Rising Juniors and Seniors
Remember, when selecting rooms for the coming school year, the Campus Life Office uses your high school graduation date (not your class standing) to determine which options are available to you. Therefore, information provided here under Rising Juniors and Seniors will apply to all current second or third-year students (or beyond) who are selecting spaces for the coming fall.
Where Can I Live?
Third and Fourth-Year students are eligible to live in any Augie-owned housing location, with the exception of our first-year student residence halls, Bergsaker and Solberg. Visit Housing Options for more information about each of our residential communities.
How Do I Choose My Next Room?
There are a number of processes by which students can select spaces for the coming year. Please read through each process below carefully to ensure that you understand how it works.
For specific dates for each process, please visit the Room Selection Calendar.
Theme House selection is based on an application process in which students are asked to submit a proposal detailing service projects that center on a common theme. Applications are available on the Theme House Selection page. Theme houses offer all the on campus amenities with an independent, off campus feel for groups of 3- 10 students.
Apartments will be selected through a lottery system. Visit our apartment lottery page for more information.
- If awarded an apartment or theme house, you will not need to attend Room Selection Day and we will cancel any space you have homesteaded. If you are placed on the waiting list, you will still need to attend Room Selection Day to select a space in a residence hall.
- You will need to complete your housing contract online in order to confirm your selected space. The contract is accessible through your student portal (my.augie.edu).
Residence Hall Rooms
Residence hall spaces are chosen on Room Selection Day. When you and your roommate arrive to sign up for a space at your predetermined time, you will be able to choose from spaces in any of the four residence halls available to you (East Hall, Granskou Hall, Stavig Hall, or Tuve Hall).
Essentially, the process will progress as follows:
Step 1: Before attending Room Selection Day, you will need to complete your housing contract online, accessible through your student portal (my.augie.edu). Please note that your room selection will not be valid until you have submitted a housing contract.
Step 2: You will receive an e-mail from the Campus Life Office that tells you (a) what your Room Selection Number is and (b) when you will be able to go through the process on Room Selection Day. You will likely receive this information several weeks in advance of Room Selection Day.
Step 3: On Room Selection Day, you will arrive about 10-15 minutes before your designated time, check-in, and wait to be allowed in.
Step 4: Once you are allowed in, you will be able to visit any of the tables that correspond to halls in which you are interested.
What About Single Rooms?
Single rooms are designated throughout the four upperclassmen residence halls. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis during Room Selection Day. If a single room is available when you are permitted to select a space on Room Selection Day, you may do so. If no single rooms are available, you will be expected to select a space in a double room, but can be placed on a single room waiting list. If a single room becomes available, we will let you know.
How Do I Keep My Current Room?
The process of keeping your space for another year is called Homesteading. See below for specific processes for homesteading each type of space on campus. For more specific information about Homesteading dates for each process, please visit the Room Selection Calendar.
For Theme Houses, there is a re-application process that requires each house to complete a self-reflection, portfolio and a 30 minute interview. Additionally, to be eligible, each house must have a majority of house members returning the following year.
In order to homestead your apartment, you must complete the Apartment Homesteading Form by the specified deadline. The only stipulation placed upon Homesteading an apartment is that a majority of the apartment residents return for the coming year and that students identify anyone who will be taking the place of another who is not returning. Four person apartments must have 3/4 of their current apartment returning, 2 person apartments must have both students returning.
In Residence Halls, students simply need to inform the Campus Life Office, at the specified time, that they would like to keep their room for the coming year. Visit the Room Selection Calendar to view the schedule for Residence Hall Homesteading.