Room Requests & Housing Lottery

  • Room renewal is for students currently living in university housing and are completing a contract to return to living on campus in the fall. During room renewal, students will select their roommate(s), meal plan, and either claim their same room or select a different room for the following academic year. To participate in any phase of the room renewal period, residents must have a complete 2020-2021 Housing & Dining contract plus $50 prepayment. Note: there is no lottery process this year!

    In order to apply for housing online, you will need your StarID username and password.

    Apply online at

    myHousing: Online Housing Portal Make Your $50 Prepayment

    Room Renewal Timeline

    The 2020-2021 Room Renewal period opens January 10, 2020 (but you can apply for 2020-2021 housing beginning October 1). Note: you must be checked in to your spring room before Room Renewal is available in your housing portal.

    October 1

    2019-2020 Residence Hall & Apartment Contracts are available

    January 10- January 19

    No Lottery Application needed this year! We are trying out a new format where students come in on a date based on their earned credits and select a room. This can be a single, suite, apartment, etc. Students hoping to live in the John Neumaier apartments or Nelson Upperclass Singles must have earned 24 credits by June 1 (not while dual-enrolled during high school). Students selecting a John Neumaier apartment must have all four residents selected or plans to buy out the apartment as a triple or double-as-a-single.

    January 10 - 19

    CLAIM YOUR SAME ROOM
    Ballard 120 Housing Office or online
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay the $50 prepayment

    January 22

    PICK ANY ROOM (students who have earned 61+ credits by December 31, 2019)
    Ballard 120 Housing Office
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay the $50 prepayment

    January 23

    PICK ANY ROOM (students who have earned 36+ credits by December 31, 2019)
    Ballard 120 Housing Office
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay the $50 prepayment

    January 24-28

    PICK ANY ROOM (students who have earned 0+ credits by December 31, 2019)
    Ballard 120 Housing Office
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay the $50 prepayment

    February 1-14

    ANY LEFTOVER ROOM
    Ballard 120 Housing Office or online
    Must fill out the appropriate Housing & Dining contract and pay the $50 prepayment
    Note: John Neumaier Apartment reservations must be made in the Housing Office

    May 15 - August 22

    UNFILLED ROOM
    After May Graduation 2020, the Housing Office will place students in any vacant spaces without consultation. Students will be given information about their new roommate when they are assigned.