These questions are often asked by current residents as they make decisions about housing for the next academic year.

Housing and Residential Communities (HRC) offers on-campus housing for returning students next academic year. The 2021-2022 housing application for current students opens October 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. with the room selection participation deadline on February 15, 2021. The $150 prepayment and application fee consists of a $35 non-refundable application fee and a $115 refundable prepayment. Students select their rooms online through room selection in the spring from available spaces in apartment, suite-style, and traditional halls. Students are not guaranteed that their current space will be available during room selection.
No, a student’s housing contract covers the entire academic year and they need not reapply for the spring. Students may leave belongings in their room during Winter Break. HRC does not release students from contracts to move off campus or into Greek housing during the academic year.
The 2021-2022 housing application for current students opens on October 15, 2020, at 9 a.m. with the room selection participation deadline on February 15, 2021. The $150 prepayment and application fee consists of a $35 non-refundable application fee and a $115 refundable prepayment. Exact times for participation in room selection will be assigned based on when a student submits the housing application.
Online room selection will have assigned log in times in the spring for current campus residents who meet the room selection participation deadline for 2021/2022 housing. We send additional details regarding returner room selection in early spring to the Crimson email accounts of current students who completed the 2021-2022 application.
Yes! Pull up to three roommates into a room depending on the style of hall selected. We require that all potential roommate(s) 1) complete the recontracting process and are eligible for campus housing, 2) have formed a roommate group with the student who wants to pull them in, and 3) meet eligibility for the selected community. For example, residents eligible for Honors Housing in Ridgecrest South cannot pull in a student not in the Honors College. Students should confirm their roommate group by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 5, before room selection begins on April 7.
If you are eligible to pick a room during room selection but do not, HRC staff will make your assignment after incoming freshmen are assigned. As a result, your assignment may not be completed until mid or late summer. It is in your best interest to select a space when you have the opportunity to do so. HRC will not cancel your housing contract because you fail to select a space. If you wish to cancel your contract, you should submit a contract cancellation request through the myHousing portal.
We offer returning students housing in apartment, suite style, and traditional halls (except for Tutwiler Hall). Students currently living in living-learning communities designated for freshmen cannot return to those communities. We do not guarantee that a student’s current space will be available for the 2021/2022 academic year.

If you change your mind about living on campus for another year after completing your recontracting application, you can receive a refund of your $115 prepayment by cancelling with HRC by May 1, 2021. To submit a cancellation request, please fill out the form online.

Once the contract term begins (day you take possession of the room or first day of classes, whichever comes first), HRC only cancels contracts for withdrawal from school, graduation, marriage, study abroad, or internship/student teaching/co-op. Moving to an apartment or sorority/fraternity house is not grounds for contract cancellation. Complete a contract cancellation form prior to the deadline designated by HRC.

Once the contract term begins (day you take possession of the room or first day of classes, whichever comes first), HRC only cancels contracts for withdrawal from school, graduation, marriage, study abroad, or internship/student teaching/co-op. Moving to an apartment or sorority/fraternity house is not grounds for contract cancellation. Complete a contract cancellation form prior to the deadline designated by HRC.
HRC aims to accommodate your medical need. Submit the Medical Accommodation Request Form along with documentation of your condition by March 1, 2021, for the 2021/2022 academic year. We review all medical requests to determine whether or not to grant the request. If granted, HRC requires students meet all application and payment deadlines in order to meet eligibility for housing.