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.
ROOM SELECTION SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
February 9 - The deadline for ADA applications for accommodations for next year. Students interested in ADA Accommodations for the 2018-2019 academic year need to follow the ADA procedure listed here. If students have questions, they should stop by the Housing Office and speak with Brad. UPDATE 2/14 - This deadline has passed. Students interested in accommodations can still submit paperwork to the housing office; the student should then go through the room selection process as normal. If the room the student selects does not meet the need for accommodations, the student can work with the housing office to switch into a space that will meet the accommodation request.
February 12-28 - The prepayment and deferral period for participation can be made. 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 $1000 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 2018 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 $1000, then 2) 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 February 28, 2018, 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 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 or retaining a room - the late payers will go on a list to be assigned a space as one comes available after the online process is complete.***
March 1 - 9 - Thematic housing applications.
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 12 and February 28. They should then fill out the Thematic Housing Application by March 9. If the thematic application is not completed by Friday, March 9, 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 12 and February 28. They then need to fill out the Thematic Housing Application between March 1 and March 9. If the thematic application is not completed by Friday, March 9, the student is not allowed to participate in thematic selection, retention, or pull-in. These students will participate in general housing selection.
March 21/22 - Room Selection timeslots will be assigned. Again, students MUST have put in a prepayment (or process a deferral) between February 12 and February 28 in order to receive a room selection ranking number and participate in ANY section of room selection, INCLUDING RETAINING A ROOM OR BEING PULLED IN by another student.
Tuesday, March 27 - 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 28 - 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 29 - 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, March 30 - Students who retained on March 30 are eligible to pull in roommates. Those roommates must be rising juniors or seniors.
Tuesday, April 3 - General room selection, day 1. This typically includes rising seniors.
Wednesday, April 4 - General room selection, day 2. This typically includes rising juniors.
Thursday, April 5 - Students who selected a room over the previous two days are eligible to pull in rising sophomores (space permitting).
Friday, April 6 - Final day of general room selection. This typically includes rising sophomores.