- 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?
- 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?
- 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. We encourage students and their parents to review what each room offers prior to making a housing decision.
Your student can apply by going to the Housing Portal. The application 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 will come off of the total cost of housing for that semester.
Please note: The student must be admitted as a full-time, undergraduate student before the Housing Application/Contract is available.
Applications for new students for the Fall of 2022 will go live on December 1 at 9AM. The application for the Spring of 2022 will be available on October 19. These dates may vary from semester to semester, but we will post expected delays on our website and social media pages.
Due to current space limitations private rooms are no longer an option at Eastern Kentucky University. For upperclassmen, Grand Campus and South Hall both offer private rooms for students.
Housing selection for new students will begin in late spring/early summer. Students will have the opportunity to choose their space and their roommate. Check back in March for additional information.
Students will have the opportunity to select their prefered roommate when they choose their space in early June.
If you do not have a roommate in mind, you can utilize matching software to see other student profiles that scored similiar to you on the roommate matching profile questions.
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 Residence Hall's page on our website. 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, closet, a dresser or chest of drawers, a desk, and desk chair. Rooms also all have high speed wireless Internet.
All mattresses are Twin XL (80" x 36") except in Telford Hall, where the mattresses are standard Twin (74" x 36"). Mattresses in Grand Campus are Full Size (74" x 52"). Matresses in Martin Hall Super Suites and North Hall Super Suites are also Full XL (74" x 52").
The refrigerator can be no larger than 4.5 cubic ft. The microwave must be less than 700 watts.
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.
Students are not required to move out, but are encouraged to remove all of their valuable belongings.
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 begin. 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 a 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.