The Room Sign-Up process for 2015-2016 academic year opens January 12, 2015.
Current residents living on campus may sign up for the residence hall next year through eServices. As a returning student, you can pick your room for next year during the Room Selection process (see the Room Selection Schedule listed in this document). A limited number of each room type is available, so don’t miss your chance to live on campus next year! To download our brochure, click here.
MSUM uses RoomSync, roommate matching software which empowers you to find the ideal roommate. RoomSync is free and available to students who have made a MSUM on-campus housing reservation for 2015-2016. By using a passcode-protected Facebook application, Housing and Residential Life works closely with RoomSync to provide students with the unique opportunity to interact with other students while safely finding future roommates. Students can only use the RoomSync application using a special passcode. Housing and Residential Life encourages students, as always, to use caution while using social media. Once you find a roommate, you BOTH need to submit your request to Housing and Residential Life (you will receive instructions from RoomSync on how to do this). Please visit mnstate.edu/housing/RoomSync.aspx for complete instructions on how to use RoomSync.
Already have a roommate in mind? When you sign up through eServices, you may hold the space in your room for another current student who has not yet signed up for campus housing. You will need the other student’s name and DragonID to enter into your housing application. When the other student logs in to eServices to apply, they will see that they have an “invitation” from you. If you did not apply via eServices, you can still submit your roommate requests online via our Housing Forms at www.mnstate.edu/housing/forms.aspx and selecting the appropriate link. If you do not request a specific roommate, the other space in the room you have chosen will be available to other students signing up online. A requested roommate space can be held through May 20. After May 20, the hold will be released and another student will be assigned to the room.
If you are interested in signing up for a John Neumaier apartment with additional students, your group should try to all sign up at the same time. See the Lottery section for more details.
John Neumaier apartments are a 10-month lease, from August 1st through May 31st. The apartments are semi-furnished to accommodate four residents, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Apartment residents are not required to have a meal plan but may sign up for any meal plan option. To apply to live in the apartments, you need to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of assignment and 24 credits completed by the end of spring semester 2015 to be eligible.
The Housing and Residential Life Office has designed the Housing Lottery process to best accommodate requests for popular living spaces. The Housing Lottery is the process by which our currently registered students select their housing accommodations for the next academic year. If you are interested in residing in one of the John Neumaier apartments or one of the residence hall’s suites, super singles or single rooms for the 2015-2016 year, you will need to apply to participate in the Housing Lottery. Students who do not wish to have the opportunity to select an apartment or single room do not need to participate. The lottery application process is online for your convenience. To apply to participate in the lottery, visit mnstate.edu/housing and click on Live on Campus.
After you have applied to participate in the Housing Lottery, our software uses computer-generated random numbers to determine cohorts and assign lottery numbers. Students will be divided into cohorts based on credits: 90+ credits, 60-89 credits, 24-59 credits, and less than 24 credits. Each cohort will then be assigned lottery numbers. Each student will be given a cohort assignment and lottery number via email, along with instructions.
For the John Neumaier Apartment Lottery process on January 23rd, each group of four residents wanting to claim an available apartment should pick a representative for the group. Note: as the lottery priority is based on completed credits, it is in the best interest of the group to appoint the group representative with the highest number of completed credits, but if the groups earned credits are around the same, we encourage you all to apply for the lottery as within the cohort the priority numbers are randomly assigned. The group representative will arrive PROMPTLY at their designated cohort time to choose an apartment for their group. All group members do not need to be present for the representative to pick an apartment. Groups containing less than four students are still eligible to sign up for an apartment during the lottery process; however, they are responsible for finding the remaining roommates by May 20 or responsible for covering the rest of the room rent. We encourage you to find a roommate using RoomSync prior to the lottery process.
Students wishing to be in a single room in a residence hall must be present in the Housing and Residential Life Office on February 4th. You will need to arrive PROMPTLY at your designated cohort time to choose your single room. If you are not able to participate in the lottery during your allotted span of time, you will need to assign a proxy in your place (see proxy information below).
If you are unable to be present at a housing lottery, you will need to find a proxy. Your proxy will act on your behalf to handle all aspects of the housing lottery process (signing up, selecting your room, etc.). It is your responsibility to designate a proxy at least 3 days prior to any lottery process in which you may participate.Proxy designations after these deadlines will not be recognized. Please stop by the Housing and Residential Life Office to complete a Housing Proxy Form or you may print the Housing Proxy Form from our webpage and turn it in to our office. Please complete this form with as much detail as possible to make the process of selecting a room easier for your proxy. Note: It is important that you let your proxy know your exact preferences as rooms may not be available after your lottery date. Please indicate your housing proxy as well as any specific information about the type of room you would like on your form. If you do not designate a housing proxy and do not attend the housing lottery, you can request to be added to a Waitlist(s).
January 20th - January 23rd Housing & Residential Life Office | Ballard 120
January 23rd - January 27th
If you CURRENTLY live in one of our Residence Halls and you would like to stay in that SAME EXACT ROOM for the 2015-2016 academic year, you need to complete your selection during Same Room Sign-Up via eServices or by coming into the Housing & Residential Life Office. Any room not claimed by its current resident during this time frame will be an available option for other students beginning February 5th. Please be aware that availability may be different for the 2015-2016 year, and your current space may not be an option. If you have received this type of notification in your MSUM email account, please view the information for Displaced Residents.
January 25th - January 28th
If you received a notification (via your MSUM email account) informing you that your current room is no longer an option for the 2015-2016 academic year, you are considered a displaced student; therefore, you will have an opportunity to sign up for a new room before other new and returning residents. In order to select your new space, you will need to come into the Housing and Residential Life Office on January 29th between 9 am – 4 pm to pick a room not already claimed during same room sign-up.
January 30th - February 4th
Choose a Different Room/BuildingFebruary 5th - 13th
Students currently living on campus may choose either a different room in the same hall in which they are living or a room in a different building. Sign-Up via eServices or by coming into the Housing & Residential Life Office.
February 14th - May 20th
During this time period, room sign-up is open to all current residents and all currently enrolled MSUM students. For example, if you are attending MSUM but currently do not live on campus, you will still be eligible to participate in this portion of on-campus housing room assignment process. Current residents may apply online or stop in during this time to sign a contract for on-campus housing, if you have not done so already. As always, buildings and room styles are based on availability.
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