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Housing and Residence Life

The First Year Housing Lottery is now open! First Year Students will have until April 5th to submit their application to be included in the housing lottery, so take your time. Check out our video to learn more about the process and upcoming deadlines!


The Sophomore and Above Housing Lottery for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 application is now closed! The results of the lottery will be announced on March 1, 2024. Applications received after the lottery window may be placed on a short waitlist based on availability.


You can apply for on-campus housing by visiting your Housing Portal.


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Apply For Housing

The housing lottery for our Sophomore and Above students has now closed! The Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 application is still open and students are welcome to apply! Please note that applications received after the lottery window may be placed on a short waitlist based on availability.

Visit the Housing Portal to get your application started!

Housing Portal

Living Learning Programs

Living Learning Programs help you make the most of your experience at Boise State by bringing together your daily life, your classes, and the things you love.

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You have questions. We have answers.

There is a lot that goes into applying for housing, moving in, and everything in-between. For the full scoop on anything housing related, search through our Help Center.

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Off-Campus Housing Options

Boise State has partnered with Rent College Pads to create Boise State Off-Campus Marketplace. Boise State Off-Campus Marketplace is a resource that will help students, faculty, and staff with their search for apartments near campus.

More Information About Off-Campus Housing

Video Transcript: Housing Lottery Explainer

[Text on screen] Boise State Housing Lottery, Transfer and Sophomore+ Housing Process

[Emma] Hey, Broncos. My name is Emma, and I’m here to help you understand the housing application and how the housing lottery works. Let’s get started.

[Emma] The lottery system, was put in place to make sure all students have an equal chance at living on campus.

[Text on screen] Week of Feb 19 Housing Application Opens. February 23, submit your application before 11:50 p.m. to enter the lottery. February 24, application remains open for students to apply for housing waitlist.

[Emma] You can still apply after the deadline to be considered for housing, but you’ll be added directly to the housing waitlist. You get an assignment as spaces become available.

[Text on screen] Visit to submit your intent to enroll. Applicable to transfer students only.

[Emma] So your ready to apply for housing! At this point, you’ll receive an email with the housing application link. Be prepared to #1) Pay a nonrefundable application fee #2) sign a license agreement and #3) provide your housing preferences, including your top residential hall choice room type and roommate profile and the name of your roommate if you have on.

[Emma] Once you turn in an application by the February deadline, your name will go into the lottery. All applicant names. will be randomly sorted and all applications submitted during the window equally considered. So don’t worry about applying early. After submitting you’ll be in line for an assignment in the order the lottery sorts you. Once spaces are filled, anyone who doesn’t receive a housing assignment will be placed on a high priority waitlist and order lottery has determined as we receive cancellation you’ll be moved from the waitlist into a housing assignment.

[Emma] Okay, so you applied. You’re in the lottery. Yay! What comes next?

First, be sure to check your Boise State email throughout this process. That’s where all of that will be sent shortly after the application deadline.

[Text on screen] March 1: Community assignments or waitlist numbers sent

[Emma] Be on the lookout for community assignments. Once you get your community assignment, it’s time to start thinking about roommates.

[Text on screen] March 11-25: Roommate matching

[Emma] Roommate matching happens in March. Keep checking your Boise email for details on that process.

[Text on screen] April 4: Room selection for Honors students in Honors College Hall

[Emma] One final note The lottery is designed so that everyone who applies during the application window has the same chance at securing housing. However, we cannot guarantee on campus housing for everyone who applies. So we recommend researching other options and making a backup plan in case your name isn’t chosen for the lottery.

[Text on screen] Visit

[Emma] If any questions about the process along the way, send us an email at or call us at (208)447-1001. Go Broncos.

[Text on screen] Week of Feb 19 housing application opens. February 23 submit your application by this date. March 1 community assignments confirmed. April 5 room selection opens for everyone.