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Room Selection Details for Rising Second Year Students

General Online Room Selection

The general online room selection is for all current first-year students (rising second year students) who do not already have a room on campus for 2018-2019. This process will give you the flexibility to search for available rooms or apartments and pull-in roommates of your choice.

Timeline

  • Beginning on Tuesday, April 10 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. you may go online to your MyCard Account to enter the General Room Selection Lottery. Random balloons will appear on your screen for you to choose from. When a balloon is selected, it will pop and a time will appear. This is your time for selecting a room.
  • After popping a balloon, you can view online floor plans and currently available rooms so that you are prepared to select the room of your choice when your selection time occurs.
  • On Friday, April 13 beginning at 9 a.m. room selection will occur. Be sure to login to your MyCard Account to select your room at the time you received in the lottery. Once you have selected your room, you must complete your online contract by 7:00 a.m. the following day. Failure to submit the contract could result in the loss of your preferred room. In order to invite a roommate, you must sign your contract within 20 minutes of choosing your room.
  • Students who do not choose a lottery time are invited to select a room beginning on Friday, April 13 at 9pm.

Sorority Corridor Housing

This process is for current first-year women who are new sorority members and will be living in corridors with other members of their sorority. Each sorority has a designated corridor in one or more of the following halls: Hamilton, Minnich, Scott, and Etheridge. A sorority corridor may be divided between floors as necessary.

Timeline

  • On Tuesday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. you may go online to your MyCard Account to enter the Sorority Room Selection Lottery. Random balloons will appear on your screen for you to choose from. When a balloon is selected, it will pop and a time will appear. This is your time for selecting a room.
  • After popping a balloon, you can view online floor plans and currently available rooms so that you are prepared to select the room of your choice when your selection time occurs.
  • On Thursday, March 29 you will be able to choose a room within your sorority corridor. Be sure to login to your MyCard Account to select your room at the selected time you received in the lottery. Once you have selected your room, you must complete your online contract by 7:00 a.m. the following day. Failure to submit the contract could result in the loss of your preferred room. In order to invite a roommate, you must sign your contract within 20 minutes of choosing your room.

For more information about sorority recruitment at Miami University, please visit the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life website.

Sorority students who do not choose a lottery time are invited to select a room on Thursday, March 29 between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30. This process is for affiliated women only. As space permits, a limited number of non-affiliated women may be placed in these corridors.

Refer to the Consolidation Policy regarding vacancies that occur after the room selection process is complete.

Student Created Communities

Miami University offers the opportunity for current first year students to initiate community housing options around a specific theme that bring students together to enhance their second year living experience! These Student Created Communities provide a unique opportunity for rising second year students who share a common interest to live together in order to enhance their learning and overall residential experience at Miami University. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to continue the themed housing from their first-year into the second-year or for residents to address an important topic that has not been addressed in existing upper-class Living Learning Communities. 

For more details of the application process contact Joe Hawkins at hawkinjj@miamioh.edu.

Timeline & Process

  • An online application will be available beginning December 4, 2017.
  • Applications are due on February 19, 2018.
  • Group Presentations will be scheduled between February 27 and March 1.
  • Groups will be notified by March 5, 2018.
  • Housing Rosters are due March 7, 2018 by noon. You will receive an email with instructions for completing your contract online, as soon as assignments are made.


Refer to the Consolidation Policy regarding vacancies that occur after the room selection process is complete.

First-Year Students Returning to Same Living Learning Community (LLC)

Miami offers this opportunity to select second-year students who are eager to continue in their first-year LLC. Students participating in this community are expected to help plan the LLC Kick-Off and First 8-Weeks programming. In addition, throughout the year, second-year residents will be expected to provide leadership to the community, interact positively with first-year students, and complete other tasks articulated via the application process of each respective community.

In order to participate in this process, students must already be assigned to an eligible community, please contact your Resident Director if you are interested.

Timeline

  • Applications are due on February 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  They should be turned in to the hall office of your Resident Director.
  • Application reviews will be done by the current Resident Director between February 13 - 22, 2018.
  • Individuals approved to return to the eligible LLC will be contacted with the specific room selection process for their community by February 23, 2018.
  • Instructions for completing contract online will follow the process.


Refer to the Consolidation Policy regarding vacancies that occur after the room selection process is complete.

Assignment Pending

Depending upon the lottery timeframe received, a small number of students may not see any available rooms when they enter the process. If this happens to you, we ask that you proceed with signing a housing contract. Instead of choosing a room, you will be assigned to Assignment Pending Status. We anticipate full occupancy this fall, which means that during room selection we expect to have periods of time when there are no open rooms to choose from. During the spring and summer months, we learn of a large number of students who will not be returning to University housing, which enables us to open rooms that were previously shown as unavailable.

If you are placed in the Assignment Pending Status, you will be able to enter your roommate requests, as well as hall preferences immediately online. As spaces become available, we will use those preferences to assign you to a room. Each year we are able to assign every returning Second Year student by mid-summer.