Residence Life looks forward to inviting the maximum number of students to live on campus this spring, as allowed by necessary restrictions we have put in place to ensure the health and safety of our campus community.

This plan was developed using input from public health officials, university leadership, academic deans, and students. Please review the information below and do not hesitate to reach out to Residence Life if you have any additional questions.

Spring 2021 Housing Process

  • Housing is being prioritized based on a number of factors, such as which majors need the most in-person experiences to academically progress.
  • Housing will be on a rolling basis, as space is available.

The following groups will be given priority:

Group 1

  • Students in the following majors:
    • Biology - Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
    • Biomedical engineering - Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
    • Dental Hygiene - Sophomores and juniors
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
    • Education - Seniors completing an in-person full practicum experience
    • Exercise Science - Juniors and seniors
    • Neuroscience - Seniors
    • Nuclear Medicine - Juniors and seniors
    • Nursing - Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
    • Sports Management - Juniors and seniors
    • Therapeutic Recreation - Juniors and seniors
  • All remaining seniors

Group 2

  • All first-year students

Group 3

  • All out-of-state sophomores and juniors

Students in these groups will receive by Wednesday, October 21, an email to from Residence Life to begin the residency confirmation process.

Each student group will have a specific two-week window to let Residence Life know if they plan to live on campus this spring.

Group App Live Deadline
Group 1​​ October 21​​ November 3​​
Group 2​​ November 4​​ November 17
Group 3​​ November 18 December 1​​
  • Once a group’s window is closed, the process will begin for the following group.
  • If a student is not directly contacted by Residence Life, unfortunately they will not be allowed to live on campus for the spring semester.

Residence Halls

All rooms this spring semester will be single-occupancy.

  • Your room placement is based on what you selected during the housing lottery this summer.
    • If you signed up to live in a suite during the summer housing lottery, each of the bedrooms will be single occupancy
  • We have designated a certain number of rooms for students who may need to quarantine or isolate.
  • All facilities have enhanced cleaning protocols in place as well as increased numbers of sanitation stations.
  • All residential lounge spaces will have renewed occupancy limits clearly posted, varying dependent upon the size of the space.
  • Restrooms in residence halls are communal spaces. There will not be a limit on the number of individuals in the restroom at one time, but students are asked to use their best judgement.


For more information regarding spring residency, watch our town hall virtual session from October 26 or review the FAQs below.

  • Where can I find my housing placement?

    If you are an undergraduate student eligible to live on campus this semester, you will be notified of your placement and move-in date sometime in mid-December.

  • Will I be in the same room?

    Exact housing placements will be confirmed in December. Students will have the opportunity to live in the room they chose during Housing selection in April 2020.

    • If two roommates are both returning, one will be reassigned to a different room.
    • Triples and Quads – All triples and quads will be singles, if all students are returning, all but one student will be reassigned to a different room.
    • Suites – only one student will be allowed per bedroom in a suite. If all members of a suite wish to return, some students will need to be reassigned to a different room.
  • When is move-in for spring 2021?

    Move-in will take place the week of January 11. In order to facilitate a successful and socially distanced move-in process, students will be assigned a specific date and time to move in.

  • What is the cost of living on campus this spring?

    Students living in a traditional double will be charged a double rate. Students living in the suites will be charged the double-suite rate. Find more about the Housing Selection Info Session here.

  • Are guests allowed in the residence halls?

    No guests will be allowed into the residence halls after the move-in process is completed. No off-campus guests will be allowed into the residence halls, including commuter students, at any time. Students assigned to a residence hall will be allowed access to other residence halls from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a limit to the number of individuals in a resident’s room at any one time.

  • What if I need a housing accommodation?

    Please reach out to the Office of Accessibility Services.

  • Can I change my decision to be a resident?

    Yes, students can change their decision to be a resident, however, there are specific cancelation deadlines listed below:

    • Cancel residency before 12/15 – no cancelation fee
    • Cancel residency between 12/15-1/3 - $250 cancelation fee
    • Cancel residency on or after ¼ - $450 cancelation fee