Double Room Buy-out

Would you prefer to have a room to yourself?  Would you prefer not to share a space with a roommate?  For the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 Academic Years, students living on-campus have the option to request a room without a roommate, known as a double room buy-out.  Below is information about how you can request a room buy-out:

What is a buy-out?

A “double room buy-out” is a room designed for two individuals (two sets of room furniture), but is available for one student to live-in.  The second set of furniture will not be removed and must stay in the room.  This housing option is available in both community-style and suite-style communities.

Who is eligible?

Whether you’re an incoming first-year student, a returning student continuing to live on-campus, or an off-campus student looking to move back on-campus, all students are eligible to request a double room buy-out.

What are the requirements to secure a buy-out?

Students interested in a double room buy-out must complete the following steps:

  • Complete and submit your Housing Application
    • Directions for First-Year students can be found HERE.
    • Directions for Continuing students can be found HERE.
  • Pay/ make sure your Housing Deposit is on-file
    • Directions for First-Year students can be found HERE.
    • Directions for Continuing students can be found HERE.
  • Residents New to Campus for Spring 2021:
    • Email reslife@truman.edu requesting a buy-out
      • Your name will be added to our buy-out wait list
      • Housing Placements for buy-out requests will be made based on the Housing Preferences listed within your Housing Application and the buy-out spaces available within a community.
  • Residents Applying to live on-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year:
    • When you complete the Housing Application online in the housing portal, on the “Room Preferences” page, you will have the option to select either of the following two double-room buy-out options:
      1. Community Double Buy-out: Limited inventory available in Missouri Hall
      2. Double Suite Buy-out: Limited inventory available in Ryle Hall, Blanton-Nason-Brew Hall, Centennial Hall, and West Campus Suites
    • You will then select a double-room buy-out on a first-come, first-serve basis through the room selection process as outlined on the website.
      1. Room Selection Timeline for First-Year students can be found HERE.
      2. Room Selection Timeline  for Continuing students can be found HERE.

What is the cost of a buy-out?

The on-campus housing rates, including the cost of a buy-out, are available HERE.