Room Selection 2019-2020

Room selection provides students the opportunity to select both roommate(s) and a room/apartment.  The goal is to distribute rooms fairly, within the limits of available resources.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Room selection is open to current undergraduate students.

  1. YOU MUST BE A CANDIDATE:
    • Spring 2019 full-time matriculated undergraduate University housing resident.
    • Spring 2019 undergraduate participant in SU Abroad Programs and COOP/Internship, who resided in University housing during the semester immediately prior to their SU Abroad/COOP/Internship semester
    • Spring 2019 full-time matriculated undergraduate off-campus residents who wish to return to campus housing for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Options are limited to South Campus 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
    • Fall 2019 new SU student (‘PULL IN’).  SU first-year students may be indicated as future roommates by students who have not fulfilled their 2-year housing requirement.  SU first-year students may ONLY be pulled-in as roommates in Dellplain and Haven Halls.  You may include SU transfer students as future roommates in any of your undergraduate students housing.
  2. $450 ADVANCE HOUSING PAYMENT
    • An e-bill was sent to students’ email (current residents and SU Abroad students who lived on campus during Fall 2018) on February 1, 2019.
    • Review payment options and information on our website.
  3. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE HOUSING CONTRACT FOR ROOM SELECTION
    • The Contract can be completed prior to payment and can be found under the Applications & Forms heading on the housing self-service page via MySlice.
  4. YOU MUST NOT ALREADY HAVE AN ON-CAMPUS ROOM ASSIGNMENT
    • Once assigned your participation in Room Selection is concluded.

OPT OUT – What does this mean?

UPPERCLASSMEN WHO HAVE FULFILLED THEIR 2-YEAR HOUSING REQUIREMENT (ORANGE TRACK)

  • Not planning to participate? Don’t want to receive information? Opt-Out! Upperclassmen who will have fulfilled their University housing requirement at the end of the spring 2019 semester and know you will not require University housing for the 2019-2020 academic year can ‘Opt-Out’ of participation in Room Selection. By ‘opting out’ you remove your name from the eligibility for participation in Room selection and room selection mailings.  See below on how to Opt Out.

SU STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT FULFILLED THEIR 2-YEAR HOUSING REQUIREMENT (BLUE TRACK)

  • Certain you will not be returning to SU in the fall? Don’t want to receive room selection information? You will be able to remove yourself from all mailings related to Room Selection by opting-out.

How to opt-out:

  • Eligible students simply select MySlice – Self Service – Housing, Meal Plans and ID Card – Self Service. Then select MORE TASKS… Housing Room Selection Opt Out. A confirmation of your opt-out decision is emailed to your syr.edu email address.

PLEASE NOTE: This feature is disabled during room/roommate selection.

WHERE/HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Access to Room Selection screens is through MySlice>Housing, Meal Plans and ID Card>Self Service. Under the header Room Selection.

ROOM SELECTION – ROOMMATES:
Under the Room Selection header on your housing self service page select ROOMMATES. Select the fall 2019 term and click submit and this will bring you to the fall 2019 roommate requests and simple roommate search display screen.

Fall 2019 Roommate Requests

  • This displays the names of roommates selected by you, as well as the status of your requests and the status of requests of your chosen roommates (matched, unmatched). You can edit your requests in this area using the various buttons provided – remove/decline, poke/accept, or send message.

Simple Roommate Search

  • This allows you to select your roommates from Room Selection applicants. You are limited to the number of roommate requests you may submit by the largest room occupancy for the room selection process. You will need to type in one identifier – your roommate(s) last name, first name, middle initial or their syr.edu email address (email is the quickest and easiest identifier). If the information you submit is unique, selecting “Request Student as Roommate” will automatically select the student requested. If the information is not unique, a list of potential roommates’ names and their syr.edu email address will be displayed. Select the correct student from the list and select “Continue”. Your selected roommate will receive a confirmation e-mail that they have been selected by you.

ROOM SELECTION – SELECT ROOM:
To be assigned a selection date and time within the online selection round, you must not have already been assigned housing and be eligible for the room selection.  Once your selection date and time has begun, you will have access to selection until the end of the round or until you or your roommate select a room – whichever comes first.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SELECTION DATE AND TIME

  • Each student in the online selection process will have their own selection date and time.  The student in the group with the earliest time will have the first opportunity to select for the group.  This does not mean the earliest person needs to select but they will have the first opportunity.  Prior consultation between roommates should be made so all members are clear about selection.  Once a selection is made and processed through to confirmation by a member of a roommate group the assignment is final.
  • A PRIORITIZED LIST OF ROOMS should be developed before your selection date and time to expedite your search of remaining available rooms for one your group desires.  A list of the rooms included in each round is available but is subject to change.
  • WHEN YOUR SELECTION DATE AND TIME ARRIVES, you can access room selection through your housing self service page.  Under the Room Selection header click ‘Select a Room’.  This will bring you the screen displaying Online Room Selection – select the Find Available Rooms button.  This will bring back a screen display of all (remaining) available rooms that meet your roommate grouping.
    • The list will be in alphabetical order by hall (residence hall) or by street (South Campus apartments) followed by the room within the residence hall, or building number and apartment number for the apartments on South Campus.
  • Once you have selected a room you will be brought to a screen displaying Room Booking and asked to assign beds within the room to yourself and your roommate(s), if any.  Initially, bed assignments will appear for everyone in your roommate group.  You can rearrange the bed assignments by accessing the drop down arrow next to each bed.
    • On main (North) campus, bed number is not taken into account.  However, bed assignments within apartments at South Campus – Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, Winding Ridge and Slocum Heights – are associated with specific bedrooms within the apartment and the keys issued to you upon check-in.  Discuss bedroom assignments with your roommate(s) ahead of your selection date and time.
      • 2-Bedroom townhouse apartments(Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small & Winding Ridge):  Bed 1 is the back bedroom; Bed 2 is the front bedroom.
      • Slocum Heights 2-bedroom apartments:  As you enter the hallway, Bed 1 is the bedroom to the left; Bed 2 is the bedroom on the right.
      • 3-bedroom apartments: Bed 1 is the back bedroom; Bed 2 is the front left bedroom; Bed 3 is the front right bedroom.
  • SELECT I Agree – SUBMIT MY ROOM SELECTION button to finalize your room selection.  All members of your roommate group will be sent an automated e-mail notification of fall 2019 room assignments.  Your home screen will display your fall housing assignment and the names, room/apartment and bed assignment.

ROOM SELECTION DATE AND TIMES:
Selection times within each round of room selection will be randomly assigned.

Room selection date and time will appear on your self service page once they are allocated.

  • Single round will be allocated times March 2nd.
  • Campus Wide round will be allocated times March 22nd.