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Room Selection

Returning to campus housing for the 2019-20 academic year happens through an in-person process called Room Selection. We have unique apartments that offer larger spaces and more flexibility for our returning residents. General steps are below and more details will be available here after February 1.

About Room Selection

The Room Selection process includes the following steps: 

  1. Complete a housing agreement. It will be available beginning March 1 via the Housing Connection and can be submitted through March 31, 2019
  2. Receive a randomized Room Selection appointment letter from Housing; 
  3. Take a tour of our campus communities (see dates below); and
  4. Attend Room Selection based on your appointment time and work with staff to choose a space.

2019 Room Selection Dates

Room Selection Sign-Up
(by completing a housing agreement)
Before April 1
Receive Room Selection Appointment Letter Week of April 2
Tour the University Center April 12
University Center Room Selection April 16
Tour Lincoln Park Apartment Communities April 17
Lincoln Park Room Selection April 23-25

About the Hall Crawl and University Center Tour

Housing hosts a hall crawl so students can tour Lincoln Park apartment communities prior to Room Selection. Details about the event will be published here in winter 2019.

You can tour the University Center and see potential units on Friday, April 12. More information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything to attend Room Selection?

No, there is no charge for attending Room Selection or for completing the housing agreement. Students who cancel after being assigned a specific space will be responsible for any associated fees.

Why is Room Selection done in person?

DePaul has many unique housing options and it is helpful for students to meet with staff in order to review these options.

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.

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

Meal plans are required for all Lincoln Park residents and for residents in suites at the University Center. Unless otherwise indicated, you will be assigned the minimum required meal plan for your unit type. 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 confirm. Lesser-than-anticpated financial aid packages do not negate potential cancellation fees.