Incoming First-Year Students - Fall Semester

Once you have been accepted to Case Western Reserve University you will gain access to the University Roadmap on May 16 and can access the housing application. Students will have the opportunity to choose their exact room through our online assignment system through the Roadmap once they apply. This process will begin on June 6 at 7pm EST. After the selection deadline, we will complete the remaining assignments manually.  

Case Western Reserve University has a two-year residency requirement. All first- and second-year unmarried undergraduate students who do not live at a parent's permanent residence within 40 miles of campus must live on-campus and participate in the University board plan. If you are eligible to commute, you will need to complete a housing release request.  

International Students

We recognize that the recent pandemic continues to create challenges for you, including your ability to secure visas. While your visa status may not be known at this time, you already are a valued member of our community--we very much hope to see you in person in August. For that reason, we ask that you continue the process of completing your housing application so we are fully prepared for your presence on campus in the fall. You will not be responsible for any housing-related financial penalty or fees should you be unable to travel to the U.S. due to visa issues. 

First-Year Gender Inclusive Housing

Medical Accommodations

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.

University Photo ID

In order to access the housing application, you will need to upload a photo for your CWRU ID card and have it approved.

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.

First Year Room Preferences

The majority of our first year rooms are double rooms. You will be able to choose your preference for a single or double room.  This does not guarantee that you will receive your first preference.  This information will only be used if you do not choose a room online through the 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 link on MyHousing.  You can search for roommates by name, network ID, lifestyle characteristics or through suggestions based on your lifestyle characteristics.  Create a group and then invite your roommate to your group. They will have the choice to accept or deny the invitation.  Once your group is complete, you can submit your group for the room selection process

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

Review How to Search for a Roommate on the housing portal. 

First-Year Room Selection

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