Apply for Housing

Living in one of our residence halls or University Apartments is a great value, providing convenience, a supportive environment, and a variety of services! Use our online housing application to submit and complete your contract for the residence halls or the University Apartments.

Applying for Housing

First-year students admitted and confirmed for the 2024-2025 Academic Year can apply for on-campus housing via the Housing Portal starting Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The closer to the application open date that a student completes their housing application, the earlier their room selection timeslot will be.


IMPORTANT: Students who have just confirmed their admissions to Ball State need to wait two business days to apply to live in the residence halls.

First-Year Students Room Self-Selection

Self-Selection is when students choose their own bed space in the residence hall with the Living-Learning Community that correlates with the major they've declared through the University.

IMPORTANT: If you have just confirmed your admissions to Ball State, please allow two business days to apply to live in the residence halls as our housing system will update your information.

Signature Experience

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is piloting a Signature Experience opportunity for incoming first-year students in partnership with the Honors College, the College of Communication Information and Media, and their Living-Learning Communities.

Housing Application Process Important Dates

This is the last day that students living on campus for the 24-25 Academic Year are able to select their bed space in the residence halls.


If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.