The Office of Residential Life partners with StarRez Housing for Room Selection. Each student returning to campus and not living in speciality housing (ex. theme, Greek, language, Residential Learning Community, off campus) will receive a room selection lottery number and an individual room "Selection Time." At their given Selection Time, students will log into their StarRez Housing portal using their Single Sign-On (SSO) Banner username and password to select their room for the upcoming academic year. 

Prior to participating in Room Selection, all students must submit a Housing Application and Contract to signify their intent to live in a residence hall for the next academic year. Failure to submit the Housing Application and Contract on time will result in a student being unable to participate in Room Selection. This application can be accessed on the student's StarRez portal, and will be available by February 19, 2024. The Office of Residential Life will share more details about lottery numbers and selection times at a later date

February 19, 2024 Housing Application becomes available
March 4, 2024 Roommate Matching opens via Student Housing Self-Service
March 10, 2024 Deadline to submit the Housing Application
March 11, 2024 Housing Contract opens on StarRez Student Portal
March 11-15, 2024 Lottery numbers and selection times distributed
March 18-22, 2024 Senior Suite Selection
March 26-29, 2024 General Room Selection
July 19, 2024 Fall 2024 housing assignments will be available in the StarRez Student Portal
  • Once you select a room, you may not change your selection.
  • Any student that chooses not to go through room draw will be randomly assigned a room and roommate in July 2024.
General Room Selection Dates
Date Class Year
March 26 Seniors
March 27 Juniors
March 28 Sophomores
March 29 Freshmen

Choose a Roomate

Only rising seniors should plan to participate in room draw without a roommate. Potential roommates should discuss expectations for living together including sleep, study, cleanliness, and social habits. If you do not have a roommate, you cannot draw into a double room.

Lottery Numbers

Lottery numbers are a computerized random number assigned to each student, and it reflects their graduation year and gown status. Residential Life uses this number to determine the order in which students choose their rooms. The Office of Residential Life cannot change class or gown status. If your class or gown status is incorrect, you must contact the Registrar's Office. If the Registrar's Office confirms that you are listed in the wrong class or gown status, you should contact the Office of Residential Life to get a new number. New lottery numbers are generated randomly from lottery numbers assigned to students who will not participate in the room selection process (e.g. Proctors, students studying abroad, etc.).

Selection Times

Every student will receive an individual Selection Time for room selection. The Office of Residential Life anticipates sharing Selection Times at the end of the week prior to room selection. Selection Times are assigned in lottery number order. The lowest lottery number (e.g. number 1) will receive the first appointment, and the highest lottery number will receive the last appointment. Students will receive Selection Times for their class year’s selection date (dates listed above). Once you have determined your roommate, identify the lowest lottery number between the two of you. The roommate with the lower lottery number will receive an earlier Selection Time, and will select a room on behalf of both roommates at that time. The roommate with the higher lottery number (and, therefore, the later Selection Time) will not need to log in at their Selection Time, as their room has already been selected.

Students Studying Away Next Year

If you have already been approved to study abroad for the Advent term, you will not need to participate in the room draw process. Only students who DO NOT have official approval for their study abroad term will need to go through the room draw process. When filling out your housing application, you will be asked to identify your if you have been approved to study abroad, ONLY select ‘Student APPROVED to study abroad’ if you have received official approval from the Office of Global Citizenship.  

Note: If you select a room during room selection but end up studying away during the Advent term for any reason, please note that the Office of Residential Life will NOT hold your selected room for the duration of the semester. Should you return to campus for the Easter term, you would receive a new assignment via the mid-year housing assignments process.

If you plan to study away in the Easter semester of the next academic year, and will therefore be on campus during the Advent semester, you should participate in the room selection process as normal. You should make your Advent semester roommate aware of your plans, as they will need to plan to fill their space for the Easter semester.

Students Currently on Leave

Students currently reapplying for reinstatement, if approved, will be assigned a room and roommate over the summer. Currently enrolled students cannot select a roommate during room draw that has not been approved for reinstatement to the University.

Senior Suites

The Office of Residential Life has implemented some changes to the process for selecting “Senior Suites.” Senior Suites are suites for 2-6 residents in Hodgson, Humphreys, Quintard, and St. Luke’s Halls. All rising seniors will have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Suites round of Room Selection if they wish. During this round, one senior representing a group of seniors may select from the available suites in the buildings listed above. To participate in this round of room selection, ALL members of your roommate and suitemate group MUST be seniors. Should any of these suites still be available at the conclusion of the Senior Suite selection day, the Senior Suite selection process will reopen. At that point, groups of mixed class years or groups of underclassmen (rising juniors and sophomores) may have the opportunity to select a suite during General Suite Selection.

Accessibility Accommodation Process

Students requiring special housing needs (e.g., an air-conditioned room, meal plan exemption, or living on central campus) due to a medical condition should contact Student Accessibility Services prior to March 1. Housing accommodations issued after March 1 will be accommodated as is possible; in most cases, students with an accommodation issued after March 1 should plan to select a room during room selection and utilize the waiting list process to change rooms over the summer if necessary.

Off-Campus Housing

Rising seniors interested in living in a pre-approved off-campus apartment or house must apply to be exempt from the University housing requirement. This application is typically made available by early March.

Theme Housing

If you have been approved to live in speciality housing (theme, Greek, language, RLC, or proctor), you will not participate in the room draw process. 

Greek Housing

If you are interested in living in your fraternity or sorority house, please contact your chapter president.