All students apply for housing on-line as well as make payment arrangements for the accompanying housing prepayment using CaneLink. Click on the link below which best describes your student status at the time of housing application:



Current Resident Students

Current resident students apply for housing during the room application and selection process during the spring semester. All interested continuing residents participate in the process via CaneLink to retain their current space (except in Hecht and Stanford Colleges and other freshmen-designated housing), request specific roommates (as long as they were also selected in the lottery), try for single rooms in Eaton/Mahoney/Pearson Colleges, look at moving to University Village (assuming they will reach Junior standing before August move-in), or elect to move to another room/apartment, etc.

Tutorial on how to apply, using our new process: Tutorial
Overall timeline of process (for 2017-2018 academic year housing): Coming soon!

Resident students who do not apply for housing during the room selection process are NOT guaranteed housing and may be placed on a waiting list if they apply for housing at a later date.


New student (not yet living on campus)

New students who have been admitted to the University are eligible to apply for housing on-line via CaneLink under the "UM Housing" section. To activate access, specifically to the housing application link, admitted students will need to pay the $500 enrollment deposit to verify their admission acceptance.

Students admitted for fall entrance should apply for housing prior to May 1st to receive a priority housing assignment- housing applications received after that this date are accepted on a space available basis. Students admitted for spring semester can apply for housing after the $500 enrollment deposit is paid and will be accepted on a space available basis. The spring only housing application is typically available beginning in late October.

Applying early will determine in part a student's future priority to access single rooms, be considered for room changes, and having earlier room selection appointment times. New freshman not living with their parents will be required to live on campus, as long as space is available.

Returning Study Abroad student

Returning Study Abroad students who are interested in returning to on-campus housing should apply for housing on-line using CaneLink. The housing application link is located under the "UM Housing" section.

To receive a priority housing assignment, returning Study Abroad students should self-identify in the application process and apply as soon as their enrollment on campus for the next semester is confirmed. They are guaranteed housing upon their return as well as the similar type of housing they left. (e.g. apt. vs. suite, double vs, single, etc.). Preferences for specific room types, or locations which are different, are reviewed but cannot be guaranteed. The spring only application is typically available in late October.

Current off-campus student

Current off-campus students are eligible to apply for housing on-line using CaneLink. The housing application link located under the "UM Housing" section.

Off-campus students interested in housing for the fall semester can apply for housing once the on-line room selection for resident students is completed (this is typically in March). Housing applications will be accepted on a space available basis and a waiting list may be necessary. Students wanting only spring semester housing, should apply during the fall semester as soon as they know they will want/need on-campus housing. The spring only housing application is typically available in late October.

Re-admit/Leave of Absence student

Students who are returning from a leave of absence and have been re-admitted to the University are eligible to apply for housing on-line using CaneLink. To activate access specifically to the housing application link, re-admitted students must be eligible to register for classes for the academic semester they are interested to begin in housing.

Students re-admitted for fall entrance can apply for housing on a space available basis. A waiting list may be necessary. For spring semester housing, students should apply during the fall semester once they are re-admittance is finalized and as soon as they know they will want/need on-campus housing.< The spring only housing application is typically available in late October.


Summer School and University Village Summer Housing

For more specific questions about summer housing sign-up, residents should contact the Assignments Staff in the Housing and Residential Life Office at (305) 284-4505 or through e-mail via housing@miami.edu.