Online Wait Lists

Waitlists are available for the following:

  • Individuals who have an assignment, but would like to change their room type or building (i.e. current residents)

Waitlists Overview

  • If waitlisted residents are not ultimately assigned to their preferred room type, then this does not relieve the residents from their contractual obligation. Waitlists are solely a reflection of preferences.
  • Based on eligibility reports, students who are contracted will be able to add themselves to applicable waiting lists through the MyHousing Self-Service portal.
  • If students are not eligible for a specific building or waiting list type, then they will be unable to view or select the waitlist for which they are ineligible.
  • Residents are not eligible for waitlists that correspond to their current room hall & type (Ex.: if you are already assigned to a Hospital Hill Apartments Double, then you will not be able to join the waitlist for a Hospital Hill Apartments Double).
  • If you cannot add yourself a specific waitlist and think that you should be able to access the waitlist, then please contact Residential Life at housing@umkc.edu or 816-235-8840.
  • Students are able select more than one waitlist.
  • Any waitlist to which a student has been added may be viewed through MyHousing Self-Service.
  • Students are able to remove themselves from any waitlist.
  • You will maintain your current room assignment unless your preferred hall/room-type becomes available. You do not relinquish your room upon opting into a waiting list.
  • Waitlist priority is determined by the 2020-2021 Academic Year Contract submission date. Waitlist positions will recalculate as residents add themselves. However, those who add themselves to a waitlist after July 8th at 12:00PM will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.

For Students without an Assignment

  • Students will be automatically assigned after submitting their housing contract. We assign rooms based on contract preferences and priority is based on the contract submission date. Please note that the contract is for a space, not a specific hall or room-type, and being assigned to a room-type other than preferred does not relieve a student of their contractual obligations. Waitlists are not available to those without a housing assignment.
  • Once assigned, students will then have the opportunity to join a waitlist if so desired.

Prior to Move-In

  • When a room becomes available, we will automatically reassign the resident with the highest priority number and an email with the new assignment information will be sent to the student’s UMKC email address. Since assignments will be automatically updated prior to move-in, please ensure that you are committed to the new hall or room-type prior to adding your name to a waitlist. If you change your mind after adding yourself to a particular waiting list, then please make sure to remove your name prior to your assignment potentially being updated.
  • Waitlists will be available until Wednesday, July 8th at 12:00PM. Residents can add themselves after the specified date, but will be added to the bottom of the waitlist, regardless of contract submission date.

After Move-In

  • When a room becomes available, we will call the student with the highest priority number and give them 24 hours to accept the new room assignment. An email offer will also be sent with the same information.
  • If the student does not respond, then we will move on to the student with the next highest priority, and the non-responsive student will maintain their position on the waitlist.
  • If the student declines the change, then he/she will be removed from that waitlist and the room assignment will remain as is.
  • If the student accepts the room change, then the assignment will be updated and the resident will be removed from the corresponding waiting list.
  • Waitlists will be available until Wednesday, July 8th at 12:00PM. Residents can add themselves after the specified date, but will be added to the bottom of the waitlist, regardless of contract submission date.

Residents with Roommate Requests

  • Waitlists are resident-specific and apply only to individual room availability. If you have specific roommate requests, then we encourage that you utilize Room Swap Week (during the 3rd week of classes). If you do opt to join a waitlist with a roommate, then please ensure that all preferred roommates also join the same waitlist and that all roommate requests and pertinent assignment information is included in the waiting list notes.

Waitlists for currently assigned residents:

  • Hospital Hill Apartments (HHA) Single
  • Hospital Hill Apartments (HHA) Double
  • Hospital Hill Apartments (HHA) Quad
  • Johnson Hall Single Shared Bath
  • Johnson Hall 4-Person Suite/Double
  • Oak St Hall Single Private Bath
  • Oak St Hall Single Shared Bath
  • Oak St Hall Single Shared with Common Space
  • Oak St Hall Triple with Common Space (Single)
  • Oak St Hall Triple with Common Space (Double)
  • Oak St Hall 4-Person Suite/Double
  • UMKC Homes Rockhill 2-Bedroom