Room Selection Process

Who Has to Live On Campus?

  • All new and current first year students.
    • Four semester (two year) housing requirement
    • All new transfer students with freshman credits

Students Not Returning

If you do not require on-campus housing next year for any reason (met requirement, withdrawing, transferring, internship, student teaching, etc.) complete the Release from Housing form for Fall 2017 available in the spring semester. Follow the same steps as the Fill Out Your RSP Form section.

RSP Timeline for 2017-2018



Feb. 1 RSP form available; RSP deposit payment available
Feb. 13-Mar. 3 Information meetings take place, freshmen and new transfers must attend; in your hall
Mar. 8 YouTube Live Q&A session at 7 p.m. (go to this YouTube session to watch)
Fri., March 10 RSP Form due by 11:59 p.m.
After you complete the RSP Form Complete your roommate profile (optional) and form your roommate group
Fri., Mar. 24

Roommate group deadline- roommate groups must be formed by 11:59 p.m.

Medical documentation for housing accommodations due by 4 p.m.

Complete living agreement for all gender housing or sustainable living if applicable by 11:59 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 31

View your RSP selection time

Notifications for full group selection participants sent

Tues., Apr. 4 Room selection begins based on your selection time and process
Tues., Apr. 4

Four- and six-person full group selection begins (based on your selection time)

Mon., April 10

Students not in full group receive general selection time at noon

Tues., Apr. 11

Housing accommodations selection(medical, etc.) (morning)

Special interest housing selection (all gender, sustainability, etc.) (afternoon)

YouTube Live Q&A session at 7 p.m. (go to this YouTube session to watch)

Wed., Apr. 12 General selection begins
Fri., Apr. 28
Choose your room by 4 p.m.
May 1 Wait list housing request form must be received by 11:59 p.m. to be guaranteed a housing assignment on campus
May 1
$150 room deposit due by 4 p.m. (you can pay at any point during the spring semester)
May 1-7 Students who completed the RSP form by March 10 and want to be auto-assigned complete Auto Assign form
May 8 RSP Deposit turned back on for late deposits
May 8-12 Auto assignments made
May 17 Students who chose a room and did not pay their deposit by May 1 must complete wait list form and pay deposit
May 22-24 Students who completed the Wait List form select according to selection time
June 7-8 Room change/swap days
June 12 Single request form and WCA wait list form available
Week of July 12 Wait list assignments completed for those who completed Wait List form after May 22

Timeline is subject to change. Review during spring semester for most updated RSP timeline.

Pay Your Room Deposit

Pay one of two ways:

  • At Student Accounts, Miller Building, Room 323, between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • With your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card on myRedDragon
    • Under the Student Tab and the Residence Life and Housing section choose "Pay Room Deposit Online"
    *Student staff members, EOP students, C.U.R.E. students, and RHA/NRHH executive officers will receive a room deposit waiver in the mail. This must be turned in by the $150 room deposit deadline. You will be billed for the deposit.

Access The Housing Director

All housing processes will take place from The Housing Director page. To access anything housing-related, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to your myRedDragon.
  2. Select the “Student” tab.
  3. Under Residence Life and Housing select “Housing Process and Information.”

Fill Out Your RSP Form (view screenshots)

  1. Select Forms.
  2. Choose "Room Selection Process Form."
    1. If you are signing up for the WCA Guarantee, choose "WCA Guarantee."
    2. If you are not living on campus next year, choose the "Release From Housing for Fall 2017" form.
  3. Read and sign the Room and Board License.
  4. Complete Personal Information: contains the roommate matching questionnaire and housing questions; once done, click Continue.
  5. Review the confirmation page.

Complete Your Roommate Profile (optional) (view screenshots)

  1. Choose "Set Up Roommate Profile" and then "Roommate Profile."
  2. To allow others to search for you in the advanced roommate search, keep your profile public; otherwise, make it private.
  3. Set up your contact preferences.
  4. Complete My Profile using the guidelines; profiles must not contain language that is discriminatory or harassing in any nature.

Form Your Roommate Group by March 24 (view screenshots)

To live in a double room, you will be required to choose a roommate to select a room with. If you do not know who you would like to live with, you will have an option to search for others or you can opt to be assigned by Residence Life and Housing staff.

  1. Choose "Housing Information" and select "Roommates/Suitemates."
  2. Select a roommate:
    1. Know who you want to live with? Search with their name in the simple roommate search.
    2. Not sure who you want to live with? Complete the advanced roommate search.
  3. Send a request to the person(s) you want to live with. They will need to accept or decline.
  4. Accept or decline roommate requests sent to you.
  5. Continue with these steps until you have the desired number in your group (up to a total of six individuals.)

Choose Your Room (view screenshots)

  1. On the main page of The Housing Director, scroll down to see the selection processes you are eligible for.
  2. Each process will display a start date and time. This is when you will be able to choose your room.
  3. If you are selecting with at least one other individual, the person with the earlier selection time can choose for all in the roommate group.
  4. Select "Select a Room/Suite."
  5. If you are in more than one process, you will choose the process you want to choose a room from.
  6. Search for a room.
  7. Select "Select Room" or "Select Suite."
  8. Assign all individuals in your group to the beds and/or rooms.
  9. Select "I Agree- submit my room selection."
  10. Confirm your housing by viewing your assignment for Fall 2017 on the main page.

It is possible that someone else may choose your room/suite as you are selecting. If this happens, you will receive a message that this has happened. Search for another room.

Room Changes

You are only able to change your assignment. Your roommate will have to make changes separately. Complete the same steps as listed in "Choose Your Room." Room changes will be permitted beginning April 12.

RSP Videos

How to access Residence Life and Housing Forms through myRedDragon

How to complete the RSP Form

How to create a roommate profile

How to find roommates

Information Meetings for RSP

All meetings are held in the following locations:

  • Monday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. - Randall Hall
  • Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m. - Hayes Hall
  • Thursday, February 16, 8 p.m. - DeGroat Hall
  • Sunday, February 19, 7 p.m. - West Campus Apartments
  • Sunday, February 19, 7 p.m. - Shea Hall
  • Monday, February 20, 5:30 p.m. - Cheney Hall
  • Monday, February 20, 7 p.m. - Clark Hall
  • Tuesday, February 21, 8 p.m. - Higgins Hall
  • Tuesday, February 21, 9 p.m. - Smith Tower
  • Wednesday, February 22, 7 p.m. - Fitzgerald Hall
  • Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m. - Casey Tower
  • Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m. - Glass Tower Hall
  • Sunday, February 26, 7 p.m. - Bishop Hall
  • Monday, February 27, 8 p.m. - Dragon Hall
  • Wednesday, March 1, 6 p.m. - Hendrick Hall
  • Wednesday, March 1, 8 p.m. - Alger Hall

Freshmen and new transfers are required to attend.

New to RSP this year

  • RSP deposit due on May 1, but can be paid at any time during RSP
  • Full group suite selection will happen prior to the general room selection; notification of eligibility to participate in full group selection
  • When you are selecting as a group, you will have the option to break the group down if there are no more suites, choosing a room in a corridor for all members of your group