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To complete a contract for the 2017–18 academic year, select from the following:

I am a New UNL Student.

I am Currently living in UNL residence halls.

I am NOT currently living in UNL residence halls.

Important Dates for 2017–18

New Student Timeline

START DATE

END DATE

ACTIVITY

November 1, 2016

Contracts open.

April 18, 2017

May 4, 2017

Roommate Finder is available.

May 1, 2017

Learning Community application deadline.

May 4, 2017

Contract priority date to select rooms online beginning May 22. Roommate Finder closes.

May 16, 2017

Appointment times for room selection are emailed.

May 22, 2017

June 15, 2017

Room selection for new students.

Continuing Student Timeline

START DATE

END DATE

ACTIVITY

October 17, 2016

Contracts and Roommate Finder open.

November 8, 2016

Roommate Finder closes. Priority date.

November 11, 2016

Appointment times for room selection are emailed.

November 14, 2016

June 15, 2017

Room selection for continuing students.

New for 2017–18

Room selection appointment times are based on first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing students will now be given appointment times to choose their room based on the date they began their contract. The first group to self-assign will be students who are in a roommate pair followed by individuals who do not have a roommate.

Newly admitted students will be given appointment times to choose their room based on the date their contract was signed. The first group to self-assign will be students who are in a roommate pair followed by individuals who do not have a roommate.

Roommate Finder Process

Roommate options will be provided based on your responses to the "My Lifestyle Preferences" questions.

Students will be in pairs. If you wish to live in the same suite-style or apartment-style as another pair, be sure to start/sign contracts at the same time. You will also need to enter the Room Search Wizard at the same time for the best chance of living in the same room. Keep in mind the most popular rooms fill up quickly.

Do you know who you want to live with? Use the “Search by Details” feature. Enter your requested roommate’s first name, last name, and birthday.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
University Housing will begin emailing* 2017–18 University Housing contract information November 1, 2016 after you are admitted to UNL and have paid the Admissions Enrollment Deposit. The traditional hall contract requires a nonrefundable $400 advance payment; a minimum of $200 can be paid before May 1 with the remaining $200 balance due by May 1. Additionally, apartment-style units are an option for transfer students (depending upon availability).
*Housing information will be emailed to the address provided when enrolling through the Office of Admissions.

Single Rooms
Single rooms will be available at the East Campus Hall and Husker Hall. A limited number are also available in Love Memorial, Neihardt and Selleck Halls.

Consolidation Policy
For the 2017–18 Housing contract, if you do not have a roommate by June 1 you will be consolidated with another student by University Housing by moving you to a different room.

Before You Begin Your Contract

  • Ensure you do not have any holds through student accounts
  • Ensure all of your information is up to date in MyRed

While there are no deadlines for submitting a housing contract, all completed contracts will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a contract is signed, it is a legally binding document and is subject to cancellation fees. It is in the student's best interest to be absolutely certain they will live in a university residence hall before completing a housing contract. If, for example, a student decides to live in a fraternity or sorority after signing a contract or if anticipating financial aid is not granted, etc., cancellation fees will still apply.

Contacting UNL Housing 

The Housing Office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. You may call us at (402) 472-3561 or (800) 742-8800. Email: housing@unl.edu

Correspondence can be mailed to:
University Housing
PO Box 880622
Lincoln, NE 68588-0622

When contacting us please be sure to indicate:

  1. a subject
  2. your name
  3. your NUID#

UNL Housing responds to all e-mail messages. If you do not receive a response, the e-mail has not been received by our office.