Room Selection

Incoming freshmen who complete their housing application by February 1, 2023, are eligible to take part in online room selection in May 2023. Students eligible to participate are notified of their log-in time through their Crimson email in the spring. During this process,

  • students pick their space to live in the fall from available spaces for which they are eligible,
  • can pull in their confirmed roommate to their room if they have formed a roommate pair; are both eligible to live in that hall/room; and space allows (space may not allow roommates to live together),
  • students are not guaranteed any specific building or style of building. Buildings will fill during the room selection process, and suites may not be available later in the room selection process. Students should have multiple options in mind, in case their first choice is not available when they participate in room selection.

We base a student’s initial room selection day/time on their housing application completion date (which means the contract is signed and the $175 housing deposit is paid). Return to your application to confirm your completion date.

Incoming freshmen can select one other student to form a roommate pair. If one person in the group is eligible for room selection, that person can select a room and pull in the other student in their roommate pair during their assigned room selection time. If both students in a roommate pair are eligible for room selection, the person with the earlier selection date can select a room and pull in the other student, as long as space allows. If a student is pulled into a space by another student, the student who has been pulled in will not participate in room selection.

NOTE: A confirmed roommate pair created in myRoomie will identify the student who initiated a roommate group as the “leader,” however, this isn’t relevant for online room selection. In online room selection, either student in the roommate pair can select a room online, dependent on their individual room selection date/time.

Selecting a 4-person suite

Incoming freshmen may form a roommate pair with one other person. Some students hope to select a 4-person suite and have two roommate pairs join together in that suite. Students will increase their chances of successfully doing so by:

  • Pairing up and confirming two roommate pairs prior to the start of room selection. A student must be in a roommate pair in order to pull another student in during room selection. A student can only pull the one student in their pair into a room or suite.
  • Communicating and selecting during the same room selection time. If Pair A receives an earlier room selection time, and they want to try to be in the same suite as Pair B, which has a later selection time, they need to wait to select at the same assigned time as Pair B.
  • A member of each roommate pair goes in and selects spaces in the same suite.
  • If Pair A selects a suite during their earlier room selection time without waiting until Pair B’s time, then more than likely, another random pair will go in and select the remaining spaces in that suite.
  • Waiting until a later selection time in order to try to get two pairs together will reduce the spaces available for selection, and there is no guarantee that two roommate pairs can select spaces in the same suite. Students who wait to pick at a later room selection time risk not getting into a building or space that they prefer. Students should decide whether to prioritize preferred space or roommates.

Room Assignment – Housing Applications from February 2

HRC assigns students who apply after February 1 beginning in late May through late July/early August. Factors that affect assignment are application date; gender; Living-Learning Community status, if any; and roommate pair. Students who complete the application beginning February 2 will preference their top 10 residence hall choices. This list is editable until a student’s assignment is made. We consider roommate and hall preferences as space allows but cannot guarantee either. HRC notifies students of their assignment via email. Students can see their assignment and roommate(s) in their myHousing portal by clicking on View Fall Assignment.

Editing Hall Preferences

Students are able to edit their list of top 10 residence halls until they have been assigned to a space. Example: You are admitted to the Honors College after you have completed your housing application. You can log back in and add Honors buildings to your list so that HRC staff know that you would prefer those options when assigned, if space allows.