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Current Students: Fall Housing Selection

IWU Housing Selection

Housing contracts at IWU are offered for the  academic year . This means if you choose a room during Housing Selection in MyHousing, you  will remain in the residence halls for the full year . Study abroad programs are excluded from this restriction. 

***IWU is committed to housing all students through their Junior year (3rd year). Housing for seniors may be limited based on the number of students and the number of seniors wanting to live on campus. ***

Applications, MyHousing, and Other Information

All current students must fill out the appropriate application. For assistance with applications and room selection please check out our IWU Housing Channel

Housing Selection happens in the student's MyHousing portal, which is accessed through the student's Click on the "Applications" menu on the top of the screen, choose the appropriate application, and fill it out. 

For current students who desire to live in the residence halls, please complete the section that asks your housing type, this will forward you to the appropriate housing process (choose all that you are interested in). For students applying for a residence hall, this is a two-step process: (A) online application and Roommate Selection in February/March and (B) online room selection in early April. For Off-Campus, Study Abroad, Fraternity House, or Sorority House, you just need to fill out a short application. 


Please view our Housing Selection FAQ for full details on the process.

Pricing for all rooms are available at the Business Office Tuition and Fees page,

Roommate Matching - Online and Students looking for a roommate

Students who want to live together in a multiple-occupancy room (suites, etc.) will first select each other in MyHousing, confirming all rooming pairs/groups are mutually matched in MyHousing.  Once this is complete, students are able to select the available room of choice during their designated selection time.  

Students who are looking for a roommate, or do not have enough roommates to fill a multiple-occupancy room can log into MyHousing and review potential roommate preferences through the "advanced roommate search" option.  This will allow you to email and interact with potential roommates so that you can avoid being randomly assigned to a roommate. If you do not want to participate in this online matching, you must log into MyHousing and set your personal profile to private.  You can also check out our Find A Roommate Facebook Group!

Early Room Selection - Singles and Suites

Students who are looking to live in Dodds singles and Harriett suites will have the opportunity to select those rooms in advance of the general housing selection period. The early selection process was created to reduce stress during the general housing selection so that these special room types are chosen in advance. All other rooms will be selected during the general housing selection period.

For info on how selection times are chosen, click here.

Note the different pricing for Singles and Suites. Pricing for all rooms are available at the Business Office Tuition and Fees page,

General Room Selection - All other rooms

All rooms not chosen in the early room selection, which are typically double rooms with a roommate, are selected during this period. 

For info on how selection times are chosen, click here.

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.  For dates and times contact Office of Residential Life at

Important Dates

(Medical Accommodation paperwork must be submitted to Student Accessibility Services before March 1st - Click here for more info)

Apartment Selection and Room Selection

  • 10/9/24: Apartment Applications Open - See Apartment Selection page
  • 11/6/24: Apartment Applications Due/Roommates Setup in MyHousing - See Apartment Selection page
  • 11/8/24: Apartment Selection times sent to students - See Apartment Selection page
  • 11/12/24: Apartment/Room Selection - See Apartment Selection page
  • 2/1/24: Fall Housing Applications available on MyHousing
  • February TBD: Upper-Division Hall Tours
  • 3/7/25: Application Deadline for ALL APPLICATIONS - Residence Hall, Fraternity, Sorority/Music, and Off- Campus
  • 3/28/25: Dodds Single and Harriett Suite (and Triples/Quads Housing Selection times sent to students
  • 4/9/25 - 4/10/25: Single and Suite Selection LIVE in MyHousing
    • April 9: Singles (Dodds Hall)
    • April 10: Suites (Harriett Hall Suites, and Pfeiffer Quads/Triples)
  • 4/11/25: General Housing Selection times sent to students
  • 4/15/25 - 4/16/25: General Housing Selection LIVE in MyHousing

Doug Meyer - Associate Director of Residential Life for Housing Operations

Department - Residence Halls-operations