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Housing Information

Kutztown University on-campus housing provides many living options for residents, including traditional, suite-style and apartment-style living. Please take a look at the eligibility requirements below to help you prepare. 

Spring 2019 New Student Information -- Residency Requirement

Students that will be starting at KU for the Spring 2019 semester will be able to complete their roommate profile beginning November 1, 2018.  All new students, without a approved residency exception on file, will be assigned housing for the Spring 2019 semester. Spring 2019 assignments will be completed by or before January 16th; an email will be sent to the student email account.  Please set up your student email as soon as your get your Admission letter that contains that information.  Check-in for Spring 2019 starts at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 20th by reporting to the residence hall of your assignment. 

Housing Eligibility Fall 2019/Spring 2020

For the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, second degree or life-long learning students may be offered residency durin an academic semester. 

ALL new students to KU, without a approved residency exception on file, will be assigned housing for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Full time incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate students with fewer than 60 earned credits are required to live on-campus for two years. Students who wish to seek an exception to this policy within the exceptions are required to apply for permission to commute daily to campus.

For purposes of the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year full-time returning students not subject to the residency requirement, graduate students, second degree or life-long learning students must complete the online Housing Application Process between November 16, 2018 and January 16, 2019, to be eligible for on-campus housing. 

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Returning Student Information

Anticipated dates for RETURNING STUDENTS to complete $75 non-refundable housing processing fee online at MyKUHousing are: November 16, 2018 - January 16, 2019. 

Room selection for Fall 2019 returning students takes place as outlined below (these dates may be subject to change).  Returning students should check their student email regularly for room selection details and updates. 

  • Honors Students living in the Honors Building for Fall 2018: January 29, 2019 11 am - 12:00 pm and January 31, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm; room selection to take place in the Honors Office.
  • Gender Inclusive:  February 11, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and February 12, 2019 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm; room selection will take place in 106 Old Main. More information regarding this process can be found on the Gender Inclusive Housing page. 
  • Same Gender Selection for current students Phase I: Groups of 2,3,4,5, or 6 can begin entering/confirming their group members on January 29, 2019 through February 9, 2019 through your My College Roomie account.  Groups appointment times for online selection are anticipated to be released on February 20, 2019 to student e-mails. Selection times will begin on February 28, 2019 through MyKUhousing account. Selection times are prioritized based on the group's total completed credits
  • Same Gender Selection for current students Phase II: current students that do not participate successfully in selecting an assignment earlier or are not part of a complete group, will be able to select into remaining available beds through Mykuhousing by group/individual appointment times for online selection with an anticipated start date of March 4, 2019.
  • Auto Assignments:  current students that have completed the housing application process but did not select an assignment during one of the above processes AND students required to live on campus but did not complete the application process, will be assigned by the Housing office. Auto-assignments will be completed between March 4, 2019 and March 8, 2019.

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 New Student Information

ALL new students to KU, without a approved residency exception on file, will be assigned housing for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Full time incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate students with fewer than 60 earned credits are required to live on-campus for two years. Students who wish to seek an exception to this policy within the exceptions are required to apply for permission to commute daily to campus.

Eligible students, students who have paid their $275 advanced registration deposit, can begin completing their roommate profile, after receiving their My College Roomie introductory e-mail in their KU student e-mail account. Beginning November 1st, 2018, introductory e-mails will be sent to all new students after they have paid their ARD. New students can anticipate receiving that e-mail 3-5 business days after their deposit is received. 

Pennsylvania Law requires universities that offer campus housing to maintain a file on resident students and their meningitis vaccine status.  This information must be on file before a student can check into his/her room assignment.  Students will be sent an email from Health & Wellness Services with instructions as to when and how they can complete the electronic form, Options for Meningitis Compliance, and indicate a vaccine date or complete a waiver. Information about how minor students (those not 18 years of age at the time of campus residence) can meet this requirement also will be included.   

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