Room Renewal

  • Room renewal is for students currently living in university housing and/or current MSUM students. During room renewal, students will select their roommate(s), meal plan, and either claim their same room or select a different room for the following academic year. To participate in any phase of the room renewal period, residents must have a complete 2021-2022 Housing & Dining contract.

    In order to apply for housing online, you will need your StarID username and password.

    Apply online at

    myHousing: Online Housing Portal Make Your $50 Prepayment

    Room Renewal Timeline

    The 2021-2022 Room Renewal period opens February 1, 2021 (but you can apply for 2021-2022 housing beginning October 1). No Lottery Application needed as students come/call in on a date based on their earned credits and select a room (see below). This can be a single, suite, apartment, etc. Students hoping to live in the John Neumaier apartments or Nelson Upperclass Singles must have earned 24 credits by June 1 (not while dual-enrolled during high school). Students selecting a John Neumaier apartment must have all four residents selected or plans to buy out the apartment as a triple or double-as-a-single. New for 2021-2022 - we are waiving the $50 prepayment and letting current students lock in next year at the 2020-2021 Room Rate! Learn more and to apply for our Returner Special.

    October 1

    2021-2022 Residence Hall & Apartment Contracts are available

    February 1 - 5

    CLAIM YOUR SAME ROOM

    Note: you must be checked in to your spring room before Room Renewal is available in your housing portal

    Ballard 120 Housing Office, phone or online
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay or waive the $50 prepayment

    To waive the $50 prepayment and claim 2020-2021 Room Rates, fill out the Waive Prepayment & Lock-In Rate form

    February 8 - 9

    PICK ANY ROOM (students who have earned 55+ credits by December 31, 2020)
    Ballard 120 Housing Office, phone or online
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay or waive the $50 prepayment

    Students wishing to claim a John Neumaier apartment, must claim via phone or in our office

    To waive the $50 prepayment and claim 2020-2021 Room Rates, fill out the Waive Prepayment & Lock-In Rate form

    February 10 - 11

    PICK ANY ROOM (students who have earned 36+ credits by December 31, 2020)
    Ballard 120 Housing Office, phone or online
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay or waive the $50 prepayment

    Students wishing to claim a John Neumaier apartment, must claim via phone or in our office

    To waive the $50 prepayment and claim 2020-2021 Room Rates, fill out the Waive Prepayment & Lock-In Rate form

    February 12 - 26

    PICK ANY ROOM (students who have earned 0+ credits by December 31, 2020)
    Ballard 120 Housing Office, phone or online
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay or waive the $50 prepayment

    Students wishing to claim a John Neumaier apartment, must claim via phone or in our office

    To waive the $50 prepayment and claim 2020-2021 Room Rates, fill out the Waive Prepayment & Lock-In Rate form

    May 2 - August 23

    UNFILLED ROOMS
    After May 1, 2020, the Housing Office will place students in any vacant spaces without consultation. Students will be given information about their new roommate when they are assigned.