Residence Life

All students will apply for housing using the LIVE housing application service at live.upike.edu using their UPIKE account credentials.

Please visit the Office of Residence Life page for more information on the housing process you must follow to live on campus.


What to bring to campus

Below are the three most important things to remember to bring:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20

Do not store in check-in luggage. A U.S. customs officer will examine the documents, along with passports, when you enter the country. It is a good idea to make a copy for your parents to keep.

* You will also need to present a health record form and a photocopy of a laboratory report of a negative Quantiferon blood test or T-Spot blood test. For more information, refer to the immunizations page.


  • Clothes
    Shorts, jeans, shirts, slacks, undergarments, lightweight jacket, heavy winter jacket, swimsuit and formal wear
  • Accessories
    Socks, shoes, sandals/flip-flops, gloves, hat, scarf, wallet/purse, backpack and toiletries
  • Personal belongings
    Alarm clock and umbrella
  • Bedding
    Sheets, pillow and blankets (Bedding can be purchased in Pikeville and then stored from year-to-year as needed)
  • Shopping Money
    Cash or credit card for personal items, books, snacks and dorm room accessories
  • Other
    First-aid kit, traditional clothing from your country (if available) and two easy-to-cook recipes of traditional food from your country

What not to bring:

  • Electrics
    Coffee maker, grill, hotplate, toaster or toaster oven
  • Outdoor sports equipment
    Skateboard or fireworks
  • Indoor appliances
    Electric blanket, extension cord, or heater
  • Other dangerous items
    Weapons, candles/incense. Because of the differences in power voltages and frequencies of each country, foreign electronics and appliances are dangerous to use and can cause fire hazards.