First-year students: Complete your housing application

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There are two parts to choosing housing at CWRU. The first part is currently live on your Roadmap, which is the housing application. All students must complete the housing application or indicate their intention to commute from home, if eligible. Students are only eligible to commute from home if they plan to live at the permanent address of their parents and that address is within 40 miles of campus. 

Log in to your Roadmap checklist to complete your housing application >

You cannot select a room when it opens May 26 if you have not completed your housing application. Don’t forget, you must upload your CWRU ID photo and have it approved before you will be able to proceed with the housing application.
Additional items on the application include:

Lifestyle indicators: This list of five questions about your lifestyle will help you choose a room with someone who closely matches your lifestyle indicators.

Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH): GIH is a housing option that will allow students to live with other students in a non-binary housing option. This option is for students who are transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or who are exploring their gender identity. For more information, please visit our website regarding Gender Inclusive Housing.

Vaccination status statement: Ohio Revised Code section 1713.55 requires that every student submit a statement on his/her vaccination status for meningitis and hepatitis B before they can live on campus. The form must be submitted online before you can continue working on the housing application.

Housing application: This is the official application that indicates that you will be living on campus. On this application, you will choose your meal plan option, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Residence Hall Agreement.

Medical Accommodations: If you have a medical condition that you feel requires a specific medical accommodation, please contact Disability Resources to discuss what medical documentation you are required to provide to their office. Disability Resources informs our office of all approved medical accommodations and we will note all student needs in our database. If a student is given an accommodation for a single room, we will assign the student before room selections open to the general population. For more information, please visit our website about Medical Accommodations.

Roommate preference/request: You can search for a roommate using our online roommate matching program, My College Roomie. You will receive access to My College Roomie after you complete your housing application. Look in your CWRU email account for information to access My College Roomie.
If you find a specific person to live with, you and your roommate must request each other and approve the request through the housing checklist on the university Roadmap. This is considered a mutual request. A mutual request is absolutely necessary in order to select a room with your chosen roommate. Both you and your roommate must request each other before you choose a room online.

It is not necessary to choose a roommate in order to choose a room online.