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  • You must be admitted to the University of Kentucky. Click here to submit an application for admission to UK.

    • Once admitted to UK, your information could take up to 24 hours to be updated in our system. If you have any issues after the 24-hour processing period, please email us at or call 859-257-1866.
  • You must have activated your linkblue account. This is a username and password that will provide you access to multiple platforms at UK, including myUK where you will complete the Campus Housing and Dining Application and Contract. 
  • Review the UK Housing and Dining Contract (pdf) and share it with anyone involved in the financial aspects of your college decision. This contract is legally binding for the full academic year, which consists of both the fall and spring semesters, and cancellation penalties do apply. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign the contract. The contract will be signed when completing your Campus Housing and Dining Application in myUK.
  • Be prepared to pay the non-refundable $50 housing application fee that is required at the time of application submission. 
  • Explore the Wildcat Living website to learn more about areas of campus, residence halls and available room types.
  • Decide if you would like to participate in UK's Living Learning Program. We encourage students to explore the Living Learning Program before completing the Housing and Dining Application and Contract because the decision to join one of these residential communities determines where on campus you will live. 
  • Familiarize yourself with important deadlines that pertain to the housing application. Below is a summary of the application tracks and room selection begin dates. Complete the Campus Housing and Dining Application and Contract as soon as possible after receiving your UK acceptance letter. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to have your housing preferences met. 
  • For a step-by-step guide to completing the Campus Housing and Dining Application and Contract, we suggest viewing our How to Apply to Housing video before getting started.

Dates to Remember

Early Action Track

Deadline for admission to UK: December 1

Housing application deadline: February 15

LLP application deadline: February 15

LLP acceptance deadline: March 1

LLP room selection**: March 6

Non-LLP room selection*: Starts the week of June 5 based on Housing  Application completion date

Regular Decision Track

Deadline for admission to UK: February 15

Housing application deadline: June 1

LLP application deadline: May 19

LLP acceptance deadline: May 26

LLP room selection**: Starts March 9 and continues on a rolling basis until May 26

Non-LLP room selection*: Starts the week of June 5 based on Housing  Application completion date

*Room Selection for any applicant is based on housing application completion date and space availability. Learn more about the Room Selection process here

**Eligibility to participate in LLP Room Selection requires you to accept the Living Learning Program (LLP) offer via the Campus Housing portal. Instructions on how to accept your LLP offer and answers to some commonly asked LLP-related questions can be found here.

Student headshot, Lauren Reitman, senior

I knew I wanted to go to UK pretty much right after my campus tour. I'm not going to lie. The Tempur-Pedic mattresses really drew me in at first. Then I went on the tour and I saw how beautiful campus was, that's really when I fell in love with it.

Student studying at desk in Smith Hall

Find Your Home

Explore our residence halls, which feature fresh, modern spaces and a variety of room types - all just minutes away from your classes and dining locations. This will give you an idea of your housing preferences and what to expect while living in on campus. 

Residence Halls

Small group of students in class in Lewis Hall

Level Up in an LLP

Level Up Your Success in a Living Learning Program (LLP). Visit the Living Learning Program page and decide if you would like to participate in an LLP. This is a decision that will impact where you will live on campus as well as housing application deadlines.   

Living Learning Program

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Eat Well

UK Dining offers a wide variety of locations and dining plans to satisfy every Wildcat's appetite. Enjoy access to healthy, quality meals, personalized menu items, and the convenience of more than 20 locations close to your residence hall and classes. 

Dining on Campus

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