The University requires all freshman and sophomore students to live in campus housing.
As is the case on most residential campuses, on-campus housing for junior and senior students is not automatically guaranteed. However, each year Housing Services reviews the demand for campus housing and initiates plans accordingly.
On-campus housing generally is not available for graduate, law, or non-traditional students, but may be provided on a case-by-case basis subject to availability.
Waitlists are available for students who did not participate in the Room Selection process. Housing Services also offers eligible students assistance with the off-campus housing search.
More information is available in the Student Housing Policy on the University Policy page.
Eligibility: Participants in the Junior/Senior Lottery who did not select a space or eligible upperclass students who did not submit the Room Selection Intent Form by the February 8, 2019, deadline are eligible for the Junior/Senior Waitlist.
Priority: Participants in the Junior/Senior Lottery who did not select a space will be contacted at the conclusion of the Junior/Senior Lottery. If the student is interested in being placed on the Junior/Senior Waitlist, s/he will be prioritized at the top of the waitlist based on his/her lottery number. Students who did not submit their intent form by the advertised deadline should submit a Waitlist Application by navigating to Cardinal Students >Student Self-Service>MyHousing. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning February 8, 2019, and will be prioritized by date received after students who were issued a lottery number. Juniors and seniors who are on the Waitlist should keep in mind that first-year students and rising sophomores are required to live on-campus and may be assigned spaces before other students.
Assignments: Throughout the late spring and summer, assignments will be made on a space available basis. An assignment will be made using the preferences listed on the Waitlist Application. However, it is possible an assignment may not be available within those preferences. Since these students are not required to live on campus they will receive 2-3 business days in which to accept the offered space. If they do not accept the space offered, they will have the opportunity to receive a second offer when another space becomes available. If they decline or do not respond to the second offer, they will be removed from the Waitlist.
Since sophomore students are required to live in campus housing, sophomores should submit the Room Selection Intent until the Sophomore Lottery is complete. After the Sophomore Lottery is complete, the Sophomore Waitlist will open.
Waitlist Eligibility: Students required to live on-campus are eligible for the Sophomore Waitlist after the Sophomore Lottery is complete. Participants in the Sophomore Lottery who do not select a space and students required to live on campus who apply late for housing will either be assigned to available vacancies or placed on the waitlist if vacancies are not currently available.
Priority: Students who submitted the deposit and intent prior to the lottery will receive the highest priority on the waitlist based on their lottery number. Students who have not yet submitted their intent and deposit should submit a Waitlist Application by navigating to Cardinal Students >Student Self-Service>MyHousing. These students will be prioritized by the date the Waitlist Application is received.
Assignments: Throughout the late spring and summer months, assignments will be made as spaces become available. Since these students are required to live on campus an assignment will be made in consideration of the preferences listed on the Waitlist Application. However, it is possible that an assignment may not be within those preferences.