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Applying For Housing Impact

Applying For Housing

Living on campus is an essential part of the Fairmont State University experience. Not only will you live in close proximity to your classrooms, you'll also be surrounded by your fellow students, forming friendships that can last a lifetime. 

Follow the instructions below for more info on how to apply for and secure your room at one of our residence halls.

Who Needs to Apply?

Fairmont State University requires four consecutive semesters of on-campus living for all first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students, except those who meet our exemption criteria.

To ensure that you get your preferred housing, we recommend that you apply for housing as soon as possible. If your plans to attend change, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing

How to Apply

To apply for housing, log into your myFairmontState account using your Unified Computer Account (UCA) and password. You must be admitted to the University, complete the Offer of Admission and then activate your UCA account before you can apply for housing. 

Once you have logged in, click "Housing" under the "Student Links" section of your portal. Click “Housing Application” at the top of the page, then select the term for which you want to apply, and complete the housing application. For the best application experience, we recommend that you do not use Internet Explorer to complete your application.

Should you encounter issues along the way, feel free to contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 304-367-4216 or at You can also visit us in person at our office in the 317 Suite of the Turley Center.

On-Campus Housing Age Policy

Currently, we do not offer non-traditional campus housing for students who are married or who have children. Students over the age of 25 may not reside in traditional residence halls. If you are over 25, you should seek housing off-campus, but may be considered for on-campus housing on a case by case basis. Cohabitation with a romantic partner is not permitted in campus housing. 

Gender Inclusive Housing

Fairmont State University recognizes that same-sex room assignments are not ideal or appropriate for all students. Gender Inclusive Housing seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming to all gender identities and is not limited to the traditional gender binary (male and female). Gender Inclusive Housing allows for students signing up for these areas to be permitted to have roommates and suitemates regardless of gender identity. 

Any student who is eligible to live on campus is eligible to apply and live in Gender Inclusive Housing. Students will not be required to reveal their reasons for opting to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, although romantic relationships within the same living space are not permitted. 

If you have specific questions about Gender Inclusive Housing, please reach out to the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 304-367-4216 or