Housing Reapplication

Upper Division Housing Room Selection

Room Selection for Upper Division Community 2019-2020 

Upper Division Housing is located in three traditional style buildings (Dyer, Perkins and Smith) and one apartment style buildings (Moore)

  • Dyer:  Up to 40 residents in double rooms with suite bath. A meal plan is required.
  • Perkins:  Up to 75 residents and offers a mix of double rooms, single rooms and a limited number of "Double as Single" occupancy rooms. A meal plan is required
  • Smith:  Up to 75 residents and offers a mix of double rooms, single rooms and a limited number of "Double as Single" occupancy rooms. A meal plan is required.
  • Moore:  116 students in a shared efficiency apartment. Each shared apartment has  a bedroom area, one bathroom, and a small kitchen area.    

Space is limited, and a priority order has been established as follows:  1) current residents in upper division housing, 2) rising seniors and juniors from the Residential Commons, and 3) rising sophomores from the Residential Commons.

Upper Division Housing Room Selection Basics

  1. You must reapply for housing and request Upper Division housing.
  2. Space is limited.
  3. All residents who are approved for Upper Division housing selection will be placed in a selection wave as shown below.
  4. There is not a "Same Room" option for upper division housing.
  5. Roommates must be requested when you reapply for housing. One roommate only.
  6. Students who do not have a roommate:  if you pick a double room or apartment by yourself, you will be assigned a roommate at a later date. Without a roommate, you may be moved within the community by RLSH.
  7. RLSH reserves the right to consolidate residents without roommates in order accommodate as many upperclass students as possible.

Room Selection Upper Division

Students who are approved to select a room in the upper division community will sign up for a room in waves as shown below. This time period is three days.

  • Only students who are approved for upper division housing will be able to select during this time period.
  • Every resident who reapplies will be given a date and time in the wave that applies to them.
  • In a roommate pair, the roommate with the earliest time will be able to "pull in" and assign their roommate at the same time. (Roommates must be "valid and mutual" in a roommate pair request on the housing portal when reapplying for this to happen.)
  • Residents selecting a room without a roommate may be "consolidated" by RLSH.
Wave Who is included Other information  
Wave 1 Current upperclass residents who are rising Seniors

Times to be randomized

time slots every 20 minutes
Wave 2 Current upperclass residents who are rising Juniors Times to be randomized time slots every 20 minutes
Wave 3 Rising Seniors and Juniors currently in Residential Commons Times to be randomized time slots every 20 minutes
Wave 4 Rising Sophomores currently in Residential Commons Times to be randomized time slots every 20 minutes

 

Other Information about Selecting in Upper Division Housing

Wave timeslots: Your specific day and time for log in will be emailed. You may log in at your time slot, or afterwards. Your time slot will be based on the sign up waves shown above.

Available rooms: You will see all the rooms available for selection.

  • If you don't see a specific room or building, it is not available.
  • Rooms designated for ADA assignment are not available during room selection.

Selecting a Double Room in Dyer, Moore, Perkins, 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 (Perkins, Smith only):  Single rooms are on a "space available" basis only and are first come, first served.

Meal plans:  Residents in Dyer, Perkins and Smith are required to have a meal plan.

Service House:  Residents approved for this cooperative programs will work with the Residential Community Director for room selection.

NOTE:  If you are approved for upper division housing, but do not pick a room during upper division housing room selection, you may ask to be included in your current residential commons selection process OR you will be assigned to a room in upper division housing by RLSH at a later date.

Martin Hall Seniors

Rising seniors who wish to live in Martin should make this request 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. Only seniors (fourth year students) will be approved for Martin. Space is very limited.

Rev.1/22/2019