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Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many questions that you may have about Mississippi College Residence Life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can sign up?

  • All undergraduate students currently residing in on-campus housing who plan to be enrolled for Fall Term 2024 are eligible to participate in Housing Sign-Up.
  • All new students who have been accepted to the university and have paid their $200 non-refundable housing application fee.
  • If you want to return to on-campus housing after living off-campus, you can still apply for on-campus housing after all the current on-campus undergraduate residents update.

What is my priority?

Current Students: Housing sign-up is based on the student’s number of credit hours completed prior to Spring 2024 semester.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:  Housing sign-up is based on when a student has been accepted to MC and when their $200 housing application fee is paid.  Please visit the Incoming Freshmen or Transfer pages to review the Housing for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 timeline.

What if I need a roommate or have roommate preferences?

  • Students will be able to go in and search for a specific student to request as their roommate, create their own roommate profile, and search the profiles of other students who have applied for on-campus housing.
  • You can only select individuals to be your roommate if they have completed a housing application. 

How do I apply for housing?

How will I know if I successfully signed up for a room?

  • You can return to the "Application Status" tab in the online housing portal to review your current housing assignment.  

Can I change my assignment after I am assigned to a room?

  • Students can return to the online housing portal and change their room assignments as many times as they wish until Housing Sign-Up ends on July 31, 2024.
  • Students can also email to request to change rooms.
  • After July 31, 2024 assignments will not be changed until after the two-week freeze period that begins on the first day of classes.  

What if I want to cancel my housing assignment after I sign up?

Students can cancel their housing assignment or application anytime. Just remember that Mississippi College has an on-campus living requirement so make sure you have reviewed the Residency Requirement Policy before making any final decisions. To cancel, log back into the online housing portal and cancel your application or assignment.   

What is the cost of housing for 2024-2025?

Below are the costs for 2024-2025, they are subject to change for the 2025-2026 academic year. 
Double Occupancy Room (meal plan required for additional cost)

  • Whittington Hall: $3,000.00 per semester
  • Mary Nelson Hall, Chrestman Hall, Latimer-Webb Hall: $3,200.00
  • Ratliff Hall, Hederman Hall, Gunter Hall: $3,600.00
  • East Tower and West Tower: $4,000.00
  • Cockcoft-Caldwell Hall and Quick Hall: $4,200.00

University Place (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only; some Honors College students) (no meal plan required)

  • $6,050.00 per semester with 100 points and no meal plan

Graduate Housing

  • Loft Apartments: $6,500.00 per semester and no meal plan (single occupancy 1 bedroom apartment)
  • Apartment complexes are on a 12-month contract

Summer Rates

  • Double Occupancy Residence Hall room or shared apartment: $525.00 per session and no meal plan

Do I have to have a meal plan?

  • Yes. Every student who lives on main campus (not the apartments) is required to have a meal plan. 
  • If you have less than 54 completed credit hours you must choose the 19 meal a week plan.
  • If you have 54 or more completed credit hours you may choose between the available meal plan options: 9 meals, 14 meals, or 19 meals.

Are all spaces in upperclassmen housing available for returning students?

  • No, a limited number of spaces in each upperclassmen hall are held back for new transfer students based on the projected numbers from the Admission Office. In addition, all ADA rooms are held for students needing those spaces.

Do students who need ADA accommodations need to do to sign up for housing?

  • Students with medical accommodations currently on file with the counseling and student support services office DO need to renew them. Students who do not have any accommodation requests currently on file and need one should contact the Counseling and Disabilities Services Office. These students will still need to complete an online housing application and contact the Counseling and Disabilities Services Office directly with their ADA request. The requests and housing application should be done by March 13th for Returning students and May 5th for New students. Counseling and Disabilities Services and Residence Life will review all ADA accommodations and assign those students to spaces that meet their needs.
  • Please visit the Counseling and Disabilities Services website for more details.

How do squatters' rights and selection priority work for University Place?

  • For all on-campus apartments, current students who are either rising Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors will form a group of four students for University Place. They can start making their groups on March 8th at 9 a.m.
  • If you currently live in University Place you CANNOT renew your room. You MUST create a group and re-apply for an apartment.