Does it cost anything to attend room selection?
No. There is no charge for completing the 2017-2018 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?
Housing Services offers a multiple-day, in-person room selection process. DePaul has many unique housing options and it is helpful for students to meet with housing staff members to review options and provide answers so that students can make the best decisions to meet their housing needs. However, we do provide a proxy option for those students who cannot attend their appointment time (see next question).
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?
It is OK to
have a specific building or room preference in mind. However, if it is
unavailable during your appointment you should be prepared with additional
choices to increase your chances of living on campus next year. We recommend
choosing at least three building/room types prior to your room selection
appointment. Please keep in mind that during room selection only Centennial, McCabe and Sanctuary halls, Courtside Apartments, Sanctuary Townhomes and Sheffield Square are
available; some rooms in traditional halls are available but are typically single occupancy. Take advantage of our resources to familiarize yourself with housing options. View the floor plans on our webpage 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?
Do not worry about specifying roommate preferences on the agreement. You have the option to choose
your roommates during the in-person room selection process. You and
your preferred roommate(s) will have the option of attending the
earliest appointment time and selecting a unit together. Please remember
that each of you need to submit a housing agreement and be assigned a
room selection code. If schedules conflict, you have the option to send
in a signed proxy form. Information about the proxy form, appointment
time, choosing roommates and dining plans will be in your room selection packet. Please know it
is not required to have roommates to participate in room selection.
If you are searching for a roommate to live with, you are able to use the roommate matching tool in the Housing Connection portal. Visit the roommate matching section to search for potential roommates.
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.