Room Selection is for CURRENT students only. Students who are NEW to the University (first-year students, transfers, etc.) should NOT be participating in room selection. Those students should make the nonrefundable $200 deposit before May 1. We will be in contact with those students AFTER May 1.
2016-2017 Room Selection Schedule - Day by day! Super important!
Nonretainable Room List for 2016-2017 - This is a list of rooms that are not retainable for the coming year.
ROOM SELECTION SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
February 12 - The deadline for ADA applications for accommodations for next year. Students interested in ADA Accommodations for the 2015-2016 academic year need to follow the ADA procedure listed here. Students who missed the deadline should still proceed with their ADA paperwork, then participate in room selection as normal. If the room they end up selecting does not meet their needs, we can look at moving the student AFTER room selection is completed.
February 16 - March 2 - The prepayment and deferral period for participation in room selection has ended. This involved submitting a $200 non-refundable housing prepayment. Prepayments can be made using a credit card online through the portal. Housing prepayments can be made at the University Enrollment Center located in the Foster Administration Building - this can be done by cash or check. Please do not mail in your Housing prepayment check. The Enrollment Center NO LONGER accepts credit card payments via the telephone. The prepayment does not guarantee a student an on-campus room, but does ensure inclusion in the Participation Lottery.
Please note: students with a balance of $500 or more will not be allowed to participate in the room selection process - any prepayments made could be applied to the student's outstanding balance rather than Fall 2016 housing.
In addition, students who are in the College Now program, Endeavor Scholars, Commonwealth Scholars, or Pell Grant recipients receive a deferral and should NOT pay the $200 prepayment. These students should 1) make sure their account balance is less than $500. The student then needs to come to the housing office in Oak Glen Hall (bring your student ID!) in order to be placed on the list for Room Selection.
***Any prepayment made after March 2, 2016, is considered a late prepayment. Students with late prepayments are not allowed to participate in room selection, including being pulled in by students who DID put in on-time payments. Students who who pay late should initiate their housing prepayment, then come to the Housing Office with a copy of their receipt for further instruction. While students making late prepayments will NOT be allowed to participate in the online room selection process - once again, including being pulled in by other students - the late payers will go on a list to be assigned a space as one comes available after the online process is complete.***
March 3 - 11 - Students wishing to take part in Upperclass Quiet, Substance Aware, Nursing/Engineering, or Grad/Law housing needed to put in their prepayment appropriately between February 16 and March 2. They should then fill out the Thematic Housing Application by March 13. If the thematic application is not completed by Friday, March 13, the student is not allowed to participate in thematic selection, retention, or pull-in. These students will participate in general housing selection.
Students wishing to take part in Upperclass Honors Housing (in Hickory Hall) needed to be current active members of the Honors program, and put in their prepayment appropriately between February 16 and March 2. They then need to fill out the Thematic Housing Application between March 3 and March 11. If the thematic application is not completed by Friday, March 13, the student is not allowed to participate in thematic selection, retention, or pull-in. These students will participate in general housing selection.
March 23 - Room Selection Ranking numbers are assigned. Again, students MUST put in a prepayment (or process a deferral) between February 16 and March 2 in order to receive a room selection ranking number and participate in ANY section of room selection, INCLUDING BEING PULLED IN by another student.
Monday, March 28 - Students are now eligible to set pull-in passwords/pins. This is for students with an assigned room selection ranking number. Your pull-in password needs to be set before the person pulling you in logs in to select a space.
Tuesday, March 29 - Students who currently live in thematic areas AND who have filled out the thematic application for next year may be eligible to retain their rooms and pull in other thematic students. These thematic areas include Grad/Law, Honors, Nursing/Engineering, Substance Awareness, and Quiet Housing. Students who are eligible to participate in thematic housing have received a separate email informing them of their status.
Wednesday, March 30 - Students who filled out the thematic application for next year are eligible to select rooms in approved thematic areas. These thematic areas include Grad/Law, Honors, Substance Awareness, Quiet Housing, Sophomore Nursing/Engineering, Sophomore Substance Awareness, and Sophomore Quiet. Students who are eligible to participate in thematic housing have received a separate email informing them of their status.
Thursday, March 31 - Students who wish to retain their bedspace may be eligible to do so. Please note that students are retaining their bedspace - if a student is in room 1441-A and wants to move to 1441-D, that cannot be done through room retention.
Friday, April 1 - Students who retained on March 31 are eligible to pull in roommates. The roommate(s) room selection ranking numbers must be less than 1800 to be pulled in to spaces in the Cedar Dell or Woodland apartment areas.
Tuesday, April 5 - General room selection, day 1.
Wednesday, April 6 - General room selection, day 2.
Thursday, April 7 - Students who selected a room over the previous two days are eligible to pull in students with room selection ranking numbers greater than 1800.
Friday, April 8 - Final day of general room selection.
Wednesday, April 13 - Contracts need to be signed by 5 pm on Wednesday, April 13.
All beds on campus will be twin extra-long mattresses. The university will no longer stock or utilize full-sized beds.