How are new student contracts assigned?

New student contracts are assigned through either a self-selection process for students submitting their contracts early or in a date driven process for all other students. Students assigned by the Office of Residence Life are assigned based upon the date a student’s contract was received (including housing deposit) and with consideration of a student’s residence hall and roommate preferences.  If a student selects a roommate, the roommates are matching accordingly. We do not allow selection of suitemates.

Note: No residence hall assignment is guaranteed and the later a student submits their Contract for University Housing and housing deposit the less chance a student has to get one of their top residence hall choices. In past years, there are more than 500 students who submit Contracts for University Housing (with housing deposits) prior to the December priority request date.


Fax: 573-651-2557
Towers Complex 102
Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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