- Why are there differences in prices?
- How does my student apply for housing?
- When can my student apply?
- Are private rooms an option for my student?
- When will my student find out their housing assignment?
- How does my student request a specific roommate?
- My student is unhappy with their assignment or roommate match. Can it be changed?
- Can my student see their room before move-in?
- What do the rooms have in them?
- What size are the beds? What size sheets does our student need?
- What size refrigerator or microwave can they have?
- What kind of technology (i.e. cable, Internet) is in each room?
- How does my student connect to the University Internet?
- What can they NOT bring?
- I want my student in a single-gender hall.
- Does my student need to move out during breaks when the halls are closed?
- My student can’t come home for the breaks. Is there a place they can stay?
- We have a bill on our account for housing and our student lives at home with us …
- We have a bill on our account and our student lives in an apartment …
- When can my student move in…
- Can they have a car on campus?
- How do you cancel housing?
- I want to send my student something what is the address?
- Where can my student pick up their package?
- Are animals allowed in their room?
The prices vary based on the amenities. We have rooms ranging from traditional to suite style to studio apartments. Traditional rooms are offered with or without sinks in the room.
Your student can apply by going to the Housing portal. There your student will find directions on how to apply online for housing. The application now requires a non-refundable $200 pre-payment for each Academic Year (if you pay it in Fall, you do not have to repay it for Spring). Payments on the application must be made by Credit or Debit card. The pre-payment is suspended for Fall 2020.
Please note: The student must be admitted as a full-time, undergraduate student before the Housing Application/Contract is available.
The housing pre-payment is required before a reservation can be made. Assignments are made on the basis of space available and date application is received.
Traditionally, fall applications are available beginning January 1 prior to the fall semester being applied for. For spring semester, the application is available October 1 prior to the spring semester being applied for. This may vary from semester to semester, but we will post expected delays on our website.
Due to current space limitations Private Rooms are no longer an option at Eastern Kentucky University Housing for the foreseeable future. For upper classmen, Grand Campus and South Hall can satisfy this need with their single rooms.
New student assignments are made after returning students have completed a renewal process by their appropriate deadline. Assignments are based on the date the reservation, application, and contract are received. New students entering for the fall semester should receive their assignment letter from June to August. New students entering for the spring semester should receive their assignment letter prior to the start of the semester. Assignment letters contain hall, room assignment, and roommate information. We encourage students to contact their prospective roommate to get acquainted.
Assignment letters are sent by mail. However, students who apply 6 weeks (or less) before the semester may have their assignment information emailed to their EKU email address. Students may also to come to the Housing Office, Whitlock Building Room 552, to receive their room assignment and learn when halls will open prior to the beginning of classes. Assignments are based on available space. We make every attempt to accommodate the preferences listed on the application. We cannot accommodate all requests. To increase the likelihood of receiving their hall and roommate preference, students and their roommates should apply as early as possible.
When your student submits their housing application, they should include their preferred roommate's name and EKU Student ID number. If each student submits this information, it is then mutual and will be considered when an assignment is made. This request is a significant factor when assignments are made, but application dates are also a factor. We suggest that students listing each other as mutual roommate submit their applications close to the same time as possible Otherwise, they may not get assigned together. While we do everything to try and get students together with their preferred roommate, it is not always possible. If your student does not get the requested roommate, he or she can go through campus-wide room changes that take place about two weeks into the semester and we will work with them at this time.
We hope that your student is happy with his or her roommate. College provides an opportunity to meet new friends and to spend time getting to know people from many different backgrounds. Limited space is available, so we cannot always guarantee that we can honor a change request. A letter of notification will be sent to the student's permanent address if the request is processed. Due to the volume of students we are attempting to accommodate, changes are not made after room assignments have been mailed. After the school year begins, room and/or roommate changes may be made during scheduled times. A student may contact his/her Residence Hall Coordinator for assistance and information
Unfortunately the volume of students we are assigning will not afford us the ability to show every incoming student his/her room. However, there are pictures and dimensions listed on each hall’s page. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to visit a sample room during their on-campus visit through the Office of Admissions.
Each room is equipped with a bed, a closet, a dresser or chest of drawers, a desk, and a desk chair. High speed wireless Internet, and cable TV provided by College Cable Services are also available.
For all the residence halls except for Telford, the size of the mattresses are Twin XL (80" x 36"). Therefore, you will need Twin XL/Jersey Knit/Deep Pocket sheets. In Telford the mattresses are standard twin (75" x 36"). Therefore, standard twin sheets will suffice.
The refrigerator can be no larger than 4.5 cubic ft. The microwave must be less than 700 watts.
Each room is equipped with a cable outlet provided by College Cable Services. Each room is also equipped with one Ethernet jack per roommate for Internet. In addition, we have wireless Internet throughout each residence hall.
His or her computer must be equipped with either a 10/100 Ethernet Network Card (for wired internet) or a wireless network card. For wired Internet, you will need at least a 25’ CAT-5e or CAT-6 network cable.
We encourage residents to bring anything that will make their room feel more like home. However, there are certain items that are NOT allowed. Please visit our What To Bring page for the lists of items that are permitted and those that are not permitted.
At this time, EKU Housing is not offering single-gender halls. However most Co-Ed buildings are single gender by floor.
Unless assigned to an Break Hall (Grand Campus, Keene, Martin, South, and Walters), students will not have access to rooms during Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break. We encourage students to take valuables home during breaks; however, they are not required to move everything out until the end of the academic year in May. Break Housing does not include the Summer Semesters.
Residence halls will be closed and rooms may not be occupied during Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks, except in one of the designated Break Hall (Grand Campus, Keene, Martin, South, and Walters). If you are sure your student will need to stay for break periods, we strongly encourage your student to indicate the need for Break Housing on his or her application. Break Housing does not include the Summer Semesters.
Unless the conditions of the university's residency requirement are met, your student is responsible for filling out a Verification of Living with Parents form to verify this and have the charge removed from their account. This form must be submitted BEFORE classes commence. Verification forms submitted after classes begin will see charges reduced according to the university's refund schedule. EKU's Colonel Compass lists all deadlines associated with each term.
EKU has a residency requirement. If your student is under 21, has less than 60 credit hours, and does not live with you at home and within the 50-mile radius of the university, they will be charged for living on campus. Students who wish to request to be exempt from the residency requirement may submit an Request for Housing Exemption form to Housing.
Move-in day for the different classifications will be announced on our website prior to move-in day.
Yes. However, they will need to purchase a parking pass. More information can be found on the Parking Services website at http://parking.eku.edu.
Cancellations for housing must be submitted from the student in writing via email (from their EKU account), mail, fax, or in person. Once the contract has started and the student is enrolled in classes, they are bound by the housing contract. If they want to request an early release from their housing contract due to financial or medical hardship, they may APPLY to do so by using the Request for Housing Exemption form. However, there is no guarantee it will be granted.
Mailboxes are located in the Powell Student Center for U.S. mail, campus mail, special delivery mail, and packages. To expedite delivery, please use the address below for the format you will need to use:
First Last Name:
Eastern Kentucky University
Mail Services, Powell Building
225 Park Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
No, the only pets allowed are fish in no larger than a 10-gallon tank.