Frequently Asked Questions: Room Selection
If you have a question that you don't see answered here, and you weren't able to find information elsewhere on this site, please email our Room Selection team. Please note that all information here pertains only to Room Selection 2021 and may not be applicable during future Room Selection processes.
Room Selection 2021 will be open to current housing residents and CMU students who are currently living off-campus or at your permanent/home address. If you are a full-time enrolled undergraduate student with a current class standing of 1, 2, or 3 (in SIO), then you're eligible for Room Selection 2021 and for living in university housing for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Can students currently living off-campus select to live with current on-campus students?
Will housing be offered for both semesters next year? Can I apply for only one semester?
Room Selection is for students interested in selecting a room for the full 2021-2022 academic year, including both the fall and spring semesters.
Students who only need spring 2022 housing can apply via the Spring Only 2022 application and should not participate in Room Selection.
Students who only want fall 2021 housing can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a Fall Only waitlist. Fall only contracts will be offered out to interested students after Room Selection has concluded, and after all full-year students have had an opportunity to select their rooms.
Will all bedrooms be assigned as single-occupancy or will some residents have roommates?
What are my chances of getting a single room?
I really like the room I'm living in now - can I keep this same room for next year?
Given the atypical pandemic-related circumstances that determined housing assignments in the past year, students are not permitted to retain their current room for next year. All residents will have the opportunity to select a new room (at normal capacity and rates) for the 2021-2022 academic year by applying for Block Housing, Greek Housing or General Room Selection.
I am planning on studying abroad for the fall semester. What should I do for Room Selection?
If you know for sure that you will be studying abroad during the fall 2021 semester, you should not participate in Room Selection. Instead, complete the "Spring 2022 Only" application through the Housing Portal before you leave campus at the end of the spring 2021 semester. Be sure to select "Return from Study Abroad" as your reason for application. You will be guaranteed a housing assignment when you return in the spring.
If you're not sure whether or not you've been accepted into a study abroad program, then you are welcome to participate in Room Selection to secure a room for the fall semester. However, you will be held to the cancellation deadlines, and depending on when you cancel, may be responsible for paying the $400 housing cancellation fee that will be charged to your fall 2021 student account. If you find out about your study abroad acceptance after the open cancellation period is over, please email Room Assignments to coordinate your housing cancellation so that you are not responsible for the full cost of your housing assignment. You will still be responsible for paying the $400 housing cancellation fee on your fall bill.
I'm going to be a part-time student in the fall; am I eligible for Room Selection?
Are graduate students eligible for Room Selection?
Currently, graduate students will not be eligible for Room Selection. However, please email email@example.com if you are interested in living in university housing. In the unlikely event that we are able to make housing available to graduate students, we will contact you.