Housing Sign-Up

All current students are invited to participate in the 2017–18 housing sign-up process.


Step 1: Complete Housing & Dining Agreement by March 6

Log in to My Housing and select the button labeled Housing Sign Up 2017–18. 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.

Which type of room selection are you making? 

Consider living in one of our amazing Living Learning Communities. You can view more information about each community and watch student-created videos on the residence life website. There are no additional fees to participate!

If you plan to live in ASL, Honors, Gryffindor Tower, Catholic Community, or Healthy Living housing, you must complete the Housing & Dining Agreement and Application by March 6 to receive priority placement in a Living Learning Community.

Signing up for a Living Learning Community (LLC) is very different than for those not living in an LLC. Please follow these instructions to sign up.

Your Only Task

Login to My Housing and select the button labeled Housing Sign Up 2017–18. This will take you directly into the online housing application and agreement. You’ll be asked to select a Living Learning Community during this process.

Note: While completing the application and agreement, you will be prompted to create a PIN number. It’s a good idea to create a PIN just in case you decide later that you’re not interested in participating in living learning community housing.

Preferences
During the application process, you will be asked to complete room type and roommate preferences. These preferences help us when assigning you to a room. After submitting your Housing & Dining Agreement and Application, you may log back into My Housing and change your preferences any time prior to March 6.

Assignments
After March 6, Residence Life will assign you to your Living Learning Community bed space. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. We will then place students without roommate requests into open bed spaces using the roommate matching questions from the Housing & Dining Agreement.
  3. 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.

Your assignment will be ready for viewing on My Housing on March 10.

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 & Dining Agreement.

After completing the agreement, log back into My Housing and select the button labeled Housing Sign Up 2017-18. It only takes a few minutes!

The deadline to reserve a room through Same Type of Space is 10 p.m. on March 6.

What is Same Type of Space?

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 for next year. For most, this will mean staying in the same room, suite or apartment. But for some it may mean moving to another room, suite or apartment, but remaining in the same type of space as your current housing assignment. If you select your same space before March 6 and you fill your room, suite, or apartment at the required occupancy, we will guarantee you your same space. If you select your same space and cannot fill it after Roommate Pull-In, we may move you to another, comparable space or consolidate people into your space with you.

When you sign up for Same Type of Space, 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. We also guarantee you’ll keep the roommate(s) you signed up with during Same Type of Space and Roommate Pull-In. If you go through this process and it is necessary for us to change your assignment, we will contact you via email by Noon on March 9. If you are consolidated and choose not to keep the Same Type of Space, you can elect to drop your assignment and go through General Room Selection.

Roommate Pull-In & Buy-Out, March 7 and 8
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 ends at 10 p.m. on March 8. After March 8, all open beds (beds not filled or bought out) will be available for other students going through general room selection.

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 February 23.
  • 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 (available upon completion of your Housing & Dining Agreement). This is the 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.
  • Familiarize yourself with the My Housing online room selection tool. Tutorial videos will be emailed to you in early March.

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 immediately after you complete your Housing & Dining Agreement.

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, 2017.

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 2017–18 Housing Rates page 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. We encourage you to view building photos and floor plans for more information about the types of spaces available to you.

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, 2017 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: Minimum occupancy is three students. Buy-out options are available for students reserving the smaller bedroom designated as room B on the floor plans.

Occupancy Requirements in Other Buildings

  • Double Rooms: Two occupants. Buy-out options are not available at this time.
  • 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.
  • All Rauenhorst and Morrison suites and apartment must be filled to maximum occupancy. 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 2017-18 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.

room tours

February 23, 6–8 p.m.

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 10.
  • 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, Mar 7 and 8
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 10 p.m. on March 8.

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 14. (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 14, 5 p.m.–midnight

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 15, 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 15, 5 p.m.–midnight

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 8 p.m. on this night to assist you.

March 16, 8 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 8 a.m..

This process is open March 16–28.