Information on this page will lead you through the steps to select housing through the MyHousing online program. In addition to the steps outlined here, we have created some documentation that will show you, step by step, how to complete the housing selection process.
Before we talk about the steps you follow, here is a bit of information about the lottery system:
Lottery numbers are assigned based on housing class status. Next year's seniors are classified as having a semester level of 6 or higher with 72 credits completed; next year's juniors are classified as having a semester level of 4 or 5 with at least 40 credits completed.
Sophomores are those students who have a semester level of 1, 2, or 3. For most students, their housing class status and registration class status are the same; however, it is important to note that in most situations, housing class status does not take into account post-secondary or AP credits earned before graduation from high school.
Senior level lottery numbers will begin with 1, junior lottery numbers will begin with 1001, and sophomore lottery numbers will begin with 2001.
Step One - Select your roommates
Roommate selection in MyHousing is an important part of the housing sign up process. Because you will only be able to view and select rooms for which you have an occupancy match, it is important that you complete this task before trying to select a room. All roommate requests must be reciprocal. Before you actually try to select a room, make sure that all your roommates display as "MATCHED" in MyHousing. (Please note - for Junior/Senior Housing Sign-Up, interested students must complete an application for housing before they are able to move to Step One of the process).
Step Two - Select your room
Once you have selected your roommates, you are all set to select your room. The person in your roommate group with the lowest number will be the person to actually select your room during the lottery process. Once the lottery starts, you will be able to view rooms for which you have an occupancy match. Then, when your time to select a room comes up, the person with the best lottery number can actually select a room. Here are a few helpful tips:
- You will only be able to view rooms for which you have an occupancy match. You'll need to make sure you and your roommates have discussed backup plans if your first choice of housing isn't available during your selection time.
- Why not make selection fun? Have all of your roommates get together when it's your time to select. It will make it more exciting, and will also help if you do need to resort to your backup plan.
- Remember - once you submit your room selection online, you won't be able to change it. Make sure that is really the room you want before you hit submit.
Step Three - Select a dining plan
If you are interested in a meal plan, you can select one after you have selected housing. You will only see plans for which you are eligible. Please keep in mind that if you sign up for a traditional residence hall room, you are required to have a dining plan.
If you have questions about the room selection process, please review our FAQ. In addition, we have created step-by-step guides for roommate selection and room selection that should help you better understand the process. If you still have questions after reviewing these documents, please contact our office.