In support of UCM’s Learning to a Greater Degree, UCM requires first-year and sophomore students under the age of 21 to reside on campus as part of a two-year residency requirement. Freshmen and sophomores are also required to have specified meal plans. Brand new transfer students with <48 UCM accepted credit hours are also required to reside on campus. After one semester, transfers (due to change in student status to continuing student) must meet 60 hours or 21 years of age in order to continue to be exempt from the residency requirement.
Students may submit a request for exemption based on the following: current active duty military service, on-campus residency for two academic years, residing with a parent or grandparent within 65 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. Living on campus is a great choice and an integral part of the complete college experience. With a broad spectrum of opportunities designed to complement your academic endeavors, you’ll be part of a community where you can grow and experience life independently, yet have support to help you excel on campus.
Arranging for Housing
Contact the Office of University Housing, L23 Ellis Complex, or call 660-543-4515 for information or questions. Our website contains lots of relevant information including housing options and services: ucmo.edu/housing.
Residence hall assignments are made according to the 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 who need housing accommodations for any other disability-related reason should email the Office of Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ucmo.edu/access.
Residence halls are located on the east and west sides of campus. Students may choose from a variety of housing options. More information on residence hall options can be found at ucmo.edu/residencehallliving.
Incoming First-year students (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, academic 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 wired and wireless Internet access. All rooms are furnished with two desks, two twin-XL twin beds/mattresses, two chairs, blinds, a chest of drawers and a mirror. Residents may bring additional items to make their rooms more home-like. Our packing list can be found at ucmo.edu/movein. Residents have ready access to washers and dryers with no additional cost. 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 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 laundry facilities within the building. Find out more information at ucmo.edu/apartmentliving.
Unfurnished apartments are available for students who are married, parents with children living with them full time, a graduate student, or an undergraduate student who is 20 years of age or 60 credit hours. 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 laundry facilities in the complex area. Students are responsible for gas and electric service. Find out more information at ucmo.edu/apartmentliving.
Students may choose from a variety of meal plan options. First and second year students are required to be on specific meal plans. Full-meal service is available daily. The Elliott Union provides additional on-campus dining retail options. The food service accommodates students with special dietary needs. Learn more about Sodexo at ucmo.sodexomyway.com
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.