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Room Selection: March 21, 2021 (returning housing students only)

Step 1: Apply for housing
Step 2: Choose your roommates
Step 3: Select your room on March 21st.

Room Selection is March 21st, 2021. Time frame is yet to be determined, but will be in the evening.

Step 1: Apply for Housing!

Housing Requirements

Those wishing to live on campus must be registered for full-time credits (12 undergraduate / 6 graduate) for two semesters.


Step 2: Choose your Roommates

How to Choose my Roommates

In order to choose your roommates, you must first complete your housing application, with a paid deposit. Once that is complete, you can log back into the system and begin to seach for roommates and create roommate groups! Click the link below to watch a video that walks you through the entire process. 

How to Choose Roommates

A few other guidelines:

  • Roommates are chosen through a Roommate Group
  • In order to create a roommate group, everyone you want to live with must have completed their housing applications
  • Only ONE person in your group needs to actually create the group, but everyone must accept the group in order for it to be official.
  • Once placements begin, you may not be able to make changes to your roommate groups. Please email us at with any roommate requests. 

Step 3: Select Your Room

Room Selection is on March 21st. ThIS is the best way to ensure you have a placement you love!

New students will be assigned rooms. Those room assignments will be sent to your DU student email during the week of July 5. 

How to Select Your Room

Room Selection FAQs

  • What is Room Selection?

    • Room Selection is the event where students who are currently living on campus choose their space for the following academic year.

  • When is it happening?

    • Sunday, March 21st. Look for your specific time in an email coming out after March 15th.

  • Is there a deadline?

    • Apply for housing by March 15th

    • Register for 2021-2022 classes by March 15th.

  • Can I just stay in my current room for next fall?

    • Maybe, but only if you pick it during room selection.

  • Do I have to pay another deposit?

    • You should not have to, as long as you are currently living on campus and are planning to return next year. If there was a gap in your time on campus, you may be asked to pay another deposit.

  • Where is Room Selection?

    • The room selection process takes place entirely online. You can do it from your phone!

  • How does Room Selection work?

  • How do I make sure I get the roommates I want?

    • If you have specific roommates you want to live with, make sure you create a roommate group before room selection.

    • If you create a roommate group, make sure everyone accepts the (same) group. Then, only one person in your group should be able to choose for all of you.

    • Watch the video here for more information

Housing Application FAQs

Read below before you get started with your application!

Q: I need to pay a deposit and application fee! How can I pay that fee?
A: If you need to pay a deposit and application fee, you will be directed to pay at the end of your application.  If you do not make a payment, your application will not be considered complete. You will need to make a payment with a credit or debit card.
If you submit your application without a payment in error, please email us. We can expunge your application and you can apply again!

Q: I currently live in housing and I am planning on returning next year. Do I need to pay my deposit again?
A: Nope! Your deposit will roll-over from one year to the next.

Q: How do I know if my payment went through?
A: You will get a receipt to the email address you put in with your credit card information. If you don't get this email, likely one of two things occurred: there was a typo in your email address, or your payment did not go through. Feel free to give us a call if you didn't get this email.

Q: I don't have a credit or debit card. How can I make a payment?
A: Unfortunately, the payment does have to be made on a credit or debit card. Due to the way the deposit refund processing has to work, we recommend NOT getting a prepaid credit card or gift card.

Q: I only want to live in the apartments. Is there a way I can guarantee that?
A: Filling out the application is requesting to live ON CAMPUS overall. There is not a separate application for the apartments. You can preference living in the apartments, but that is not a guarantee. We do take preferences into account when making placements, if available.

Q: I heard returners and transfer students get to choose their spaces
A: That is true to some level. If you apply before the Room Selection Deadline (listed below) and are a returning DU student you are eligible to participate in Room Selection. More details about room selection will be coming in Late February or Early March.
While students do get to choose a room, and we do our best to honor those selections, sometimes changes must be made for various reasons. We will reach out directly if changes need to be made. 

Q: What are the requirements for living on campus?
A: It's simple! You must be registered for full time credits BEFORE you are able to move in (or are eligible for room selection). For undergraduate students, this means 12 credits. For graduate students, it's six. 

Q: I need some accommodations with housing or dining? Who do I talk to in order to get taken care of?
A: Please work through our Campus Life Coordinator to get started with the accommodations process. We cannot guarantee accommodations are available after June 1st, but we will work our hardest to make sure your needs are met!

Q: I'm not sure that I want to live on campus. Should I apply now or wait?
A: That is up to you, but applications are binding after June 1st (or December 14th for Winter 2019 only applications). That means that if you apply and cancel before June 1st, you will get your housing deposit refunded. If you cancel after June 1st, you will forfeit your housing deposit.

Housing Contracts

2019-2020 Housing Contract

Summer 2019 Housing Contract

Timeline (subject to change)

Important Dates
  January 19, 2021 2021-2022 Housing Application Opens
  March 15, 2021 Room Selection Eligibility Deadline
  March 21, 2021 Room Selection Event
  June 1, 2021 Housing Deposit Deadline
  June 1, 2021 Accommodation Requests for Housing and Dining Due
  Week of July 5 Room Assignments Released for New Students- Check your DU E-mail!
  Sept. 1, 2021 First-Year Student Move In (tentative)
  Sept. 3, 2021 Returning Student and Transfer Student Move In (tentative)
  Sept. 7, 2021 First Day of Classes