Housing Selection Dates and Eligibility

Housing Selection Timeline

Returning undergraduate students will select their housing for Fall 2014 during the spring semester. Students may apply to live in themed housing, honors housing, or participate in the housing selection lottery online. This timeline outlines the process:

Starting: Mon, Feb 2

Returning Student Housing Application Available in MyHousing (through OASIS2)
Mon, Feb 2 Life Success Community House Applications Available
Mon, Feb 2 Honors Housing Interest Sign-Up (for returning students; sign-up sheet in Honors house).
Fri, Feb 13 Life Success Community House Applications Due
Tues, Feb 17-Thurs, Feb 19 Life Success Community House Interviews
Mon, Feb 23 Life Success Community Apartment Applications Available
Fri, Feb 27 Honors Housing Sign-Up Deadline
Fri, Mar 6 Life Success Community Apartment Applications Due
Tues, April 7 Lottery Priority Deadline: Students must apply for housing, be registered for 12+ hours and have no holds on their account to receive their priority time for the housing selection lottery.
Thurs, April 9 Lottery Roommate Selection: Login to MyHousing to view housing selection time and choose roommates.
Mon, April 13 Fill a Single/Single Suite
Tues, April 14 Fill an Apartment/Suite/Triple
Wed, April 15 Fill a Double (or Miller Half-Suite)
Thurs, April 16 Open Room Lottery (for those without roommates)
After Fri, Aug 1 Students who did not select a room or contact Campus Life are assigned housing


Themed Housing (Life Skills Communities)

Greek/Themed Housing information will be on our Housing Options page in February, under Theme-Based Housing. See the above table for application deadlines.

Honors Housing

Returning undergraduate students will sign up for honors housing with the honors program. Priority for singles will be made by seniority.

Housing Selection Lottery Requirements

Returning undergraduates will participate in housing selection in an online lottery system called MyHousing (available in OASIS2). To be eligible for Housing Selection, students must meet the following requirements by the lottery priority deadline:

  1. Enroll full-time for fall semester (12 credit hours)
  2. Clear all outstanding holds on student account
  3. Complete the online Housing Application and Contract (in MyHousing)

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements by the priority deadline will not be entered into the lottery automatically. If you qualify after the deadline, please contact the Campus Life office to ensure that your name is added to the lottery.

How Lottery Times are Determined

For students participating in the lottery, lottery times are automatically generated. First, students will be grouped by the number of earned credit hours they currently hold. For example, students with 90 credit hours will get to choose housing before students with 89 credit hours. Then, within each credit hour grouping, students will be sorted by GPA. Using the same example, the group of students with 90 credit hours is sorted so that the student with the highest GPA will be permitted to select first within the group. Lottery times will be posted in MyHousing in advance of Housing Selection.

Complete Lottery Instructions

A full listing of lottery instructions is available in each residence hall. It is also available by clicking on this Housing Eligibility document.