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University Housing and Dining Services



Housing mission statement:

University Housing provides residential experiences that empower students to succeed, engage with others, embrace diversity, and develop life skills.

Residential Student Outcomes

University Housing strives to create an on-campus living experience that assists residents in developing skills and abilities to accomplish the following:


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.

Living on campus is a great choice and an integral part of the complete college experience. With a broad spectrum of opportunities designed to complement your academic endeavors, you'll be part of a community where you can grow and experience life independently, yet have support to help you excel on campus. 

Board of Governors Residency Requirement

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.

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Housing-Sign up/Re-application

All information and details on applying to live in residence halls or apartments.

Find More Information Here

You can also sign up for housing via MyCentral


Move In

Fall and spring move-in for residence halls can be found at  Apartment move-in dates/times can be found at

View Important Dates for Housing at bottom of our page.


Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH)/Safe and Inclusive Living SHIP

UCM Housing provides gender inclusive/Safe and Inclusive Living Special Housing Interest Program to have an environment that is welcoming and embracing of all gender identities as well as those students serving as allies to the LGBTQIA Community.

Find Application Details Here

Find other information on our Special Housing Interest Programs (SHIPS) here!


Follow Us on Social Media!

Stay engaged and informed with Housing deadlines as well as involvement opportunities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


Housing Viewbook

Feel free to check out our Residence Hall Living and Apartment Living pages

Important Dates

For more information, contact us at 660-543-4515 or

Fall 2021 Important Dates


12-15 Residence Hall and Apartment move-in (See Residence Hall Move-In and Apartment Move-in pages for specific dates/times)
16: Classes begin
20: Last day to change meal plan for fall 2021


TBD: 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.
19: Residence halls close at 6pm for fall break
20-28: Fall Break, CLASSES DISMISSED
28: Residence Halls open, Noon
30:  Room Change Period via Housing Office (those wanting to go into rooms with a current student must have roommate sign off)


1:  2022-2023 apartment application goes live at 8am for students to get on waitlist
    Room change request period for via Housing office
2:  Loft Return:  2:30 pm - 4 pm, East Ellis (stairway near laundy room) and Todd Hall (by Westside Dining)
10: Residence halls close at 6 pm for semester break, last day to cancel spring meal plan (if eligible)

Spring 2022 Important Dates


9: Residence halls reopen: 9 am for new students, Noon for returning students
14: Last day to change meal plan for spring 2022
TBD: Room change request period (Via Housing office)


10: Priority date to submit your housing agreement to be eligible for the first round of online room sign-up/selection
16-20: 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
24: Online open sign-up/selection begins for those who submitted agreements by priority date (Open selection to live in any residence hall)


03: Online open sign-up selection continues on a first-come, first-serve basis for those who submit agreements after priority date
04: Spring Break begins, residence halls close at 6pm
05-13: Spring Break, CLASSES DISMISSED
13: Residence halls reopen at Noon


08 Last day to pick your room online for 2021-2022 (current residents)


6: Residence halls close at 6 pm for end of year


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