In support of UCM's Learning to a Greater Degree, UCM requires first-year and sophomore students under the age of 21 to reside on campus as part of a two-year residency requirement. Freshmen and sophomores are also required to have specified meal plans. Brand new transfer students with <48 UCM accepted credit hours are also required to reside on campus (and must reach 60 hours after attending to remain exempt).
Housing mission statement:
University Housing provides residential experiences that empower students to succeed, engage with others, embrace diversity, and develop life skills.
Be successful: Students will learn and develop skills to achieve success with their academics, job, finances, and their professional goals. Students will learn skills and abilities to contribute to their learning and be active participants in their personal growth and development.
Be engaged and connected with others and the community: Students will feel a sense of belonging and connection to the UCM and local community. Students will gain skills to make meaningful connections to others and gain an acceptance and understanding of others.
Embrace our diverse world and the importance of inclusion of all people: Students will learn and develop skills to enhance their lives through a broader understanding of relationships with others, society, and the world. Students will learn skills to demonstrate their role in an inclusive and caring community.
Develop life skills and become self-aware: Students will learn and develop skills to achieve personal responsibility for living in a community, solving one’s problems, accepting personal role in challenges, failures and successes, living a healthy lifestyle, and other life skills.
8: Residence halls reopen: 9 am for new students, Noon for returning students
13: Last day to change meal plan for spring 2023
24-25: Room change request period via Housing office (those wanting to go into rooms with a current student must have roommate sign off on 24th)
9: Priority date to submit your housing agreement to be eligible for the first round
of online room sign-up/selection
15-19: Room retention sign-up (if you want to keep your current room) for those that will be on a designated upper-class floor next year
23: Online open sign-up/selection begins for those who submitted agreements by priority date (Open selection to live in any residence hall)
02: Online open sign-up selection continues on a first-come, first-serve basis for
those who submit agreements after priority date
03: Spring Break begins, residence halls close at 6pm
04-12: Spring Break, CLASSES DISMISSED
12: Residence halls reopen at Noon
07 Last day to pick your room online for 2023-2024 (current residents)
Loft Returns: Check email for updates
5: Residence halls close at 6 pm for end of year
10-13 Residence Hall and Apartment move-in (See Residence Hall Move-In and Apartment Move-in pages for specific dates/times)
14: Classes begin
18: Last day to change meal plan for fall 2023
30: Fall room change request period begins (via Housing office)
5: Labor Day holiday, CLASSES DISMISSED and UNIVERSITY OFFICES CLOSED
7: Last day of Room change request period (via Housing office)
15: Deadline to cancel for Spring semester and get housing deposit refunded. *This is only for those eligible to cancel without penalty: those graduating, student
teaching, studying abroad, departing UCM.
17: Residence halls close at 6pm for fall break
20-24: Fall Break, CLASSES DISMISSED
27: Residence Halls open, Noon (apartments remain open)
28 - 29: Room Change Period via Housing Office (those wanting to go into rooms with a current student must have roommate sign off on 28th)
1: 2023-2024 apartment application goes live at 8am for students to get on waitlist
Loft Return: Time/date TBD, East Ellis (stairway near laundry room) and Todd Hall (by Westside Dining)
8: Residence halls close at 6 pm for semester break, last day to cancel spring meal plan (if eligible)
Ellis Complex L23
Tel: (660) 543-4515
Fax: (660) 543-4846