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Applying for Housing

Before You Begin

In order to apply to live on campus, new students must be admitted to the University of Kentucky. Returning students and 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 2019 and Spring 2020

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’re 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. Visit the Living Learning Program website to learn more about the different programs to choose from for the 2019-2020 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 1. You have the option to apply to 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 Lewis Honors College LLP, all LLP students will be roommates with another member of their LLP.

Meningitis Vaccination

The University of Kentucky requires you to have a Meningitis vaccination in order to live on campus. Send proof of your vaccination to Please do not send to the Campus Housing office.

Housing Preference

Select your preference for area of campus. Your preference will be taken into consideration, however, housing assignments are based on availability at the time of Room Selection and application completion date.   

You may revisit and update your housing preference until May 15, 2019, or once you have selected or been assigned a bed space. After May 15, or once you have selected or received your assignment, housing preferences will lock. After that, if you need to change your housing assignment, please participate in the Room Swap process. This process ends Sunday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Personal Preferences

In this section, you will complete roommate matching questions and provide additional information about yourself to help find a suitable roommate.


Nothing is official without a signature! Your application is a legal document. Take a few minutes to read through the entire contract, then sign the contract with an electronic signature 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 21, 2019, 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, but the longer that you wait to choose a roommate, the more roommate options you will see. Roommate groups will need to be created before moving onto Room Selection.

Room Selection

New students will have the opportunity to select the exact room and roommate that they will live with in a process called Room Selection. Returning students will begin selecting their room immediately, while incoming freshmen will choose their room in either April or May based on their application date. You do not need to have a roommate to participate in Room Selection.