Room Selection for Returning Residents
Facts to Remember
- 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.
- Residential commons are "four class" occupancy with about half of each community reserved for incoming first-year students.
- Returning residents who participate in Reapplication are guaranteed housing.
- Most residents return to their same Residential Commons for the next year. Opportunities for changing to a different commons are limited.
- Room selection is for students with a "valid and mutual" roommate pair on the housing portal or students selecting a single room.
- Roommates will select a double room together at the earliest time slot between the roommates. The roommate with the earliest time will log in, select a room and "pull" their requested roommate into the room.
- Students who pick a double room without pulling their roommate will be reassigned by RLSH.
- 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. Agreements must be arranged in advance.
- 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 "The Works" plans.
- Upper division housing is available for students in their sophomore through senior year with priority given to juniors and seniors. Space is limited.
- Martin is reserved for seniors and graduate students. Eligibility for seniors is determined by years at SMU, not credit hours.
More information and dates will be available here in early December.
When: March 19-21
- Same Room & Roommate is March 19
- Same Commons Room Selection is March 20-21
Who: Returning residents, selecting in their commons. Residents will be given a specific time and day when they may begin room selection.
Where & When: On-line via the housing portal. Your specific day and time for log in will be emailed on Friday, March 1. You may log in at your time slot, or afterwards. Your time slot will be based on the sign up waves for the residential commons. Detailed information here.
Upper Division Communities (Dyer, Moore, Perkins, 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, and 3) rising sophomores from the Residential Commons.
When: February 27-28
Who: Students approved for selection in Upper Division community. Residents will be given a specific time and day when they may begin room selection.
Where & When: On-line via the housing portal. Your specific day and time be emailed on Friday, February 15. You may log in at your time slot, or afterwards. Time slots are random within each wave. Detailed information here.
Roommates In Different Residential Commons
When: April 2-3
Who: Students whose roommate is currently in a different commons. Residents will be given a specific time and day when they may begin room selection.
Where & When: On-line via the housing portal. Your specific day and time for log in will be emailed on Friday, February 25. You may log in at your time slot, or afterwards. Your time slot will be based on the sign up waves for the residential commons. Detailed information here.
On March 1st, graduate students in Hawk, Martin and the Grad House will receive information about reapplying for housing for the 2019-2020 year, as well as information regarding summer occupancy. Please note that Hawk will not be available after the Spring semester.
Martin Hall for Seniors
Rising seniors who wish to live in Martin should select this when reapplying for housing. For this process, seniors are determined by number of years at SMU, not by credit hours. Seniors who are approved for Martin Hall will be notified of their assignment by RLSH. Space is VERY limited and only seniors (fourth year students) will be approved.
Service and Multicultural Houses
Residents approved for these cooperative programs will work with the Residential Community Director for room selection. Please apply for housing during reapplication if you live on-campus this year. Students currently off-campus will need to apply after being accepted into the program.