Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Application

For a step by step guide on how to complete the housing application, please see our Prezi How to Apply for Housing.

Q: I am not sure what section I am assigned to.

A: Your section assignment is listed on the Home page of this student portal or you can contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-955-4464 ext. 7865 or refer to your Kettering Acceptance Letter/Email.

Q: I am having trouble logging into MyHousing.

A: Refer to your Kettering Acceptance Letter/Email for your Username & Password or contact the IT Help Desk at (810) 237-8324

Q: Do I have to pay a deposit for housing?

A: No. The $300 Enrollment Deposit holds a space for you in housing. No additional deposit is required.

Q: I didn't include a roommate name in my housing application. How can I request a roommate if I find one later?

A: Email with the name of the person you want to room with. That person will also need to email with your name if they did not request you on their application.

Q: How do I update my living preferences?

A: Email to update your living preferences.

Q: Under Living Preferences, you ask me if I want to live in a specific

unit. What's a unit and how do I know where it is?

A. The living preferences are used if you are requesting a specific unit in

Thompson Hall. Units are a section of the floor that students live in. Each

unit has a Resident Assistant and some units are specific living

environments (ie. Unit 21 is all male and 24 hour quiet. Unit 24 is all


The Units are on the following floors:

Unit 13, 14 First Floor

Unit 21, 22, 23, & 24 Second Floor

Unit 31, 32, 33 & 34 Third Floor

Unit 41, 42, 43, 44, & 45 Fourth Floor

If you have no preference, you may skip the question and click continue.

Q: How do I update my personal preferences?

A: Please email to update your personal preferences.

Q: What are my meal plan options?

A: All new/transfer students are required to carry a Plan A Meal Plan. You have the choice on your housing application between Option 1 (19 meals per week + $75 in BJ Bucks) or Option 2 (14 meals per week + $150 in BJ Bucks).

Q: How to I change my meal plan?

A: Please email to change your meal plan. This can only be done until the first Friday of the term.

Q: What is a BJ Buck?

A: BJ Bucks work just like cash, are tax free and can be used in any of the retail dining areas to purchase items.

Q: What is the price of room and board?

A: Information on rates for room and board as well as Tuition and Fees can be found on the Business Office Tuition and Fee Schedule page.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: See our list of What to Bring with you. Additional questions about Thompson Hall can be found in our Guide to Residence Life.

Q: What do the rooms look like/include?

A: You can see a set up of a room by taking a tour of the hall via Admissions or visiting the About Thompson Hall page.

Q: When is Move-In/Move Out?

A: See our calendar of Move In and Move Out Dates for each term.

If your question is not answered here, please email us at or give us a call at (810) 762-9537. Thanks!