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University Housing / Current Residents / Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Returning Resident Re-Contract / Room Selection and Roommates

Room Selection and Roommates

The information below is only for students that are eligible to participate in the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Returner Re-Contract process.



  • Students that do not meet the Returner Re-Contract process criteria are not eligible to participate in this process or have their rooms reserved or selected by those that are eligible.
  • All students that want to live together must mutually request each other.
  • Students will be able to select up to 3 roommate requests after submitting their housing contract.
  • By mutually requesting another student, you are authorizing that individual to select a room for you.
  • Returning residents with vacancies in their rooms may be consolidated to a different room with the same room type in the same building to allow as many incoming Summer/Fall 2015 admitted students to be assigned together as possible. Consequently, returning residents are strongly encouraged to select rooms with other returning residents during Room Selection.




Returning residents must first submit their Fall/Spring housing contract before selecting 1, 2, or 3 roommates. (You are not required to make your prepayment to select roommate requests; however, you are required to pay within 10 calendar days to avoid having your contract cancelled.) You will not be able to select a room until the prepayment has been paid.

After completing your returner contract, complete the following to request a roommate:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Select Roommate Requests"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page. (You will need the last name and date of birth of anyone that you would like to request.)
  5. Check to see if your requested roommate is "Confirmed". If not, have your requested roommate follow these steps to request you.

Due to limited space availability, we strongly encourage mutually requested roommates to discuss their priorities and come up with the list of buildings and room types that they are interested in before Room Selection begins.



For the best chance to get the building and room type that you and your mutually requested roommate(s) would like, the individual with the earliest window start time in your roommate group should select a room/suite/apartment for your group.

At/after your Room Selection appointment, complete the following to select a room:

  1. Login to the myHousing portal, if not already logged in
  2. Click "My Home"
  3. Click "Room Selection"
  4. Follow the prompts on the page.

Click here for a tutorial about how to select a room:


Special Note for Roommate Requests during Room Selection:  Mutually requested roommates can be assigned as a group by the first person in the group with a room selection appointment.  However, once a student has been assigned to a space, whether the student assigned him/herself or was assigned by a mutually requested roommate, the student cannot later be moved by a requested roommate.  If roommates wish to relocate to a different space after the group has been assigned, each student will need to move themselves to the new space.



If there is not space available for you and your roommate(s) in the building and/or room type you want when it is time to select a room:



Do 1 or more of the following:

  • Select a space in a different building. Example: if your group of 4 wanted a Ragans apartment, try a McCollum apartment instead.
  • Select a different room type. Example: if your group wanted an apartment, but none are available, try selecting a suite together instead.
  • Drop one or more of your requested roommates and/or break into smaller groups since smaller groups or individuals will have better chances of finding space than larger groups.



  • Look for a better match by checking back on myHousing as often as you would like through May 1 - THIS IS YOUR BEST CHANCE!



What if I want to live with someone who is an incoming freshmen/off-campus/transfer student?

Unfortunately, returning residents are not able to select non-returning housing residents as roommates.  This includes incoming freshmen/transfer students and current off-campus students.

Can I preference more than 3 roommates?

Yes, if you and 4 other students would like to select a triple room connected to a double room, you can contact the Assignments staff in the University Housing office to request 4 roommates. You should request 3 of your 4 roommate requests using the instructions found in the Roommate Request Process section above.

There are very few of these rooms on-campus and all of them are in buildings that require you to purchase a meal plan through Seminole Dining.



All students who live in Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis, and Reynolds Halls are required to purchase a meal plan through Seminole Dining. For questions about meal plan memberships please contact Seminole Dining.