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All students whose Housing applications were submitted by June 10, 2013 can expect their roommate assignment by the first week of August 2013.

See below for answers to many of the most frequently asked questions by students who are submitting their Housing applications. Please feel free to contact the Housing Office with any additional questions.

Can I give a preference as to where I want to live?
We try to accommodate housing preferences to the best of our ability. Rather than identify a specific residence hall, you will be able to list a preference for the size of the community and for a single gender or co-educational residential hall. We strongly believe that every residence hall is a good environment. Like most things, the energy and attitude you bring will have a drastic impact on the overall experience. You may list specific buildings in the “comments” section at the end of the Housing application. While we try to accommodate requests for a specific building, we cannot guarantee it.

Can I request to live with a friend?
Yes, we make every effort to work with friends who want to be roommates. Please note: We only honor mutual requests as stated on both Housing applications. The Housing Office must receive both Housing applications by June 10. After that time, we are unable to guarantee that you will be housed together or in communities that match your preferences.

What if I need an accommodation in my housing?
Housing accommodations are available for students with special needs. If you require an accommodation, please have your physician or licensed therapist complete the Request for Accommodations Form that is available online at We must receive your Housing application and completed Request for Accommodation Form no later than June 10 in order for us to accommodate your request.

When will I receive my housing assignment and roommate’s name?
Our goal is to begin mailing out assignments (starting with those Housing applications received by June 10) the week of July 10 and after that on a weekly basis. If you have not received your housing assignment by Friday, August 9, please call or email the Housing Office, (616) 395-7943, or This will give you ample time to contact your roommate in order for you to get to know each other before you arrive on Friday, August 23, 2013 for Orientation.