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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 and sophomore undergraduate students to live in campus housing.

Housing Services recognizes upperclass students consider various on- and off-campus housing options for their junior and 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 junior and senior students 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.

In order to participate in Room Selection, individuals must be current undergraduate degree-seeking students in good financial standing who anticipate full-time enrollment with the university for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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 in 4 Steps

  1. Submit your Room Selection Intent Form by logging into Cardinal Students>Student Self-Service>MyHousing. The deadline for submission of the Intent is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 8, 2019.
  2. Log into Cardinal Students>Student Self-Service>MyHousing and view your lottery assignment, lottery number, and selection time anytime after noon on Friday, February 22, 2019, then search for roommates and form roommate groups. Keep in mind you can only select roommates from within your same lottery.
  3. Develop a plan for space selection prior to your lottery. Be prepared with several options in the event that your first choice is not available.
  4. Select a space in Cardinal Students >Student Self-Service>MyHousing 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

    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.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to frequent questions related to room selection. 

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