Sign Up for Fall '23 Housing as an Incoming Student (First-Year or Transfer)

The housing application is available to all new students who have confirmed enrollment at the University of Portland. Students are required to live on campus during their first two years at the University. Students receive login information for the student portal and the housing application from the Office of Admissions shortly after they confirm their enrollment. Students having difficulty logging into PilotsUP can contact the Office of Admissions at 888.627.5601.

Roommates will be matched based on questions answered on the housing application or through Roomeez (our roommate matching software); students may also request a specific roommate by name. Most students have between one and three roommates. Please note that single/private rooms are not available for first-year students. 

The Office of Residence Life will begin processing housing applications from incoming students in early June. Students will receive housing assignment and roommate information by June 15th.  Applications will continue to be processed throughout the summer, prior to the start of classes. Click below to sign up for housing! 

For any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life and we will be happy to assist you. We can be reached at 503.943.7205 or

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Two Year Residency Requirement & Experience

In support of the residential nature of UP and our emphasis on community, and based on longstanding research linking on campus housing with student and academic success in college, all full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus during their first and second years at UP. For the purposes of this requirement, class year is based on total number of academic years in college. 

Please click here to read about the benefits of living on campus, especially at UP! 

On campus housing is also available for our juniors, seniors and graduate students, and many of these students choose to continue living on campus for their entire time at UP. 

Residency Requirement Exemptions

All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus during their first and second years at UP. Requests to be exempt from this policy will be reviewed and approved in cases where students in their first or second years meet all of the following criteria:  

  • They will be living at an address that falls within 20 miles of the UP campus;
  • They will be living with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who are at least 25 years of age;
  • They will be living at their permanent address as listed on all UP records. 

To request an exemption, incoming students should fill out our housing requirement exemption request form and then email with two pieces of required documentation: 

  • a photo of their state-issued ID card, and,
  • a utility bill or other piece of official mail that shows their permanent address.
Requests will be reviewed once a student has submitted a form and emailed both pieces of required documentation. Requests are reviewed by a committee every two weeks. The Office of Residence Life will reach back out to students once their request has been reviewed.