Room sign-up is completed using an online form:

  • Existing Students go to MY UJ (myUJ login required)
  • All full-time University of Jamestown undergraduate students are encouraged to live on campus. Students wishing to live off of campus or opt out of the meal plan will have their total institutional scholarship package prorated. Proration calculations can be reviewed with the Office of Financial Aid. Students must submit the Campus Room and Board Scholarship Proration Application to the Dean of Engagement and Student Affairs for approval.

    Residence halls at the University of Jamestown provide students with a living/learning environment that is an integral part of the total educational purpose of the university. The residence halls provide educational support services to the university by creating and maintaining a guided, group living experience for the personal, scholarship, and social improvement of the individual resident. Students with circumstances requiring additional consideration or accommodations should contact the Director of Residence Life.


Room sign-up typically happens early April. Below are details you need to know prior to signing up for your room:

  1. Please read the Rights and Responsibilities prior to choosing your preferences. (Please review residency and meal plan requirements as well as special building requirements)
  2. Room preference sign-up happens according to class standing (based on credits). Check email announcements for your sign-up date and time. Do not sign-up early. If you sign-up early, your preferences will go to the end of the list.
  3. Current students get first preference for housing. However, transfer students can be placed in your rooms if requested. These requests will be granted based on availability.
  4. Once you log onto MY UJ (current students) click on the students tab, student services, and the room and roommate preference link.
  5. Complete two steps:
    • Room preferences (select your top THREE choices for buildings in order, you MUST select three different buildings),
    • Roommate preferences (select your roommate choices in order—for example if you choose Prentice as your first choice with three other roommates and you get assigned to another residence hall with one roommate—your roommate would be your first choice). If someone has requested you as a roommate and you approve—accept the approval. Keep in mind there isn’t a submit button—rather it saves as you go. Your information is stored in the system.
  6. By requesting your room preference—you are not physically signing up for your room. Instead—your housing assignment will be made based on seniority and date/time that residence life receives your application via MY UJ.
  7. You will not be given a housing assignment until you register for classes.
  8. Once assignments have been made—you will be notified via email to stop by the Office of Residence Life to sign your returning student residence life application and contract. You will select your meal plan when you sign your contract.

The following cancellation fees apply—keep in mind you are not assessed a cancellation fee until you have physically signed the housing contract. Semester 1: $100.00 prior to June 1, $200.00 after June 1, and $300.00 after August 1.

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1