Apply for Housing
Information for incoming & current students regarding applying for housing
Our residential experience is progressive by class year with different types of living communities that complement students' in-class learning. Immersion within these inclusive communities enhances each student's intellectual exploration and personal development, linking liberal arts education with life's work.
All first-year students live in residence halls with students from diverse backgrounds. Students become accustomed to a new community, exploring their personal interests, adapting to teaching methods at the collegiate level, and learning from each others in ways most have not experienced before. Students learn together, in a community setting, while living at school. Through their first-year experience students learn to cope with the transition to college and grow into an independent adult.
Our housing placement process overview for incoming students
- Incoming students admitted to DePauw University will receive information in their admission packet regarding selecting residential communities
- Students are asked questions regarding community and asked to rank their preferences online through e-Services
- Building types: large traditional, small or suite-style
- Room types: Triple, double or single occupancy rooms
- Floor types: Co-ed or single gender
- Students are asked questions about them and what they are looking for in a roommate
- Students are asked to describe themselves and how they envision their room environment as well as what they are looking for in a roommate
- Students who know someone coming to DePauw can indicate an individual they would like to live with; however, this must be mutual in order to confirm placement with one another
- Students are matched and placed based on their preferences
- Students are placed after all applications have been received and notified over the summer that their housing assignment is available to view on e-Services
The sophomore year affords students the opportunity for engagement in a specific residential community of their choosing, either an upperclass residence hall or Greek living unit, that enhances their opportunities and involvement within the DePauw campus.
Upperclass students live in a variety of housing styles that allow each individual to tailor their campus experience and live within a community that allows for the integration of their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The goal is to have students leave DePauw prepared to enter an increasingly complex and diverse world as a productive citizen not only engaged in, but contributing to their local community.
Our housing placement process overview for sophomore and upperclass students
- Our focus for our sophomore and upperclass students is who they live with versus where they live, so students are placed in the appropriate community type based on the number of individuals within their group
- Students can apply for housing in the residence halls (sophomores, juniors or seniors) as a single person (non-group) or in groups of up to 10 students
- Students eligible to live in Rector Village and university-owned apartments and houses (juniors and seniors) can apply for housing in groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 students
Student Organization Housing (SOH) Application Process
Student Organization housing allows groups to continue to develop their organization through a common living space in hopes to assist in connecting their organization further with the campus community. Campus Living and Community Development offers student organizations the opportunity to apply to live together in housing which serves to support and encourage student organizations based on their shared interests, common goals and organizational mission. All students living in Student Organization housing choose to do so intentionally, to take their living environment and make it into a shared living and learning experience. Student organizations with access to living facilities (i.e. Greek chapters with privately owned chapter facilities) are not eligible for this option.
If you are choosing to apply as a student organization, please fill out the Student Organization Housing Application
For more information on the housing process and timeline, please view the links below. For any other inquires or questions about housing, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.