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Room Selection - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Room Selection for Current Students

What halls am I eligible to live in?
You will only be able to see the Residence Halls you are eligible for when you complete your application. Grand Campus requires 60+ credit hours and South Hall requires 30+ credit hours. Remember to verify that you and your desired roommate meet the credit hour requirement. Credit hours are determined by your cumulative and current credit hours combined. 
I am unable to find the person in the system with whom I want to live!
Please ensure that you know what your roommate put down as their web screen name so that you can search for them. Also, they MUST have a completed housing application on file for them to show up in the system for you to match. 
I want to pull in an incoming first year student, what do I do?
If you plan to live with an incoming first year student, you must email the office ( and include the name and ID number of the person you wish to live with in the email and include the other student on the email. That individual must reply to confirm the desire to live with you. 
I have been accepted into an LLC, what does that mean for room selection? 
If you have been accepted into a Living Learning Community, you will only see spaces in your community and other students who are in the same LLC. You will not have the option to pull in a roommate that is not in a LLC. If you wish to opt out of an LLC, l please email Libby Hannon at (
Can I retain my current space for the next academic term?
Students are unable to retain their current housing assignment. Due to COVID-19 housing changes, many students did not get their first choice of housing last year. We encourage students to explore other Residence Halls or other floors in their current hall. 
Do I need to pay anything to select my room?
Before you can select your room, you must complete the Housing Application. To complete the application, you must pay a $200 non-refundable prepayment, which is applied to your Fall 2021 account if you live on campus.  
How are selection times generated? 
Selection dates and times are generated at random for each class. Your class standing is determined by your completed credit hours plus your enrolled credit hours on February 24 (February 1 for Grand Campus).  
What if I want to live with my friend?
You will have the option to pull in a roommate during Room Selection. Both students need to agree to live with one another. The student with the first lottery date and time may pull in the student they are interested in living with, but each student must ensure they have completed the Housing Application. 
What if I don't apply for Housing until late spring?
We will have additional information available at a later date regarding steps to secure your space after Room Selection has been completed. 
What if I want to live in Grand Campus? 
Students with 60 credit hours or more at the start of Fall 2021 are welcome to live at Grand Campus. The Room Selection process is separate for those interested. Visit our Grand Campus selection page to learn more. 
What if I am unable to pay the prepayment at this time?
For students demonstrating extreme financial need, a prepayment deferment may be available. A deferment may be granted on an as-need basis. A request for deferment must be accompanied by documentation showing financial need. Please visit the Housing Portal and select Request Info to access the prepayment deferment request.
What if I am a returning student with less than 30 hours earned and registered for on February 24th?
Your class standing is determined by your completed credit hours and your enrolled credit hours on February 24th. If you are under the 30 credits hours and are a returning student, you will be able to select in rising Sophomore time between March 8-11.
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