You will have the opportunity to indicate several preferences on your housing application, including building preferences, the name(s) of preferred roommates, and your interest in an LLC.
• Roommate Requests- Students can request a preferred roommate on the housing application.
While the majority of freshmen will be matched with a roommate during our assignment process, we do allow those students who have a preferred roommate to request each other on the housing application. Requests must be mutual to be honored. We will make every effort to place preferred roommates together, but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be met. Roommate requests take priority over all other living preferences except LLC requests.
• Living Learning Communities- OHRL works with university academic departments to develop these residential floors that expand learning beyond the classroom.
Students who participate in LLCs live on the same floor and generally attend at least one class together. Students interested in an LLC must complete an LLC application, in addition to the housing application. Please note that participation in an LLC supersedes your building and possibly roommate preferences – while we will try to meet room size and roommate preferences within your LLC, it is not always possible to do so.
• Room-Type Preferences- You may indicate your interest in a double, triple, quad, or single room. While every effort will be made to honor your preferences, demand for different housing options vary from year to year, so preferences are not guaranteed. It is unusual for freshmen to be assigned to single rooms. Special Accommodations can be made for documented psychological or medical issues.
If you are interested in an LLC that is housed in Piedmont or Eastern Shore, you will not be able to list those buildings within your room preferences. Don't worry - if you get into one of those LLC's, your LLC coordinator will know and ensure you are placed appropriately. If you are not accepted to an LLC in Piedmont or Eastern Shore, the room preferences you list here will be used to place you in your space. It is important that you list at least five preferences, even if you plan to be in an LLC.
Students who have specific housing requirements that are due to documented psychological or medical issues must register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) and complete the Special Housing Request form. The ODS and OHRL work together to find reasonable accommodations for applicants with genuine needs. For special consideration, please provide the requested information early in the application process because it is difficult to make changes or meet needs once assignments have been made. If you feel you have a medical or psychological need for special accommodations, complete your housing application as soon as possible and submit a request for Special Accommodations.
Housing rates are based on whether the student is in a single, double, triple, or quad bedroom in a traditional hall, suite, or apartment. Students are encouraged to review the rates before submitting their housing preferences. More information is available on our Rates and Billing page.