Housing Reapplication

Housing Options

Room Selection for Returning Residents

Returning residents who complete Reapplication February 8-19 will  participate in room selection as outlined below.

Residential Commons

When:  March 14-18. Students will be given a specific time and day when they may begin room selection

What:  Students may select a room with their roommate, or select a single (space available basis only)

Where:  On-line via the housing portal

Details:  Your specific day and time for log in will be emailed on Wednesday, March 9th. You may log in at your time slot, or afterwards. Your time slot will be based on the priority criteria for your Residential Commons. Detailed descriptions here (LINK) You will see all the rooms available for selection. (If you don't see a specific room, it is not available.)

Selecting a Double Room:  Roommates may select a double room together, using the earliest time slot between the roommates. The roommate with the earliest time will "pull" their requested roommate into the room. Students who pick a room without a roommate may be reassigned by RLSH.

Selecting a Single Room:  Single rooms are on a "space available" basis only, and vary by commons. 

Squatter's Room Selection:  Residents who wish to return to their same room with their same roommate may be eligible for "squatter's" room assignment.  (Singles may be eligible for squatter's room selection in some Residential Commons, but not all.) Rooms designated for ADA assignment are NOT available during room selection.

Selecting a Room in a Different Commons:  Residents who do not wish to return to their current Residential Commons should indicate the "request to be reassigned to a different RC" on the housing application. Students requesting this option may not request a specific commons or building, and will be assigned to a commons by RLSH and will be notified of their assignment on March 31.

Upperclass Communities (Daniel, Moore, Smith)

Students wishing to live in upperclass housing must indicate this on their housing application. Priority for upperclass room selection is 1) current upperclass residents, 2) rising seniors and juniors from the Residential Commons, 3) rising sophomores from the Residential Commons.

When:  February 29 - March 4. Students will be given a specific time and day when they may begin room selection.

What:  Students may select a room with their roommate, or select a single (space available basis only)

Where:  On-line via the housing portal

Details:  Your specific day and time be emailed on Wednesday, February 24th. You may log in at your time slot, or afterwards. Time slots are randomized within each priority group. You will see all the rooms available for selection. (If you don't see a specific room, it is not available.)

Selecting a Double Room (Moore, Smith):  Roommates may select a double room together, using the earliest time slot between the roommates. The roommate with the earliest time will "pull" their requested roommate into the room. Students who pick a room without a roommate may be reassigned by RLSH.

Selecting a Single Room (Daniel, Smith):  Single rooms are on a "space available" basis only. NOTE:  there is not a "pull" option for roommates in Daniel House because each resident is assigned to a single room.

NOTE:  Rising seniors, juniors and sophomores from the RCs who do not pick a room during upperclass housing room selection may ask to be returned to their residential commons in order to participate in RC room selection or will be assigned to a room in upperclass housing by RLSH at a later date.

Selecting in Service and Multicultural House:  Residents approved for these cooperative programs will work with the Residential Community Director for room selection.

Graduate Communities

On March 1st, graduate students in Hawk and Martin will receive information about reapplying for housing and reserving their apartment for the 2016-17 year, as well as information regarding summer occupancy.

Martin Hall Seniors

Seniors who are approved for Martin Hall will be notified of their assignment by RLSH.

Facts to Remember

  1. First-year students are required to live on-campus for their first two years at SMU. All first-years must participate in the Reapplication process.
  2. Residential commons are "four class" occupancy with about half of each community reserved for incoming first-year students.
  3. Returning residents who participate in Reapplication are guaranteed housing.
  4. Most residents return to their same residential commons for the next year. Opportunities for changing to a different residential commons are limited.
  5. The Housing License Agreement is for the full academic year. "One Semester" agreements are made for students who will study abroad or for December graduates, and must be arranged in advance.
  6. An SMU Dining plan is required for students living in a Residential Commons. All first-year and second year (sophomore) residents who are required to live on-campus are required to have one of the "7 Day" plans.
  7. Upperclass communities (Moore, Daniel, Smith, Multicultural and Service House) are available for students in their sophomore through senior year with priority given to juniors and seniors.
  8. Hawk is reserved for graduate students, and priority for Martin is given to graduate students, with a limited number of Martin apartments available for seniors (determined by years at SMU, not credit hours.)

 

 

rev. 02/03/2016