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2024-25 Housing Sign-Up

Abel Hall Study Space

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Welcome to University Housing! We’re excited for you to find your Husker Home.

Starting January 12, 2024, students who have paid or deferred their enrollment deposit will gain access to the Housing Contract and Roommate Finder in MyRED. For those who pay or defer the enrollment deposit after this date, access is granted within 24 hours after payment or deferral.

When completing the Housing Contract, you will have the opportunity to provide a ranking of your residence hall preferences. These preferences will be used to make room placements and assignments.

We encourage you to submit your Housing Contract by April 1 to be part of our room assignment priority group 1. Doing so will give you the best chance to be placed in one of your desired halls. Whether you’re placed in a traditional hall or suite-style living, you’ll build new friendships and make lasting memories as you share a home with other Huskers!

Note: There is no deadline to submit the Housing Contract.

Important Dates for First-Year Students

January 12, 2024 The housing contract and Roommate Finder open January 12 in MyRED. If you’ve paid the enrollment deposit and are a fully admitted student, you can submit your housing contract for the 2024-25 academic year.*

You may also select to be in one of our Learning Communities through your housing contract.

Please allow up to 24 hours after paying your enrollment deposit for your housing application to appear on MyRED.

April 1, 2024
Assignment Priority Group 1
When you submit your housing contract by April 1, you’ll be in room assignment priority group 1. This gives you the best opportunity to be placed into one of your desired halls, plus, you’ll know your room assignment in late May—before orientation!
May 1, 2024
Assignment Priority Group 2
When you apply between April 2 and May 1, you’ll be in room assignment priority group 2. This still strengthens your odds of being placed into one of your desired halls and still ensures you have your room assignment in late May—before orientation!

Final day to opt into a Learning Community.

Roommate Finder closes.

Late May 2024 Room assignments will be emailed to students who submit the housing contract on or before May 1. Before you attend orientation, you’ll know the room and hall that’ll be your Husker Home.

For housing contracts received May 2-31, room assignments will be emailed in early June.

For housing contracts received June 1 and beyond, room assignments will be emailed on a weekly basis throughout the remainder of the summer.

New Student Housing Contract


  • Click here or copy and paste the link into your browser
  • In the red menu bar click on “24-25 New Student Application” to access the 2024-25 Academic Year application.
  • Click “Apply” next to the 2024-25 Academic Year application.
  • Complete each page and click “Save & Continue.”
  • Submit the $100 nonrefundable housing contract fee and complete the signature page.
  • Congratulations! You've completed your housing contract.
Roommate Finder


Roommate Finder opens January 12, 2024, to give you an opportunity to develop connections and friendships with fellow Huskers.

You will have the opportunity to match with one roommate. If you are interested in suite-style living, you can also match with another pair of roommates to round out your suite-style arrangements, should you be placed in a suite-style residence hall.

Living in an Academic Group or Program

Some campus-based programs have a residential requirement. Examples include the University Honors Program, Learning Communities, Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, and certain scholarship or academic programs. If a student is selected to join such a program with a residential requirement, they will be assigned to the designated residence hall of this specific program. Each of these programs communicates with Housing on your behalf.

Contact University Housing

Location: 530 N. 17th Street
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: (402) 472-3561 or (800) 742-8800

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

When contacting us please be sure to indicate:

  • a subject
  • your name
  • your NUID#

University Housing responds to all e-mail messages within 48 business hours. If you do not receive a response, the e-mail has not been received by our office.