Room Selection Phases-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Room Selection Phases

Room Selection is the process through which current residents select their university housing accommodations for the next academic year.  Room Selection is comprised of four main phases through which students can reserve housing for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

First, you should verify that you are eligible to participate in Room Selection.

Second, you should decide which phase of Room Selection you wish to participate in. Each eligible resident may participate in one phase of Room Selection. Once you select a room assignment during any phase of the process, you are removed from participating in any later phases of Room Selection. 

The main phases of Room Selection are:

Other, smaller phases of Room Selection (that take place before the phases listed above) include:

Preparing for Room Selection

To prepare for Room Selection, you should:

  • Have discussions with your current roommate, potential new roommates, and RA and CA staff
  • Decide which phase of Room Selection you will participate in; be familiar with all dates and deadlines applicable to your selected phase
  • Review your buildings options

General Room Selection Timeslots

Room Selection timeslots (formerly known as "lottery" or "room draw" numbers) for General Room Selection will only be distributed to residents who submit the General Room Selection application online and who don't participate in an earlier phase of Room Selection. Residents who already have an assignment for the upcoming year, in either university or Greek housing, are not be eligible to participate in General Room Selection and therefore will not receive a selection timeslot. Residents interested in General Room Selection should select this option from the "Process Selection" page of the Room Selection application.