New Student Housing

The online housing application and dining plan selection process for incoming fall 2024 first-year and transfer students will begin at 4:00 PM ET on March 15, 2024.

When the housing application and dining selection process opens, students with an enrollment deposit or waiver on file can access the housing application by logging in to My.Butler using their Butler network credentials. In My.Butler, navigate to Self Service. Select Student Center and scroll to the bottom to find Personal Information. Select Apply for Housing.

All newly admitted Butler University students must fill out the housing application regardless of whether they plan to live on campus or commute from home. First-year students may be placed in one of two different residence halls: Irvington House and Residential College (ResCo). Depending on the number of transfer credits, transfer students may be placed in one of the following residence halls: Irvington House, Residential College (ResCo), Fairview House, Apartment Village, South Campus, or Butler Terrace.

All incoming first-year students are guaranteed a room on campus if an enrollment deposit is submitted by May 1. Enrollment deposits are fully refundable through this date. Please note, your $500 enrollment deposit must be submitted and processed in order to access the housing application. Once the application opens, students will typically gain access to the housing application within 72 hours of submitting an enrollment deposit.

Video of New Student – Housing Application Video

Housing and Roommate Assignments

Housing assignments are made randomly based upon the room preferences selected on the housing application. If a student’s first preference is unavailable, the system will move through the list of preferences until a placement is made. Housing assignments and preferences are not based on when students pay the enrollment deposit and/or complete the housing application. We do encourage first-year students to pay the enrollment deposit and complete the housing application before May 5, 2024. Applications received after this time will be given secondary review.

Roommate matches are made using our online roommate matching system, which calculates a percentage match based on the personal preferences selected on the “Roommate Profile” page on the housing application. These preferences include questions such as, “On an average weekday, what time do you go to bed?” and “How orderly do you prefer to keep your living space?” Mutual roommate requests made prior to mid-May will receive priority consideration during the room assignment process.

Changes to the housing application, including roommate requests, can be made until June 1. Housing and roommate assignments will be communicated beginning July 8 to students who have an enrollment deposit and completed housing application on file by May 5. Assignments for students who complete the housing application after May 5 will be communicated on a rolling basis after July 8.


Included in the housing application is an option to select a preferred dining plan. All students living in a Butler residence hall are enrolled in a Residential Dining Plan. Dining plans include meal swipes as well as Flex Dollars that can be utilized at retail locations on campus. For more information about dining plan options, visit our dining website.

Commuting to Campus

Students who intend to commute must still complete the housing application to seek approval outside of the Butler University Residency Policy (listed below). Students intending to commute will need to follow the instructions in the Housing Application Process to select the Commuter Request process. This step should be completed  by May 5 at 5:00 PM.

Contact Us

This website will be updated as the fall semester approaches. If specific questions not addressed here arise, feel free to email us.