Timeline; Planning Ahead for Housing
Fall Semester: October and November
Students begin to think about, research, and explore housing options for the next academic year.
University Housing opens its reapplication process for current students who want to remain on campus the following year. Students discuss future housing options with their families and/ or potential roommates.
Students who wish to live on campus during the next academic year should re-apply for housing through University Housing by the deadline in January. Submitting an application does not commit you to live on campus; you will not be committed until you are offered on-campus housing and accept the offer to live in a residence hall. On-campus housing is not guaranteed (except to freshmen).
Local rental companies begin signing leases for fall rentals in January. (Note: Some students sign leases even earlier in the year; no matter when you start the off-campus housing search, it’s important to research your options carefully and not rush into signing a lease, which is a binding legal contract.)
Students who have applied for on-campus housing will be notified by University Housing about whether they are being offered housing and can choose a room from the available spaces on campus.
Student Government Association and Off-Campus Student Services host a Housing Fair in late January or early February. This is a great opportunity to talk to lots of landlords and management companies and gather more information about rental properties in Boone.
University Housing typically completes its reapplication process by sometime in March. If you are a continuing student who has applied to stay on campus, you will know by this time whether you have been offered housing in a residence hall for next year.
Many students who are moving off-campus sign leases in January, February, and March for the next academic year. (Rental leases in Boone typically start in August and run through the next July.) Students who do not sign rental contracts during this time period can still find off-campus housing, but their options may be more limited.
Off Campus Housing and Roommate Search
The University provides a searchable database of available rental properties, which includes listings by rental companies and posts by students who are looking to sublet or need a roommate. Click here to visit the Off-Campus Housing Database.