How to Apply for Housing

  1. Apply to Baylor University.
  2. Submit the $500 University Enrollment Deposit once you have been accepted.
  3. Activate your Bear ID (FirstName_LastName). Note that the system will need 24 hours to process before you may access the Housing Application.
  4. Submit your Housing Application on GoBAYLOR. You can return to the application to make changes using GoBAYLOR or the My Housing link in the main menu above.
    Note: Completing your Housing Application prior to February 10, 2018 allows you to access Roommate Matching and Choose Your Own Room. Students who complete the Housing Application after February 10th are guaranteed housing and will receive their assignment beginning in June.
  5. The Housing Application requires you to select your top four preferences of communities in which you would like to live. These include the three Residential Colleges, the eight Living-Learning Centers, and the First-Year Communities.
    Note: When selecting your preferences, you will not be able to select a specific First Year Community (e.g. Collins, Kokernot, Penland, Martin, etc). If these halls are in your top four preferences, please select First Year Community as a category.
  6. Complete the short-answer questions in 2-3 sentences telling us why you would like to live in each of the communities you selected. Responses will be evaluated by the Program Director of the community you selected as your first preference. If approved, you will continue to Step 7.
    Note: Approvals will be distributed weekly beginning December 1st. If you are not approved for your first preference community, then you will be asked to change your first preference.
  7. Participate in Roommate Matching from December 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018.
  8. Participate in Choose Your Own Room from May 14 - May 17, 2018. You will be notified of your assigned date and time slot for Online Room Self-Selection based on the completion date of your Housing Application.
  9. Check the status of your application, community approval, or roommate matches anytime through the My Housing link at
  10. Students who do not participate in Choose Your Own Room will be assigned to an available room by the Campus Living & Learning staff. Students will be notified of their housing assignment beginning in June.