Current Students
Housing Registration and Notification

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Housing selection is largely complete for Fall 2014, however some students will continue to select rooms in the coming weeks, and many will explore changes to the plans they've made. If you experience difficulty or need questions answered, staff are on hand in ORL!   Stop in, call 3095563991 or email  Doug  for help!

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 Policies and 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.

Important News for the 2014-15 Academic Year

Important Dates

The following dates are also listed on our Housing Selection Calendar.

  • March 1st – March 29th: Fall Housing Registration and Notification process
  • March 1st: Medical Accommodation paperwork submitted to Disability Services
  • March 17th, from 7-9pm: Upper-Division Hall Tours
  • March 19th: Early Application Deadline - Singles, Suites, & Themed Housing
  • March 23rd, from 7-8pm: Pizza and Potentials - For students needing help finding a roommate! Pfeiffer 1st floor lounge
  • March 24th: Early Application selection times sent to students
  • March 26th-27th: Early Room Selection period- Singles, Suites, & Themed Housing
  • March 28th: General Housing Selection times sent to students
  • March 31st - April 3rd: General Housing Selection period


MyHousing Online Program

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 2014.  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.


Roommate Matching - Online and Students looking for a roommate

Students who want to live together in groups will first do an electronic "handshake" with each other, confirming all rooming pairs online through MyHousing.  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.

For students who are looking for a roommate, ORL will also host "Pizza and Potentials" come enjoy some pizza, and meet other people looking for roommates!


Academic Year Contracts

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.


Hall Tours

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.


Early Housing Applications

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. Early Applications include Singles, Suites, and Theme Communities. All other rooms will be selected during the general lottery.

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