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Current Undergrad Application Process

For 2024-2025 Housing   

Housing Selection for Rising Juniors and Rising Seniors  

The 2024-2025 Housing Selection process for rising juniors and rising seniors was completed in Fall ’23.

General Room Selection for Rising Sophomores

Rising sophomore room selection will occur in March 2024. General Room Selection is the process in which students submit an application to receive a timeslot to reserve a room in an upper-level Residence Hall or House.  

To learn more about the process of General Room Selection, please visit the Room Selection Instructions page. 

Dates for the General Room Selection process: 

  • January 18, 2024 at 10:00am - General Room Selection (GRS) Application opens, with a deadline of February 28, 2024.
  • February 28, 2024 by 11:59pm - Deadline to complete the GRS application.
  • March 6, 2024 - Start watching your email to learn your timeslot. Review the instructions on this website to prepare for your timeslot.
  • March 4-7, 2024 - Students approved to live in a Greek house should submit an Exemption Request via the Housing Portal.
  • March 11-13, 2024 - General Room Selection. You will be assigned a 20-minute timeslot.
  • March 14-21, 2024 - Waitlist Selection (for students who did not participate in room selection and wish to select a room).

Room Selection Overview and Demonstration with Q&A dates:

  • Wednesday, January 24 at 7 PM in the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room
  • Wednesday, February 7 at 7 PM in the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room
  • Thursday, February 22 at 7 PM in the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room | Join via Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 6 at 7 PM in the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room | Join via Zoom


2024-2025 General Room Selection Application

All students who are required to or would like to live on campus for 2024-2025 must submit a 2024-2025 General Room Selection Application via the housing portal.

Rising Sophomore can fulfill the second year of the residential requirement by living in University-approved qualified second-year housing (sorority, fraternity, and approved affiliated housing). The Office of Housing & Residential Life will receive rosters from the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and affiliated properties to ensure compliance with the residential requirement.

Rising Sophomore students who wish to be exempt from the second-year residential requirement for the 2024-2025 academic year must submit and Individual exemption request via the housing portal by 11:59pm on February 28, 2024. 


Cooperative Houses

University-owned Cooperative Houses manage their own occupancy. Students interested in Cooperative Houses should reach out to individual houses to inquire about vacancies and learn more about co-op living. An open house, called Co-op Mosey, will be held on February 11, 2024, 1:00pm-5:00pm for residency during the 2024-2025 academic year. Read about Cooperative Housing.


Program Houses

Rising sophomores who wish to live in a Program House will have an opportunity to select before the start of General Room Selection. The Program House Selection process will give interested students the option to select space within program houses before the start of General Room Selection.   

Program House selection for interested students will occur on Wednesday, February 28 from 5:20pm-7:00pm via the housing portal. Rising sophomores who are currently living in program houses will be able to participate in Priority Selection, which has the same schedule but with time slots from 4pm-5pm. 

How to participate in Program House Selection (in three simple steps):

  1. Register:  Between now and 11:59pm, February 22, please log-in to the housing portal and select Undergraduate.  Click ‘apply’ or ‘continue’ for the 2024-2025 Academic Year application.  Navigate to the ‘Program House Selection’ page of the application.  On this page, students simply need to affirm interest in participation and indicate understanding of the Program House missions.
  2. Plan:  On the afternoon of February 23, students who affirmed interest in the Program House Selection process will receive a randomly-generated time slot to select on February 28. In addition to your time slot, you will also receive online access to the Bed Availability Report and Floor Plans.
  3. Select:  On February 28, students may log in to the housing portal during their time slot to select from available Program House space. 

The following buildings will be available to select during this process:

Students who sign a housing license for space during Program House Selection will not receive a timeslot to participate in General Room Selection (March 11-13).

Students who do not select space during Program House Selection will receive a timeslot to select during General Room Selection (March 11-13) on March 6.

Please note, Language House and Veteran House will not be available during this process. Students interested in either option are encouraged to complete their respective applications via the housing portal.

Veterans House and Language House

Dates for the Language House and Veterans House selection process: 

  • Application Deadline:  Sunday February 25, 2024 

  • Application Review: Monday February 26– Friday March 1, 2024 

  • Assignments due to Housing for placement: Monday March 4, 2024 

  • Housing Assignments Made: Tuesday March 5 – Thursday March 7, 2024 

  • Students Notified of Housing Assignment: Friday March 8, 2024 


On-campus housing guarantees

All first- and second-year undergraduate students who are studying full-time on the Ithaca campus are required to live on campus, or in affiliated housing that has been approved to fulfill the residential requirement, through the spring semester of their second academic year of enrollment.

Juniors and seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing. Rising juniors and seniors who would like to live on campus for the 2024-2025 academic year are strongly encouraged to apply to and participate in their fall selection process. 

Students who are on leave, but subject to the residential requirement are encouraged to complete a General Room Selection application to ensure they are able to fulfill the residential requirement upon return.


More information 

Please refer to the links below for additional information. 

Gender-Inclusive Housing

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