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 2023-2024 and are required to live on campus as part of Miami's Two-Year Residency requirement.

Timeline

  • April 12, 2024 - Online Housing Applications are available. This is your chance to set up your profile, and begin searching for roommate(s) if applicable. You can increase your chance of living with your preferred roommate(s) by joining a room selection group with up to four total students. We cannot guarantee students will be roommates, even if they are in a group.
  • April 19, 2024 - You will receive your randomly assigned room selection lottery time by email. This will tell you the specific time you will be able to start selecting your room.
  • April 22-26, 2024 - Room selection opens. Login to your housing account, and click "Register for Housing" at your randomly assigned lottery time to choose a room for next year. Your lottery time will tell you which day and time you are eligible to select a room during this process.
  • April 29, 2023 - Online single room wait list opens. Login to your housing account, and click "Online Forms" to sign the wait list if you are interested.

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, Richard, and MacCracken. A sorority corridor may be divided between floors as necessary.

Timeline

  • March 22, 2024 - Online Housing Applications are available. This is your chance to set up your profile, and begin searching for roommate(s) if applicable. This is optional, but it is required if you want to be able to pull a roommate in to your room during your lottery time.
  • April 1, 2024 - Lottery. Lottery times for sorority corridor members will be generated randomly by our system, and sent by email. These lottery times will tell you what day and  time you will be able to select a room -- it's your timeslot for choosing a room. 
  • April 3-5, 2024 - Room selection opens. Login to your housing account, and click "Register for Housing" at your randomly assigned lottery time to choose a room for next year. Your lottery time will tell you which day and time you are eligible to select a room during this process.

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

This process is for affiliated women only. As space permits, a limited number of non-affiliated women may be placed in these corridors at a later time.

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

Second Year Honors Housing

This process is for current first-year students who currently live in the Honors Residential College housing and would like to return for their second year. This is optional for returning honors students who have not already selected a room in a previous room selection process.  Second year honors students who choose not to return to the Honors community will participate in the general room selection process.

Timeline

  • April 8, 2024 - Lottery. Lottery times for second year honors students (who have not already chosen a room for next year) will be generated randomly by our system, and sent by email. These lottery times will tell you what time you will be able to select a room -- it's your timeslot for choosing a room if you intend to return to Honors Residential College housing. 
  • April 9, 2024 - Room selection opens. Login to your housing account, and click "Register for Housing" at your randomly assigned lottery time to choose a room for next year. Your lottery time will tell you which day and time you are eligible to select a room during this process.
  • Honors students who are not interested in returning to the Honors Residential College (and have not participated in a separate process such as Sorority or Scholar Leader) can choose not to participate in this process and will automatically be included in the upcoming General Room Selection process.

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 visit the Residence Life Website.

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, and select "Assignment Pending" as your room. 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.