Apply for Housing

To apply for housing you must be admitted to Minot State University and have claimed your Campus Connection account.

Residence Hall Application Process


How to Apply Tutorial

  1. Log into your Campus Connection account
  2. Click on Student Self Service
  3. On-Campus Housing > Minot State University
  4. Read Housing Contract
  5. Housing Applications (Make sure to choose the correct application)
    • Complete all information requested
    • Submit your $100 non-refundable room reservation fee. The $100 goes towards your payment once you move in. 
  6. Now it is time to pack. What to Pack? Click here.

Additional Residence Hall Information

Friday, August 23 at 9:00am

Fall 2024 Room Selection Timeline

Same Hall Same Room

Tuesday, March 19 at 9:00am- Friday, March 22, at 4:00pm

  • Returning students may select to live in the same room and same hall.

Priority Room Selection for Returning Students
Tuesday, March 26 at 9:00am- Friday, April 5, at 4:00pm
  • Returning students have priority to select to live in any available location in the residence halls.

**Returning students can continue to select a room, but new students start selecting.

Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00am- Friday, April 12 at 4:00pm

  • Home Town Pride scholars receive priority for new student room selection.
Open Room/New Student Room Selection
Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00am- Friday, July 12 at 4:00pm
  • All students can select their rooms.
Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00am- Friday, July 19, at 4:00pm
  • Students who requested a single room on their application may select from available rooms, as space permits. Single Rooms are not guaranteed and come at a higher cost.

  **Students who DO NOT select a room during one of the above room selection times will be assigned rooms by the Residence Life and Housing Office.

Friday, August 23 at 9:00am


Residents wishing to arrive before Friday, August 23 must complete an Early Arrival Request through their Campus Connection, Self-Service, On-Campus Housing account. Early Arrival is for campus sponsored activities and the dates of arrival are determined by the campus. Residents arriving without a campus sponsored activity or prior to approved dates must be approved by the Residence Life & Housing Office and will be charged for time stayed.

Once your room is chosen it is time to start packing. Here is a printable list of recommended items. 


The Residence Life & Housing Office provides reasonable accommodations for all residents.

Please click here to visit our policy and application process page. 

Do not hesitate to call to ask questions 701-858-3363. 

TTY Communication: For TTY Communication, contact Relay North Dakota at 800-366-6888 or dial 711. More information on Relay North Dakota services is available on the Relay North Dakota website.



Accommodation Process Tutorial

First Year Student Housing Policy
Minot State University would like to encourage the best possible start for students with their college experience. Compared to students that live off campus, experience shows that students who live on campus are more likely to:

  • become more involved with on campus activities
  • perform better academically
  • graduate and complete their degrees
  • become a more active alumni member after graduation

All first year undergraduate students at Minot State University who have earned less than 24 semester credit hours and are under 20 years of age must live on campus in our residence halls and purchase a required meal plan during their first year here. Exemptions to this policy may be granted when any of the following circumstances exist where the student:

  • Is commuting from parents/legal guardian or family member's residence within 25 miles of MSU
  • Is registered only for distance education courses
  • Is married and living with spouse and/or has dependent children under their care
  • Is a veteran of military service or active duty personnel
  • Has a disability requiring specialized accommodations

Students who live within the 25 mile radius of Minot can try living on campus until October 1. If at that time they chose to move home they can complete the exemption form and will only be charged for the time stayed.

All requests for exemption from this policy must submit a Request for Exemption [pdf] form to the Residence Life & Housing Office by July 1 for the Academic Year contract and November 1 for the Spring Semester contract.

As a member of the Minot State Residence Life community, you will receive a safe, vibrant, and inclusive community to live and learn in. Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Residence Life Community Handbook.
All students, regardless of where they live, are bound to the Minot State Code of Student Life.

Students looking to leave on campus housing should contact the Residence Life & Housing Office.



Agreement Releases and Refund Policy

  1. The $100.00 Room Reservation fees are not refundable.
  2. Rooms are rented by full academic year or spring only. Students moving to an off-campus residence after the start of the agreement term are responsible for charges from the date checked in until the date checked out plus 50% of the remaining contract. This includes both room and board.
  3. To successfully cancel an Agreement, the student must complete an “Agreement Cancellation Form” with the Residence Life Office.
  4. Students are responsible for properly checking out of the residence hall according to established procedure (contact your Hall Director or Resident Assistant). Failure to do so will result in additional charges including but not limited to improper checkout, failure to check out, cleaning, and other damages.
  5. If a student withdraws from the University, or leaves the University for an approved reason through the Residence Life Office, refunds will be prorated beginning with the first full week following the date the room was officially vacated.
  6. A breach of agreement results in loss of semester room rent and reservation fees will not be refunded, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Withdrawal from the University

  1. In compliance with SBHE Policy 830.2, on or after the first day of classes of each semester, authorized room refunds are prorated by the week and issued by the business office, provided all payment obligations to the University have been met. The refunds are calculated beginning with the first full week following the date the room was officially vacated.  Midnight Saturday is the end of each week.  A resident must check out within 72 hours from the date recorded on the official withdrawal papers unless an extension is approved by the Housing Office.

Residence Hall Contract Cancellation Form



The apartments are available to all students who do not meet the first year live-on requirements

Apply in person at the Housing office or request an apartment application by emailing: Application process is not done online through Campus Connection. 

Apartment Lease  

Apartment Notice to Vacate