Highlights for Room Selection 2016-Housing Services — Room Selection - Carnegie Mellon University

What's New for Room Selection 2016

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. New Oakland Apartment option on Clyde Street

A new apartment buildings consisting of 32 single rooms and 1 double room (34 beds total) will be available to be selected by residents participating in the General Room Selection phase of Room Selection.  This new building will not be part of Block Housing.  Since this building will not be opening until Summer 2016, students will not have an opportunity to see it in person before selecting it.  However, we will provide any floor plans, renderings, etc. that are available prior to Room Selection to assist residents in making an informed decision.

2. Block Housing Building Options

In an effort to continue to accommodate the growing popularity of Block Housing, Morewood Gardens will continue to be an option for groups of six to 12 residents applying for Block Housing, in addition to Fairfax, 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 2016-17 academic year may not be able to retain their room for the following academic year (2017-18).

3. Graduate Student housing in Neville Apartments

In an effort to create a more concentrated living experience for our graduate students, Neville Apartments will become designated graduate student housing for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Interested graduate students will apply through a separate application process from Room Selection - more information will be available soon.

4. Greek residents are eligible to participate in Room Selection.

Residents of Greek Housing are now eligible to participate in Room Selection for the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 academic year and will be asked to confirm their Greek housing assignment through a separate application process (outside of the Room Selection application).