Apply for Housing

If you’re an incoming or current student, apply for housing by submitting the housing application at live.upike.edu using your UPIKE username and password.


All new students are required to provide information regarding their housing plans for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The application will gather information for students wishing to live on campus as well as allow commuter students the option to select a meal plan.

The following timeline has been established for housing assignment notifications:

  • April 1: Housing and Meal Plan Application is available for the 2023-2024 academic year.
    •  Step 1: Submit an enrollment deposit
    • Step 2: Obtain your UPIKE username and password sent to your personal email address used on the UPIKE Admissions Application
    • Step 3: Use your UPIKE information to log in to live.upike.edu to complete the application and select a meal plan
    • For full details about the enrollment process, visit the UPIKE Growl Webpage
  • June 1: Priority deadline for mutually requested roommates. Mutual requests submitted by this date are guaranteed, so long as both roommates indicate each other on their application and are first-year, traditionally-aged students. Beginning mid-June, housing assignments will be sent out on a weekly basis and will include the roommate’s name and contact information. All notifications will be sent to UPIKE email addresses. 
  • July 1: Priority deadline for all students wishing to live on campus. All students are urged to complete the Housing and Meal Plan Application by this date to be matched with another student based on the lifestyle questionnaire on the housing application. Mutual roommate requests can still be submitted and will be accommodated as space allows. Students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation to the Disability Resource Center by this deadline to increase the likelihood of the university’s ability to meet the accommodation. 
  • July 15: Students who submit a housing application by July 1 will receive room assignments including roommate name and contact information by July 15. All notifications will be sent to UPIKE email addresses. Rolling notifications will continue weekly until classes begin. 

Any student who experiences issues while completing this application should email housing@upike.edu or call 606-218-5224 for assistance.

 

Important ADA Housing Accommodation Reminder

New students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation for the 2023-2024 academic year to the Center for Disability Services by July 1, to increase the likelihood of the University’s ability to meet the accommodation and be able to participate in Group Housing or the Returning Student Housing Selection processes.

Students who submit their ADA Housing Accommodation documentation after this date may be accommodated where space allows.

The Office of Residence Life offers two options for returning students to apply for housing for the 2023-2024 academic year: Group Housing Applications and Returning Student Housing Selection.  

Please see below for more information on these processes and important deadlines to keep in mind:

Group Housing
All upperclassmen students requesting specific suite-mates (in groups of 4, 6, or 8) to live in upperclassmen housing together can apply for Group Housing.  The application is open on March 30, 31, and April 1

Group Housing is available in Kinzer and College Square for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  In addition, Connecting Rooms in Bears Tower (former Hilton Garden Inn) are available.  Groups will be able to make a preference of two residence halls, but will not be able to prefer a specific floor or suite.

Any remaining suites will be available for Returning Students during the Regular Housing Registration period for any student who has not applied for Group Housing.

To be fully considered for Group Housing, all members of the group must complete an In-Person Group Housing Registration, as outlined in the instructions that will be emailed to the students in advance.

 

Returning Student Housing Selection
Students who did not participate in Group Housing may select a room and assign a roommate to their selected room between April 11 – April 15 via live.upike.edu.

In the application, residents will have the chance to make updates to the following information:

  • Personal Contact
  • Lifestyle Questionnaire
  • Emergency Contact
  • Medical insurance 

You will be able to select a specific room and add a roommate during the following timeline:

Housing Registration will begin on April 11, starting with Seniors.
Registration will open at 12:00 PM/Noon on each day.

  • April 11 & 12 – Seniors
  • April 13 & 14 – Juniors
  • April 14 & 15 – Sophomores & Freshmen

Please note that the classifications of Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen are based on credit hours, as established by Registrar.

*Please note all roommates have 48 hours to confirm the roommate request and submit their housing application. You will not be able to assign a roommate to your room until their designated selection day.


Important ADA Housing Accommodation Reminder
Students who anticipate the need for ADA housing accommodations are highly encouraged to submit their documentation for the 2023-2024 academic year to the Center for Disability Services by April 1st to increase the likelihood of the University’s ability to meet the accommodation and be able to participate in Group Housing or the Returning Student Housing Selection processes.

Students who submit their ADA Housing Accommodation documentation after this date may be accommodated where space allows.


Late Housing Applications
Any housing applications submitted by current students after the closure of the Returning Student Housing Selection in April will be held until campus-wide assignment and roommate notifications are sent out during the summer months.

All returning students who missed prior deadlines are urged to submit their housing application by July 1, via live.upike.edu as housing fills quickly.  Mutual roommate requests can still be submitted and will be accommodated as space allows.

The University of Pikeville has limited apartment units available for graduate and married housing located approximately three miles driving distance from campus. UPIKE offers three styles of housing at south campus.

  • Private studio apartment, one-bathroom apartment with kitchenette
  • Private one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with kitchenette
  • Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with kitchenette shared by two students.  Each resident receives their own private bedroom and bathroom.

Furniture, utilities, cable, and internet are included in the cost of rent and free laundry is available on-site. For more information or to obtain a lease agreement, please contact housing@upike.edu or (606) 218-5224.


Residency Requirement and Cancellation Policy

Full-time undergraduate students are required to live in campus housing from the point they agree to the terms and conditions of the Housing Contract. Additionally, according to the Student Handbook, all student-athletes are required to reside in university housing. The link below is used for those who are Student-Athletes, who meet a specific set of criteria that has deemed a student to live off-campus.  Details of those criteria are available on that link.

If you wish to live off-campus, you must request this by the following dates each semester:

Fall 2023
Returning Students: Off-Campus Residency Application is due May 31
New Students: Off-Campus Residency Application is due July 15

Applications received after the above dates will not be accepted. You must submit your application by completing the form prior to signing a lease for off-campus housing and submitting it to the Office of Residence Life (anticipate 5 business days for processing).