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 request housing and will be given assignments based on availability. We encourage juniors and seniors to apply.
While Residence Life 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.
Incoming students have the following housing 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 a specific roommate or roommates and to receive your housing assignment in a timely manner. Access to this form is provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a part of the admissions process.
Request for Campus Housing Exemption
If you are an incoming freshman, 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 Form in order to be considered for exemption 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 is not a voluntary option. Students who remain tripled past the add/drop period receive a discount on housing costs as long as they remain in the same unit. For more information on oversubscriptions, see the housing policies.
In order to build a sense of community, we have set aside all four of our residence halls, all on East Campus, just for freshmen. Click on the links below to learn more, including floor plans, amenities, and costs. While students may request living areas, preferences are not guaranteed.
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 Residence Life. Click on the links below to learn more, including floor plans and costs. While students may request living areas, preferences are not guaranteed.