Housing Sign-Up

Step 1: Complete Your Housing and Dining Agreement by March 9

Log in to My Housing and select the button labeled Current Student Housing Sign Up 20-21. This will take you directly into the online housing application and agreement form.

While completing the application and agreement, you will be prompted to create a PIN number. You must give this PIN number to your roommate(s). More information about PIN numbers is available in the "Terms to Know" section.

What type of room selection are you making?

Consider living in one of our amazing Living Learning Communities. If you plan to live in ASL, Honors, Gryffindor Tower, or the newly innovated Global Perspectives communities, you must complete the Housing & Dining Agreement and Application by March 9 to receive priority placement in a Living Learning Community.

When you complete your Housing & Dining Agreement, you will be prompted to select a Living Learning Community. Selecting a community makes you eligible to select your room online prior to general room selection.

This year Living Learning Community (LLC) residents will be able to select their rooms online or we can assign you based on your preferences.

LLC Online Room Selection

March 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Online room selection for LLCs is on a first-come, first-served basis. Same type of space is not available to LLC communities, and credit status is not considered. You do NOT need to fill your apartment of suite during this room selection process, but we may consolidate people later to optimize occupancy on the floor.

If you prefer that Residence Life assign you to your LLC space

After online LLC room selection, Residence Life will assign people who signed up for a Living Learning Community but didn’t select a room online. We will try our best to honor your room type and roommate preferences. Here’s the order in which we will fill rooms, suites, and apartments:

  • We will first place groups of mutually requested roommates in which all roommates have signed up for the LLC. This includes returning LLC participants who are requesting the same space.

  • We will then place students without roommate requests into open bed spaces using the roommate matching questions from the Housing & Dining Agreement.

  • If space is available, we will then place students with mutually requested roommates in which the requested roommate(s) is not participating in the LLC.

Please check your email regularly. We will send updates to these instructions closer to online room selection. The number of people who sign up for an LLC may impact how online room selection is conducted.

If you are eligible to participate in Same Type of Space room selection, you may reserve the same type of space immediately after completing your Housing and Dining agreement. It only takes a few minutes!

If you do not currently live on a floor designated for a Living Learning Community and you live in Alberta, Georgia, Caecilian, Rauenhorst, or Morrison, you may choose to remain in the same type of space next year. When you sign up, you're choosing to live in the same type of space. For example, if you currently live in a single suite bedroom in Rauenhorst, you will be guaranteed a single suite bedroom in Rauenhorst or Morrison Hall.

If you select your same space and cannot fill the space after Roommate Pull-In or you do not buy-out bed spaces, we may move you to another, comparable space or consolidate people into your space with you. This is going to happen primarily in Alberta and Georgia where we need to make room for families and new graduate students. This year we had to turn away nearly 20 families and grads because we didn't have space available. We want to be upfront that if you don't buy-out or fill your bedroom in Alberta and Georgia, we will most likely re-assign you to a similar space.

Roommate Pull-In and Buy-Out

Students who signed up for a space during Same Type of Space can pull-in roommates or buy-out beds to fill the space during these dates. Roommate Pull-In and Buy-Out begins on March 10 and ends on March 11 at 8 p.m.

This process is for students who want to live in a different space next year. If you want to live in the same space you are currently living in, please see the instructions for Same Type of Space room selection.

Only one person per room, suite or apartment needs to log-in. The person with the earliest log-in time should reserve the room and pull-in all other roommates.

Step 2: Prepare for Room Selection

  • Find a roommate(s) and exchange PIN numbers and St. Kate email addresses.

  • Explore your apartment/suite/room options and housing rates online or attend room tours on March 4 from 6-8pm.

  • Make sure you know what spaces you’re eligible to live in and the minimum occupancy requirements for those spaces. You may also be eligible to take advantage of buy-out options.

Find your assigned log-in time on My Housing (log in time available after Mar 1). Your assigned log-in day and time is the first day and time in which you are eligible to reserve your room and pull-in roommates. Remember, the roommate with the earliest/best log-in time should reserve the room and pull-in any roommates.

Room Selection
Room selection is the process in which you may select your specific apartment, suite, or room online through My Housing. You can also pull-in roommates during room selection.

Log-In Times
During general room selection, you will be assigned a log-in day and time. This is when you can log into My Housing to select your room. Roommates sign up together, so whichever roommate has the earliest/best log-in time will reserve the room and pull-in all roommates. Log-in times are assigned based on completed and currently enrolled credits. Your log-in time will be posted on My Housing after Mar 1.

Roommate Pull-In
This is the process in which you may sign up your roommate(s) to live with you — whether you’re pulling them into your current type of space or you received the best log-in time for general room selection. Remember to exchange PIN numbers, email addresses, and meal plan choices with your roommates!

PIN Number
This is a unique number you will create while completing the Housing & Dining Agreement and Application process. This PIN number will be used when pulling roommates into a space during both the same type of space and general room selection processes. If you forget or lose your PIN number, there is a PIN number reset tool on My Housing.

Occupancy Requirements, Must Fill
Refers to the minimum number of people that must occupy the space. To find specific occupancy requirements for each building, view occupancy requirements info below.

Age Requirement
Refers to Alberta and Georgia, in which residents must be 20 years old by September 1, 2020.

Buy-Out Options
To meet the minimum occupancy of a space, you may buy-out bed space in your room. This will keep other students from reserving the bed. Please consult the housing and meal plan rates sheet for more information about the cost of buying out a bed. Once you buy-out you are committed to paying the additional fee.

Before you pick your perfect space, please familiarize yourself with all of your buy-out options and minimum occupancy requirements. 

Each space on campus has a minimum occupancy requirement. That means in order to "fill the space" to minimum occupancy, there must be a certain number of students assigned to that space. For example, all double rooms must be occupied by two people. This number will vary depending on the building. On certain days of the general room selection process, you are required to "fill the space" in order to participate. Minimum occupancy and buy-out options are outlined below. Please consult the housing rates page for costs associated with buying-out bed spaces.

Occupancy in Alberta and Georgia Apartments

With the exception of family housing, all students must be 20 years old by September 1, 2020 to live in Alberta and Georgia.

  • 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath Apartments: Students may buy-out one of the bed spaces in the apartment (i.e. reserve as a single apartment).

  • 2-Bedroom, 1-Bath Apartments: All students are eligible to buy-out one bed space in each bedroom to meet minimum occupancy. This is a great option for students who want an apartment-mate, but don't want to share a bedroom. Both bedrooms can be single rooms if each student buys-out a bed space.

2-Bedroom, 2-Bath Apartments: Students may buy out one bed in each room (subject to change).

Occupancy Requirements in Other Buildings

  • Double Room in Rauenhorst: Buy-outs are not available.

  • Double Rooms in other Buildings: Two occupants. Buy-out options may be available in Caecilian and Carondelet. Residence Life will email residents the week of March 9th to update buy-out options.

  • Super Double Rooms: Two occupants. Buy-out options are not available at this time.

  • Triple Rooms: Buy-out options are available. Minimum occupancy is two students.

  • Morrison Apartments: Buy-out options are not available.

What does "buy-out" mean?

To meet the minimum occupancy of a space, you may buy-out bed space in your room. This will keep other students from reserving the bed. Please consult the 2020-21 Housing Rates for more information about the cost of buying out a bed. Once you buy-out, you are committed to paying the additional fee.

Outside Image of Rauenhorst Hall with students leaving the building
Room Tours

Stop by Alberta, Caecilian, Carondelet, Georgia, Morrison, and/or Rauenhorst between 6 and 8 p.m. to see the many spaces available. You'll be able to see all apartment types, suites, doubles, triples, and single rooms in each of the buildings!

Residence Life staff will be waiting in the lobby. This is the only time you can view rooms, so please plan accordingly.

Step 3: Select Your Room and Pull In Roommates

  • Check the vacancy list prior to your assigned log-in time. This list will be available on My Housing on March 16.

  • Log-in to My Housing at your assigned time on the appropriate date, and reserve your room. You’ll also sign-up your roommate(s) at this time. Remember the roommate with the earliest/best log-in time should reserve the room and pull-in any roommate(s.)

  • The roommate who is using their log-in time to sign up and pull in the other roommate(s) must have all roommate PIN numbers, St. Kate's email address, and meal plan choices to complete the process.

Find Your Room Selection Date

Same Type of Space: Roommate Pull-In and Buy-Out, March 10-11
Students who signed up for a space during Same Type of Space can pull-in roommates or buy-out beds to fill the space during these dates. To complete this process, you will need all roommate PIN numbers, email addresses, and meal plan choices. Roommate pull-in ends at 8 p.m. on March 11.

General Room Selection: Follow the schedule based on your student status at the end of this semester (see below).
For example, if you will have 80 credits completed at the end of this semester, you are considered a senior and would select your room on March 17. (Completed credits + currently enrolled credits = student level.) Only one person per room, suite or apartment needs to log-in. The person with the earliest log-in time should reserve the room and pull-in all other roommates.

March 17, 5–11 p.m.

Please use your log-in time to determine exact time.

Students with more than 72 credits and grad students may sign-up for any vacant space. The space must be filled to required occupancy in order to reserve a room, suite or apartment during this process. If you cannot fill the type of space that you want, you will have to wait until the "remaining spaces" process.

The Residence Life Office will be open until 7 p.m. on this night to assist you.

March 18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Please use your log-in time to determine exact time.

This time is for anyone who has between 48 and 71 credits. The space must be filled to required occupancy in order to reserve a room, suite or apartment during this process. If you cannot fill the type of space that you want, you will have to wait until the "remaining spaces" process.

March 18, 5–10 p.m.

Please use your log-in time to determine exact time.

Anyone with 47 credits or less will be able to sign-up for a room during this session. The space must be filled to required occupancy in order to reserve a room, suite or apartment during this process.

If you cannot fill the type of space that you want, you will have to wait until the "remaining spaces" process.

The Residence Life Office will be open until 7 p.m. on this night to assist you.

March 19, 9 a.m.

No log-in time required.

During this process, all open spaces will be available to students who didn’t go through the other processes described above. Log-in times are not assigned, so students may begin selecting spaces at 9 a.m.