Are you ready for an experience that will change your life?

Most Junior and Senior students choose to live in Ambassador. The competitive pricing allows for the autonomy of apartment-style living in Portland, but right on campus! You can eat a meal in the caf, grab a drink at Roger’s, and have a study or movie night with your apartment mates all from the comfort of MU’s campus. Apartments are available in 2, 3, and 4 bedroom configurations. Selection happens in the Spring for the following Fall, so be talking with your friends and making plans. Ambassador features a large lounge with a pool table, regular community events, and community laundry facilities.

Living in Ambassador Apartments

Community is a big part of MU. Discover more about living in Ambassador and your next steps towards moving in.

Ambassador is designed primarily for single students in their junior and senior years who are enrolled at least three-quarter time in their academic program. Both single- and double-bedroom occupancies are available. Students receive placement in Ambassador based on their credits earned/class standing.

Rooms can be single or double occupancy and include bed(s), desk(s), dresser(s), bookshelves, and closet space. Common area furniture is not provided.

Built in 2013, The Ambassador boasts hardwood floors, granite countertops, large living spaces, and environmentally conscientious construction. There are two-, three-, and four-bedroom units, as well as a community space, on-site laundry, and on-site secure bike shed. Basic bedroom furniture (single bed & mattress, desk, desk chair, and bookshelf) is provided. Additional furniture, such as living and dining room items, is not provided.

  • All utilities and WiFi Included
  • All kitchen appliances (refrigerator, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal)
  • Secure bike storage
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • 24/7 access to
  • Campus Safety
  • Residential staff and programs

The Housing Contract is a nine-month commitment from the first day of classes in the Fall semester, through the Saturday after finals week in the Spring. Upper Memorial is closed for winter break (approximately mid-December through mid-January). Students who move in at the beginning of the Spring semester are only contracted for that semester. The Summer-term agreement is optional.

You will be charged the $250 security deposit at the time of application.

Rent is charged per semester and is applied to the student’s account unless the student arranges for monthly payments instead. Financial aid may be applied to housing after tuition and fees are paid.

*Exceptions: Contract dates may be adjusted for non-traditional programs, such as degree completion program and Master of Arts in Counseling, according to the program’s academic terms.

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Living Arrangement Form

Ready for your next adventure and community? New students and returning students, submit your form today!

Pricing and application

Multnomah University has the privilege of offering housing to students at a rate that is generally more affordable than at other private four-year institutions! After paying your $100 enrollment deposit, you may apply for housing.

2020-2021 Room Costs:

Please refer to the information below for pricing options for the academic school year. Bedrooms may be doubled in the 2-bedroom units. All bedrooms are single occupancy in the 3- and 4-bedroom units.

2-Bedroom Apartments

Per Semester / Per Student

  • 2 Students – $3,690 | Summer: $2,950
  • 3 Students – $2,770 | Summer: $2,215 (currently unavailable)
  • 4 Students – $2,250 | Summer: $1,800 (currently unavailable)
3-Bedroom Apartments

Per Semester / Per Student

  • 3 Students – $3,405 | Summer: $2,725
  • 4 Students – $2,555 | Summer: $2,045 (currently unavailable)
  • 5 Students – $2,080 | Summer: $1,665 (currently unavailable)
4-Bedroom Apartments

Per Semester / Per Student  

  • 4 Students – $2,985 | Summer: $2,390
  • 5 Students – $2,295 | Summer: $2,240 (currently unavailable)
Applying as a “full apartment”

Apartment assignments are made as full units, not as individual rooms. Students choose their roommates and sign up as a group. Those applying for an apartment should put their preferred type of unit on their Housing Preference Form and list all the roommates they want to live with. Each roommate should qualify for apartment housing and have a reasonable expectation of enrollment for the upcoming term. Because apartment housing is limited, not all applicants will get in. Priority is given to students based on class standing (credits earned). After submitting the Living Arrangement form, please pay the $250 security deposit.

Ambassador Apartment’s Checklist

Wondering where to start with packing? Use these lists to help you begin the process.

What to bring
  • Apartment furnishings
  • Linens
  • Cookware
  • Lamps
  • Hangers
  • Personal belongings
What NOT to bring
  • Pets
  • Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana
  • Candles, incense, open flames
  • Weapons or firearms (even decorative)
  • Halogen torch lamps
  • Nails, screws, drywall anchors
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