Room Selection Process 2014 (FOR CURRENT and RETURNING STUDENTS)
Housing Room Selection for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
(FOR CURRENT RESIDENT STUDENTS RETURNING, RESERVING A ROOM FOR FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015)
Students planning to return to housing for the next academic year must participate in the Room Selection process to reserve a room. Returning students who do not participate in this process will not be guaranteed housing for the fall semester.
This information sheet explains the Room Selection Process in detail. Please read this information carefully so that you can successfully meet all of the requirements for securing housing for 2014/2015.
Room Selection is an online process, consisting of three easy stages (explained in detail below):
- Stage 1 – the deposit – due no later than March 28th
- Stage 2 – the application – due no later than April 4th
- Stage 3 – online room selection – will take place on the evenings of April 8th, 9th and 10th
Please note: Current residents (and those who were residents in the preceding fall semester but are now on study abroad) have priority in this process. Students who are not currently in residence can deposit for housing, but will be invited to a "LATE" room selection process that will take place between the end of the "MAIN" room selection process and May 1. Returning students who do not complete all of the required room selection process stages by May 1 will not be guaranteed housing for the following fall term. They will need to apply in person in the housing office, and they will be placed on a waitlist for fall housing.
Stage 1 – the deposit – DEADLINE March 28th
All students wishing to select a room for the new academic year must submit a housing deposit at OSA. To begin the process, you need to complete a Housing Deposit Form, which is available at the OSA, or at the housing office. Students will not be permitted to submit a housing deposit for Fall 2014 if their current account is not in good standing and paid in full. There will be no exceptions. The housing office will periodically send email reminders to current resident students who have not submitted a deposit.
Deposits are accepted between March 3rd and 28th. To submit your deposit, bring the completed Housing Deposit Form and deposit ($400; may be paid in cash, by check or by credit card), to OSA to submit your payment. Deposits cannot be accepted at the housing office or online. Deposits must be made at OSA in person. If you attempt to submit a deposit online or have it sent by mail, it may impact your ability to enter the room selection process.
Important – housing will not be reserved for you simply because you submit a deposit. You MUST also complete Stage 2 and Stage 3.
Remember, in order to participate in room selection, your deposit must be received by March 28th. If you wish to participate in room selection but something is preventing you from depositing (a hold, financial issues, etc.), please address those issues with OSA BEFORE the deposit deadline. These issues will not be considered excuses for granting you guaranteed housing AFTER the deadline – you must be proactive and seek a solution in a timely manner. Again, OSA will not accept deposits for future semesters if your current semester account (or any past semester account) is not in good standing and paid in full.
Stage 2 – the application – DEADLINE April 4th
Beginning March 3, 2014 at 9:00AM, you will be able to complete the online housing application. The housing office will periodically send email reminders to students who have submitted a deposit, but not completed the online application (and to those who have submitted an application, but no deposit).
The online application process will require students to log on to My Housing (located in the “student” tab of the Pace Portal). MyHousing allow students to apply for housing and track their room selection status (see the Critical Details page of the room selection website for more information).
Online room selection appointments cannot be scheduled until all online applications have been submitted after the application deadline. The deadline for completing the online application is April 4th.
Remember – housing will not be reserved for you just because you submitted a deposit and completed the online application. You MUST also complete Stage 3 – online room selection.
After students have submitted their deposit AND completed their online application, they will be entered into the “fall 2014 NYC room selection process” pool (students will receive email confirmation once this occurs). Students who have been entered into this pool will be able to connect their applications so that connected roommates may select a room at the same time (see “linking to roommates” on the room selection portion of the housing website). Students CANNOT connect their application to a student who has not yet been entered into the “fall 2014 NYC room selection process” pool.
Stage 3 – online room selection – TAKES PLACE APRIL 8th, 9th & 10th
Shortly after submitting your online application in Stage 2 (provided you have properly submitted your deposit), you will receive an email confirming that you have been added to the “fall 2014 NYC room selection process” pool, and noting when you can expect to receive your online room selection appointment. If you do not receive this email within a few business days of submitting your online application, please contact the director of housing in the housing office.
Room selection appointments will be sent by email on April 6th. Once you receive that appointment, write it down and remember it. That is the earliest that you may log on to My Housing to select your room for the 2012-2013 academic year. If you do not receive this email by April 7th, please contact the director of housing (in the housing office of the campus where you wish to live).
At the time of your appointment, log on to My Housing and choose your room. You will be able to choose from all rooms that are available in the housing inventory (rooms that have not yet been filled by other students). If you are linked to one or more students trying to room together (a pair or group that has properly connected with one another as roommates through MyHousing), only ONE of you will need to log on to the My Housing room selection process.
The room selection process will take place between the hours of 7PM and midnight on Tuesday April 8th, Wednesday April 9th, and Thursday April 10th. The exact time of your appointment will depend on your room selection number (see the Critical Details page of the room selection website for more information).
Links to Important Room Selection Information
- The Room Selection Number (RSN)
Using "My Housing"
- Applying for Housing
- Participating in Online Room Selection
- Linking to Roommates
- Deposit Refund Policy
- Housing Options
- Frequently Asked Questions