Information for new students

First year students

Pittsburg State University has a Campus Residency Policy that requires all first-year students to live in a university residence hall during their first two academic semesters. Not only does this help you better enjoy all that your university has to offer; it also helps you in the classroom. National data indicates that students who live on campus during at least their first two semesters perform better academically and are more likely to graduate from the university. It's why so many students choose to continue to live on campus.

Exceptions to this policy are normally granted (prior to signing the contract) when any of the following circumstances exist if the student:

  • lives at home with parents/family and commutes within 50 miles of PSU's campus,
  • is married and living with spouse and/or has dependent children under their care,
  • has at least one year of active military service,
  • is 21 years of age or older, or
  • is transferring 24 hours of course credit or more (concurrent enrollment credits, earned prior to student’s high school graduation, do not qualify).

We know this is an important decision for you, your parents, and your family. Take your time and let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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The full collegiate experience

There's so much more to college than the classroom. At Pittsburg State you'll have the opportunity for leadership and personal growth through involvement in one of the 150+ student organizations, experiencing incredible programs from visiting lecturers and enjoying our championship caliber athletics. You'll find a campus designed to support your academic and co-curricular goals. When you live on campus, you’re directly connected to all of the excitement and opportunities that our Pittsburg State has to offer.

You’ll meet students from around the world who share your passion for academics, and you’ll have the opportunity to become part of our supportive residential hall community. Live in the heart of the excitement, capture the full collegiate experience ... live on campus.




There are designated parking zones for students who live in residence halls. Students are required to register their vehicles each year prior to the beginning of the fall semester or prior to their first term of enrollment.

A parking pass is included in your housing package when you choose to live on campus.
You can register your vehicle through the University Police Department or online through the GUS system More information is available at:

Important dates, deadlines

Applications are available in early December. Assignments are made according to the date of application, receipt of application fee and space availability. Every attempt is made to honor requests, however, assignments are not guaranteed. Applications cannot be processed without an application fee.

Easy application process

Reserve your room in just four easy steps.
  • Start your application
  • Select “Application” or “Family Housing Application.”
  • Fill out online application form.

Roommate assignments

Room and roommate assignments will be available based on the submission date of your application and application fee. You will be notified of your official room assignment via e-mail in mid-July. University Housing does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation in making room assignments.