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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 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 December 1. The priority deadline is May 10; if you apply after this date, 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; students may also request a specific roommate by name. Most students have between one and three roommates. Please note that freshmen and sophomores are not assigned to single rooms unless they have a documented medical need as determined by Accessible Education Services (see below).

Watch a video about how to complete the housing application!

IMPORTANT: If you have a documented condition that requires an accommodation in your on-campus housing, you must submit your accommodation request form and documentation to Accessible Education Services by May 10, 2019 for the fall 2019 semester. This may include requesting a single room, requesting to have no more than one roommate, requesting permission for a service or support animal in housing, or requesting access to a private bathroom. 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 July. The Office of Residence Life continues to process applications throughout the summer, prior to the start of classes.

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First-Time Freshmen

All first-time freshman students must live on campus and must submit a housing application. If you are a freshman student age 20 years or older at the beginning of spring semester, for housing purposes, you are considered a non-traditional freshman and are not subject to the residency requirement.

First-time freshman 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 an exemption, complete the Request for Exemption from First-Year Residency Requirement and fax proof of residency to 503.943.8081 or e-mail to 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 to apply for housing and will be assigned housing as space is available. The housing application becomes available to transfer students after they have confirmed their enrollment through the Office of Admissions.