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Viewing of Rooms

Viewing of available rooms begins on Thursday, February 13th 2020 at noon. Students involved in the Rising JR/SR Housing Selection Process will be able to log in to their Housing Portal and view rooms available to them throughout the Housing Selection Process until the end of the selection process on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020. 

Please note, the viewing of rooms is a SEPARATE process than that of room selection. We recommend having a backup plan (or plans) should your desired space not be available (this includes dissolving large roommate pairing groups or pairing with another student(s) should your room type not be available). 

Room Selection

Each student involved in the Rising JR/SR Housing Selection Process will be given a random room selection time. The Room Selection process begins on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and continues on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Students cannot select into a room until it is their room selection time (which will available to view in their Housing Portal on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at noon). 

We recommend having a backup plan (or plans) should your desired space not be available (this includes dissolving large roommate pairing groups or pairing with another student(s) should your room type not be available). 

 

For a video tutorial on Viewing of Rooms and Room Selection, please see our Video Tutorial located at the bottom of the page. 

 

 

  • February 3: Housing Application opens at 10:00 am
  • February 10: Housing Application closes at 11:59 pm
  • February 12: Residence Hall Tours from 4:00 - 5:00 pm (meet in the Student Center Atrium)
  • February 13: Residence Hall Tours from 4:00 - 5:00 pm (meet in the Student Center Atrium)
  • February 13: Selection Times announced at noon
  • February 13: Room Availability listings become viewable at noon
  • February 17: Day 1 of Room Selection
  • February 18: Day 2 of Room Selection

The Housing Application for the 2020-2021 academic year opens at 10:00 am on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 in your Housing Portal.

The application closes at 11:59 pm on February 10th, 2020. Applications must be submitted online by this deadline in order to participate in Room Selection.

The Housing Application includes the Housing Agreement, personal preference questions, emergency and medical questions. The Housing Agreement is binding for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Once you have completed the Housing Application the Roommate Selection feature will become available to you in your Housing Portal and will remain available through the entire duration of the Housing Selection Process.

Using the Roommate Selection feature, you can search for your preferred roommate(s) and send roommate requests. You will only be able to find your roommate(s) after they have also completed the Housing Application. All roommate requests must be mutually approved to be valid.

In order to select into a double, suite, duplex, or house, you must be paired in a fully mutually approved roommate group of the exact size of the housing type you are pursuing. At your selection time, you will only be able to see available rooms that your group can fill to occupancy and does not exceed the maximum occupancy.

In the event you are presented with no available rooms at your selection time, you may need to dissolve your roommate group or add another member to see remaining available rooms. Please make sure you plan ahead for this with the other members of your roommate group.

  • Murphy Hall
    • Single
    • Single w. Bath
    • Double
    • Double w. Bath
    • Single in Triple Suite
    • Single in Quad Suite
  • JCU Houses
    • 3 person units
  • JCU Duplexes
    • 2 person units
    • 3 person units

At noon on Thursday, February 13th, 2020, you will be able to log into your Housing Portal and view a listing of rooms that may be available to you at your selection time.

Rooms that will actually be available to you at your selection time will depend on the size of your roommate group and the rooms that others with earlier selection times may have selected.

Make sure to use the room availability listings to plan ahead for your actual room selection time. It is highly recommended that you have at least 3 backup room selection plans established in the event your first choices are no longer available at your selection time.

 

On February 13th, Room Selection times will be announced at noon.

Room Selection times are the individually assigned times at which a student becomes eligible to login and make their room selection. Selection times are randomly assigned in order to give all participants an impartial chance at being able to select the room of their choice.

If you are part of a fully mutually approved roommate group, the member of the group with the earliest selection time may login and make the room selection for the whole group. Although all members will receive individual selection times, only one person needs to complete a selection for the group.

When your Room Selection time arrives, you will be able to login to your Housing Portal and select from the remaining available rooms.

You will only be presented with rooms to choose from that have not already been selected and that you and/or your roommate group can fill to occupancy without exceeding the maximum occupancy of the space.

In the event you are presented with no available rooms at your selection time, you may need to dissolve your roommate group or add a roommate to see remaining available rooms. Please make sure you plan ahead for this with the other members of your roommate group.

If, even after rearranging your roommate group or if you are unable to add a roommate, you are still presented with no available rooms, the Office of Residence Life will work with you to find an appropriate placement.

If you miss your assigned selection time, you may still login any time between your assigned time and the close of the Room Selection process on Tuesday, February 18th to make your selection

The Housing Agreement is binding. If space is available, even if it is not your first choice option, you will be held to the entirety of the Housing Agreement.

Please note, housing is not guaranteed for Juniors and Seniors. If at the end of the Room Selection process there is no space available, you may choose to be placed on a waiting list in the event vacancies occur at a later date and/or you may be released from the Housing Agreement.