The 2020–21 housing applications open on April 14, 2020.
Current residents (students who lived with us for any part of winter quarter or spring quarter) who apply to live on campus by the April 20 deadline will have the first choice for rooms in all residence halls and apartments. No matter when you apply during the April 14–20 application period, your assignment priority will be based on how many quarters you’ve lived with us.
Don't be late! If you apply after the priority deadline, you can apply on May 6. We may not be able to assign you for autumn quarter.
If you are not already familiar with the room types and apartments we offer, you can explore all of our buildings online. Be sure to check out our virtual tours!
Update your student profile now
Fill out the application beginning
April 14 at 2 pm
Complete your application by noon on April 20 to get first priority
If you want to live with your current roommate or another current resident:
Request them by student number on your application
Make sure you both have exactly the same preferences on your applications
If you want to live with a student who doesn't currently live on campus:
Search for roommates using our Roommate Finder Message Board or the Queer-Positive Roommate Message Board.
Your room selection appointment time will be sent to you by email in late July. We encourage you to log in close to the beginning of your time for the best chance of getting the room you want.
Current residents have priority for their current room as long as they remain eligible to live in that area.
In this case, "current room" refers to the room you occupied at the beginning of winter quarter. If you would like any other room, you may search for it during your room selection period.
You'll only be given search results for areas that you and your roommate are eligible for and that you both have set as preferences
A pair or group is yourself and one or more other students who apply to return, or new applicants who have been pulled in by you or your mutually-requested roommate.
You may assign yourself and one or more other people as long as:
Roommate requests must be made using student numbers, not names. Be sure to have the student numbers of all students you want to be assigned with before you submit your application.
Applicants who apply with a group of two or more will be able to assign their entire group of mutually requested roommates. The first group member to select online may assign everyone to an available room, cluster or apartment; however, they will not be able to designate which room within a cluster or apartment is assigned to each person.
If, after being assigned by a group member, you wish to adjust your individual assignment within a cluster or apartment, you'll have the opportunity to make that change by completing an online request. Details will be emailed to you after room selection ends.
To maximize your opportunity to assign yourself to your preferred room, plan to log in as soon as possible after your appointment time begins.
If you and one or more other residents have requested one another as roommates, you may assign all members together as long as they are not already assigned. Or your requested roommate may assign you if you are not already assigned.
If your mutually requested roommate is not a current resident, you’ll have to assign them with you in your room, cluster , or apartment. They will not be able to use the room selection system.
If you do not select a room by 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on August 6, HFS will assign you to a room that matches as closely as possible your preferences. You will still be able to change to a different room if you choose.
Room selection will close at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on August 9. You may change your room as many times as you like before then.
If you select a room in Mercer Court, Stevens Court, or a studio apartment, your dining account level will revert to “None at this time.” If you want to keep a dining account, you will be able to choose one during the summer. We’ll notify you by email when that form becomes available.
For the best chance of assigning yourself to one of your preferred rooms, log in to the room selection website as soon as you can after your appointment time begins.
We cannot accommodate requests for earlier appointments based on schedule conflicts.
If you don't select a room by August 6, HFS will assign you based on the preferences you express in your application. You'll still have the option to change your assignment before your selection period ends.
Have a backup plan. If there isn’t space available in your preferred building, room or apartment type, what are your other choices?
If you decide to cancel your application and assignment, you’ll be charged a fee based on the date you submit your cancellation notice.