How to Apply for Housing

Click here to register for 2016-2017 student housing.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in on-campus living at Spalding University! The goal of the Office of Housing and Residence Life is to provide a housing environment that supports the academic and social growth of the young adult student.   The structure of our programming and living arrangements is geared toward the emerging adult aged 17-25. Undergraduate, graduate and adult learners within this age range are encouraged to apply. At this time we cannot accommodate married students or students with children.

Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, all incoming students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus unless they have an approved exemption, such as a dependent child residing with them, are married, are living with parents, or have reached the age of 21. All exemptions must be approved through the Spalding University Appeal Committee. 

Housing is provided on an academic year basis.  The housing contract is binding for the session in which you enter through the end of the academic year (session 6). For students who transfer or withdraw from the University there will be a $500 termination fee. Graduating students may terminate the lease early without acquiring a termination fee.

Appeals may be made based on financial, medical or other considerations. Students must receive approval by the University prior to living off campus. Any student not residing in the University housing per Spalding’s policy is subject to pay semester housing fees.

All applications for housing during the 2015-2016 year must include a $100 housing application fee payable via the PayPal link at the time of application. This is an out-of-pocket expense and cannot be drawn down from scholarships or financial aid.  Room assignments will not be made without an application fee. Any applications received without an application fee will not be considered complete until payment is made.

Housing Costs

Housing costs for 2016 – 2017 per semester:

Spalding Suites Standard Room
Single rate: $2,750 per semester
Double rate: $2,400 per semester

Spalding Suites First Year Pods
Single rate: $2,700 per semester
Double rate: $2,350 per semester

Morrison Hall Standard Room
Single rate: $2,650 per semester
Double rate: $2,300 per semester

A Meal Plan is required for all students who live on campus.  There are two options to choose from and you may upgrade or downgrade your meal plan at the start of Session 1 or 4 only. The options are:

  • STANDARD PLAN: 10 meals/week on campus, plus $250 in Dining Dollars, $1,400/semester
  • FLEX-PLAN: 8 meals/week on campus, plus $150 in Dining Dollars, $1,200/semester

All dollars for meal plans roll over between semesters within one academic year and zero out at the end of Session 7.  You may add money to your meal plan at any time. For more information about on-campus dining visit

Housing Scholarships

Resident Assistant: Resident Assistants are eligible for a scholarship that covers the cost of a single room and the Flex Plan dining option per semester of employment. ​You must be a sophomore or above to be eligible.  Applications for Resident Assistants are generally available in Session 3.  For more information about being a Resident Assistant contact Rachel Hempel, Residence Life Coordinator at

Health Information

All residents are required to have health insurance, proof of immunizations and a negative TB (PPD) test within the last six months. See the application or the sidebar for more information.

Housing Notifications

Students who apply for housing and pay their housing application fee by June 25 will have priority assignment. These students will be notified of their room assignment and roommate status via email on July 15. Students who apply for housing or pay their housing application fee after June 15 will be notified of their assignment within three weeks.

If you did not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application, your application was not properly completed. When completing the application ensure that you’ve completed every required (*) field. Remember, a room will not be reserved for you without a submission of the $100 housing application fee.

Submit an Application

The housing application form for 2016-2017 is now available.  Apply here. If you are a current student and want more information on housing for this academic year, please contact Deanna Kirby, Housing Program Assistant.