Below are University Housing FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). Please feel free to reach out to our office staff or hall staff if you have any questions regarding residence halls, apartments, or life on campus!
Living on campus helps you meet new people, get involved in activities and can boost
your GPA. For these reasons and more, UCM requires all students to reside on campus for the first two years and be on specific meal plans unless
they meet established criteria:
• 21 years of age or older
• More than 60 UCM-accepted credit hours (48 hours for new transfer students)
• Commute from home while living with a parent, grandparent, or court ordered legal guardian permanently (within 65-mile driving distance)
If you believe you meet one of the above criteria or other criteria listed on our exemption form, you can find that form at ucmo.edu/housingforms.
First-year and second-year students must be on specific meal plans. The exceptions Are
If a student who is required to be on a meal plan does not sign up for meal plan 1, 2, or 3 by the first Friday of classes, they will be automatically assigned meal plan 1.
UCM requires transfer students who have less than 48 UCM accepted credit hours to
reside on campus.
Transfer students may apply for exemption if they have 48 or more UCM accepted hours or have a granted associate's degree awarded to them.
Transfers students who are exempt due to having 48 credit hours MUST reach 60 hours or 21 years of age by the following semester after being exempt, or they will be required to reside on campus due to the standard 60 hour requirement for general UCM students.
If you believe you meet one of the above criteria or other criteria listed on our exemption form, you can find that form at ucmo.edu/housingforms.
First year students must submit their housing agreement via MyCentral.
A $100 deposit is due at the time of the agreement. Credit/debit cards may be used if agreement is submitted via MyCentral (highly encouraged) Checks/money order are accepted for agreements sent via mail.
Students may submit housing agreements via MyCentral
You will need your network ID and password. For more information on your network
ID and signing onto MyCentral you can access technology support information HERE
View Instructions on finding agreement link online
View full how-to video on submitting your residence hall agreement
First year room assignment & roommate/suitemate information will be released in late June. Students can follow the instructions below to find their room/building information along with roommate/suitemate contact information.
Current students who meet apartment eligibility and wish to apply for any current apartment availability/waitlist can do so via MyCentral. The apartment application is located under the housing section in the Student Records and Registration menu.
Visit our Apartment Living page to view requirements to live within our various apartments on campus as well as the important dates!
You can find a guide on how to apply for an apartment and the timeline located HERE
Each room is furnished with two extra-long twin beds, one dresser, two desks, two chairs, trash can, wireless internet, all utilities (gas, water, electricity, trash, & sewer).
View Amenities and Room Diagrams
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First year students must resident on campus and can submit their residence hall agreement via MyCentral.
All students will submit an agreement to live within the residence hall system
A $100 deposit is due at the time of the agreement. Credit/debit cards may be used if agreement is submitted via MyCentral. Checks/money order/cash is accepted for agreements sent via mail.
You can learn about apartment options to upperclass students at ucmo.edu/apartmentliving and pricing information at ucmo.edu/housingrates
You can find a guide to submitting an apartment application HERE
Note that apartments are based on a waitlist and students should monitor offer timelines located at ucmo.edu/housingsignup.
First and second year students must be on required meal plans per the university residency policy. First and second year students must choose between plans 1, 2, or 3 when submitting a meal plan. If they do not choose a plan, plan one will eventually be assigned to them once the semester starts.
Please complete the Housing/Meal Plan Cancellation Form found HERE
A $100 security deposit ($25 refundable) is required to accompany all applications for UCM residence halls and will be retained by UCM for so long as the student resides in any UCM residence hall.
Unless the deposit is forfeited under any of the terms of this agreement, the $25 refundable portion, less any assessment for damages, or outstanding University charges, will be refunded to the student following termination of the residence hall agreement by the student and inspection of the premises and property by representatives of the University.
The student agrees to be responsible for any cost of defacement or damage to the room or rooms, common areas and all University furnishings or property that are damaged or destroyed during the term.
Please view section 8 of the Terms of Agreement for the Residence Hall Agreement.
View a copy of our current residence hall agreement located at ucmo.edu/housingforms. For apartments, please see your own signed agreement or request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
View our Move-In page located under Residence Hall Living OR our Important Dates on the main page: ucmo.edu/housing.
Volunteers will be present (on Kickoff move-in day only) but their role is to help get items from vehicles to the curb/sidewalk so students and families can move cars to the parking lot. This helps the process be easier and efficient for all UCM families. Please view your hall page to see if your building has an elevator. Some of our buildings do not so you may want to consider a handcart for getting items upstairs.
All students except for those in Central Village/Greenwood must sign up for a check-in time.
Your room will be your home for several months, so you will want it to be as comfortable as possible. Please see our for a full suggested packing list.
Items allowed in student room, but only when student is present: Coffee makers and microwaves. Other cooking appliances (not listed below) may be used but in community kitchens only.
Due to safety reasons, students may not build their own lofts. Instead, students may rent lofts from a UCM approved company named College Products. If you would like to put your bed on a loft, please visit our table during orientation for an order form or visit our Housing Services page. If you choose to not to put your bed on a loft, you will have 3-4 feet of space under the bed if the bed is raised to the maximum height. This allows storage for most bins, smaller refrigerators, etc.
UCM utilizes the "Patented Loft Kit" which is the Basic Loft Kit rental.
The Warrensburg Campus Map provides an interactive guide to where you are living as well as other amenities on campus.
Our halls currently provide internet through ethernet or wireless connection. Please refer to our move-in page under Residence Hall Living for specifications for TVs. Personal wireless routers, hot-spots, and wireless printers are not permitted for use due to network interruption.
For 2021-2022 and beyond, cable TV will no longer be provided within the University Housing system.
Only service animals and approved emotional support animals (ESA) are allowed on campus. ESAs must be registered and approved PRIOR to the animal residing on campus. The process for ESAs is completed through the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) and their requirements can be found at ucmo.edu/access under Forms
Actual service animals do not require registration, however, we do encourage students to register with OAS to be provided with their full assistance/resources.
For specific housing policies, please review the UCM Housing Policy Guide.
All other policies and expectations can be found in the UCM Student Handbook.
Students are expected to be aware of, and follow, all policies.
All lost keys should be reported to your front desk. The lock to your door(s) will be replaced at YOUR expense.
The cost of this expense will be $85.50
For The Crossing, the cost varies as replacement keys are required for each additional bedroom within an apartment.
All lost keys should be reported to your front desk.
Cost of a new mailbox key will be $5.75.
Report to the front desk to request a lockout.
You will need to wait for available staff to assist.
(Wait time will vary based upon the time the lockout is reported).
Students will only Receive 2 free lockouts for the academic year. Charges will occur after the 2nd lockout.
Prices will increase with each additional lockout - up to $25/lockout. For example: Your 7th lockout would accrue a billing of $90.00 to your student account.
There are a variety of ways to submit work orders to allow for optimal convenience for residents. Non-emergency work orders can be submitted 24 hours a day online via your MyCentral account. Students can also call Facilities, Planning and Operations directly at 660-543-4331. You can also check the status of your work request by calling this number.
Another way to submit work orders is to contact the front desk of your building or the CA. The CA will then contact the on-call staff member to respond to the situation.
For an emergency repair request after regular business hours, contacting the front
desk or hall staff is the best approach.
When submitting a work order, you will need to provide your name, email, phone number, building and room number, and a detailed description of the issue being reported.
All residence halls are open the week of fall break (the week of Thanksgiving), Fall semester break (after the Fall semester), and Spring break
Students MUST sign up to stay on campus during fall/winter/spring break by seeing the request form located at ucmo.edu/housingforms. Forms will be posted to the site in November (for fall/semester break housing) and in late February (for spring break housing).
Extra charge for staying on campus during fall/spring break is $50. The charge for semester break is $100.
Apartments are open year round:
Central Village, Greenwood Park, Foster/Knox, Todd Apartments, Nickerson Apartments, and The Crossing
University Housing provides a living environment designed to enhance your learning experience at UCM.
University Housing’s Learning Communities are living spaces for first year students who are majoring in particular programs of study. Student who chose this option will live together and take 6-7 credit hours of common enrolled classes in the fall semester together.
Learn more at ucmo.edu/learningcommunities
The social and educational interactions at the heart of our Learning Communities provide many benefits including:
The following Learning Communities are available to first-year students:
We still have our Safe and Inclusive Living Commmunity separate from LCs which you can find more info at ucmo.edu/housingsignup
For more info on Learning Communities, visit ucmo.edu/learningcommunities
Submit your residence hall agreement listing the particular learning community for which you are qualified. The sooner you submit your residence hall agreement, the more likely your chance of getting your top choice of living in your preferred learning community. You can submit your agreement via MyCentral.
Preference given to those who submit housing agreements by March 15! Space is limited on LCs, so we recommend turning in your Housing Agreement early to help secure your spot.
For more information about SHIP requirements, please visit our Learning Community Webpage
If you are living in a Learning Community you will typically be allowed to finish
the year in that community. You do have the option to request to move from that location
if you desire.
(Please see the “Can I change my room and/or roommate?” panel under the “Roommates” section).
University Housing at the University of Central Missouri is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students residing in the residence halls. Part of the commitment is providing gender inclusive housing options for students who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming, non-binary, and their allies. Gender Inclusive Housing furthers UCM’s non-discrimination policy in regards to gender identity and/or expression.
The Safe and Inclusive Living (SAIL) Community is a community where students of diverse gender identities/expressions and sexual orientations, including allies, live and learn together in an inclusive and supportive community. This community supports students who identify as LGBTQIA+ or an ally. This SHIP allows roommates and suitemates to live together regardless of gender identity and expression.
Please indicate this interest on your housing agreement. IN ADDITION, students must also fill in a special application/agreement for the SAIL SHIP located below. Failure to complete this application will prevent students from being assigned to this floor.
Note that the link below is NOT our overall housing agreement, but a special application to just live on the SAIL SHIP.
Room assignments and roommate information will be available on your MyCentral no later than the last week of June for the Fall semester. New students starting in the Spring semester will be able to view their assignment on MyCentral just before the holidays in December.
Students with roommate preferences should submit their request no later than the first week of June. See our top questions area above for details instructions!
Preference requests are made via the Housing Assignment Gateway under the housing section of MyCentral. The preferences must be a mutual request to be considered.
Effort will be made to honor the request although there is no guarantee of a match.
Students who wish to change rooms/roommates will have the opportunity to do so after the first 2 weeks of the academic term. Instructions for this process will be sent to students via email from University Housing within the 2-week period.
Students who wish to change rooms after this period will need to schedule a meeting with their Residence Hall Director (RHD) for their area.
Meeting with the RHD does not guarantee that you will be moved from your current room placement.
If you are having issues in your room/suite, the first person you should contact is your Community Advisor (CA) or Apartment Community Assistant (ACA).
Your CA/ACA has been trained to deal with a variety of issues you may face on campus. They are prepared to confront any inappropriate behavior to help the community be an orderly place to live and study.
There are a wide variety of on-campus dining options for students. All dining options listed accept Dining Dollars featured in the student’s selected meal plan.
To view our most current meal plan agreement please visit MyCentral (under housing section) or at ucmo.edu/housingforms
No, all current (not incoming) students will have to resubmit their residence hall agreement for the next year based on the timeline found at ucmo.edu/housingsignup. All returning/current residents will pick their own room based on the room retention/room selection schedule.
The Housing PIN number is used only in the on-line student room self-selection process. The purpose of the Housing PIN is to verify that you have given permission to another student to pull you in as a roommate. Please do not share this number with anyone that you do not wish to live with; otherwise you may find yourself in a awkward social situation. You may come back to this site anytime you wish to update your Housing PIN Number.
You set your PIN via the Housing Assignment Gateway on MyCentral (located under Student > Records and Registration)
Find video instructions located HERE or our instruction guide HERE
(note that the video will have different heading images due to updates to the Housing Gateway but the steps remain the same!)
If you submit your agreement by our priority date, you can retain your current room (if available and on a designated upperclass floor next year). You do this by going through room retention, which dates can be found at ucmo.edu/housingsignup. You enter the module during the date range to pick your same room if you wish. If you wish to have a different room OR to go into suite with roommate/suitemate(s), you would go through General Room Selection
The room retention module is found on the Housing Assignment Gateway on MyCentral (located under Student > Records and Registration)
This is for picking ANY available bed space on campus including doubles and singles. This is also the module you will use to bring in a roommate/suitemate(s) or if someone brings you in using your roommate PIN. If you have identified other students that you want to room with, you will need their last name, ID and housing PIN to be able to assign them to a room/suite with you. If your roommate or suitemates have yet to do this and share the number with you, you are unable to assign them to a room.
The general room selection module is found on the Housing Assignment Gateway on MyCentral (located under Student > Records and Registration)
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