Returning Student Housing

All current Butler University students must fill out the housing application regardless of whether they plan to live on campus, live in their Greek chapter house, commute, or be away for a semester (study abroad, internship, etc.) during early spring semester. Please see the details below that you received to your Butler email which include information about the housing application and selection process for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Housing Application Process

The housing application will open on Monday, February 27, 10:00 AM. At that time, any current Butler University student will be able to apply for housing for 2023 – 2024.

Current students will need to complete the housing application by March 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM for their roommate group to be considered. Students who complete the application after March 24, 2023 will be placed in rooms by Residence Life Staff in assigned groups.

If you intend to commute or live in your Greek chapter facility, you will still need to complete this process to seek approval outside of the Butler University Residency Policy (listed below). You will need to follow the instructions in the Housing Application Process section below, select your specific process in the housing application link, and complete that by March 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Sophomore-level students who complete their application by March 24 will receive their housing assignment during the first week of April 2023. 

Housing Selection Process—Apartments Only

Junior-level students participate in the Housing Selection process. If the application is complete by March 24, 2023,  students will receive another email from Residence Life Staff on detailing the time slot you are designated to select your housing assignment with any students in your housing selection group.

Time slots for housing selection will take place from March 30–April 6, 2023. Students can add people to the housing selection group when applying and all groups must be finalized by March 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM .

If your application is complete after March 24, 2023, you will be assigned a housing assignment by Residence Life Staff. You will receive your assignment after all students who are eligible to participate in housing selection and roommate placement have selected their housing assignments.

It is the policy of Butler University to offer full, equal and nondiscriminatory assistance to all students without regard to their race, color, religion, nationality, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in placement in university residential facilities. All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in University owned or operating housing for six academic year semesters except those who are: a) commuting from and residing full-time in the primary residence of their parents or legal guardians which is within 45 miles of campus; or b) married or civilly unified and residing with spouse; or c) are a legal guardian of a child and residing with said child; or e) are a military veteran with 2- years of active service before enrollment. Study abroad/away is considered a semester living on- campus. Transfer students must live in Butler owned/operated housing unless they meet one of the criteria above.

All campus housing includes both room and required dining plans with the exception of the apartment communities (South Campus Apartments, Butler Terrace, University Terrace and Apartment Village). Apartment community residents may purchase community-dining plans through the link on the Butler Dining page. All room and board contracts are academic year agreements.

Greek Chapter houses, on Butler University’s campus, are independently owned and operated by local or national housing corporations. Each Chapter has a room and dining contract that is consistent with their national/international office. Greek chapter housing is considered on- campus housing for continuing sophomore and junior students. Some chapters may require seniors to live in their chapter house. If a Chapter house does not have space for all affiliated sophomore and juniors students, they must live in Butler owned/operated on-campus housing. Chapters do not release students to off-campus status.

The University reserves the right to enforce any restrictions or regulations necessary for the general safety, welfare of residents and/or the maintenance of its property. Under certain conditions, students may apply for a special exemptions to the Residency Policy. If provided an exception, or living off- campus as a senior student, all are expected to adhere to all federal, state, and local laws as well as the Student Code of Conduct of Butler University. Students living off- campus or commuting from home are Butler University students and must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

Updated 2/24/2023

If you are going to be on campus for the summertime, we will be offering some housing in Apartment Village that is billed on a weekly basis.

Summer housing is only available to full-time Butler students who are enrolled in classes for the summer session. Applications for summer Housing can be completed on the Housing Portal any time after March 20th, 2023.