Roommates and Room Selection
To prepare for room selection, choose your roommate(s) for next year and several room preferences. For the traditional residence halls (not East Village, Parkway, or West Village), roommates should determine their best time and date and go online at the time to select your space.
A student other than you may not use your assigned time. It is also to your advantage to log in on time for room selection; it is not necessary for you to log in early. Floor plans are available online to review.
One of the most important items in the room selection process is creating multiple roommate groups. If you are selected to a roommate group of four, eRezLife will not allow you to select a two-person room. As a result, you may need to set up roommate groups of 4+ and then also a group of two in case the size space you want is no longer available during your selection time. If you need to split into a roommate group of two, you will simply select your backup group of two and then pick the double room.
All residential students must choose either a 15- or an unlimited-meal board package. East Village A, East Village B, East Village C Townhouse, Parkway Hall, and Spann Place Townhouses residents also have a choice of a 7-meal board package.
Housing Selection Etiquette
As you go through housing selection, be considerate of others with regard to your housing choices. Please be an honest participant in the process. The Residence Life Office, Community Standards Council, and/or Honor Council will investigate allegations of dishonest or unethical behavior.
- If you are unsure if your plan is ethical or not, ask!
- Go through housing selection with the person with whom you intend to live. Do not "use" another roommate with an earlier date and time who will later move out.
- Make arrangements to live off campus if that is your intention. Do not sign up for a room to help a friend with a rooming situation.
- Use your own date and time. Use of someone else′s date and time will result in an Honor Council referral.
- Allegations of dishonest or unethical behavior will be investigated by Residence Life or the appropriate judicial council.
Housing Cancellation Fee
Students who cancel their registration or housing after the housing selection process has begun are subject to a progressive cancellation fee.
- If a student cancels by 5 p.m. on May 15, the student will incur no cancellation fee.
- If a student cancels between May 16 and June 30, a cancellation fee of $250 will be placed on the student's account.
- Students who cancel between July 1 and July 15 will incur a $500 cancellation fee.
- Cancellations after July 15, will incur a cancellation fee of $750.
- If a student registers for housing, and then decides to participate in a study abroad program during fall semester, the registration will be deferred to the spring semester, and no cancellation fee will be incurred.
- If a student registers for housing, and subsequently is released from the residency requirement, the registration will be cancelled without penalty.
- If a student registers for housing and subsequently withdraws or transfers the student will be held to the housing cancellation policy.
- To cancel your application or your housing assignment for Fall 2023, please select the link:
Fall 2023 Housing Cancellation Form
To control room and board costs for residents, the college’s goal is to open the halls in August at 100% occupancy. Given the demand from returning students and our admissions goal, it is expected that residence halls will be full this fall. On average, 83% of returning students who register for housing selection actually move into the halls in August. A few students transfer, and others choose to live off campus or study abroad during the fall semester. The Residence Life Office reserves some rooms for incoming students, but cancellations from returning students are expected. These cancellations provide the remainder of rooms for first-year students.
If your roommate cancels a housing assignment, you will be required to consolidate in order for the college to meet housing goals for first-year students. In this situation, you will be contacted by email or phone. With your cooperation, the college will assist you to create a roommate/room situation with which you will be comfortable. Unfortunately, if you do not respond to messages, a consolidation may be made. An early cancellation in the spring/summer creates more options for the remaining roommate(s). Please contact Aretha Milligan with questions about consolidation.