Students applying to live on-campus should review the terms and conditions of the license/contract associated with the type of housing they are applying for (see Housing and Dining License/Contract for residence halls and Apartment License/Contract at the bottom of this page). Students applying to live in the residence halls have the option of completing a paper application or applying online; however, students applying for a campus apartment must submit a paper application.
For instructions on how to apply for residence hall housing and dining online, please view the below document.
The completed residence hall application should be mailed to the Department of Residential Life along with a non-refundable $25 housing application fee. The application fee must accompany the completed application to be eligible for a housing assignment. To apply for a campus apartment the completed apartment application and a non-refundable $50 application fee must be received before an assignment can be made. Applying for an apartment and paying the application fee does not guarantee placement. There may be a waiting list and assignments will depend on the circumstance of the student.
Students who choose to cancel their Fall housing and dining reservation must do so by contacting the Department of Residential Life on or before August 1st. Spring housing and dining reservations must be cancelled prior to the first day of classes for the Spring semester. A late cancellation fee of $50 will be charged to anyone who cancels after the cancellation dates. All housing contracts are binding for the entire academic year. Meal plans cannot be changed after the end of the third week of the semester.
On-Campus Living Policy
All first-year students, including students who have transferred in, who have completed fewer than 24 college credits are REQUIRED to live on campus unless the student meets one of the following:
- Is 21 years of age or older.
- Will be enrolled in nine or fewer credit hours during both the fall and spring semesters of this academic year.
- Lives with a parent or legal guardian within a 50 mile radius of NDSCS.
- Is married or has primary custody of a minor child.
- Has extenuating circumstances. A request for exemption from the on-campus living policy form must be filled out and appropriate documentation must be attached to this form.