Fall 2024 Housing Application

fall 2023-spring 2024 housing application

Applying for Housing is a Two-Step Process

1. Completing the Housing Application

The first step in applying for housing for Fall 2024-Spring 2025 is selecting the red "Cards Nest" button on our homepage when the application launches on November 1, 2023.

You will be able to accomplish several tasks as part of the housing application, and here are just a few:

  • The University automatically creates a profile for you as an incoming student, so the very first time you go to log in, you will have to select Forgot Password. If the portal tells you that the Forgot Password email cannot be sent, please email housing@louisville.edu from your UofL email address and provide your full name, student ID #, and your personal email address so that you can receive your forgot password information correctly.  Please ensure that this email is up-to-date and free of typos, as all application-related confirmation emails such as confirmation of submission and payment as well as a copy of any electronically signed forms such as the license agreement will be sent to your specified personal email address and your University email. Emails related to re-setting your password will always be sent to the email you indicate as your personal email.
  • Review our Cancellation Policy, First-Year Live-On Policy, Second-Year Residential Requirement, and other policies here in University Housing. Prior to signing each policy, we highly encourage you to read over them thoroughly and reach out to us at with any questions you may have. 
  • Complete the non-refundable, one-time application payment if this is your first time completing a housing application with us.
  • Obtain a co-signature from a parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of 18 at the time of completing the application. In this case, an email containing a co-signature link will be sent to the email address listed as your "Parent/Legal Guardian Email Address" on your Housing Profile, so be sure to provide a working and accessible email.

Be sure to review our other resources for the Fall 23 Housing Application:

2. Participating in Room Selection

After you have applied for housing, we encourage you to check out each of our "Hall Snapshots" to learn about room types, amenities, and communities in each hall. Take a virtual tour on each hall page, or schedule an on-campus tour.

Room Selection will take place in Spring 2024, and your room selection date/time will depend on how soon you submit the Housing Application.

Learn more and watch a video on our room selection resource page!

Returning Residents

Returning residents who select on the Housing Application that they want to stay in the same room (a process referred to as “Room Retention”) will be notified  regarding whether or not their space is available for room retention. Please be aware that not all bed spaces are available for room retention. The deadline for selecting that you would like to participate in Room Retention to keep your same space will be announced in advance to your UofL email account.

  • If your space is not available, you should plan on participating in returner room selection.

Renters Insurance

As noted in your housing contract, the University of Louisville assumes no financial responsibility over the personal property of residents nor will the institution be financially responsible for large-scale, unintentional damage caused to university property by on-campus residents, such as a fire or sprinkler-head flood.

GradGuard Renters Insurance is a smart investment for college students and their families. With the GradGuard Renters Insurance plan, personal items that are stolen or damaged by a covered cause of loss can be replaced, subject to a low deductible. GradGuard Renters Insurance also protects students financially from large-scale, unintentional damage they may cause to their residence hall or bodily injury they may cause to others for which they are legally liable.

Features of GradGuard Renters Insurance for UofL students include:

  • Low $100.00 Deductible: Compared to $500, $1000, or more for a typical homeowners insurance policy.

  • Replacement Cost: If your personal property is stolen or damaged due to a covered peril, it can be replaced with an item of like kind and quality.

  • Worldwide coverage: Your personal belongings are protected even when you’re away from campus, traveling, or studying abroad.

  • Electronics coverage: Your electronics, including your TV, laptop, smartphone, and tablet are covered up to the policy limits.

  • Personal Liability Coverage: If you cause damage to university property or injure others, you may be liable for the damages. Renters insurance from GradGuard provides up to $300,000 in personal liability coverage. For example, if you unintentionally set off your building’s sprinkler system, liability protection can help pay for the resulting damages.

  • An Alternative to Homeowners Insurance: Not all homeowners insurance policies are the same. Limitations may apply when the property is away from the principal residences. Unlike homeowners insurance, your premium will not increase if you make a claim on the policy.

GradGuard’s Renters Insurance is underwritten by Markel® American Insurance Company. Claims and coverages are subject to language, limits and exclusions, and policy. Visit GradGuard.com/renters to get more information about their coverage and a quote.

University Housing and the Resident Experience is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.