Apply for Housing

Looking to apply for student housing at SRU? You've come to right place. Find helpful links and other information below.

If you have any questions at all about applying for on-campus housing at SRU, please contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life at 724.738.2082.

Fall housing requires a $175 non-refundable processing fee.  First year students and first time transfer students qualify for a refund if they withdraw their intention to attend the University prior to May 1.  If you are unable to submit the $175 for financial reasons, please contact the Office of Housing. There is no fee for the spring semester.

First Year Students (new, first time, entering in the fall 2023 semester)

First year students are required to live on-campus their first year unless they are within reasonable commuting distance and provide a notarized letter that they will be living at their permanent home address with their parent(s).  Our first year students page has step-by-step instructions on how to make your new student room reservation.

Current Students

Our current students page explains how you can reserve on-campus housing and choose a roommate.  

If you are a current student who did not have a spring 2023 housing assignment or are a readmitted student, you will need to complete an on-campus housing placement request found in your MyHousing Portal.  We will send an email to you using your SRU email when the housing application is made active so you can move forward with completing it.  

Transfer Students

Our transfer students page tells you how you can apply for on-campus housing.

Residency Requirements and Withdrawals

First year students (freshmen) are required to live on campus during their first year of college (both fall and spring semesters) unless you commute from a permanent home address. In that case, a notarized letter from a parent or guardian must be submitted to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. First-year students 21 years of age or older may request to be exempt from the residency requirement.

All applications to be released from the residence hall agreement must be submitted in writing to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. If you withdraw or transfer from SRU, are released from your residence hall contract by the Office of Housing & Residence Life, or are academically suspended by the university, your housing deposit will not be refunded.

See our Residency Requirements and Withdrawals page for additional information on roommate requests, room assignment notification and more.