Highlights for Room Selection 2015-Housing Services — Room Selection - Carnegie Mellon University

What's New for Room Selection 2015

Current first-year residents (rising sophomores) who are new to the Room Selection process should also be sure to read the Information for First-Year Students page.

1. Block Housing options are available in Morewood Gardens!

Morewood Gardens will continue to be an option for groups of six to 12 residents applying for Block Housing. Block Housing locations for the 2015-2016 academic year include Fairfax, Morewood Gardens, Webster, and Shady Oak Apartments. Learn more about Block Housing.

As part of the University’s strategic planning process, Housing Services and Student Life continue to examine and reflect on the CMU residential student experience. Morewood Gardens is one of the residential halls that is under consideration for upcoming changes, both in the building’s infrastructure and lived experience.  A potential result of these changes would mean that students who choose to live in Morewood Gardens for the 2015-16 academic year may not be able to retain their room for the following academic year (2016-17).

2. Graduate Student housing in Neville and Shirley Apartments

In an effort to create a more concentrated living experience for our graduate students, both Neville and Shirley Apartments will become designated graduate student housing for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Interested graduate students will apply through a separate application process from Room Selection - more information will be available soon. Current undergraduate residents living in Shirley and Neville Apartments can participate in one of the other phases of Room Selection to select a new room or apartment for the 2015-2016 academic year.

3. Greek residents are eligible to partipate in Room Selection.

Residents of Greek Housing are now eligible to participate in Room Selection for the 2015-2016 academic year.  This includes being pulled in by a current university housing resident who has retained his or her room, applying for Block Housing, or selecting through General Room Selection.

Greek Housing residents are also still welcome and eligible to continue to live in their Greek house for the 2015-2016 academic and will be asked to confirm their Greek housing assignment through a separate application process (outside of the Room Selection application).

4. Update for residents selecting as individuals

During the General Room Selection process, residents who are selecting as individuals will have the option to either select a single room or from spaces in rooms or apartments where there is one remaining space available. However, residents without a roommate will not be able to select an empty double or triple room during General Room Selection. You can sign up for an Open Assignment or participate in Extended General Room Selection, which occurs after all residents with roommates have selected.