Please review the housing selection step and directions carefully. The March/April 2020 housing selection process is for continuing residents only to obtain housing for fall 2020/spring 2021.
Need assistance with Housing Selection? View our Housing FAQ Webinar to aid in answering your questions!
Housing Selection Step by Step Process
Step 1. Pay Your Housing Deposit/Complete Your Housing Application
Housing deposits need to be paid by March 1, 2020 in order to be eligible to participate in the room selection process. The housing deposit is $250.00 and can be paid through your MyHeliotrope account after you select the Housing and Meal Plan option. Please make sure to select the correct application once in the housing portal. If you currently live on campus, you are a “continuing student.” In addition, all residents must sign the Residence License Agreement to participate in the housing selection process.
If you DO NOT pay your housing deposit by March 1, 2020 you will NOT be able to participate in the housing selection process. You will still be allowed to pay your housing deposit after this date, but you will be assigned to housing once the selection period has ended.
After submitting your deposit you will be asked to complete your housing application. Please note any student that does not sign their license agreement and complete the housing application will not take part in the room selection process. When you complete your housing application you will notice some changes with questions regarding gender identify and housing preference. The campus housing program is making an effort to make housing more inclusive with regard to gender identity. Because of this, you will notice that we are moving away from “gender inclusive housing” language within the housing application. While we are aware that many students want to have gender inclusive options, we are also aware that many students do not. We are simplifying our approach in this area to attempt to allow all students that want inclusive and open housing to be allowed to live within this type of housing environment. We also want to make sure to provide housing options for those students who desire to only live within single gender/gender specific housing.
Step 2: Decide Who You Want to Live With
Set up your “Roommate Group” (if you have one) prior to the earliest selection date in which your group can participate. Make sure everyone in your group has mutually requested each other so that you have a fully matched group. Make sure you all agree on a plan (which building, who is going into which room, etc). Remember than anyone you confirm as a mutual roommate can pull you in to a room. If you choose roommates of various genders, you will only see housing that allows for mixed gender housing during the housing selection period.
Step 3: Make Sure Your Roommate Group Fits Your Rooming Request
You, plus your roommates, cannot exceed the amount of available spaces in the location you are trying to select. You will have the ability to edit your roommate group throughout the selection process.
Step 4: Look For Your Room Selection Date
Make sure that you are selecting your room on the correct selection date. The selection dates can be found online on the Office of Community Engagement website or by reviewing our posters on campus. Remember, if you are in a roommate group, your selection is based on the member of the group with the lowest credits.
Step 5: Choose Your Room!
Choose your room. Any person in the group can assign the other members of the roommate group to a room, apartment or suite. If you are selecting your room as an individual, then you don’t need to worry about a roommate group. After you confirm your room, your choice cannot be changed. Make sure to have a plan with your roommates. All room selection choices are FINAL! There will be no room changes prior to the tart of the fall 2020 semester.
Please be aware that any student whom is found to intimate or threaten/harass students to change spaces or refrain from choosing a space in attempt to save spaces for others WILL BE removed from housing selection. If you are removed, you will be reassigned after the housing selection period has ended.
Step 6: Choose Your Dining Plan
On the housing portal, click on the dining tab and choose your meal plan. Residents who live in a residence hall (Big Haus, Farside, Crossroads, Outback, Fort Awesome and Way back) are required to have a meal plan. Learn more about our dining plan options and prices that fit your needs.
Room Selection Dates
Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19th: Senior Housing Selection (90 Completed Credits and above)
Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26: Junior Housing Selection (60 Completed Credits thru 89)
Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2: Sophomore Housing Selection (30 Completed Credits thru 59)
Tuesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 16: Freshmen Housing Selection (0 Completed Credits thru 29)
In Person Housing Selection FAQ Session Dates:
Still have questions about housing and the housing selection process? Come in person to one of our sessions to ask your questions and address your concerns!
February 13th at 2 PM: (Red Room - Student Services Building)
February 20th at 1:30 PM: (Red Room - Student Services Building)
February 26th at 2 PM: (Red Room - Student Services Building)