University Housing

Student Affairs

Fall Application – New Applicants

Fall Application - New Applicants

Standby Update: If you log into the housing student portal to select a space and no spaces are available, this means we are currently full on campus, and we are on standby. At this time, we would encourage you to continue checking the housing student portal periodically for vacancies. As students make the decision to decline admission to Auburn, their application and their booking will be canceled, and those particular rooms would become available for room selection. Students who are on standby are encouraged to check the housing student portal as much as they are comfortable until room selection closes on April 19.

Important Housing Information: Housing is not guaranteed to all freshmen as Auburn University does not have a live on requirement. It is important that students apply early in their process as we routinely have a standby list.

Fall 2024-Spring 2025 New Applicant Update: Due to the extension of the Admissions enrollment deposit and scholarship awarded response deadlines from May 1 to May 15, AUH has also extended the assignment confirmation and cancellation deadlines from May 1 to May 15. See updated dates below.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Date Event
November 8, 2023 New Applicant Housing Application Opens via application timeslots
March 1, 2024 Room Selection timeslot notifications sent to Auburn email
March 13, 2024 Submit Housing Accommodation Documentation to Accessibility*
March 20, 2024 Room Selection Opens (Please Note: Students must pay the $250 admissions enrollment deposit before participating in room selection.)
April 17, 2024 Deadline to apply for housing to gain access to Room Selection
April 19, 2024 Room Selection Closes
May 15, 2024* $200 Assignment Confirmation Prepayment due*
May 15, 2024* New Applicant Application Cancellation Deadline*
May 20, 2024* Automatic Assignments begin*

*Updated 03/18/2024 in response to the Admissions deposit deadline extension from May 1 to May 15.

*Housing Accommodation requests and documentation should be submitted to the Office of Accessibility by March 13 in advance of room selection and placement. Requests submitted after that date will still be accepted and reviewed, but options may be limited once the room selection process opens.

Step 1: activate your Auburn email to receive your housing application timeslot

Students will receive a timeslot to apply for housing once they have been accepted to the university. Timeslots will be sent to students’ Auburn email account and are randomly assigned to accepted students. Timeslots are generated via a lottery system and randomly assigned after each admissions acceptance round. Students can reference the Application Timeslot Notifications chart below for when to expect their timeslot email.

Application Timeslot Notifications


Admissions Decision Round Housing Application Timeslot Notification
Early Action — Round 1 (October) Late October
Early Action — Round 2 (November) Early December
Early Action — Round 3 (December) Early January
Early Action — Round 4 (February) Late February
Regular — Round 1 (March) Late March

Step 2: apply for housing during your housing application timeslot

Students are able to log into their housing student portal to apply for housing during their assigned housing application timeslot. Students are able to add housing preferences and roommate selection to their housing application. A $100 nonrefundable housing application fee will be due in order to submit your housing application. Students do not have to submit their $250 enrollment deposit to Admissions prior to submitting their housing application. Once complete, students will receive a confirmation email to their Auburn email account. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are accepted and have access to the application since on-campus housing is not guaranteed.

Students are able to update housing preferences and roommate selection on their housing application until their timeslot for room selection (additional information on room selection is listed in step 3). Any updates made to the application after a student has selected a bed will not be considered.

Step 3: select your room

Students are able to log into their housing student portal to select their room during their room selection timeslot. Room selection timeslots are assigned to students based off their housing application submission date. Students are able to select a bed space for mutually requested roommates during the room selection process. Students that apply for housing after room selection closes will be manually assigned.

Students are able to log back in to the housing student portal to view their room assignment and roommate information. Suitemate information is not provided.

Please Note: Students must pay the $250 admissions enrollment deposit before participating in room selection. It may take up to 48 business hours once payment is made to access the room selection process.

Step 4: pay your assignment confirmation prepayment

Students are required to pay a $200 nonrefundable assignment confirmation prepayment. This fee will go back on the student account in July in the form of a prepayment if the student is enrolled and living in on-campus housing. Students are able to make this payment at the time they select their room but must make the payment on or before May 1, 2024, to avoid being dropped from their housing assignment.

Students assigned after May 1 will not be required to make this payment.

Last modified: April 3, 2024