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Applications are NOW OPEN!

Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Housing Applications are now available on your Gold Link Account. Please follow the instructions below to complete an application to live in the Residence Halls at Missouri Western.

  • Spring 2017 Applications will be open from November 1, 2016 (8am) to January 13th, 2017 (4pm) – please choose “SPRING 2017 ONLY Application” on Gold Link. Students who wish to apply for housing for Spring 2017 after January 13th, 2017, must visit the Housing Contracts Office in the Commons to complete a paper application and pay the $100 housing deposit.
  • Fall 2017 Applications are open for NEW INCOMING STUDENTS ONLY beginning November 1, 2016, at 8am – please choose “FALL 2017 NEW STUDENT APPLICATION” on your Gold Link.
  • Returning Students currently living on campus – your housing reapplication sessions will open in March. Please watch your MWSU e-mails for dates in the coming months.



1) Log into your GoldLink at

2) Select the “Student Life” tab at the top right

3) Select the “My Housing Information” in the bottom left corner

4) Click on the “Applications” drop down menu at the top of the page

5) Choose your application

  • Spring 2017 – “SPRING 2017 ONLY Application”
  • Fall 2017 – “FALL 2017 NEW STUDENT APPLICATION” (This application is for all students who do NOT currently live on campus that would like to live on campus beginning Fall 2017.)

6) Sign your name in the rectangle on the bottom of the first page and click continue

7) Complete the information on the second and third pages then click continue

8) Pay the $100 Deposit

9) Choose a meal plan then click continue/complete


How to get your Gold Link login

Gold Link logins are sent out via email. However, if you have been accepted to MWSU then you may visit the Main Menu on the MWSU Homepage, click on “Gold Link” and follow these steps:

1. Click on Activate your account ( in the gold box on the left side)

2. Click on Account Lookup

3. Enter last four digits of Social Security Number

4. Date of Birth

5. Last Name

6. Click on Lookup

It should provide you with your G number and Activation password.


If you are having issues with your Gold Link login please e-mail IT at

If you are having issues or have questions about the housing applications please contact Residential Life at or 816-383-7100.



We look forward to seeing you! Go Griffs!

Residential Life offers you more than just a place where you study and sleep. Your residence hall is a living and learning community designed to help you grow in all aspects of your life. Our goal is to be an extension of the Missouri Western State University classrooms by being the place where you continue conversations from class, work on group projects, or spend time studying by yourself.
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