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Residence Life: Current Student Housing Application
Current Student Housing for 2014-2015 (returning to campus)
Any student currently attending classes at the University of Portland, who wants to live on campus next year, must apply online and pay a reservation deposit by the corresponding deadline.
- For traditional residence halls, the online application will be available December 5, 2013 through February 24, 2014.
- For those currently living Haggerty & Tyson halls and wishing to return, the online application will be available December 5 through January 30.
- For all other upperclass students wishing to live in Haggerty, Tyson, or a University-owned rental house, the online application will be available December 5 through February 10.
Please note: This application is for current UP students who live on or off campus, or are currently studying abroad in a UP program. New to UP students, or those re-admitted to UP, do not use this application. Please see either the New to UP or Re-Admitted pages.
There is a $100 housing application reservation deposit to be paid to the Office of Student Accounts. The application deposit is due by the corresponding submission deadlines (see timeline links below). Upon completion of a housing contract, this money will be applied to the student's fall semester room charge. The application deposit will be forfeited should the student not sign a housing contract or cancel their contract. The application deposit will be refunded if housing is unavailable. You may pay the deposit in person at the Office of Student Accounts in Waldschmidt Hall, or online at Deposit Payments.
Click below to open the housing application timelines:
Current Student Housing FAQs
On or after December 5, visit this page to find the link that takes you to the PilotsUP log-on to access the application. Pay the $100.00 application reservation deposit either online or at Student Accounts, which activates your housing application.
The deposit is "earnest money" and also provides a more accurate picture of how many spaces to reserve for our continuing students.
If you take a room on campus, your deposit is applied to your fall room charge.
If you do not take a room on campus, or cancel one you have taken, your deposit is forfeited.
You may cancel your application before the corresponding deadline and receive a refund of your deposit. You will forfeit your deposit if you cancel after the corresponding deadline, or if you fail to accept offered housing during the processes. A signed contract is legally binding, and can only be cancelled via the petition process. Generally, the deposit is forfeit when a contract is cancelled.
You do not identify a roommate or housemate on the application, but will attend selection with your room or housemates. You will all pick the room/apartment/house at the same time when the person in your group with the best lottery number is called.
If you are looking to live in a traditional residence hall, you can either attend selection with a roommate or by yourself. If you want to live in Haggerty or Tyson Hall or in a UP-owned rental house, you do not need to specify your roommates when you apply but will need to get a group together before selection day, as we ask that an entire unit be filled at once. Two resources we provide for finding roommates are the forum on the Current Student portal and the UP Facebook Housing group.
You should designate a proxy on your application, or send a signed permission note with them to selections. A proxy acts in your place, and their signature is as good as yours for this purpose.
Yes, all students on and off campus are encouraged to attend an information meeting in one of the residence halls the week of January 19. Any student may attend any meeting. You may also post questions to our Facebook page.
Selections are based on random lottery numbers within a projected class year for the upcoming fall semester. If you stay in your current community or have someone pulling you into a new one, to-be-seniors staying will be the first group to select; to-be-seniors pulling someone into their community will be the second group; to-be-juniors staying the third group, to-be-juniors pulling the fourth group, etc. The last groups to select will be those wishing to move into a community without anyone pulling them in.
Lottery numbers are sent to all applicants via U.P. e-mail prior to selections.
Students wishing to pull a roommate into their community will select after those in their class group who are not pulling someone in from outside the community.
Yes, but you will select after all those returning to that community. You will select according to the class year system of to-be-seniors selecting first; then to-be-juniors, etc.
Haggerty/Tyson and UP rental house selections are held before traditional residence hall selections. The application gives you the choice to return to the traditional residence hall process if you do not get into upper class housing. Unfortunately, we cannot predict supply vs. demand. Selections depend upon a returning population, the random lottery numbers of students, and who actually signs a contract.
If a single room is available when a sophomore's selection time occurs, that student may choose the higher priced single room.
The suites may be selected by no less than 4 students. If a quad grouping would like their friends to be able to select the adjoining room, a courtesy hold may be placed on that room for the other students. The hold will stand unless all other suites have been selected and a group with a better lottery number than those it is being held for wants it.
Your group will enter the Haggerty/Tyson "apartment" and UP "rental house" selections according to the occupancy and type of housing you want. All members of your group, or their proxy, must be present at selection. The group will select when the person in your group with the best lottery number is called.
Groups may change occupancy and housing type prior to entering selections, or may exit selections to regroup and re-enter. You may not change once you have checked in, or when you are trying to select housing.
Each Haggerty/Tyson apartment has at least one double bedroom. Your group should know who will be roommates in a double room and who will be taking a single room.
Students who are graduating at the end of fall semester or studying abroad spring semester may sign a fall-only contract.
Students who will be studying abroad fall semester will need to either pair up with a spring study abroad student to create full year occupancy, or wait until selections end to see if any spring only spaces are available. These students may also forego this process and e-mail Residence Life after the upcoming fall semester begins to apply for spring housing. The spring 2015 application deadline is November 15, 2014.
Contact the Office of Residence Life to be placed on the waitlist for remaining spaces.
Current Off-Campus Student Wanting Housing for 2013-2014
Any current off-campus student who would like campus housing for 2013-2014 must complete a housing application. The information submitted on the application will be used to reserve a room when space is available. The application is in .pdf format and must be submitted to the Office of Residence Life. Please note that campus accommodations are offered as space allows.
2013-2014 Mid-Year Housing Application for Off-Campus Students