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Current Undergrad Application Process

For 2022-2023 Housing

General Room Selection 

The General Room Selection process for 2022-2023 housing begins in February 2022. Most current undergraduate students select their on-campus rooms – and roommate(s) or blockmates – for the following year through the General Room Selection process that takes place at the beginning of each spring semester. Students sign up online for housing to receive their randomly generated General Room Selection timeslot. During their timeslot, students log in to the Housing Portal to select their room and sign their housing license.

Dates for the General Room Selection process:

  • February 8 - General Room Selection Application opens, with a deadline of February 28, 2022.
  • February 28, 11:59pm ET, 2022  Deadline to complete the Residential Application.
  • March 2, 2022  Start watching your email to learn your timeslot. Review the instructions on this website to prepare for your timeslot.
  • March 7-9, 2022  General Room Selection. You will be assigned a 20-minute timeslot. Rising sophomore timeslots will occur first, followed by timeslots for rising juniors and seniors.
  • March 10-20, 2022 Wait List Application (for students who did not participate in room selection)

2022-2023 General Room Selection Application

All students who are required to or would like to live on campus for 2022-2023 must submit a 2022-2023 Residential Application via the housing portal. The Residential Application will allow students to do three things:

  1. Submit an application to participate in General Room Selection.
  2. Rising Sophomore and Spring Transfers can request an individual exemption to the residential requirement.

Rising Sophomore and Spring Transfers 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 fro the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life to ensure compliance with the residential requirement.

Program Houses and University Co-ops

If you are interested in applying to live in a Program House or a co-op, these communities have their own application processes. The deadline to apply has been extended to February 13. Program Houses will continue to accept applications to fill vacancies through spring and summer. Application for Program Houses are in the Housing Portal. Read about Program 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 February 13, 2022, 1:00pm-5:00pm for residency during the 2022-2023 academic year. Read about Cooperative Housing.

Continued Occupancy

If you currently live in a South Campus residence hall or West Campus House and would like to live in the same building next year, you may take part in your community's In-Hall or In-House Continued Occupancy process. Dates and details will be available from your Hall or House leadership.

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. New transfer students starting in spring of 2022 are required to live on campus or in affiliated housing for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Juniors and seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing. On-campus housing options for juniors and seniors are very limited.

Students who are on leave, but subject to the residential requirement are encouraged to complete a Residential Application to ensure they are able to fulfill the residential requirement upon return.

More information 

Please refer to the links below for additional information. Note that specific dates and details will be added as they are confirmed.

Housing Room Selection: Instructions

Housing Room Selection: FAQs

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Room Reservation Statistics

Questions? Please contact us