Storrs Housing Selection Central–Fall 2020

The 2020-2021 Current Student Housing Application is available in MyHousing from December 1 until the deadline of January 20 to participate in the spring semester room selection processes. Students who apply after the January 20 deadline will be on the waiting list for housing.

Need Help? Live Chat with Professional Staff!

If you need or help of have questions look for the following icon on the Storrs Housing Selection Central page to chat online with a professional staff member:

live chatbox widget reading "We Are Here!"

 

Staff will be available to help during the following times (all times listed below are in Eastern Timezone):

Week of April 13

 

Monday, April 13 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 14 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 15 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday, April 16 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday, April 17 8:30am - 5:00pm

Week of April 20

Monday, April 20 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 21 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 22 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday, April 23 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday, April 24 8:30am - 5:00pm

Week of April 27

Monday, April 27 8:30am - 12:30pm

Questions about Housing Selection?

If you have a question about housing selection during a time that the live chat is not available, please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu so that professional staff can assist you with your questions.

Housing Selection credits for each room type

Selection Success Tips

  • Remember that you only get ONE PICK during this process--whatever room you select is your assignment until the summer room change process begins. Please make sure that you have your roommate group finalized and that you are fully satisfied with your selection BEFORE hitting "submit".
  • Follow us on Twitter (@UConnResLife), Instagram (@uconnreslife) or like us on Facebook  for selection updates and tips as we prepare for selection!
  • We encourage students to have multiple contingency plans when it comes to selection, as we cannot guarantee that a specific room type will be available for you or your roommate group to select into.
  • Before your selection time begins, you can still go into the system and view available spaces so that you have a better feel for what spaces you can choose when it is your turn!
  • If you cannot pick during your turn, please review the options available so that our office can best assist you.

Want to live with an Incoming Student?

Continuing students will have the opportunity to request to live with a specific incoming student (first year and new transfer students) for Fall 2020 during the summer. Continuing students should still select housing during their selection process, but must be willing to change assignments during the summer if our staff is not able to place an incoming student in your selected room.

More information about the information needed and the timeline to request new student roommates is available on Storrs New Student Central and Stamford New Student Central.

Don’t Have a Roommate?

Students do not need a roommate to select a space on-campus, but if you would like to connect with other students looking for a roommate, visit UConn's ResLife Roommate Page on Facebook.

You can also use the Roommate Search function in MyHousing to search for a compatible roommate during the roommate pairing period in March (You can view the Roommate Pairing tutorial above for more details about this feature!).

UCAELI and Incoming Exchange Students

UCAELI students:

  • As an incoming UCAELI student for fall 2020, if you apply for housing by April 27 you will be able to select your own housing assignment in an online housing selection in May. If you apply for housing after April 27 you will be placed into housing by staff over the summer and will receive your assignment the first week in August.

Incoming Exchange students:

  • As an incoming Exchange student for fall 2020, if you apply for housing by April 27 you will be able to select your own housing assignment in an online housing selection in May. If you apply for housing after April 27 you will be placed into housing by staff over the summer and will receive your assignment the first week in August.

Roommate Pairing Troubleshooting

Make sure that your MyHousing profile is set to show your information if you would like to pair with your friends! Students who have their profiles set to "Do NOT display me" will not show up in any roommate request searches. You can decide if you would like all of your application answers to be visible by others using the roommate search fields or if you only want your name.

 

To update your MyHousing profile:

  1. Login to MyHousing
  2. Click "Personal Information" on the top bar
  3. Click "Roommate Profile"
  4. Update the Profile Privacy dropdown to your preferred privacy level.
  5. Click the "Update Roommate Profile" button to save your preferences

 

If you search for a specific person and the system says that there are no search results, it could mean that your friend does not have their profile set to display information or that they are not in the same room selection process with you. Please encourage them to log into their MyHousing account to double check their information. If you have any questions, please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu for additional assistance.

 

When using Advanced Roommate Pairing, we find that it works best for students to only pick one or two questions from the list of options. Please make sure that you only choose one answer from each category at a time. The fewer options that you start with, the more likely that you will have more potential roommates to consider!

Selection Times and Class Standing

Current class standing determines the order in which students select a room. Seniors select first, followed by juniors, then sophomores, and then freshmen. Within class standing, students select rooms based on the number of credits earned. If more than one student has the same number of credits, students select in random order. Class standing by credits is as follows:

  • Seniors - 86+ credits
  • Juniors - 54-85 credits
  • Sophomores - 24-53 credits
  • Freshmen - 0-23 credits

Class standing is determined by the number of earned credits at the start of the Spring 2020 semester (recorded by the Registrar).

Priority in Housing Selection

University Scholars and the incoming Residence Hall Association (RHA) Executive Board receive priority in housing selection based on their academic status/ contributions to our residential communities. University Scholars priority has been given for over 17 years – RHA priority has been given the last 9 years.

Housing Selection Notice

Housing Selection Notice:
As we plan for the fall semester we are being thoughtful and cautious preparing for the health and safety needs of resident students.  We anticipate the need to isolate students who become ill and unable to return home. To this end we have held some spaces out of housing selection. If these spaces are not needed in the fall they will be available through the fall room change process.

Students Assigned but not participating in Selection

Students who are placed in assignments prior to or during selection include:

  • Resident Assistants
  • Husky Village residents
    • Please remember that Husky Village residents must abide by both the 2020-2021 Housing Contract and the Husky Village Contract.
  • Students with approved residential accommodations through the Center for Students with Disabilities
  • Students in special interest housing
    • Veteran student community
    • Gender Inclusive housing

Students who are placed/identified for these housing options in advance of selection are not eligible to participate in the selection processes and will not receive a pick time.

I am admitted to UConn for Fall 2020, how do I select housing?

Congratulations on your acceptance!

All new UConn students will be placed by our office during the summer and we will notify all students of their housing assignments in early August. The new student housing application is open for new UConn students to apply for housing. New students will also be able to pair up during a separate process Summer 2020.

I’m selecting Stamford campus housing–where can I learn more about that process?

Stamford has their own Stamford Housing Selection Central with information specifically related to the Stamford campus housing selection process.

Timeline

December 1
2020-2021 Housing Application available in MyHousing

January 20
2020-2021 Housing Application priority deadline

March 6 
Campus Change Application Deadline

March 11 
Learning Community and Honors Selection times available in MyHousing

March 13 
Honors and Learning Community Roommate Selection opens in MyHousing

March 30 
Update regarding housing selection emailed to all students and General Roommate Selection available in MyHousing

April 3
General Room Selection times available in MyHousing

April 7 - 8
Honors housing selection in MyHousing

April 9 - 10
Learning Communities housing selection in MyHousing

April 13 - 27
General Room Selection in MyHousing

Finding your Pick Time

Housing selection times (pick times) for the general process will be available April 3, 2020 in MyHousing. Class standing is determined by the number of earned credits at the start of the Spring 2020 semester (recorded by the Registrar).

Updated Honors and Learning Community selection times (pick times) will be available the week of March 30, 2020 in MyHousing.

Unavailable during your Pick Time?

Students who are unable to go online at their scheduled time have two options:

  • Option 1: Enter MyHousing at a later time during your selection period to make your selection, or
  • Option 2: Request a proxy to enter housing selection at your scheduled time and select a space for you. To request a proxy, email livingoncampus@uconn.edu at least 48 hours prior to your selection time asking for Residential Life staff to serve as your proxy. The email must include the following:
    • Email Subject: Proxy Request
    • Full name
    • Student ID Number (PeopleSoft number) or NetID
    • Selection date/time
    • Rank ordered list of at least four halls/areas or room types you would hope to select. A staff member will enter the housing selection at your scheduled time to pick a room on your behalf.

What if I’m not on campus during the selection process?

If you are participating in an Off-Campus Program or currently not on campus, you can still apply for housing and participate in a room selection process, as all of our selection processes take place in an online format. Please note that we run all processes in the Eastern Timezone.

If you are in an area with unreliable internet or not available during your selection time, please refer to our information above for students who cannot select housing during their pick time for options.

Students planning to study abroad for Fall 2020 and return to campus Spring 2021

Students who are planning to study abroad for Fall 2020 but plan to return to campus for Spring 2021 should still complete the Fall 2020 housing application by the priority deadline of January 20, 2020 and go through the room selection process March-April 2020. Once your study abroad plan is approved, you will be able to cancel Fall 2020 housing without cancellation fees before July 15, 2020 and be guaranteed Spring 2021 housing as long as you continue to meet all application deadlines for Spring housing. We advise students not cancel your Fall 2020 housing until you are 100% committed to your study abroad program.

  • The Spring 2021 housing application will open in the Fall 2020 semester for students to apply for Spring 2021 housing

Learning Community Selection Reminders

  • Students can only match with roommates who are accepted into the same Learning Community.
  • Rooms in Learning Community Selections are designated for continuing students and are set per our collaboration with First Year Programs and how the Learning Community directors would like the floor(s) structured.
  • Remember: Once students agree to be a member of a Learning Community, they will receive a selection time only for that Learning Community.
    • This means that students who participate in Learning Community selection will not have the option to participate in the general room selection process or to select housing with students who are not in their Learning Community.

Honors Selection Reminders

  • Honors students will be provided an Honors pick-time and a General Selection pick-time.
    • During the Honors selection, students will only see Honors housing options to select into.
    • During the Honors selection, students will only be able to pair with other Honors students. Non-Honors students cannot be paired with or pulled into Honors housing during this process.
  • If you do not use your Honors pick-time, you will be able to participate in the General Selection process with that specific pick-time.
    • Students in the General Selection will be able to pair with any other eligible student in that process.
    • Honors housing options will not be included in the General Selection process.

Students with CSD Housing Accommodations

Students approved to receive housing accommodations prior to March 2, 2020 that are guaranteed housing will have the opportunity to indicate how they prefer to have their accommodation fulfilled.  Students approved March 3, 2020 and after will go through general selection.  If they are unable to select a space that meets their needs, Residential Life will work with them after selection.

 

Students with a single room accommodation approved prior to March 2, 2020 that are guaranteed housing may be able to participate in the CSD Single Room Selection or go through General Selection.

 

Students with an apartment accommodation approved prior to March 2, 2020 that are guaranteed housing may be able to participate in General Housing Selection with a priority selection time.  Students will have the opportunity to indicate the roommate they wish to live with by being “mutually matched” in their MyHousing account.  It is important to review the housing selection process detailed on this page.

 

Students with multiple accommodations approved prior to March 2, 2020 that are guaranteed housing will be assigned by Residential Life and have the opportunity to indicate 3 areas of preference.  The name of the preferred roommate will need to be emailed to livingoncampus@uconn.edu by February 21st.

 

Students with accommodations not in the above categories will participate in General Housing Selection and will receive a selection time.  It is important to review the housing selection process to learn more about being “mutually matched” in their MyHousing account.  Floor plans for each Residence Hall can be found here: https://reslife.uconn.edu/floor-plans/.

 

All students with approved housing accommodations and guaranteed housing will receive notification of which process they will have the opportunity to engage in as well as specific instructions to follow.

 

If you have any questions, please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu.

Disclaimer

Residential Life can only verify the accuracy of information on our own website and materials. Information obtained elsewhere may not be accurate.

 

 

Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Residential Life
Whitney Hall - Garden Level
Phone: (860) 486-2926
livingoncampus@uconn.edu
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Office Hours
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8:00am – 5:00pm

Questions about Housing Selection?

If you have a question about housing selection during a time that the live chat is not available, please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu so that professional staff can assist you with your questions.