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Current Students

At Mississippi College, you will find that your time living on campus will be one of your richest college experiences.

Housing sign-up will begin later in the Spring Semester. Read the Online Housing Instructions before you begin your application and room selection.

Phase 1:  Clear all holds on your account.

  • You must have a $0 balance on your account in the Business Office to be able to begin your application and sign-up for housing.
  • Holds that prevent you from registering for classes will also prevent you from signing up for housing.

Phase 2: Apply for on-campus living and choose a roommate.

Starting February 24 at 10pm, you can log in to apply for on-campus housing. If you will be living in University Place or College Plaza, you will be able to create a roommate group.

  • Apply for housing
  • Edit and update your contact information
  • Create your housing profile
  • Request or find a roommate of your choosing

Roommate requests are not guaranteed. It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that when selecting a room, if they have a confirmed roommate request, that the roommate is also placed in the room. Requesting a roommate after you have chosen a room will not automatically pull the person into the room. You are not able to directly request a transfer or readmit a student as a roommate. You will need to wait until March 28th after 9 a.m. to select those students as roommates.

Phase 3:  Room selection and housing confirmation

Renew current room: Students in upperclassmen buildings can select their same room for next year.  This is available February 24th, 2019 at 10pm until Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. You will not be able to pull in your roommate during this time frame. *You are NOT able to renew your current CP or UP room. You must re-apply through the housing application for an apartment in College Plaza or University Place.*

If you do not select your same room before the date and time, then your current room will be opened for others to choose during the housing sign up process. ADA rooms are not available for renewing and you must go through Counseling and Disability Services to renew those spaces.

Any student (current or new) who has applied for housing but misses the opportunity for room selection, which closes July 26, will have their room assigned by the Office of Residence Life according to room availability and the room preferences designated on the housing application.

If you need ADA Accomodations, you must have contacted and completed all necessary documentation with Counseling and Disability Services by May 27th.  Failure to do so will result with the inability for Residence Life to make any necessary accommodations.

Credit Hour Classification

Status Total Hours + Current Number of Enrolled Hours
Rising Seniors 84 hours or more
Rising Juniors 54 hours or more, but less than 84
Rising Sophomores 53 hours or less


When Who
February 24th at 10 p.m.
Students can access Housing application and Junior/Senior's can create groups
February 24th-March 4th
Renew current room (Upperclassmen halls and non-ADA only)
February 24th @ 10 p.m.
until March 4th @ 11:59p.m.
University Place and Collge Plaza Sign Up
Rising Juniors and Rising Seniors only
Only those currently living on campus
(Notified of placement on March 8th)
March 19th at 5 p.m.
Rising Senior Females
Sign-up for a new room (not current room)
March 20th at 5 p.m.
Rising Senior Males
Sign-up for a new room (not current room)
March 21st at 5 p.m.
Rising Junior Females
Sign-up for a new room (not current room)
March 25th at 5 p.m.
Rising Junior Males
Sign-up for a new room (not current room)
March 26th at 5 p.m.
Rising Sophomore Females
Sign-up for a new room (not current room)
March 27th at 5 p.m.
Rising Sophomore Males
Sign-up for a new room (not current room)
March 28th at 9 a.m.
Commuters, Re-Entry, Transfers

On-Campus Apartment Selection Priority 

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Current Students

University Place and College Plaza Instructions

*If you are not currently living on campus you cannot apply for University Place or College Plaza*

You will only create a roommate group if you are a rising Senior or Junior who is interested in living in University Place or College Plaza Apartments.  Please follow the steps below. Reminder: You need to have a group of 4 for University Place and 2 for College Plaza. 

  • If applying for University Place Apartments, create your roommate group (4 people per apartment) labeled “University Place – YOUR UNIQUE GROUP NAME"
  • If applying for College Plaza Apartments, create your roommate group (2 people per apartment) labeled “College Plaza – YOUR UNIQUE GROUP NAME”

Designate someone from your apartment group to create your group's username and password.  The group leader will then select "Create a New Group."  Remember that only 1 person from the group needs to create the group and you can only be a part of one group.

  • The group leader shares the username and password with the other members of the apartment group. Those individuals will need to select add "Yourself to a Group." You will see your name added to the group once you have added yourself to the group. 
  • Once everyone in the apartment has been added to the group, the Group Leader will need to go back and select "Verify Roommate Group."
Further Instructions

Residence Life will assign rooms and notify you if you have been selected for University Place or College Plaza by March 7th  

Assignments will be decided by seniority and timeliness of completing your group. "Squatter" refers to students currently residing in University Place or College Plaza. 

  • Squatters: All Seniors

  • Groups of all seniors (no squatters)

  • Squatters: Mixed Senior/Junior groups

  • Mixed Senior/Junior groups (no squatters)

  • Squatters: All Junior groups

  • All Junior groups (no squatters)

UP:CP Selection Priority .pngYou are "squatting" for the apartments as a whole, not a specific building or room. Squatters rights do not guarantee that you will be placed in an Apartment

  • If you have confirmed a roommate or roommate group and each of you has accepted your roommate requests or verified your roommate group, then only one of you will need to sign you up for an available double room or empty apartment spaces

  • If you do not get a University Place or College Plaza apartment or want to live in another residence hall, you will return to the housing portal on your assigned priority date

All Other Residence Halls Instructions

Roommates will need to choose a completely empty space if you want to be together. If it reads 1/2, it means there is someone already assigned to the room.

Students of different academic classifications will not be pulled into a room together unless they are choosing a room on the lowest classification date for the two students.

If you have any questions about the room selection process, you can reach the Office of Residence Life at 601.925.3359.