I want to live with someone I know who has also been accepted. Can I do that?
Yes. You make the request when you complete the online housing contract. The request must be mutual meaning the other person has to request you as a roommate. The deadline for roommate requests is May 2.
If you don't want to request a roommate, you can ask for a random roommate, or you can find one using our Roommate Search tool upon completion of your housing contract.
Can I request a certain residence hall?
Rather than choose a building, you select a "living learning community" that includes programming based on a particular theme. When you complete the online housing contract you will be given the list of available communities. At that time, you'll rank your preference, which will help determine your housing assignment.
When do I find out where I'm living and who I'm living with?
You will get your housing assignment by email in late July, which will include information about your room and instructions for accessing your MyCard account. Using MyCard, you can review additional details, including information about your roommate and your meal plan.
Are there any coed halls?
Yes, all of our first-year residence halls are coed. But they're single-gender by designated areas. The bathrooms are single-gender as well.
What appliances can I bring for my room?
Approved appliances for use in student rooms include clocks, radios, computers, stereos, fans, televisions, lamps, blow dryers, irons, and microwave ovens (700 watts or less). For more information on what to bring and what not to bring, see the Office of Housing and Meal Plan Services' Frequently Asked Questions.
Will there be anyone to help me if I get homesick, need information, or can't find my classes?
Definitely. No matter where you live as a first-year student, you'll have people living in your residence hall to help you. In your corridor, you'll have a Resident Assistant (R.A.), an upperclass peer helper who will answer questions, help you get involved in the university community, help you meet other students, and assist you in other ways.
Also, you'll have a full-time master's-level staff member, called a first-year adviser, living in your residence hall to help you choose your classes for second semester and to act as your academic adviser.
Even commuting students have a commuter adviser. So, as you can see, you don't have to worry. We think our residence hall system is one of our best features!