Apply for Housing: New to UP

The housing application is available to all new students who have confirmed enrollment at the University of Portland. First year students are required to live on-campus. 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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First Year Residency Requirement

All first-time first-year students must live on campus and must submit a housing application. 

First-time first-year students may live off campus only if they live at home with a parent or guardian and within 30 miles of the campus. To request this exemption log  into eRezLife and complete the Request for Exemption from. Students will be asked to upload proof of residency when completing this form (a copy of a utility bill showing parent/guardian address will suffice). Please note that if we do not receive proof of residency by August 10, students requesting exemptions will be assigned to housing and billed for room and board charges until proof of residency is received.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are not required to live on campus but are welcome and encouraged to! The housing application becomes available to transfer students after they have confirmed their enrollment through the Office of Admissions.