Select Your Housing On-Campus
Housing Selection for each academic year opens in the Res Life Portal for both new and returning students in the Spring. Expand the fields below to view specific dates. For more information on eligibility for living on campus, please visit our Housing Eligibility webpage. For assistance navigating the selection process in the Res Life Portal, view our On-Campus Housing Selection tutorial (PDF | video). If you would like to set up your roommate group prior to selecting housing, view our Roommate Selection tutorial (PDF).
Once you have completed Housing Selection, you may view your current housing assignment and roommate(s) under ‘View Room Details’ in the Res Life Portal. If you need to make a change, learn more about our Room Change and Room Swap requests. Or, to find out more about our residence halls, visit the links below for each area of campus. Want to see more? Check out our Instagram page for highlight videos of all of the residence halls and room options! Juniors, seniors, and graduate students: Be sure to read about our Independent & Graduate Housing program!
Housing Selection for Fall 2021 is currently open for new students in the Res Life Portal. In order to select your housing, you must first complete Financial Check-In. Then follow the instructions in the tutorial above to select a room and/or roommate! Contact us if you have any questions.
Housing Selection for returning students begins in April for the upcoming academic year. You will sign up for housing according to your current class status by credit hour, not your projected class status for the Fall. If you are unsure of your current class status, you may check with the Registrar’s Office. Housing Selection will open promptly at 9 a.m. on the dates listed below!
Selection Dates for Fall 2021:
- Freshmen – April 20
- Sophomores – April 22
- Juniors – April 27
- Seniors & Grad – April 29
In order to select your housing, you must first:
- Register for classes for the Fall
- Select your housing tier within Financial Check-In
Roommate Selection FAQ
How do I find a roommate match?
In the Housing Selection portion of the Res Life Portal, first make sure that you have created a roommate profile. Once you have created your profile, you can search for known roommates either by their name or LU email address, or you can view potential matches by their responses to the profile questions. For more information, view our Roommate Selection tutorial.
Why am I unable to find my roommate when searching in the Res Life Portal?
All students must log in to the Res Life Portal and confirm their housing preferences for the applicable academic year. Once your desired roommate confirms their preferences for that academic year, they will be visible in the roommate search tool. If you can’t find your preferred roommate in the search results, try having them log in to search for you instead.
How do I assign someone in my Roommate Group to my room?
Once you have created a Roommate Group, and your roommate request has been confirmed by the other person, you can assign each other to an available room when Housing Selection officially opens. When you have found a room with enough beds for your Roommate Group, you will assign yourself first and then assign each roommate using the Housing Selection tool in the Res Life Portal. For more information on this process, view our Housing Selection tutorial.
What do I do when prompted that my preferred roommate is ‘not assignable?’
If you receive a notice that your roommate is not assignable because their classification does not match your own (typically, new students vs. returning students), you will need to contact the Office of Residence Life by phone or email to have your roommate manually assigned to your room.
When am I able to assign a roommate from my Roommate Group?
New students can assign their Roommate Group to their room as soon as all students have completed Financial Check-In. Returning students can assign their Roommate Group to their room when their class is able to select housing (view dates above), even if the other students in the group cannot yet select their housing.
Will people in my Roommate Group be automatically assigned to my room?
Students in a Roommate Group are not automatically assigned to a room together. In order to be assigned to a room together, one of two things must occur:
- One member of a confirmed Roommate Group can assign all students to a room using the Housing Selection tool.
- Students can individually select the same room on their own using the Housing Selection tool.
Creating a Roommate Group allows group members to be able to assign everyone; it does not guarantee that everyone will be in the same room. When Housing Selection opens, be sure to secure an assignment for members of your group. If you have any issues, view our tutorials or contact us for assistance.
Can I assign roommates to other rooms in my apartment on East Campus or the Quads?
Roommate Group functionality allows students to form larger groups, if desired–students can assign members of their Roommate Group to other rooms in their apartment using the same process as assigning a roommate to their own room. If you choose to do this, make sure to check with the other students in your group to ensure their room assignment matches their housing tier from Financial Check-In, as some rooms may be in a different budget (e.g., double vs. triple rooms on East Campus).
Do I have to assign all confirmed roommates in my group to a room?
Students can accept as many roommate requests as they would like. Students are not required to assign anyone from their Roommate Group, or they can assign one or more students to their room as desired. If you are selecting housing on East Campus or the Quads, you may also assign students in your Roommate Group to other open beds in the same apartment.
NEW! Full Apartment Reservations
Returning students are now able to assign their Roommate Group (of up to 7 people) to an apartment on East Campus.
In order to reserve rooms in the same apartment, all students will need to be joined in a Roommate Group first, using the roommate selection tool in the Res Life Portal. Then on their selection day, any student in the Roommate Group can assign everyone to available rooms in an apartment using the Housing Selection tool in the Portal. For assistance, view our tutorials:
Please note that East Campus apartment reservations are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Res Life Portal; they are not guaranteed. All students must be assigned at the same time in order to finalize the reservation. If there is an open bed in the apartment after assigning all students in a Roommate Group, that bed will be open for other students to select.
Apply to Live Off-Campus
For all the details on off-campus living and eligibility, please visit our Housing Eligibility webpage. After reviewing eligibility details, you may submit an off-campus application in the Housing Selection section of the Res Life Portal. If you meet the necessary qualifications, your application will be automatically approved. If you do not meet the qualifications, it will be sent to the Senior Vice President of Student Affairs for review. Please note that students are only allowed to submit one off-campus request per semester, so be sure to include all relevant details in your application. Applications will be available in the Res Life Portal on the following dates for each semester:
- Fall 2021: Open now through December 2021.