General Room Selection

Choose your specific room, suite, or apartment online.


General Room Selection is the process in which you may select your specific room, suite, or apartment online through My Housing. Priority for selecting space is based on 1) credit standing and 2) the ability to fill a space to minimum occupancy. Follow this process if you:

  • Are not signing up for a Living Learning Community
  • Are not signing up for the Same Type of Space that you're living in right now (i.e. same building and same type of room)
  • Are not being pulled into a room with someone who is going through Same Type of Space
  • Complete your Housing & Dining Agreement by March 7

Log-In Time: During general room selection you will be assigned a log-in time based on your credit standing. This is the date and time when you can log into My Housing to select your room. Roommates sign up together. The roommate with the earliest log-in time will log into My Housing to reserve the space and pull-in all roommates including suite-mates, apartment-mates, and roommates. The person with the earliest log-in time must have all roommate PIN numbers, email addresses, and meal plan choices.

PIN Number: This is a unique number you will create while completing the Housing & Dining Agreement. This PIN number will be used when pulling roommates into a space. If you're the person with the earliest log-in time, you will need all roommate(s) PIN numbers to complete room selection. If you forget your PIN number, there is a PIN number reset tool on My Housing. Residence Life does not have access to look-up PIN numbers. Only the owner of a PIN number can release the number or reset the number.

Occupancy Requirements, Must Fill: 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 residents assigned to that space. For example, all double rooms must be occupied by two people. This number will vary depending on the building. Some of the general room selection processes require you to fill spaces. Buy-out options may also be available. Occupancy Requirements by type of space and building

Buy-Out: 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 Rate sheet for more information about the cost of buying out a bed. Once you buy-out you are committed to paying the additional fee. Buy-Out options are available in Alberta and Georgia Apartments ONLY. Buy-Out options

Please use your Log-In Time to determine exact time.

Grads and Seniors, March 15 (5-8 pm)

Students with more than 72 credits and grad students may sign-up for any vacant space. The space must be filled or, if applicable, bought-out to required minimum occupancy in order to reserve the 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 6:30pm on this night to assist you.

Juniors, March 16 (9 am-2 pm)

This time is for anyone who has between 48 and 71 credits. The space must be filled or, if applicable, bought-out to required minimum occupancy in order to reserve the 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.

Soph/Fresh, March 16 (5pm - )

Anyone with 47 credits or less will be able to sign-up for a room during this window. The space must be filled or, if applicable, bought-out to required minimum occupancy in order to reserve the 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 9 pm on this night to assist you.

Remaining Spaces, March 17 (8 am- )

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 8am. Spaces do not need to be filled to minimum occupancy during this process.

This process is technically open March 17-19, but Residence Life Staff will only be available to assist students from 8 am-4:30 pm on March 17.

It is our goal to ensure that all students are provided the opportunity to fully participate in the residential experience at St. Catherine University.

  • If you already have an approved accommodation form on file with Residence Life and you complete the online Housing & Dining Agreement by March 7, Residence Life will contact you to talk about your room options. We'll assign you to a space prior to the general room selection process. No other action is required, and it is not necessary to update your accommodation paperwork.
  • If you have a new accommodation request or there are changes to your current accommodation needs, please review the Request for Residence Hall Accommodation page for specific instructions on completing a new form. Forms are due by March 7. You must also complete the online Housing & Dining Agreement by March 7.
  • Students with residence hall accommodation are assigned to a space between March 10-14. Ben McCabe will contact you in advance to discuss your room options.
  • After March 14 all open bed spaces are released to the general housing sign up process, therefore it is very important that we receive all paperwork and the Housing & Dining Agreement by March 7.