Timeline for Room Selection and Retention

Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Important Dates




What This Means


10:00 a.m.

Housing Application Launch

First-Year Students: First-year students may submit the GDPR/FERPA consent form, create a housing profile, complete the application and fee, and create a roommate group.


Returning Residents: Students currently living on campus in a particular building who wish to retain the bedspace in which they are currently assigned may select this option on the housing application. You will still be required to submit a GDPR/FERPA consent form as part of your application.


Please Note: In order to retain your bedspace, all units in your room must be filled. This means that there must be enough roommates in the roommate group to fill the selected room, suite, or apartment.


10:00 a.m.

Room Retention for Returning Residents Begins

Residents who would like to retain their current room assignments should select this option when completing the Housing Application. Residents who have successfully retained their current spaces will not need to participate in room selection; they will be automatically reassigned to their current space in February.


Room retention requests are not guaranteed approval, as these are based on room availability. You will receive an email by the end of the Room Retention period if your room is unavailable for retention.


9:00 a.m.

LLC and TC Application Launches

First-year and returning students may apply to join an LLC or TC for the upcoming academic year. If a student is accepted into an LLC or TC, this student will be unassigned from the original bedspace assigned during room selection. The student will then need to log back into the Housing Portal in order to select an LLC or TC space.


11:59 p.m.

Priority Deadline for Submitting the Housing Application

This is the last date and time during which you may guarantee a room selection appointment for choosing your residence hall and bedspace. If a student has not submitted the Housing Application by this deadline, that student will need to wait until the room selection period has expired in order to select a residence hall and bedspace. Due to limited availability, we highly encourage all students to submit the Housing Application by this deadline.


11:59 p.m.

Room Retention for Returning Residents Ends

This is the last date/time on which students may apply via the Housing Application to remain in their current room assignments. If you have not received an email from Campus Housing indicating that your room is ineligible for room retention, then you will not need to participate in room selection. Instead, you will be automatically re-assigned to your current space.


9:00 a.m.

Room Selection for Returners and Transfers Begins

Any returning resident may select from any available room on campus. During this time, students may pull members of their roommate group into their selected unit, but units are not required to be filled.


Returning residents who participated in room retention may pull members of their roommate group into the unit (room, suite, or apartment) they previously selected. The pull-in date is currently TBD.


3:00 p.m.

Room Selection for Returners and Transfers Ends (Re-opens 3/9)

Room Selection for returning residents will close. This process will re-open for all incoming and returning students on March 9th.


3:00 p.m.

Room Selection for Incoming Students Begins

Incoming students may select their rooms and residence halls by viewing all available spaces and selecting a bed space in the Housing Portal.


3:00 p.m.

Room Change and Room Swap Forms Are Live

Any student (incoming or returning) may request a room change or room swap by submitting the appropriate request form accessible in the Housing Portal.


3:00 p.m.

Room Selection for Returners Re-Opens

Any incoming or returning residents who have not already assigned themselves to a residence hall and bedspace may do so by logging into the Housing Portal.