Returning Student Room Selection

Room Selection is the process by which current Augustana students select their on-campus space for the upcoming year.

Important Dates

December 1, 2018- Residence Hall Homesteading, New and Returning Applications for Theme Houses and Apartments Available

March 1, 2019- New and Returning Theme House and Apartment Applications Due by 5pm

March 8, 2019- Theme House and Apartment Notifications Available (Your Augie E-mail)

March 22, 2019- Residence Hall Homesteading Ends at 5pm, Procy Forms Due by 5pm

March 24, 2019- Room Selection Day (Arrive at your designated appointment time)

Several processes comprise room selection:

Theme House Selection- Available to rising juniors and seniors

Apartment Selection- Available to rising juniors and seniors

Residence Hall Homesteading- Available to rising juniors and seniors in East, Stavig, Granskou and Tuve Halls

Residence Hall Room Selection (Room Selection Day)- Available to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors

Theme House Selection

Theme houses are specialized on-campus housing options which allow residents to merge their passion for academic excellence and service through peer education and local volunteer opportunities.

Houses are designed for 3- 15 participants who, with guidance from a faculty/ staff advisor, create and plan at least two community service or educational projects per semester with a focus of their choice.

Students entering their third or fourth year at Augustana are welcome to apply.

Why live in a theme house?

  • It’s a great way to merge your academic experience with opportunities to educate other students and give back to the community.
  • Flexible housing assignments: Your group may consist of any enrolled student regardless of gender identity.
  • Double and single room options are available in designated houses.
  • You can enjoy increased independence with access to all the resources available for students who live on campus.

2019- 2020 applications are due March 1, 2019 at 5pm to the Center for Campus Life

Theme House Application (All applicants, new and homesteading)

Apartment Selection

Augustana offers apartment style living to rising juniors and seniors who are looking for more independence in their on-campus living experience.

Apartment communities accommodate 1- 4 residents per unit depending on the building and room layout.

Why live in an apartment?

  • Flexible housing assignments: Your group may consist of any enrolled student regardless of gender identity.
  • Double and single room options are available in designated apartments.
  • You can enjoy increased independence with access to all the resources available for students who live on campus.

New Apartment Application (For new apartment applicants wishing to opt into the lottery)

Homesteading Apartment Application (For current apartment residents who wish to keep their space for the upcoming year)

Students who are married, over the age of 23, have dependents or are in an Augustana graduate program may be eligible for special consideration for an apartment if space is available. Please contact or 605.274.5215 for more information.

Residence Hall Homesteading

Students currently living in East, Stavig and Granskou Halls and the 1st and 3rd floors of Tuve Hall may homestead their space for the upcoming year.

Residence Hall Homesteading must be completed by March 22, 2019 at 5pm.

Students may only homestead their room for its original designation. Rooms designated as doubles are not available to homestead as a single room. Students in double rooms who homestead must either identify a roommate or have one assigned to them.

Residence Hall Room Selection

Residence Hall Room Selection takes place on Room Selection Day. 2019- 2020 Room Selection Day is March 24, 2019.

Residence Hall Options

Tuve Hall- Newly remodeled double rooms within co-ed communities that focus on purpose exploration, service in leadership, and personal well-being. First floor is also designated as flexible housing.

Granskou and Stavig Halls- Remodeled in 2012, the Towers offer double and single rooms along with options for single gender floors or co-ed living.

East Hall (juniors and seniors only) – Enjoy a single room with a variety of layouts perfect for adding your own charm to the space and community.

Room Selection Day Procedures

Residence hall rooms are assigned through a lottery system. All current students will be assigned a random lottery number and call time based on their class year. Augustana is a residential college and requires that all first and second year students reside on campus, therefore rising sophomores select their room first, followed by students with rising junior and senior status.

Augustana University and the Center for Campus Life are dedicated to housing any student who wishes to positively participate in our on campus community, however, preferred housing placement is not guaranteed.

Pre- Room Selection Day

  • All current students are assigned a random lottery number and Room Selection Day appointment time. Any student who wishes to live on campus and has not yet been awarded a house or apartment through other processes should plan to attend Room Selection Day to select a space.
  • Students may participate in residence hall information sessions and tours to better understand their options. Check Viking Central for dates, times and locations.
  • If a student is unable to participate in Room Selection Day, they must identify a proxy (may be another student or Campus Life staff member) to select a s[ace on their behalf. Complete the Proxy Form.

Room Selection Day

  • Arrive to the Commons 3-1 Room 15 minutes prior to your appointment time for check in.
  • You will be asked to line up in order of your lottery number.
  • Once your appointment time begins, you will meet with a Campus Life staff member who will help you select your desired space from rooms available.
  • If you were unable to select your preferred space, waiting lists will be available for single rooms, theme communities or fully occupied residence halls or floors.

After Room Selection Day

  • Campus Life will notify you by phone and e-mail if you are selected from a waiting list for one or more of your preferred spaces.
  • On July 1st, visit your portal to view your room and roommate assignment, adjust your meal plan (juniors and seniors only,) opt in for cable TV and register your vehicle for the parking pass lottery. East Hall residents may also rent a College Products loft.
  • If you no longer wish to live on campus, you must complete a housing cancellation form by July 15th at 5pm. Any withdrawal from University housing after this date is subject to a cancellation fee of $400 and forfeiture of the $100 housing deposit.

For more information, contact the Center for Campus Life at 605.274.5215 or