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Information about the Selection Process

The following chart offers important details and dates/deadlines about the housing selection process. The room selection process will operate through the MyHousing portal. You must pay your housing deposit and complete the housing application (also available at MyHousing) before you can select roommates and room.


Process Location Deadline

Housing Deposits
Students interested in living on campus in for the following academic year must pay their housing deposit through their Navigator account.

Due to the bursar's office via Navigator account

March 1

License Agreement
With a new online process available, all students will need to fill out a housing application and sign an online license agreement. To participate in room selection, students interested in living on campus for the following academic year, in concordance with their housing deposit must apply via our new process, available March 1.

Online via Self-Service Housing Portal March 31

Lottery Numbers
Lottery numbers will be sent to all residents first- year, sophomore and junior students who have paid their housing deposit by March 1.

Note: If you have paid after March 1 and before March 15, you will receive a lottery number, but it will be in a second subset of numbers after those that have paid on time. 

Lottery numbers will be sent out via SSU email April 6

Room Selection
Students who receive a lottery number will be invited to participate in room selection.

Online via Self-Service Housing Portal

April 10, 11 and 12

*Your specific date and time to select will be sent to you.


Returning students have the opportunity to select the hall, room and roommate for the next academic year through a room selection process that occurs in the spring semester. The order of room selection is based on the year of the student, credit hours earned and a randomly generated lottery number distributed to all students prior to room selection.

Students currently away for the spring semester can participate in room selection via our online process: Self-Service Housing Portal just as if they were here on campus. 

Students enrolled in away programs, such as study abroad or leave of absence, for the fall semester cannot participate in room selection.

Please contact residence life with questions at 978.542.6416.

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