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Room Selection & Assignments

New students may begin contracting for Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 housing on December 1, 2022. Your room selection date will be based on the date that you contract and room selection will begin in May 2023. Renewal students may select their room directly after completing their contract.


My Housing Portal


           Click on My Housing Portal to access your Housing Contract.


Room Selection (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)

New students may begin contracting for Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 housing on December 1, 2022. During the contract process you will be able to complete a lifestyle questionaire profile that might help in the process of roommate searching. You will only be able to search for roommates who have also contracted.

You will be assigned a room selection timeslot date during the contract process that will be based on the date that you contract. Room selection begins in May 2023. Beginning the date of your room selection timeslot, you will be able to choose any room for which you are eligible, including choosing between a double or single (at a higher rate), and rooms in your Living Learning Community (LLC). Single rooms will be available while they last.


Saluki Roommate Search

You can use Saluki Roommate Search in our Housing Portal to search for compatible potential roommates. You can search for specific students by name, web screen name, or similar interests they entered in their Web Profile. You can also enter search criteria based on your lifestyle questionaire profile, as well as your eligible Living Learning Community and find roommates who match. Note that if you want to live in your LLC and have a roommate in mind – both of you must be eligible for that LLC or choose a space outside of the LLC.


Room Selection Steps

To select a room, eligible returning students should follow the steps below after completing their contract. If your first choice isn't available, you should still select a different room. Students may make changes to your room selection while the online room selection is available.

  • Log into the Housing Portal.
  • Click "Residence Halls" at the top of the screen.
  • Select the Fall / Spring term.
  • Search for available rooms - you can see all available rooms for which you are eligible or you can search by “Room Type”, “Location”, and/or “Living Learning Community”.
  • View rooms with vacancies for which you are eligible. To request an exception to Living Learning Community (LLC) requirements, contact the individual listed on the specific LLC page. Exceptions are at the discretion of the LLC contact and are not guaranteed.
  • If eligible, you will be able to change your room selection in the Housing Portal for a limited time.


Tips for Choosing a Room

The profile of a prospective roommate/suitemate is viewable when you select a room, provided the other space(s) have also been selected. If the profile isn't a good match, you may select a different room. If you wish to live with a new student, please contact us for assistance. The first few days of the contract renewal period allow students to reserve their current room, pending eligibility and availability. View floor designations to determine if any changes have been made. Room-type, such as single, double and super-single are noted in the housing portal - view that before selecting the room. We then open room selection to any available room. These dates are posted throughout the areas and are emailed to current students. Students must meet eligibility requirements for the area, building or room that they select.

Current students who contract but do not select a room will be assigned a room and roommate/suitemate in late summer. Students who choose a room that has a person in the other space will be able to view contact info for that person and can communicate with that person to determine compatibility.