The University of Central Missouri requires students to reside in university housing for two years and have a specified meal plan. Residency status is also satisfied by the student being 21 years of age or older, junior or above status, current active duty military service, on-campus residency for two academic years, residing with a parent or grandparent within 50 miles of Warrensburg, or a newly admitted transfer student with 48 or more UCM accepted credit hours.
The University of Central Missouri provides a variety of on-campus housing opportunities. Our accommodations attract a substantial number of junior and senior level students. Early application for housing is recommended.
Arranging for Housing. Contact the Office of University Housing, L23 Ellis Complex, or call 660-543-4515 for applications and information. Assignments are made according to agreement date. A deposit of $100 must accompany the application. Apartments will require an additional deposit of $100 or $200 (depending on location) prior to occupancy. This deposit may be forfeited for late cancellation, damage to university property, outstanding account or other agreement violations.
Students with requests due to disability will need to provide Housing or Accessibility Services with appropriate professional verification supporting the request. Six to eight weeks’ notice is recommended.
Residence Halls. Residence halls are located on the east and west sides of campus. Students may choose from a variety of housing options. Most halls are air-conditioned.
Freshmen (under 21 years) are assigned to first-year floors. These environments are carefully designed to help acclimate the new student to the UCM campus. Special staffing, educational and social activities, faculty involvement, student government, and access to a variety of campus resources create an environment where student success is emphasized.
Students with 30 or more UCM-accepted credit hours or those over 21 years old may live in upper-class housing. Residence hall accommodations offer the student convenience, opportunities for involvement and a variety of choices. Residence hall agreements are for a full academic year. Single rooms are limited and available at an additional cost.
In the residence halls, students in each pair (suite) of rooms share a private bath. Each student room has cable television capability and wired and wireless Internet access. All rooms are furnished with desks, beds, mattresses, chairs, draperies or blinds, a chest of drawers and mirror. However, residents may bring additional items to make their rooms more home-like. Residents have ready access to washers and dryers. Mail is delivered regularly to the main desk at each residence hall. Lounge areas and recreation facilities are open to all residents. Residence hall study areas provide a quiet place for reading and study.
The university tries to honor student preferences in housing assignments. Room changes will be permitted beginning on designated dates during the first part of each semester. Housing agreements for students who do not check in are canceled after 5 p.m. on the first day of classes, unless students have made arrangements to arrive late.
Upper-class/Graduate/Family Housing Apartments. Furnished one-bedroom apartments are available for upper-class students. A University apartment application along with a $100 deposit ($75 is refundable) is required to be placed on the waiting list. Apartments are assigned off waiting lists. University apartment agreements are for the academic year. To reside in an apartment over the summer, a student must either be enrolled for summer classes or pre-enrolled for the subsequent fall semester. The rental rate for the furnished apartments includes all utilities, Internet (including wireless) and expanded basic cable.
Unfurnished apartments are available for students who are married, a single parent with children living with him/her full time, a graduate student, or an undergraduate student who is 20 years of age or sophomore status or above. A university apartment application along with a $100 deposit ($75 is refundable) is required to be placed on the waiting list and all apartments are assigned off of the waiting lists. University apartment agreements are for the academic year. To reside in an apartment over the summer, a student must either be enrolled for summer classes or pre-enrolled for the subsequent fall semester. The rental rate for the unfurnished apartments includes water, sewer, trash, Internet (including wireless), and expanded basic cable. Students are responsible for gas and electric service.
Meals. Students may choose from a variety of meal plan options. Full-meal service is available daily. The Elliott Union provides additional on-campus dining alternatives. The food service accommodates students with special dietary needs. This service requires a doctor’s request.
Fraternities and Sororities. Members of eight sororities live in Panhellenic Hall. Similarly, the Fraternity Complex accommodates eight fraternities.
Insurance and Safety
The Department of Public Safety and the Office of University Housing work together to provide a safe campus environment. However, the university is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, personal property. Parents and/or students are urged to arrange privately for insurance coverage of personal property.