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Applying for Housing

Before You Begin

To apply to live on campus, new students must be admitted to the University of Kentucky. Returning and eligible BCTC students must be in good financial and academic standing.


To start your application:

  • Go to myUK (
  • Login using your linkblue username and password
  • Select Student Services
  • Select My Info
  • Select Campus Housing (this will take you into the Campus Housing portal)
  • Select Undergraduate Application then Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Personal Details

Help provide us with some personal details to get your application started off right.


Provide us with some information about your background.

Living Learning Program

An important part of deciding where to live on campus is deciding if you are going to apply for a Living Learning Program. A Living Learning Program, or LLP, is a group of students with similar majors or interests who live in a specific residence hall. Our Living Learning Programs allow you to be part of an active, tight-knit community focused on your interests, majors, or career path. Our communities are designed to help you be successful both inside and outside of the classroom and help you make the most of your college experience. Visit the Living Learning Program website to learn more about the different programs to choose from for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

The Early Action Track deadline to apply for LLPs is February 15. If you are in the Regular Decision Track, you will need to complete the LLP section of the application by May 14. You have the option to apply for up to three LLPs. Keep in mind your acceptance into the LLP will determine your building assignment, as each community resides in specific residence halls. Aside from the Community of Scholars – Honors Quad, all LLP students will be roommates with another member of their LLP.

There are four steps to joining an LLP:

  1. Apply to Housing
  2. Preference up to three (3) LLPs and complete the essay question (if required)
  3. Receive LLP Offer
  4. Accept the LLP Offer by May 21

Below is a summary of the application tracks and room selection begin dates.




Deadline to Apply for Admission

December 1

February 15

Housing Application Deadline

February 15

May 3

LLP Application Deadline

February 15

May 14

LLP Acceptance Deadline

March 1

May 21

LLP Room Selection**

March 8

Starts March 11 and continues on rolling basis until May 21

Non-LLP Room Selection*

Starts the week of May 24 based on Housing Application complete date

*Room selection for any applicant to the university and housing after May 3rd are based on availability.

**Eligibility to participate in LLP room selection requires you to accept the Living Learning Program (LLP) offer via the Housing portal.

Meningitis Vaccination

The University of Kentucky requires you to have a Meningitis vaccination to live on campus. Log on to the student health patient portal to upload immunization records. Please follow these directions. Please do not send to the Campus Housing office.

Housing Preference

To explore the details of the residential facilities and room types offered, please visit our websiteYou will select your own room assignment. However, we ask that you select an area of campus in case we must assign you. Listing your preference does not guarantee nor reserve a specific residence hall, room type or area of campus.  

You may revisit and update your housing preference until May 14, 2021. After that, if you need to change your housing assignment, please participate in the Room Swap process, or contact Campus Housing for assistance.

Personal Preferences

In this section, you will complete roomate a matching questions and provide additional information about yourselfto help find a suitable roommate. if the privacy flag box is checked under Personal Preferences, you will not be veiwable to other students. 


Nothing is official without a signature! Your application is a legal document. Take a few minutes to read through the entire contract, then digitally sign the contract agreeing to the terms of this contract. It is important to note that housing and dining is for the entire academic year, both fall and spring semesters. If you cancel your contract there are fees that apply past certain dates. If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian sign the contract.


Explore the dining plan options and choose the best fit for you. A dining plan needs to be selected by July 18, 2021, or you will be assigned our default plan.

Roommate Requests

Request up to three roommates if you have any. The student(s) that you request must have an active application and have made their profile public for you to choose them. You may invite, or be invited to, a roommate group. You can request your roommates at the time of completing your application. Roommate groups will need to be created and verified by the leader before moving onto Room Selection. Being in a Roommate Group does not guarantee an assignment with this group. The group leader must pull you into the same suite while going through the Room Selection process.

You do not need to have a roommate to participate in Room Selection. 

Room Selection

New students will have the opportunity to select their room and roommate that they will live with in a process called Room Selection. We do not guarantee students will be able to select a specific residence hall, room type or area of campus.

Returning students will begin selecting their room immediately, while incoming freshmen will choose their room in either March  or May depending on their LLP status and the housing application track they are in which is linked to the application date.