Applying for On-Campus Housing

Housing applications for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 are now available in myHousing.

How to Apply

  1. Visit myBanner.
  2. Log in with your network ID and password.
  3. Once logged in, click “Student.”
  4. Click on “myHousing.”
  5. At the top of the page, click “Apply/Cancel/Forms” then select the desired semester.
  6. Sign to agree to the “Contract Terms and Conditions.” Follow the steps to complete your application. You will receive a confirmation once completed. 

Roommate requests and changes to living preferences must be submitted via the myHousing Overview by May 1. Assignments for transfer and graduate students will be made on an individual basis via our assignment team.

Learn more about Housing Assignment Information.


Incoming Freshman Students

An incoming freshman is a first-year student who is beginning their university studies.

If you are a nontraditional incoming freshman, please use the incoming transfer link below to find a better housing fit.

Housing Guarantee for Fall Freshman

Students are NOT required to live in university housing. Entering freshmen are guaranteed a housing assignment if their completed housing application and deposit are received by May 1 by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Medical Accommodations

To request special accommodations, in addition to filling out the housing application, it is required that you register with Disability Support Resources. A Disability Support Resources Advisor will verify your disability and advise housing staff of the appropriate accommodation. Housing staff will facilitate the housing accommodation based on application date and availability.


Returning, Transfer, and Graduate Students

A returning student is a student who has previously attended Grand Valley regardless if they have ever resided on-campus.

An incoming transfer student is a student who has previously attended another university. 

Become an RA!

If you're applying for an RA position, you must still apply for housing. If you are chosen to be an RA, you will be moved to your staff unit once assigned.

Learn more about the position!

Medical Accommodations

To request special accommodations, in addition to filling out the housing application, it is required that you register with Disability Support Resources. A Disability Support Resources Advisor will verify your disability and advise housing staff of the appropriate accommodation. Housing staff will facilitate the housing accommodation based on application date and availability.


Living-Learning Communities

Housing and Residence Life offers living-learning communities in a number of our on-campus apartments. Students living in these buildings have chosen to expand their education through shared learning experiences, and each community is built upon a specific theme, major, or area of interest. Professional and graduate staff work closely with a faculty coordinator in these communities to provide a rich living-learning experience that extends outside of the classroom (programs, events, field trips, research, etc.).

Medical Accommodations

To request special accommodations, in addition to filling out the housing application, it is required that you register with Disability Support Resources. A Disability Support Resources Advisor will verify your disability and advise housing staff of the appropriate accommodation. Housing staff will facilitate the housing accommodation based on application date and availability.