Frequently Asked Questions - First-Year Student Housing Selection



You will receive a randomly generated time slot that identifies which day/time you will choose your room online. If you formed a group with a roommate, you will use the group leader’s timeslot to select a room for both of you.  You can change the group leader on MyHousing, under Room Selection, if you wish to use the other group member’s timeslot. 

There are five (5) room selection days, all beginning at 7pm EST:

  • Thursday, June 13
  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Thursday, June 20
  • Tuesday, June 25
  • Thursday, June 27
  • If you want to guarantee that you and your roommate are able to select the same room, you both must connect through MyHousing by creating a Roommate Group under the Room Selection page.
  • If you have invited your roommate to join your Roommate Group but your roommate has not yet accepted the invitation, do not select a room. Reach out to your roommate directly.

There are 2 possible answers to this:

  1. All of the rooms that were made available for that specific date in that building have been chosen.
  2. On the final selection date, if no rooms for that specific date are showing, that building is likely full.

We cannot predict which buildings will fill up first. Some buildings and communities go faster than others. 

  • Once a room has been selected during the housing selection dates, that assignment is final. We will not make changes, even if your parent is the one who made the selection for you.
  • We will open the Room Change process during the third week of classes in the Fall semester. You will work with your Residential Community Director (RCD) from your community to discuss possible options based on based on what is currently available. We do expect roommates to work on resolving roommate conflicts first, before changing rooms.
  • The only way a student can be guaranteed a single room is if they have an approved medical accommodation for a single room from the Office of Disability Resources. 
  • Students with a medical accommodation for a single room should not choose a room through the room selection process. We hold single rooms from the process so that there is a singles available for approved accommodations.
  • If you are approved for a medical accommodation after the room selection process is over, assigning you to a single will be based on available rooms.
  • No - we will send you a follow-up email about the program along with an additional questionnaire.  We will complete your housing assignment in the GIH location.
  • This community is set up to provide specific support for students in GIH. A Resident Assistant is hired by Residence Life specifically for this community.
  • For more information about GIH, please see our First-Year Student Gender-Inclusive Housing website.