To live in the residence halls, submit a Residence Hall Agreement by mail, online via MyCentral, or in person at our Housing Office. You must have your Meningococcal immunization on record with the University Health Center before picking up your keys. View detailed information at the University Health Center's Immunization Information page.
UCM requires first-year & sophomore students under the age of 21 to reside on campus as part of a two year residency requirement. Freshmen & sophomores are also required to have specified meal plans.
Students must sign up for a check-in time which we will send that form out in mid-July!
Also see our first-year student orientation handout here
Also view Sodexo's Orientation Handout here
The residence halls open Thursday, August 12 for those first-year students who have signed up for the UCM Experience Kickoff. Check-in will be 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Students will be required to sing up for a check-in time via a form that will be emailed directly to them in mid/late July.
Freshmen who do not sign up for Kickoff & upperclass students can check in on Sunday, August 15. Check-in will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. As part of our response to COVID-19, Students will be required to sing up for a check-in time via a form that will be emailed directly to them in mid/late July.
Due to the need to keep congestion of lobbies down, we do require that ONLY the student checks-in to get their key while parents/families wait outside. Once student receives their key, guests may the enter to help move in items.
Learn more about Kickoff here.
Spring 2022 Move-In:
Students returning to housing for spring 2021 may come back starting at 12 pm on Sunday, January 9, 2022
Students who are NEW to living on campus for spring 2022 may start moving in at their building starting at 8 am on Sunday, January 10, 2021. You will get emails in late December with move-in information and resources.
Because of security & logistical reasons, you will not have access to your room until you check in during the designated times. Some groups will have a coordinated early arrival (staff, pre-season athletics, etc.); those students will be contacted by the group coordinator regarding check in times.
To find your hall address (including mailing address) visit our contacts and address page. Please also note that front desks are not staffed until the date of student move-in.
For early arrival dates: August 4, 5, 7 and 10, please utilize main entrances to building to check-in at lobby/desk areas.
For larger move-in days please see below:
East Ellis: Outside of Dining Hall (When facing Ellis from Maguire, left side, enter behind staircase on ground/lowest level.
-Fitzgerald: Main Lobby as you enter the building
-Foster/Knox: Main Lobby (Facing E. Clark St.)
-Greenwood and Central Village: Check-in at Housing office in Ellis
-Hosey: Far left Door as you Face Houts-Hosey on Washington St. (Follow sidwalk down to farthest left entrance) (for early arrival day, come into main lobby)
-Houts: Main entrance of Houts-Hosey (turn left at front desk)
-Nickerson: Main lobby (take upper stairs facing Washington St. and enter lobby)
-North Ellis: Main Lobby (enter stairway facing Maguire and follow signs)
-Panhellenic: Main entrance (Check-in on each level of chapter location)
-South Ellis: South entrance of Ellis Complex (as you face Ellis from Maguire, right side, up the ramp to main lobby area)
-South Todd/Todd Apartments: Enter lobby near Todd Dining. If no staff readily available, call number posted at desk/doors.
-South Yeater: Main lobby as you enter the building
-The Crossing: Main entrance by Starbucks, follow instructions/staff located at desk
Look for specific check-in instructions when you arrive at your hall. Volunteer crews may be available for unloading your vehicle if you sign up to move in early on Thursday (fall move-in)
Once you unload, we ask that all students/families move vehicles to parking lots. We ask ONLY students enter building at first to get key before moving belongings in.
Find your building and parking lots on our map
Opening day can seem really hectic. For your own peace of mind, please make sure a family member stays with your belongings while unloading to ensure that no other family accidentally moves it into a different room.
New for fall 2021 and beyond, students will be required to bring their own shower curtain liner and shower hooks We recommend 72x72 inches. Shower rod is provided.
View our amenities list further down the page.In order to avoid purchasing two of everything or not having room on move-in day, discuss with your roommate/suitemate(s) who might be bringing the following:
Items allowed in student room, but only when student is present: curling/straightening irons (and similar products), coffee pots, slow-cookers, candle warmers
Your relationship with your roommate and suitemates is very important to your success at UCM.
Students at UCM agree that getting in touch before you arrive takes pressure off the first day. You are encouraged to contact your roommate. Begin by laying the groundwork. Get to know each other. There are some things you should discuss with your roommate before the big day.
Find out what TV shows, types of music, or activities your roommate likes. Discuss class schedules, morning routines, and most importantly, who is going to bring what! Remember, we are all unique and different in our backgrounds, values, and attitudes.
Roommate/Suitemate information will be available via MyCentral no later than June 22. Students applying as new and incoming students for spring will be able to view this information beginning on December 21.
When you move onto campus in the fall, you will create a new home for the next nine months.
When you check in, make sure to fill in any issues in your room on the Room Condition/Inventory form that is given to you at check-in. Reporting ALL issues helps prevent unnecessary charges at the end of semester/year. Be completely detailed and list defects/issues.
See a sample form below:
All room furniture has been recently updated. Each residence hall room comes with the following items:
NOTE: For fall 2020 and beyond, students will be required to bring their own shower curtain liner/curtain and shower hooks. We recommend 72x72 inches. Shower rods are provided. See our packing list below as well!
All room furniture must remain in the room during your stay with us. No storage is available for room furnishings or personal belongings.
See our room amenity & dimension sheet below for details! Building pages will have specific overall building amenities.
All residence hall beds can be bunked. For safety purposes, students cannot build home-made lofts. Lofts can be ordered online at www.collegeproducts.com/ucm. College Products provides lofts for rent at an affordable cost. Lofts are a great way to maximize the space in your room. Lofts create 23 square feet of additional living space in your room. Order yours by August 1 to save $20.
Move-in Loft Pickup:
Thursday, August 12, 8 am - 3 pm, Parking Lot Behind Diemer (for Ellis Complex residents) and Parking lot south of Nattinger Bradshaw.
Sunday, August 15, 9 am - 3 pm, Parking Lot Behind Diemer (for Ellis Complex residents) and Parking lot south of Nattinger Bradshaw.
Lofts are NOT in rooms ahead of time, they must be picked up and returned (at the end of the year) by the student/family.
University Housing is partnering with a company to provide linens guaranteed to fit both our standard & our extra-long mattresses. Many options & packages are available. Other items include decor and bath necessities. Check it out at www.ocm.com/cms/linens
Refrigerators can be rented from the United Student Housing Association (located on Housing Services page) or students may bring their own refrigerators as long as they are 6.0 cubic feet in size or less OR 1000 watts or less.
Fridges will be available for pick-up at Nickerson Hall lower level (facing Washington St.). It is first come, first serve of fridge color/option. Fridges are USED and cleaned after every return and again prior to pick-up.
Thursday, August 12, 8 am - 3 pm, Nickerson Hall lower level (facing Washington St.)
Sunday, August 15, 9 am - 3 pm, Nickerson Hall lower level (facing Washington St.)
If interested for spring semester only, please send an email to Jay Hicks (email@example.com) to schedule a pick-up arrangement.
A limited number of refrigerators may still be available to rent.
First-year room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis & can be viewed on the student portal no later than June 21 (for the Fall semester) and December 21 (for spring semester NEW students). The assignment will detail your room, roommate, and suitemates. As a reminder, the residence hall agreement is for the entire year.
Returning students are able to pick their room, roommates, and suitemates through our online reapplication process beginning in February and ending in April.
Because UCM does not purchase property insurance covering students’ personal property, you should be sure that you obtain renter’s insurance to protect your possessions from theft or loss due to other damage (smoke, water, etc.).
Check out our video on bathroom cleaning tips HERE!
Tips on Bathroom Cleaning:
There are numerous dining areas on campus. The residence hall Dining Centers are located in
The hours of operation will be posted throughout the residence halls & in the Dining Centers as well as here on the Sodexo website. Your meal plan will be encoded onto your student ID, so all you need to have to eat in the halls is your student ID.
First-year and second-year students must have a specific meal plan. The initial cost will be billed to your university account, but additional meals/Dining Dollars can be purchased via the Housing portal on MyCentral or at the housing office. Complete your meal plan via MyCentral. You may purchase Dining Dollars at any time during the year. Dining Dollars roll over from semester-to-semester, but meal swipes do not.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t make it work. You may request a move to an available space in accordance with established procedures.
Please note that personal routers are not allowed on campus as they interfere with the university’s network. Information will be available when you check in. Helpful information regarding getting the most out of your WiFi signal can be found on the Technology Support Center page.
To directly register devices to connect to wifi, please visit https://student.devices.ucmo.edu. Students are allowed to register 3 devices. Devices that can connect wireless include various game systems, smart TVs, streaming devices (such as Roku, Firestick, etc).
University policies as well as specific Housing policies can be found in the student handbook found here. Specific Housing policies can be found here in our Housing Student Guide below.
Students are expected to be knowledgeable and follow policies at all times.