IWU Apartment Selection Information
The Gates and East Street Apartments are university owned apartment complexes located
off-campus, but are approved “on-campus” housing for IWU Students. The per person
cost is found on the Tuition and Fees page and is priced per semester and includes all utilities. The Gates apartments are fully
furnished (including full sized beds), university cable, internet, a dishwasher, and
include an in-unit washer/dryer. East Street Apartments include bedroom furniture
(including full sized beds), university cable, internet, and shared in-building laundry
Starting Fall of 2019, men that are members of fraternities with university-owned
houses will be required to live in their houses through Junior year. This means that
fraternity men are not eligible to live in the Gates or East Street Apartments during
their Junior year unless their fraternity house reaches the occupancy as specified
by the Director of Residential Life and the Director of Student Involvement. Fraternity members with 6 or more semesters living on campus (who would be eligible
to live off campus) can
to live in an
without prior approval from the Office of Student Involvement.
The Gates Apartments Info East Street Apartments Info
How do I sign up?
Applications are electronic, and are live and ready in MyHousing. For step by step
instructions, Check out this Video. Priority for choosing apartments is based on the groups below, as well as course
Once I sign up, am I locked in?
A student signing a housing agreement enters into a contractual obligation with the
University for the academic year.
Once this agreement is signed (AND APARTMENT/ROOM CHOSEN), no release from those obligations will be granted
. Students are able to change rooms to any university owned facilities within the
contract, as the contract is not for a specific room/apartment.
Apartment Selection Timeline (Note these are GROUP START times - Individual times
sent a few days in advance)
(For the purposes of these groups: Rising Juniors are students who have lived on campus
for 4 semesters, and Rising Seniors are students who have lived on campus for 6 semesters)
10/16/2020 – Apartment Applications open (Contract is not considered signed until
students choose an apartment).
- Fill out application/sign contract online in MyHousing
- Add roommates in MyHousing, and everyone mutually agrees
- Apartments will be chosen on the schedule below. Priority for choosing apartments
is based on the groups below, as well as course units.
11/4/2020 (at 11:59pm) - Applications Due and Roommates Setup
- Application filled out online in MyHousing
- All Roommates set up and 'Fully Matched' in MyHousing
11/6/2020 - Apartment Selection times sent to students
11/11/2020 – Apartment/Room Selection
- Starting at 6:00pm for Rising Seniors
currently living in
The Gates or East Street Apartments AND can fill apartment
- Starts after previous group is completed for
Rising Seniors wanting to live in The Gates or East Street Apartments AND can fill apartment (Time is estimated - starts after previous group is done)
- Starting at 7:00 for
Rising Juniors wanting to live in The Gates or East Street Apartments AND can fill apartment
If apartments are available after groups who can fill an apartment, groups who could
not fill the apartment will be contacted in order.
Apartment Selection Times and Distribution
Once students complete the appropriate application, ORL staff place all students/applications
into tiers based on course units earned. Students are then randomized within the tiers,
and then assigned a selection time. For example, if there are 100 seniors in Tier
1, each student has an equal chance of receiving the 1st time to 100th time. Students
housing selection times will be available in MyHousing, and an email will be sent
to their IWU email when times are ready. Emails are sent a few days in advance of
the start of room selection.
The housing selection process are set up in this way to assure that seniors have first
preference. Students within each course unit range are assigned a time to select an
apartment randomly so that every person has the same chance of choosing first or choosing
last within the course-unit range. The following chart shows the class tier, and
the corresponding unit-hour levels (adapted from IWU course catalog):
|Senior Tier I
||27.5 or more
|Senior Tier II
||24.00 - 27.49
|Junior Tier I
||18.5 - 23.99
|Junior Tier II
||15.00 - 18.49
|Sophomore Tier I
||11.00 - 14.99
|Sophomore Tier II
||7.00 - 10.99
|Freshmen Tier I
||3.00 - 6.99
|Freshmen Tier II
|| 0.00 - 2.99
Filling apartment vacancies if students move to other campus housing or leave IWU
ORL will fill all vacancies in apartments based on the Waiting lists available in
MyHousing (under “other tasks” on top right menu).
Individual vacancies will be filled through the “IWU Apt Waiting List – INDIVIDUALS”
Full apartment vacancies (4 for Gates, 2 for ESA) will be filled through the “IWU
Apt Waiting List – FULL APT GROUPS”.