The University Housing staff in all buildings across campus will be hosting roommate matching programs in the residence halls and apartments to give everyone an opportunity to find roommates. These will occur throughout February. Please look for information from your community staff for specific times and locations.
StarRez, the online room assignment software, accessed through your MyPack Portal, has a roommate matching function which allows you to set up a profile and then you are able to search other students profiles in the system to see if you might match with someone. This will give you an opportunity to reach out and talk with them about the possibility of rooming together.
Yes, you may participate in the Open Selection process to see if spaces are still available in those locations beginning on March 24, 2021.
University Housing staff will be generating assigned time periods for each student who submits an application identifying they are interested in obtaining on-campus housing for next year. The selection time periods will be sent to each student with an application by email during the first week of March.
Once your room selection time period starts, it continues to remain open until the end of the room selection process which allows you additional time to choose your room. You can also make someone else in your roommate group the leader so they can make the selection for the group.
If you currently live in Wolf Ridge, there will be a Wolf Ridge selection day for returning residents to that community and residents can reassign themselves to their current space or another space within Wolf Ridge. You will still need the appropriately sized roommate group (4 people for a 4-person apartment, etc.) in order to participate. The roommates you pull into the apartment with you do not need to be current residents of Wolf Ridge (although they can be).
Rooms available in StarRez are “real time”. If the room you want is not there when you go to sign up, it either means that the space has been removed for administrative purposes or another student has already selected the space and you will need to choose another room.
If students are studying abroad currently, you are eligible to apply for housing beginning March 24, 2021 and participate in the second round of room selection if space is available. Second-round selection will occur in late May/early June.
Once you select your room or apartment through the online assignment process, your assignment is finalized immediately.
When completing the Room Selection Application, students should check the box at the bottom of the preference screen indicating they are interested in a Living-Learning Village and select the Village(s) they are interested in. On the next screen, they must thoroughly complete the Village Application questions on the following screen to be considered for the Village.
All live-in student staff members need to complete a Housing Application and agree to the Housing Agreement. Student staff members are manually assigned to their spaces based upon placement due to job responsibilities. Village Mentors will need to reach out to the respective Village Director for specific information related to their placements.
A myriad of reasons exist as to how available room spaces open up after the room selection process (students stop out, withdraw from the University, find out they are going study abroad, co-op or other reasons) and therefore, we will be conducting a second round of room selection in May/June and students will be able to participate and assign themselves to spaces in the similar way as in February. Students who have a room selection time block and no 2021-2022 housing assignment will be emailed with details and dates from the process.
All disability and medical accommodations for University Housing assignments must follow the process as outlined on our website. Current students who have an approved recommendation from DRO for a housing accommodation will be contacted by University Housing Assignments staff to work with them on potential accommodations for 2021-2022.
If you are not approved for a Living Learning Village, you will be assigned a time block based on the appropriate group you would go into (based on credit hours).
Wolf Ridge, Wolf Village and ES King communities all offer apartment-style living opportunities. Wolf Ridge and Wolf Village provide 4 bedroom apartment units and ES King Village offers undergraduate students one bedroom, double-occupancy, fully furnished apartments that have a living room, kitchen and one bath. Wolf Ridge, Wolf Village and ES King are on the WolfLine bus route for convenient transportation to any place on Main or Centennial campus.
Additionally, you could split your roommate group into two groups of two roommates each. There are more double rooms in the system than apartments. You will have a better opportunity for on-campus housing if you have a “plan b” – i.e., splitting your 4-person group into 2 groups, having multiple building preferences, etc.