Housing & Roommates

The Residence Life staff at Ursinus College strives to provide you with a positive and educational living environment that will serve as your home away from home.

Instructions on how to access and complete the application will be sent to your email and was accessible in your portal beginning on May 25 , 2023.

About First Year Housing

First-year students live together in one of two large residence halls on campus, known as BWC and BPS. This allows you to live in close proximity to other students who are experiencing the celebrations and challenges of college life for the first time, just like you. Resident Advisors are student leaders who are carefully selected to live and work with first-year students. Additionally, the Assistant Director for First-Year Centers devotes particular attention to community development efforts and programs for this community.

You will see the First-Year Centers, learn about our community values, and start discussing how we should live together on our campus when you attend Bear Beginnings. After Bear Beginnings on May 23 & May 24, 2023, you’ll have the opportunity to convey your living and roommate preferences to our staff.

90% of first-year students live in double or triple rooms, so you should plan to have at least 1 roommate!

Students who complete the First Year Housing Application on time will receive their housing assignment and roommate information in mid-July.

What is the First Year Housing Application?

The First-Year Housing Application is found on the platform StarRez and helps us determine your housing assignments for the upcoming year.  It should be filled out by all incoming first-year students, including those who have declared commuter status.  

The deadline to complete the First-Year Housing Application is Monday, June 5 at 1 p.m. EST.

Instructions on how to access and complete the application will be sent to your email and will also be accessible in your portal beginning on Thursday, May 25 after 9 a.m.

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FAQs about the Application and Process