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Housing and Residence Life

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Housing Application

Please read the following carefully before applying for housing!  
At the bottom of this page select Apply Online or Apply by Mail.

Complete an Application (by mail or online!)

Carefully and accurately complete the application, giving us all of the requested information on both pages. If you have a roommate choice, the requests must be mutual and information accurate for each in order for roommate requests to be honored.  Every effort is made to honor hall and roommate preferences. Private rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis.

The application for Housing and the application process for the University are totally separate from each other. You may apply to Housing before you are admitted to the University, but you will not be assigned a room until you are admitted. If your admission to the University is denied, your $100 deposit will be refunded.

If applying using the Mail In form, please print each page of the completed application form and send along with a $100 deposit (check or money order payable to East Tennessee State University) to the OFFICE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, P.O. Box 70732, EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, JOHNSON CITY, TN. 37614-1710

Apply Early!

You are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as housing/room assignments are made on a first-come/first served basis. Acceptance of an application and deposit does not guarantee an assignment. Assignments for fall semester begin in April and continue throughout the summer. Spring semester assignments begin in mid-December and summer school assignments begin the first of May.

Don't Forget your Reservation Deposit!

The $100 deposit is used as a reservation, cancellation and damage deposit. The deposit will be refunded if:

  • The institution is notified a minimum of 14 calendar days prior to the first official day of registration. The date is determined each semester according to the first official day of registration for new freshmen and new transfer students.
  • The student is prevented from entering the university because of medical reasons, confirmed in writing by a licensed physician.
  • Residence hall or family housing space is not available.
  • Full refund will be made in case of death.


You must return the signed agreements or confirm your agreements online by the deadline date stated in your assignment letter, or the assignment will be canceled. If there is a question about the assignment, contact the Office of Housing immediately. The Housing assignment and agreements are for the academic year (fall and spring). If you enroll spring/summer, the agreements are for the one semester.

Rent is payable at the time tuition fees are due each semester. If you receive a housing assignment after tuition fees are paid, rent is due immediately at the Office of Financial Services. Please be aware of fee deadlines stated in the Schedule of Classes each semester. You will not always receive a bill in the mail.

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