Living the suite life
Returning Student Housing
Housing Process Timeline
Yellow track is for Tibstra & Alumni 6-Person Suites.
Blue track is for Alumni 3-Person & 4-Person Suites.
Wed, Mar. 29
All Alumni and Tibstra Suites Housing App Opens
Wed, Mar 29 – 8PM-12AM
All Housing Form Help @ All Desks
Mon, Apr 3 – 12PM
Tibstra & Alumni 6-Person Suites Housing App Closes
Wed, Apr 5 by 12PM
Tibstra & Alumni 6-Person Suites Room Draw Number Notification
Thu, Apr 5 – 6PM-8PM
Tibstra & Alumni 6-Person Suite Room Draw
*Specific appointment time sent in notification email on April 5
Wed, Apr 5 – 3PM-4PM
Tue, Apr 11 – 11:59PM
Alumni 3-Person and 4-Person Suites Housing App Closes
Fri, Apr 14 by 11:59PM
Alumni 3-Person and 4-Person Suites Room Draw Number Notification
Mon, Apr 17 – 6PM-8PM
Alumni 3-Person and 4-Person Suites Room Draw
*Specific appointment time sent in notification email on April 14th
Fri, Apr 21
Completing the Form
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Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more about how the Room Draw Process works? Read our FAQ to learn.
Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and fifth-year students will have the opportunity to select their own suites for the 2023-2024 academic year. Every student in each rooming group will have to submit a housing application and indicate their housing preference (i.e., Tibstra or Alumni). Unlike the last couple of years, students will have the ability to select a specific suite in their assigned building during an in-person room draw. The room draw number you will be assigned (see below for process) will give you your order in the queue for selecting a room (i.e., – a group that goes before you may select your top room, meaning that you need to select a different preference).
Each group will be given a room draw number and appointment time based on the total number of academic credits of all students in the group. The last three groups will be chosen through a randomized lottery drawing, not taking into account the number of credits per group. Room draw number and appointment time notifications will occur on Wednesday, April 5th for Tibstra and six-person Alumni suites, and Friday, April 14th for three-person and four-person Alumni suites.
At least one representative of each rooming group must be present when selecting their preferred suite (if all students in the group have academic conflicts, they should notify the Area Director as soon as possible). If a rooming group misses their appointment time, they will not have an opportunity to select their own suite, and a suite will be assigned to them.
Housing applications open on Wednesday, March 29th for all Tibstra and Alumni Hall suites.
Applications for Tibstra and six-person Alumni suites close on Monday, April 3rd at 12:00PM CT. The in-person room draw will occur on Thursday, April 6th between 6-8PM.
If your group applies for Tibstra Hall housing and is not selected to be in Tibstra through either the credit ranking system or the lottery drawing, your group will be notified. Your group will have to re-submit a housing application for Alumni Hall housing and given a room draw number for Alumni Hall housing. The room draw number will still be based on credits per group, not the application submission date / time.
Housing applications for three-person and four-person suites in Alumni Hall close on Tuesday, April 11th. The in-person room draw will occur on Monday, April 17th between 6-8PM.
Note that priority is given to students / groups of students with housing accommodation. If you think you qualify for a housing accommodation, click on the Accommodation Process Overview section of this page.