Apply for Housing: New to UP

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.

The new student housing application opens each year on December 1 for the upcoming Fall semester. The priority deadline to complete the application is May 10 each year. We will always accommodate any/all applications after May 10 however we may be unable to take your hall or roommate preferences into account when assigning your housing. All students who apply by May 10 have an equal chance of being assigned to one of their top halls. 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 and sophomore students. 

If you have a documented condition that requires a special housing accommodation (like single room, access to private bathroom, or service animal), you must submit your accommodation request form and proper documentation to Accessible Education Services by May 10 for the upcoming fall semester. For further information please consult Accessible Education Services. We encourage you to review the residence hall profiles for more information about the housing available on campus.

If you have any specific (non-ADA) concerns about living on campus or your housing assignment, please contact the Office of Residence Life and we will be happy to assist you. The Office of Residence Life can be reached at 503.943.7205 or

If you apply by the priority deadline of May 10, your housing assignment will be sent to your UP student e-mail account in June. The Office of Residence Life continues to process applications throughout the summer, prior to the start of classes.

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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 at UP.