Room Selection

This page is intended to give you a brief overview of the Room Selection Process. Important dates and information related to Room Selection will also be sent out to students via campus mail and email. If you have any questions about our website or the Room Selection processes, please don't hesitate to contact our office. Students who plan to live in housing that the campus provides are encouraged to view the housing agreement, which discloses rules and information about their living quarters.

Below is information regarding the Room Selection Process for 2022-2023 housing.

Important Policy Regarding Room Selection and Registration

Returning students are required to be registered for Fall courses in order to participate in the on-campus room selection process.  All students who wish to select on campus housing must be registered at least 24 hours in advance of the date on which the Room Selection Process they will participate in takes place. 

What is Room Selection and how does it work?

Room selection is an online process.  Room Selection is the process through which returning students select housing for the next academic year.  There are many parts to room selection including Pre-Selection, Seniors Only Selection, Suite Selection and regular Room Selection. Students can also apply for Intentional Living Communities. Students are issued selection numbers that are assigned to individuals randomly within their cohort group (the group of women that began college in the same year).

All students living on campus must complete a CSB Selection Participation Form

In order to participate in room selection you must complete a CSB Fall Housing Intent form by March 1st  and REGISTER FOR CLASSES FOR FALL 2022 NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR SELECTION TIME. You will not be able to pick your housing without becoming registered for Fall 2022.

The Fall Housing Intent Form is required for all students who will be living on campus for the 202132-2023 academic year. In order to participate in room selection you must complete the Housing Intent Form found in the Housing Portal.  Those who will be abroad in the fall of 2022 will be contacted beginning  in October of 2022 regarding their preferences for housing in the spring semester of 2023. 

To be eligible to select housing, students must:

  • Complete Fall Housing Intent Form by March 1st.
  • Register for Fall classes at least 24 hours prior to the selection process you are participating in.

In addition, students need to remember:

  • That to select housing at their best time a group must have a full group for fall semester. For example, four requested and confirmed roommates are needed to select a four person apartment, two requested and confirmed roommates are needed to select a double room.
  • If a student is not registered for classes, she need to be honest and upfront wi th her requested roommates as they will not be able to select housing all group members are not registered as they would not be considered a full group.
  • That everyone will not get their first choice of housing and you should have multiple ideas for what you want to select.
Not all seniors will live in apartments wi th private bedrooms ( Luetmer/College Ave/Centennial Commons) Some Seniors will live in Old East or West Apartments.
Not all juniors will be able to select apartments. Some juniors will select housing in Lottie/ Margretta/Brian
Not all sophomores who want one will be able to select a suite or a single room. The majority of sophomores live in double rooms.

Pre-Selection Process

The pre-selection process happens in advance of the nights of General Room Selection. It works just like room selection in that it is based on cohort group using the selection number you will receive for room selection. Each person who wishes to apply for the unique and limited options for housing must pre-registerThe housing included in pre-selection is:

  • Intentional Living Communities:  It is a group of students who choose to live together for a specific reason and purpose. Examples are Environmental, Language (i.e. Spanish Speaking Community), Academic (i.e. Literary Community), Social Justice/Service.

Seniors Only Selection

Students who are part of the rising senior cohort (the coming academic year will be their fourth year in college) will be able to select housing through Seniors Only Selection Process. Each person who wishes to select housing in this process must be part of the rising senior cohort.

Your selection time for the Senior Only Process will be determined based on your selection number-the better your number, the earlier your time in the process. 

Two Person Senior Only:  Groups with TWO members in the senior cohort (those who started at CSB in the Fall of 2019 or earlier) can apply to select housing for the 2 person apartments in Luetmer, College Avenue or West Apartments.

Four Person Senior Only: Groups with FOUR members in the senior cohort (those who started at CSB in the Fall of 2019 or earlier) can apply to select housing for the 4 person apartments in Luetmer, Centennial or West Apartments.

Remember Participation in Senior Only Selection  does not guarantee that you will be able to select an apartment with a private bedroom (Centennial, College Ave or Luetmer).  It merely gives groups comprised completely of 4 seniors, the first opportunity to select apartments on campus. Be ready with your back up plans of where you would want to live in McDonald, Wirth, Zierden or West should Luetmer and Centennial Commons be full when you go to select!

Intentional Living Community

It is a group of students who choose to live together for a specific reason and purpose. The groups must have clearly identified goals they wish to accomplish as a living group. All members of the proposed living group must be committed to achieving the goals of the living group, contributing to their community and abiding by the standards established by the community.

All intentional living communities that are accepted and approved will be assigned to housing in advance of the room selection process. Intentional living communities may be assigned to the upper-class residence halls or the apartments. The determination of housing is based on the cohort and size of the community. The decision will be made by the Director of residential Life & Housing.

Suite and Single Room Selection Process

Rising seniors can select a single room or suite room during the General Room Selection Process for juniors and seniors.  You can live with other juniors/seniors and/or you can pull rising sophomores in with you.

Rising Sophomore students must attend one of the Roommate Selection workshops in order to participate in the suite selection process. While the workshop is a requirement for those rising sophomores who want to select a suite, it is recommended for all rising sophomores as you go to determine roommates for the coming year. Rising Sophomore who wish to select a single room can participate in the single room selection night. If you are unable to select a single room, you would then participate in the double room selection.

We will also offer a waiting list for those not able to select a suite or single room.  

Requesting Accommodations in CSB Campus Housing

If a student with documented disabling condition would like to make a residential accommodation request she must complete The Housing Accommodation Request Form . We ask that the student work with their provider to obtain documentation as outlined The Housing Accommodation Request Form no later than March 8th. Pre-selection offers will be provided when requests and supporting medical documentation identify an access-related need that cannot be obtained through the traditional Room Selection process.    

Housing accommodations are based on disability-related needs and determined on a case-by-case basis. Preference-based requests not directly related to an individual’s disability will not be considered when reviewing accommodation requests. Pre-selection offers are intended to accommodate an individual’s access-related needs, not circumvent the housing selection process.

Click here to access the Housing Accommodation Request Form.

What if I'm studying abroad?

If you are studying abroad during:

  • Fall of 2022-- You will NOT go through room selection. You will receive information before the end of this academic year regarding your preferences and requests for spring housing in 2023. Start talking with friends who will have vacancies in the spring due to one or more members of the group going abroad, graduating and student teaching as we can often help you “swap” spaces.  Note – if you are going abroad in the fall you do not “count’ to make a full living group for the room selection process, your friends must have a full group for fall to select housing in the room selection process. 
  • Spring of 2023--You will go through room selection as usual for 2022-2023. Next fall, you will be asked to cancel your housing for spring semester no later than November 1st, 2022.  Email notices will be sent from the Residential Life Office regarding this information. You will also receive information from our office next fall regarding designating a proxy and room selection for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

What are the housing options available to students?

Please check out Housing Options for more information, including room layouts and amenities.