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MyHousing Selection Process

The following document explains how to select your roommates and room for the coming year. You will be able to select at MyHousing. You must pay your housing deposit and complete the housing application (also available at MyHousing) before you can select roommates and room.


Process Location Deadline

Theme Housing Process
Individuals interested in living in any of our theme housing options should apply through the housing office. Theme housing residents will not participate in the room selection process.

Theme housing includes all living-learning communities, Greek housing, scholars in residence, and gender neutral housing.

Due to the housing office via web application March 1

Housing Deposits
Students interested in living on campus in for the following academic year must pay their housing deposit through their Navigator account.

Due to the bursar's office via Navigator account

March 1

License Agreement
With a new online process available, all students will need to fill out a housing application and sign an online License Agreement. To participate in Room Selection, students interested in living on campus for the following academic year, in concordance with their housing deposit must apply via our new process, available 3/1.

Due to the residence life office, located in Atlantic Hall first floor suite April 1

Lottery Numbers
Lottery numbers will be sent to all residents first- year, sophomore and junior students who have paid their housing deposit by March 1, 2016.

*If you have paid after March 1 and before March 15 – You will receive a lottery number, but it will be in a second subset of numbers after those that have paid on time. 

Lottery numbers will be sent out via SSU email April 3

Room Selection
Students who receive a lottery number will be invited to participate in room selection.

Online via Self-Service Housing Portal

April 11, 12 & 13

*Your specific date and time to select will be sent to you.

Waitlist Available
Students who did not get to attend room selection or any student that pays a deposit after March 1 can sign up to be placed on a waitlist and will receive their housing assignment in August or before if there is space available. Please note that if your housing deposit is not made by March 1, your housing assignment is not guaranteed. 
Due to the residence life office, located in Atlantic Hall first floor suite  April 14


Returning students have the opportunity to select the hall, room and roommate for the next academic year through a room selection process that occurs in the spring semester. The order of room selection is based on the year of the student, Credit Hours Earned, and a randomly generated lottery number distributed to all students prior to room selection.

Students currently away for the spring semester can participate in room selection via our online process: Self-Service Housing Portal just as if they were here on campus. 

Students enrolled in away programs, such as study abroad or leave of absence, for the fall semester cannot participate in room selection.

Please contact the residence life office with questions at 978.542.6416.

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