There are two parts to choosing housing at CWRU. The first part is currently live on your Roadmap, which is the housing application. You need to complete the housing application or submit a Housing Release Request 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.
The second part is choosing your room. You cannot select a room when it opens June 1 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.
Overview of 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.
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.
Lifestyle characteristics: This list of four questions about your lifestyle will help you find a roommate and choose a room with someone who closely matches your lifestyle characteristics.
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.
FY Room Preferences
The majority of our first year rooms are double rooms. You will be able to choose your preference of a single or double room on the application. This does not guarantee you will receive your first preference. This information will only be used if you do not choose a room online through our room selection process, and we assign you to a room.
Searching for a Roommate: Once you complete your housing application, you can search for a roommate through our online room selection tab on MyHousing. You search for roommates by lifestyle characteristics or through suggestions based on your lifestyle characteristics. Create a group and then invite your roommate to your group. They will need to confirm the invitation. Once your group is complete, you can submit your group for the room selection process. This must be completed in order to choose a room with your selected roommate.
It is not necessary to choose a roommate in order to choose a room online.
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.
Review the First Year Room Selection Process online prior to June 1.
Plan to Commute From Home?
On MyHousing, complete the Housing Release Request form, found under the Special Housing Request link. We will notify you via email once we verify your ability to commute.