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Welcome to FAU Housing

We are excited to welcome you to FAU! You must be admitted to FAU and have paid your tuition deposit prior to applying for housing. We recommend applying early as space is limited and the demand for housing is high. The 1st year live on requirement for students outside of 30 miles has been suspended starting spring 2023. This does not apply to students attending the Wilkes Honors College. All first year students attending the Boca Raton campus are not required to live on-campus. 

We are no longer accepting housing contracts for Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 for the Boca Raton campus. Students interested in on-campus housing may complete the housing interest form, however this is not a guarantee to receive on-campus housing. The housing interest form will close on June 9 at 12 p.m., and can be found in the housing portal.

How To Apply

Please Note – There is a $100 non-refundable application fee required to complete a housing application. The FAU Housing contract is a legally binding document. It is similar to a lease, do not submit unless you read and agree to the terms stating that you want to live on campus. Print a copy of the contract for your own records.

  1. Login to the Housing Portal with your FAUNetID and password. 
  2. Click on Housing Contracts and select the blue Apply button to start your housing contract.
  3. Read through the terms and conditions of the contract before agreeing to it. 
  4. The next few web pages will be the Housing Contract questions page. Please answer all Housing Contract questions accurately.
  5. You will add three room preferences. Room preferences are not guaranteed. If your preference is not available the next closest room type will be assigned. Contracts and assignments cannot be cancelled and payment will not be refunded if your preferred room type is not available.
  6. You will select a meal plan if you are a first time to college student or preference a residence hall which requires a meal plan. 
  7. Upon successful completion and submission of your online contract, you will receive an email confirming your contract was completed. Please check your FAU email account for the confirmation email. If you do not receive an email confirmation your submission failed. We will not be able to process your contract and you will have to resubmit the contract.


Important Dates for Applying


Summer Only 

Academic Year (Fall and Spring) 


Dates are subject to change

Important Tips for New Students

  • Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, we encourage all students to apply early.
  • Housing placement is prioritized to students who are outside of 30 miles from campus and are required to reside on-campus. Students who are from within 30 miles of the Boca Raton campus will be assigned housing after all students who are not from a commutable distance have been assigned.
  • There are fewer single rooms than double rooms. We cannot guarantee single rooms for everyone who makes the request. The earlier you complete your housing contract, the better your chances will be to get your priority building or room type.
  • The housing contract covers only the term you apply for, as an example Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 is an academic year contract for both semesters. Summer is a separate contract. You are responsible for the term of the contract.
  • Students living in residence halls are required to participate in the Campus Meal Plan Program. For information, please visit our Dining Services page.
  • If you plan to require housing accommodations/modification due to a disability, you must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). In order to register, you must submit an SAS Application for Support Services and appropriate documentation of your disability. You must have registered with SAS by May 1 for summer, June 1 for fall and November 1 for Spring.
  • First time in college students who are living on-campus for the academic year fall 2023 – spring 2024 may request up to three roommates. The deadline for first time in college students to request a roommate is April 1. Requests are completed through the Roommate Request page of the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 housing contract.
  • Roommate requests take priority over room type preferences (i.e. single room). Roommate matching is not guaranteed; however, we will make every attempt to match roommates that are mutually requested by April 1. The date your housing contract was completed, and a Fall course registration, is a consideration when matching roommates.
  • Returning students who participate in the housing contract renewal process may preference roommates and suitemates only during renewal process.