The Office of Residential Life is charged with the responsibility of tracking the housing plans and current local contact information for all Illinois Wesleyan University students.
It is for this reason that during the Spring semester, all current students must notify the office of Residential Life of their fall housing intentions. For details on policies and fees, please reference the Housing Requirements page. For current students looking for a placement in the residence halls, choosing a room for fall is a two-step process: online registration and room selection.
In order to participate in the Housing Lottery, students need to complete the "Current Students - Residence Halls" application, found in the ApplyOnline portal of MyHousing. This application will place students into one of our Housing Lottery pools and determine a sequence for room selection. Please view our Housing Lottery FAQ for full details on the process.
The following dates are also listed on our Housing Selection Calendar.
In the fall of 2012, ORL implemented new housing software, with significant online access for all students: the MyHousing program. Students are able to view their housing assignments, meal plan selections, and update personal and living preferences. MyHousing is also going to be where students log-in to select rooms for fall 2013. There will not be a physical location to meet and make your selection. We hope this change will offer additional convenience and flexibility for all students.
For more details, check out our YouTube channel, search: IWU Housing Channel. We also have a powerpoint presentation for applications and roommate selection available for download here.
New for 2013, students who want to live together in groups will first "handshake" with each other, confirming all rooming pairs. Once this is complete, students are able to select the available room of choice. Students who do not have a roommate, or enough roommates to fill a multiple-occupancy room (suites, for instance) can log into MyHousing and review potential roommate preferences. This will allow you to email and interact with potential roommates, avoiding being randomly assigned to a roommate. If you do not want to participate in this online matching, be sure to log into MyHousing and set your personal profile to private. With the advances in online selection, we will not host Find a Roommate Night this year.
Housing contracts at IWU are offered for the academic year. This means if you are placed in a room through the early application process or during the Housing Lottery Nights, you will remain in the residence halls for the full year. Study abroad programs are excluded from this restriction.
In order to allow students an opportunity to learn more about the available housing options on campus, ORL Residential Community Advisors across campus will organize hall tours. While primarily for First-year students, all are welcome to participate. First-year students will travel from their halls in groups and walk through the traditional halls and suite communities.
The Office of Residential Life will continue providing students with the opportunity to apply complete early applications for housing spaces. The early application process was created to reduce stress during the lottery by informing students of their ability to secure a special room in advance of the Housing Lottery Nights. Applications include suites\and theme communities. Due to the limitations of our new housing software, there will not be early application processes for single/super-single rooms or squatter's rights rooms. All other rooms will be selected during the general lottery.
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