Complete Your Application for Housing & Dining and Mutual Roommate Requests
Please note:You will receive information on how to access the housing application via your KSC email account. Instructions on how to access your KSC email account will be mailed to your home address by mid-May.
As a new student seeking on-campus housing you are required to complete and submit your housing and dining application, which includes your housing contract, by June 1.
Over the course of the summer, housing staff will assign roommates based on individual requests, building preferences, date of deposit, and other preferences indicated on your application.
In early to mid-July, you will be notified of your housing assignment and given contact information for your roommate(s).
If you're not yet 18, you'll need a parent or guardian to agree to this contract.
Of course, you can contact us any time with questions, but here are answers to a few of the most common:
Am I required to live on campus?
All first and second year students are required to live on campus unless granted an exception by the Director of Residential Life and Housing Services. This includes transfer students with 51 or fewer total credits.
Exceptions will be considered for local students (within a 30 mile radius) commuting from home, married students, older students and students living with a local relative who is not currently a Keene State student.
Other exceptions may be made due to extenuating and mitigating circumstances related to health and safety issues.
What's the housing contract all about?
Please read the Terms and Conditions [PDF].
Can I choose the residence hall I want to live in?
You'll be able to indicate your top two choices. Consider living in a Parliament, which is a living and learning community for first-year students.
Can I room with a friend?
While we do not guarantee roommate choices, we do try to honor all mutual requests made by June 1. List your preferred roommate on your housing application and we will do our best.
When will I know my housing assignment and roommate(s)?
In early July, you will receive your housing assignment and roommate(s) information via your KSC email account.
Contact Orientation Staff
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