Housing Selection Process

Step by Step Process:

Step 1: Registration: Sign a Housing and Meal Plan Contract

Campus Portal; Campus Life Tab; 2014-2015 Housing Selection Processes; Rising 2nd Year Students; Banner Self Service Housing Menu; Housing and Meal Plan Contract.

  • Students must register by signing a Housing and Meal Plan Contract in order to receive a selection number.
  • Registration will be open from 9:00 AM, Monday, March 17, 2014, until 8:00 AM, Monday, March 21, 2014.
  • When you click on the “Submit” button, your Housing and Meal Plan Contract will be submitted. The next screen will provide a confirmation stating that contract submission has been successful. Print a copy of the confirmation for your records. If you do not see the screen confirming your successful Housing and Meal Plan Contract submission, please refresh the screen. If this does not resolve the problem, you should re-enter the Campus Portal and repeat the process.

For more information on the Housing and Meal Plan Contract, read the Terms of Lease and the Contract Obligation.

Step 2: Selection Number Allocation

Campus Portal; Campus Life Tab; 2014-2015 Housing Selection Processes; Rising 2nd Year Students; Banner Self Service Housing Menu; Selection Number List.

  •  Selection number allocation is randomly assigned to individual students through a computer program.
  • There is one set of numbers regardless of gender.
    • In order to keep all residence halls co-ed, there will be designated numbers of female and male spaces within each building during Housing Selection. The designation is determined using the gender ratio of the required participants.
  • Selection numbers are not transferable. You may not sell or give your number to any other student.
  • Posting of Selection Numbers will be on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Step 3: Search for Available Housing

Campus Portal; Campus Life Tab; 2014-2015 Housing Selection Processes; Rising 2nd Year Students; Banner Self Service Housing Menu; Search for Available Housing.

  •  Pre-Housing Selection
    • The more time you spend searching the housing that will be available during selection, the less time you will need when you are actually selecting.
      • You can search for housing by type, building, or status.
        • Type of housing includes singles, doubles, triples, 3 person apartments, and 4 person apartments/suites.
    • If you search for housing using the “All” search, you will be able to view all housing.
    • Prepare a list of spaces in the order that you/your group wishes to select them during your selection time.
    • Review all areas offered during selection so if your first choice is no longer available when your selection time is active you will be prepared to select from the remaining options.
  • During Housing Selection
    • Use this screen as often as possible prior to selecting your housing to keep track of what’s still available. The more time you spend monitoring remaining housing, the less time it will take you/your group to select housing.
      • Search for housing using the “Available” search. Only those spaces still remaining in the process will be viewable.
        • If you search for housing using the “All” search, you will be able to view all housing.
        • Those no longer available for selection will be noted as “Not Available”.
      • If you/your group take more than the 5 minutes designated to select housing, it could result in the person(s) with selection times later than you entering the selection process and selecting housing before you.

Step 4: Housing Selection Date, Time and Housing PIN

Campus Portal; Campus Life Tab; 2014-2015 Housing Selection Processes; Rising 2nd Year Students; Banner Self Service Housing Menu; Housing Selection Date, Time, Housing PIN

  • Each student receives a selection date, time and Housing PIN number based on his/her Selection Number.
  • This information will be posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Step 5: Selecting your Housing

Campus Portal; Campus Life Tab; 2014-2015 Housing Selection Processes; Rising 2nd Year Students; Banner Self Service Housing Menu; Select Housing

  • On-line Housing Selection will take place beginning Monday, March 31, 2014, through TFriday, April 11, 2014. Selection sessions will be assigned between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM in 5 minute intervals.
  • Please refer back to Step 3: Search for Available Housing-During Housing Selection
  • Group Guidelines-If you plan to select a double (includes 2 person studio apartments), triple, 3 person apartment, or 4 person apartment/suite, please follow the guidelines below:
    • Each group will select during the earliest designated selection time for the people within the group.
      • Spaces must be filled to capacity.
      • All group members must be present during the session to submit their LIN & Housing PIN.
        • If the group member whose LIN and Housing PIN will be used to select housing cannot be available to log on during the designated time, s/he must submit a Proxy before the designated selection time.
          • You must proxy with someone that you are planning to live with.
          • The person with the best selection date and time must fill out the proxy information (Campus Portal; Campus Life Tab; 2014-2015 Housing Selection Processes; Rising 2nd Year Students; Banner Self Service Housing Menu; Submit Housing Proxy)
          • Enter the LIN and Housing PIN of the student in the group who will act as the proxy.
          • You will receive a confirmation of the proxy once it is complete. The proxy will then be authorized to enter his/her LIN and Housing PIN at the earliest selection date and time.
          • You will still need the LIN and Housing PIN of all roommates when your group selects housing.
        • If other group members cannot be present and they choose to provide their LIN & Housing PIN to someone in the group to act as their proxy, they do so of their own volition.
    • You will only be able to access the Select Housing screen on or after your Housing selection date/time. You may re-enter the screen as often as you wish until you have successfully selected housing.
      • If you miss your group’s initial selection time, the group can log on at any point during the selection process and select housing, as long as the type of housing your group prefers is still available.
      • If the type of housing your group prefers is no longer available, the group will have to break down to fit into housing which is still available.
      • Selection will close at 9:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014.
    • Once you have chosen housing you will be prompted to enter the LIN and Housing PIN of all students agreeing to live in the space. If you enter incorrect LIN and/or Housing PIN, you will receive an error message. In order to select housing, you will need to correct the invalid information and re-submit the selection.
      • You will receive confirmation of the group’s selection. Please print a copy of this confirmation for your records.
      • Once a Housing PIN is used it will no longer be active to select housing.
        • This is true for the Housing PINs of the entire group, even if your Housing PIN was not the primary Housing PIN used in the selection process.
  • Single Guidelines-If you plan to select a single (includes suite singles), please follow the guidelines below:
    • You will only be able to access the Select Housing screen on or after your Housing Selection date/time. You may re-enter the screen as often as you wish until you have successfully selected housing.
      • If you miss your selection time, you can log on at any point during the selection process and select housing, as long as singles are still available.
        •  If there are no singles available:
          • Find one or more people to live with and follow the group guidelines
                                              OR
          • Select 1 space within a double.
            • Please note: If someone ahead of you has selected 1 space within a double, you will be required to select the other space.
            • If you are the first person to select 1 space within a double, you will receive a roommate as soon as the next person who is selecting 1 space within a double selects housing.
        • Selection will close at 9:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014.
    • Once you have chosen housing you will be prompted to enter your LIN and Housing PIN. If you enter an incorrect LIN and/or Housing PIN, you will receive an error message. In order to select housing, you will need to correct the invalid information and re-submit the selection.
    • You will receive confirmation of your selection. Please print a copy of this confirmation for your records.
    • Once a Housing PIN is used it will no longer be active to select housing.
  • Help Line
    • If you have problems with the on-line process during your selection, please call the Help Line at 484-357-8041. The Help Line is open from 4:45 PM until 10:15 PM on 3/31-4/4 and 4/7-4/11. Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:15 AM and 4:45 PM, you should contact Residential Services at 610-758-3500. Please note: There is no Help Line support from Friday, April 4, 2014 through Monday, April 7, 2014 although housing selection will remain open.
  • After all available housing is selected the selection process will automatically close.
    • All students with unused Housing PINs who do not, or are unable to select a space during the selection process, will be contacted in regards to remaining on a Housing Placement List.

Step 6: Selecting your Bedroom (apartment & suites only)

  • Shortly after the lottery process closes, groups will receive an e-mail with more information in regards to bedroom selection.

 

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
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Rathbone Hall
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E-mail Address
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Phone Number:
(610) 758-3500

Fax Number:
(610) 758-3568

Office Hours:
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday