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Room Choices

Student Housing considers three applicant-submitted criteria when determining room assignments for each incoming resident. They are: gender, occupancy, and Living-Learning Community. Applicants receive the opportunity to indicate their preference for each criteria during the online application process, and may arrange the three criteria into an ordered priority list.

Definitions

Gender

Gender refers to the ability to live in a single-gender community or a mixed-gender community. This criteria has no affect on residence hall fee rates. Students who find that gender preference is their primary consideration should indicate in the application that Gender is their first priority.

Occupancy

Occupancy refers to the amount of residents in each room. Rooms are available in three occupanies: single-occupancy (one person; no roommate), double-occupancy (two total roommates), and triple-occupancy (three total roommates). Most rooms are double-occupancy; demand for single-occupancy rooms usually exceeds the availability; demand for triple-occupancy usually meets the availability.

Occupancy, combined with meal plan selection, directly affects residence hall fee rates. Students who find that room occupancy is their primary consideration should indicate in the application that Occupancy is their first priority.

Graphic: Single occupancy 3-D room rendering

Single Occupancy

Graphic: Double occupancy 3-D room rendering

Double Occupancy

Graphic: Triple Occupancy 3-D room rendering

Triple Occupancy

Living-Learning Communities

Applicants may request to live in a Living-Learning Community that has a special interest theme attached to it. Depending on the location and size of the program community, there may be limited gender and occupancy configurations available. For students who are assigned to a Living-Learning Community, participation in program activities is optional.

Some communities may offer an optional academic component and/or a seminar. Students who enroll in an academic option and register for the one- or two-unit course component (seminar) must attend all class sessions and complete all required assignments.

This criteria has no affect on residence hall fee rates. Students who decide that living in a Living-Learning Community is their primary consideration should indicate in the application that Living-Learning Community is their first priority.

Note: Room choice criteria are preferred living characteristics; please be aware that Student Housing makes every attempt to meet all preference requests but cannot guarantee that all room choices will be accommodated.