All students apply for housing and make payment arrangements for the housing prepayment via CaneLink. The "UM Housing" link is available on the CaneLink homepage (not from the "Student Center") once the application opens AND you are eligible to apply for housing. A $500 prepayment (payable by credit card) is required to complete the application. See below for information regarding non-current students, including newly admitted students and re-admits.

Current Resident Student
Current resident students needed to apply by 11:59 p.m. on February 10 to be guaranteed on-campus housing for the 2017-2018 school year. Students who have completed their application by the February 10 deadline will be receiving an e-mail to their UM e-mail address with a time and date to select their specific room/apartment (and roommates, if applicable) for next year. Priority sign-up times are given to students who have lived on campus the longest and have mutually confirmed roommates on their applications. Current students who missed the February 10th deadline may still apply for housing but will not participate in the sign-up process and will be assigned dependent upon availability after the room selection process is complete.

With the exception of students living in the University Village where the meal plan is optional, you will also select their required meal plans during the housing application process.

Room/Apartment Selection
During the room selection process, current residents of Mahoney, Pearson, Eaton and the University Village may retain their same room as part of a requested group or relocate to another available space based on their priority appointment time. Current freshmen residents of Hecht, Stanford or Eaton are unable to retain their same room nor relocate elsewhere in freshmen housing because these specific residential areas are for new freshman housing only. Therefore, those residents must select available spaces in Eaton, Mahoney, Pearson or the University Village (required completion of 45 academic credits at the time of sign-up and 60 credits completed by the August 2017 move to the UV). Applicants who do not select a room/apartment during sign-up will be placed on a waiting list, and, as spaces become available later in the spring semester or over the summer, will be assigned and notified via their UM e-mail address.

Note: Although every student must apply for on-campus housing and identify any and all mutually confirmed roommates in the application, only one person from a roommate group – the student who receives the earliest sign-up time – should log-in during the sign-up timeframe to select a specific assignment and finalize their previously confirmed roommates.

Current Off-Campus Student
Current off-campus students can apply for on-campus housing, and will not participate in the room/apartment selection process and might be assigned a room/apartment based on availability.

Returning Study Abroad Student
Students who are currently studying abroad and would like to live in on-campus housing for the 2017-2018 academic year will apply to live-on campus and follow the same procedures as outlined above for continuing resident students. If a returning study abroad student does not apply during the application period, they should apply as soon as their enrollment on campus for the next semester is confirmed. If a returning study abroad student foresees concerns about their ability to participate in the application and sign up process, please contact the Housing and Residential Life office at 305-284-4505.

New Student
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 to the housing application link, admitted students must 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.

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.

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