Room Selection is the process for current Catholic University students to apply for a campus housing assignment for the next academic year.

The information provided on the pages below will help to clarify the process and provide additional answers to frequently asked questions.


The University requires all freshmen, sophomore, and junior undergraduate students to live in campus housing.

Housing Services recognizes upperclass students consider various on- and off-campus housing options for their senior years. Each year Housing Services reviews the demand for campus housing and initiates plans accordingly. During the spring semester, a lottery is conducted where interested senior students who submit the Intent Form by the deadline may select housing from available rooms for the next academic year.

On-campus housing for graduate, law, or non-traditional students may be provided subject to the availability of suitable housing. This determination will be made in late spring/early summer.

In order to participate in Room Selection, students must be currently enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking students in good financial standing who anticipate full-time enrollment with the University for the next academic year. For the 2021-22 Room Selection process, students taking an Academic Leave for the Spring 2021 semester only will be eligible to participate. 

University standards for full-time status are outlined in the Academic Announcements publications. A student whose course load falls below full-time status should petition Housing Services for permission to remain a residential student. Other exceptions may be granted on a space-available basis.

Eligibility information is detailed further in the Student Housing Policy on the University Policy page.

Room Selection Explained in 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Submit your Room Selection Intent Form by March 15, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. EST by logging into MyHousing via Cardinal Students. Students will receive notification when the Intent Form is live and the deadline to submit. 
  2. Make a Plan: Students will receive notification of their random lottery number within their lottery designation.  Once lottery numbers have been announced, students can begin to form roommate groups in MyHousing.  Students are strongly encouraged to prepare several selection options in the event that their first choice space is not available. 
  3. Select a room assignment in MyHousing via Cardinal Students once your selection time goes live; view your confirmed assignment, billing and roommate information, and select your dining plan, all in MyHousing.
  • Lottery Numbers

    Catholic University assigns lottery numbers at random. 

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  • Space Availability

    As you prepare your housing options for the selection process, keep in mind the spaces that will be available within your lottery.

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  • Waitlist Information

    The Housing Waitlist is available for students who did not participate in the Room Selection process.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to frequent questions related to room selection. 

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