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Before You Begin Your Contract

While there aren’t 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’s a legally binding document and is subject to cancellation fees. If, for example, a student decides to live in a fraternity or sorority after signing a contract, or if anticipated financial aid isn’t granted, etc., cancellation fees will still apply.

Ensure you don’t have any holds through Student Accounts.

Review living options available at the university. Make sure to have multiple hall options in mind as we cannot guarantee that you’ll be placed in your preferred hall.

Review billing rates for rooms in the residence halls.

Review Learning Community options.

Ensure all of your information (i.e. address, email, phone, date of birth, etc.) is up-to-date and correct in MyRed.

Units that House Four Students (suite- and apartment-style)

Students that meet the priority date will only be able to create roommate pairs (two individuals).

University Housing cannot guarantee that two pairs will be able to assign to the same four-bed unit. However, you can do the following to increase your chances of accommodating two pairs into a four-bed unit:

  • Sign/start your contracts early, at the same time and by the priority date. Appointment times to select rooms are given on a first come, first served basis.
  • Create two separate roommate pairs, as pairs will assign before individuals not in pairs.
  • Log into your contract as soon as your appointment time hits to select a room. Communicate room numbers with the other pair at the time of selecting rooms.

Specific halls and room types aren’t guaranteed.


What’s New for 2018–19

New meal plan options available to meet any student's needs.

The returning student discount has been revamped. Visit the housing billing webpage for details.

Break housing has been extended to Schramm and Smith halls.

Selleck 4100 and 5100 (east section) will be offered to upperclass/graduate students without a meal plan option (a meal plan contract can be selected separately). Contact University Housing for more information.

Single rooms are now available for upperclass students in Sandoz, Schramm, Smith and Selleck.

There are new Learning Communities for upperclass students.


Consolidation Policy

While students are being afforded the opportunity to select their living space, University Housing reserves the right to relocate and consolidate students when deemed necessary.

We recommend logging into your contract periodically, to check your roommate status.

If online room selection is open, the vacant bed is available for any other student selecting beds to assign themselves as your roommate. If space is available in your unit, it’s best to swap to a room that already has someone else assigned to it so you have an idea of who your roommate(s) may be. You’re able to view other available spaces and roommate information before reserving a room if you choose to swap rooms (for students that meet the priority date). The Room Search Wizard website will provide instructions on how to view roommate information.

If online room selection is closed, then you’ll either be moved to another bed in that hall that already has a student assigned or a student will be assigned to the open bed in your room. For information on the consolidation policy after move-in read the University Housing policy booklet.

Contacting University 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#

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.