Housing for Incoming Freshmen and Transfers
Because the residential experience so strongly supports the mission of APU, all traditional undergraduates are required to live in campus housing for their freshmen and sophomore years. Junior and senior transfer students may also submit a housing request form and will be given assignments based on availability.
Housing Services cannot guarantee that space will be available to accommodate all students once the assignment process begins. Because campus housing is limited, many students entering APU can expect to live off campus sometime during their junior or senior year. While Housing Services is the sole determiner of final housing assignments, specific living area and mutual roommate requests are met whenever possible. Specific requests are much less likely to be possible once living areas begin to fill.
To sign up for campus housing, all incoming students have the following options:
Request for Campus Housing Assignment
For incoming students who must/wish to live in campus housing, you will need to complete and submit the Request for Campus Housing Assignment form in order to be matched with roommate(s) and to receive your housing assignment in a timely manner. You can find this form in your acceptance packet or you can obtain it from your admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Request for Campus Housing Exemption
If you are incoming freshman (or transfer freshman or sophomore) and you live with your parent(s) locally, are over 21, are married, have part-time status, or have other special circumstances that present an obstacle to campus residency, you must submit a Request for Campus Housing Exemption in order to be considered to be exempt from the housing requirement. You may obtain this form from your admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In years when new student enrollment exceeds the number of campus housing spaces available at double occupancy, tripling will be required for incoming students. This year more than half of our incoming freshmen class and most incoming transfers will be oversubscribed. This is not a voluntary option. Students who are tripled will receive a discount on housing costs as long as they remain in the same unit. For more information on oversubscriptions, please see the housing policies.
In order to build a sense of community, we have set aside the residence halls on East Campus just for freshmen. Freshmen are placed in one of our four residence halls, all on East Campus. Click on the links below to learn more, including floor plans, amenities, and costs.
Incoming transfer students are typically placed in one of our apartment-style living areas. Depending upon the size of our incoming classes, transfer students may be placed in any space deemed appropriate by housing services. Click on the links below to learn more, including floor plans and costs.