Housing Process Flowchart

Housing Selection

Housing Selection Process for the 2016–2017 School Year

In order to participate in any aspect of the room selection process, you must be registered for fall classes and pay a housing deposit. The housing selection process is as follows: off campus housing, single room applications, apartments, current room reservation and "reserve and appeal", the general housing lottery. Please note that once you secure housing you are no longer eligible for any other step in the process. Be sure to view the Housing Selection Flow Chart for additional information! 

1. Off Campus Housing: You will need to attend a mandatory Off Campus/Commuter Info meeting on Monday, April 4th or Tuesday, April 5th. Applications will be due by Friday, April 8th, and you will be notified of your approval or denial by Wednesday, April 13th. 

2. Single Rooms: You must apply to be considered for a single room. Applications will be available on Monday, April 4th and are due on Friday, April 8th. You will be notified of your approval or denial by Thursday, April 14th. 

3. Apartments: You may apply for an apartment with the number of students equal to the apartment's capacity. Applications will be available on Monday, April 18th. You all will submit a group application by Thursday, April 21st. The selection process consists of a point system based on eligibility and class, and is open only to students 20 years of age or older, or at least junior status. Students on disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply for apartments unless approved by the dean for student life. You will be notified of your approval or denial by Tuesday, April 25th. Apartment selection will occur on Monday, May 2nd. At least one member of your apartment needs to be present. 

There are three ways to secure non-apartment style housing on campus. They are listed below:  

1. Room Reservation (also known as squatting), Thursday, April 28th:  You can reserve the room you live in currently, as long as you have a designated roommate(s) to live with you. The appropriate number of people must reserve the room (i.e. two people for a double, three for a triple, etc.). Suites (Chase or Fulton) can only be reserved one room at a time. Suites and singles in the HUD halls, Ferrin, and Nyland cannot be reserved during this stage. Current room reservation will occur on Thursday, April 28th with your current Resident Director (RD). You and your roommate(s) must be registered for classes to participate.

2. Reserve and Appeal, Thursday, April 28th: After you and your roommate(s) have reserved your current room (i.e. squatted), you may submit an appeal with your RD for another room or floor in your current building, or another building. Appeals will be granted at the discretion of the RD and the housing office. This will take place during room reservation on Thursday, April 28th. You will be notified if your appeal is approved or denied by your RD by Friday, April 29th. You and your roommate(s) must be registered for classes to participate.

3. Lottery, Monday, May 2nd: All students who do not participate in room reservation or "reserve and appeal" will be required to attend the lottery night. Each student will be assigned a random number and will sign up (with their roommate, if they have one) for any open room on campus (except for apartments and living/learning centers). This will occur on Monday, May 2nd. *Those who cannot attend the lottery night must assign someone to be their proxy. You will need to fill out a proxy form, available in CSD, by Thursday, April 28th. The proxy will be authorized by CSD to act on your behalf in picking your room. In preparation for the lottery night, you need to do the following:

  1. Make sure your housing deposit is paid to Student Financial Services.
  2. REGISTER for Fall classes.
  3. Have in mind the halls/rooms you would like to live in next year.
  4. Check out the Gordon Roommate Search 2016 facebook page to find a potential roommate.


Be sure to view the Housing Selection Flow Chart for additional information!