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Room Selection

Returning to on-campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year happens through an in-person process called Room Selection. We have unique apartment-style residence halls that offer more flexibility for our returning residents, but also offer the support from live-in staff. Enjoy the larger spaces, privacy and the conveniences of on-campus housing while still benefiting from staff-organized programming and support.

About Room Selection

The Room Selection process typically includes the following steps: 

  1. Complete a housing agreement via the Housing Connection before April 1, 2018
  2. Receive a randomized Room Selection appointment letter from Housing Services; 
  3. Take a tour of our campus communities (see dates below);
  4. Attend Room Selection based on your appointment time and work with Housing Services staff to choose a unit for the next academic year.

2018 Room Selection Dates

Room Selection Sign-Up
(by completing a housing agreement)
Before April 1
Receive Room Selection Packet in Campus Mailbox Week of April 2
Tour the University Center (see tours) April 6
University Center Room Selection April 10
Tour Lincoln Park Apartment Communities at Open House April 11
Lincoln Park Room Selection April 17-19

About Lincoln Park Open House

Housing Services hosts an open house so students can tour Lincoln Park apartment-style options prior to Room Selection. To attend open house, visit check-in tables at the entrances of Centennial Hall, Sheffield Square, McCabe Hall, Sanctuary Hall and Sanctuary Townhomes on Wednesday, April 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

About University Center Tour

You can tour the University Center and see potential units on Friday, April 6. For more information, view the tours page.

If you have specific questions regarding Room Selection, please contact our offices at (773) 325-7196.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything to attend Room Selection?

No. There is no charge for completing the 2018-2019​ online housing agreement via Housing Connection and attending the in-person process to talk to a staff member. If you choose to be assigned to a unit during your appointment and later cancel your agreement after getting that assignment, then you would be responsible for any associated cancellation fees. ​

Why do I have to attend in person?

Apartment options can vary greatly, so room selection allows students a chance to meet in person with staff from Housing Services, talk through options and choose a unit for 2018-19. If you cannot make their appointment time, we do have a proxy option available. More details about this option will be sent in the Room Selection packet.​​

What is a proxy?

A proxy is a person authorized to act on your behalf. If you cannot attend your assigned Room Selection appointment, complete the proxy form and recruit a trusted friend to be your proxy. The proxy form will be included with your Room Selection folder delivered to your student mailbox. ​​

What if I only want to live in a specific building, apartment or room?

There are a variety of rooms available, which our staff will talk about with you at your appointment. However, continuing students tend to reside in our apartment communities: Centennial, McCabe and Sanctuary halls, Courtside Apartments, Sanctuary Townhomes, Sheffield Square and University Center. To familiarize yourself with housing options, view our virtual tour​ or attend the Lincoln Park open house or University Center tour.

Do I need to choose a meal plan at Room Selection?

Meal plans are required for all Lincoln Park residents and for University Center suite-style residents. You will be assigned the minimum required meal plan for your unit type but can always upgrade later. Read more about meal plan options​​. ​​

When do I choose my roommates?

Continuing students do not need to indicate a roommate when filling out the online housing agreement. Instead, they will choose a roommate during their in-person Room Selection appointment. Each roommate will need to submit a housing agreement prior to the appointment. Students should attend Room Selection at the same time as their preferred roommate(s) to be assigned together.

Please know it is not required to have picked roommates to participate in Room Selection, and due to space constraints, preferences are not guaranteed. If a continuing student does not attend Room Selection or submits the housing agreement after April 1, they will be assigned roommates at random. ​

Will my financial aid cover housing costs?

It may. You should contact the Office of Financial Aid​ to determine your award amount and ensure that your financial aid has been approved and will be enough to cover housing and meal plan costs. If you are depending on financial aid to assist with campus housing, be aware that should you cancel after being confirmed for a space, fees will be applied to your student financial account. A lesser-than-anticipated financial aid package will not negate the cancellation fee. ​