to apply to live in these communities.

Affiliated Communities:

These apartment-style communities are designed to meet the needs of our students’ sophomore year and beyond. Affiliate Managers work collaboratively with University staff to provide services that support student success. The Affiliate Managers are trained on university resources that promote student success and academic achievement. In order to be an Affiliate Property, a complex must meet certain University criteria related to the quality of the facility and the services provided, including safety and security.

At this time, UofL has affiliation agreements with the following properties:


  • Designed ideally as independent living for 2nd year and higher students.
  • Landlord/Tenant Lease.
  • Managed by private companies.
  • Short walk from apartment to campus.
  • Amenities such as pools, exercise rooms, movie rooms, and club houses.
  • Full apartments with private bedrooms, baths and kitchens.

Resources for Independent Living:

  • The lease signed is for 12 months and each student will be held to the lease.
  • Public landlord/tenant laws are in place and utilized by the community.
  • Rules within the apartment are primarily concerned with safety and care of the community; social rules are primarily up to the residents.
  • Roommate conflicts are left to the residents to work out, not the community staff.
  • As a renting tenant, you have the expectation to be provided a safe and secure environment.  We recommend you read more on our Tenant Rights and Responsibilities page.
  • Sublets are free for UofL students to post at offcampushousing.louisville.edu. You will need to create an account to view or post a sublet.





Lease Signing Workshop

Will you being living off campus next year? This free 30-45 minute presentation covers all aspects of the apartment search and everything you will need to understand before signing a lease.  In this workshop, you will learn the difference between an Affiliate and non-affiliated property, understand your rights as a tenant, and how to live off campus successfully. To schedule a Lease Signing Workshop for your residence hall, RSO, or office, please contact us at .

Not Affiliated Off Campus

We recognize that our on campus and affiliated housing options may not be the best fit for all students. While first year students do have a live on policy, all other students may choose to live within the campus community or outside of it. If we are unable to meet your specific needs, you can visit our off-campus site to view other apartments.

Off-Campus Housing

*The Off Campus Housing site will also contain information on affiliated communities.  Look for the UofL Affiliated logo to identify those properties.

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