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How to Get Your Residence Hall Room: Online Housing Application

1. After being accepted to BHSU, fill out your Online Housing Application & Agreement by clicking the button above. If you are unsure about your acceptance status or have questions, contact Admissions at or 1.605.642.6343.

2. Follow the link provided after you complete your application to pay your $100 room deposit. Just need to pay your deposit, click here.

3. Room assignments will be emailed to the address you provide when completing the Online Housing Application and Agreement. You can also obtain your assignment at your New Student Orientation session before the fall semester.

Room Deposit

A $100 deposit is required to reserve a room. Your $100 room deposit is considered security money and is therefore refundable.

Security monies will be forfeited if the terms of the contract are not fulfilled or if you fail to turn in keys, have damage, or have an unpaid fine resulting from a Residence Life violation.

For students who never attended BHSU and will not be attending BHSU, the Residence Life Office must be notified in writing, postmarked by  of the current year, to cancel the housing contract or the security monies will be forfeited. For the spring semester, the forfeiture date is 

Room Costs for Residential Housing

The cost of housing is determined by the type of room you will have. There are six different room types. The most common room type is a Residence Hall double room (Triple rooms in Wenona Cook will have the same price). Other room types include: Residence Hall Single, Residence Hall Double as a Single, Yellow Jacket Apartments Double, Yellow Jacket Apartments Single, and Yellow Jacket Apartments Double as a Single. Please visit the Tuition and Fees page under Housing for specific room prices.

Room Contract

You must complete the Online Housing Application & Agreement before receiving your room assignment.

The terms of the board and room contract are binding for the full academic school year. For students who are admitted for the spring, the term is spring semester only. Failure to maintain the contract is considered a willful violation of this contract and obligates the student for the full term's rental fees.

Room Assignments

Assignments are made for those students who have SIGNED the housing contract and PAID the required deposit, in the order in which they were received. Requests to live with a particular person will depend on available space and if the person you requested returned their contract and deposit at the same time as you did.

Room assignments will be emailed to the address you provide when completing the Online Housing Application and Agreement. Once room assignments have been made, they will not be changed. There is NO GUARANTEE that you will get the roommate or hall that you requested.

Contact Info

BHSU Residence Life
Woodburn Hall, 124 Map
Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: 605.642.6464
Fax: 605.642.6095

Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9100
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9100