Student Handbook

Room Assignment and Selection

Revised August 5, 2019

Housing is guaranteed to all full-time undergraduate students that submit a housing deposit by the appropriate deadline and complete a housing application via the Housing Portal. First-year students may be assigned to the Castle,Traditional Residence Halls, or Knight Hall. Transfer students may be assigned to Knight Hall, or the Oak Summit Apartments.

Room selection for returning students takes place late in the spring semester. Returning students who want to reside on campus for the following year must pay a deposit via Housing Portal. Students who pay by the Priority Deposit Deadline are assigned a housing selection time based upon full-time semesters enrolled, semesters in residence and previous study abroad experience. This housing selection time designates when a student or group select their space via the Online Housing Portal. Students that deposit before the Participation Deadlineare assigned a housing selection time at random. Students who deposit after the Participation Deadline are placed on a wait list and housed as spaces become available throughout the spring and summer. 

While an effort will be made to honor a student's preferences, the University reserves the exclusive right to assign rooms and alter room assignments with or without notice to the student and without consideration of the room type or room rate.  While an effort will be made to communicate room assignment changes to a student in a timely manner, the University reserves the exclusive right to fill any vacant space at any time, and to consolidate students in partially filled rooms/suites/apartments.