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Choose Your Building and Room

Your appointment time indicates the earliest time that the group leader will be able to log back in to the online application to view floor plans and select from available rooms. The group leader is able to select a room beginning at the appointment time and up until the end of Room Selection. Room Selection runs from March 20th to March 23rd. The process is online and the group leader can go through it whenever is most convenient. Should you require assistance, you can stop by the Student Housing Office located on the first floor of Leavey 6.

We encourage group members to either make the room choice together or discuss their plans beforehand. Once a selection is made it cannot be changed until after the process ends, depending on space availability. Assignment changes are allowed from April 9th until July 31. You will need to fill out the Change of Assignment request form found in Student Housing Online Services via MyLMU. Assignment changes are not guaranteed, but will be processed if possible. 

Room rates for the next academic year may not be set until March. Current Housing Rates are available online and may increase as much as 5%. Please refer to this year’s housing rate sheet for an estimate of next year’s room rates. In addition, some rooms have a cost which differs from those on the published rate sheet.

Note: DO NOT miss class to choose your room. Remember, group leaders can make the selection after the appointment time.

How to Choose a Building and Room

In the online application, the Rooms Wizard will allow the group leader to select a room for themselves and their roommates on/after their appointment time.

The group leader will be able to see all buildings available to choose based on their Guarantee status. After choosing a building, the group leader will be able to choose a floor within the building, the room, and finally assign themselves and their roommates to the specific spaces in the rooms. Once the "Reserve Beds" button is clicked, a housing assignment will be finalized for the next academic year and no changes can be made.

After choosing a floor in a desired building, if there are any rooms available that can accommodate the group, a list of rooms and a floor chart will appear. The group leader will be able to see if other students are assigned to a room. If a student has already chosen a space within a room, the student may appear twice. Please do not worry about this as after Room Selection ends on March 23, 2012, the Student Housing Office will complete a clean up process to remove the duplicates.

Gender is decided by the first group to choose a bed space within the apartment/suite. The group leader can only choose rooms with genders that are appropriate for the gender of the group.

If a room is available to choose, the room will be listed online. Beside the room number and gender, numbers will be listed to indicate how many bed spaces remain to be assigned in the room. For example, 2/2 means that there are 2 beds in a 2 bed room that can be assigned. As another example, 1/2 means that there is 1 bed in a 2 bed room that can be assigned. The group leader will need to select enough room to accommodate the number of students in the group. You should only choose rooms within the same apartment/suite; you cannot assign your group members to rooms in more than one apartment/suite. 

Once rooms are chosen, the group leader will assign themselves and their roommates to specific spaces within the room(s). Each student must be assigned to a particular space. Two students cannot be assigned to the same space; one space cannot be assigned to two students.

The group leader will have 3 minutes to decide whether or not to assign the roommates to the room(s) within an apartment/suite. When 3 minutes lapse, the page will refresh and the group leader must start over.

Once all roommates are assigned to a space in an apartment/suite, the group leader will need to click on the "Reserve Beds" button. Once this button is clicked, no changes can be made.

A few special rooms exist that differ from our standard double occupancy rooms. If available during the appointment time, the group leader can select these rooms. For more information about these rooms, please see the "Singles and Other Special Rooms" webpage.

The Student Housing Office will be reviewing the Room Selection portion of the Housing Selection Process. Not following the provided instructions could result in the loss of the desired housing assignment.