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First-Year Housing Application Process

Submitting Housing Preferences

DePauw's online housing system, Residence gathers information about students’ residential preferences such as floor and room type. Students are asked questions regarding community and asked to rank their preferences online. Additionally, they will complete a roommate matching profile where they will share information about themselves and what they look for in a roommate. The roommate matching profile also allows students to find roommates with similar interests and living preferences.

Students will receive instructions on how to use Residence. Students will access Residence through their student portal in eServices.

Information on how to complete the required portion of the application can be found below.

For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application, click here.

For step-by-step instructions on how to complete a roommate group, click here.

Housing Assignments

Housing assignments will be available on students’ portal in eServices  mid to late June. Housing assignments will be released to students through their DePauw email address.  At that time, students will be able to access Residence which will contain the name and email address of their roommate(s), and more information about their room and residence hall community.  Encourage your student to keep their username and password in a safe place because they will need to use them to log into Residence in order to view housing assignment and roommate(s) information.


If your student has questions about housing options, invite them to contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 765-658-4500 or housing@depauw.edu. Information regarding frequently asked questions and recommended items to bring can be found online at https://www.depauw.edu/studentacademiclife/campusliving/helpfulresources/

Requesting Housing or Dietary Accommodations

Living in a residence with and dining with other community members is integral to the DePauw experience. Therefore, all requests for housing and dietary accommodations are evaluated carefully. Accommodations for both housing and dietary needs are provided on a case-by-case basis and only when appropriate medical documentation is provided. Students with unique requirements who may need special housing accommodations are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services prior to the housing application deadline. This could include medical conditions, impairments, or other conditions that substantially limit a major life activity. Housing and Residence Life will do its best to meet housing accommodation requests submitted after the application deadline but cannot guarantee that the accommodation or other residential requests such as room type, roommate requests, building location, etc. will be able to be met.  Approved ADA housing requests will be sent from Student Accessibility Services to Housing and Residence Life.

Student Accessibility Services may be contacted by phone at (765) 658-6267 or by email at studentaccessibility@depauw.edu.