Residence halls on the Pleasantville campus

Returning Students

Room Reservation for the 2021–2021 Academic Year

For current residents and returning students, reserving a room for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Students planning to return to housing for the next academic year must participate in the Room Reservation process to reserve a room. Returning students who do not participate in this process by May 1 will not be guaranteed housing for the fall semester (and will be wait-listed for fall housing).

As you are aware, due to the current situation with COVID-19, the institution has moved to distance learning, changing many daily routines and procedures. One of the procedures that may be changing during this time is our Room Reservation Process for the Fall 2021. Please check back to this page for updates related to the Room Selection process.

How to Reserve a Room

  • Apply and Deposit
    Deadline: May 1 at 11:59 p.m.

    MyHousing allows students to submit their deposit, complete their online application, and select their room (if taking part in the online housing selection process).

    The housing application requires a $400 prepayment deposit of the fall housing charge.

    Sign into MyHousing

    Next Steps

    The first item to complete is the online deposit and application. All returning students wishing to return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester must complete an online application.

    To complete the online deposit and application, follow these steps.

    • Log into MyHousing
    • Click the Applications and Forms tab at the top of the page
    • Click on the 2021 Housing Application, and complete the form
    • You may revisit and update your form through May 1
    • If you have any issues with the application, please email

    Online Room Selection appointments cannot be scheduled until all online applications have been submitted. The deadline for completing the online application and deposit in order to participate in online room selection is March 31 at 11:59 p.m.


    • Planning to participate in the online room selection process (either as an individual seeking a single, or as part of a group that have mutually requested one another as roommates)
    • Seeking an Accessibility Accommodation


    Once you complete the online application, you are done. You are guaranteed fall housing and you will be place by the Office of Housing staff. Your housing assignment will be sent out by early June.

  • If you do not want to wait for a housing staff member to assign you to a room later in the summer, there are TWO WAYS to select your room:

    Online Selection

    For students who have linked with one or more roommates to fill a room. Please remember, if you are not linked with another student, you will NOT NEED to go online during this time and will be placed by the office of Residential Life and Housing.

    Room Selection and Assignment By Housing Staff

    For students who have applied for and been approved for an accessibility accommodation.

    Online Selection

    Open to all students, whether connected to others through a mutual request or not, starting April 20.

    All students will receive an automated email shortly after submitting their online application, confirming it has been submitted. They will also be added to the pool of other students who have completed the application, which will allow them to make mutual roommate connections with other students in that pool. If you do not receive the application confirmation email within hours days of submitting your online application, please check your Spam/Junk folders first, then email Housing Operations.

    Selection and Assignment By Housing Staff for Students with Approved Accessibility Accommodations

    Students who wish to request medically necessary housing accessibility accommodations must initiate the process with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Once a student receives approval for their accommodation, they should email Housing Operations to request an appointment to select and be assigned to a room. Students who are able to secure their approved accommodation, and who schedule an appointment by April 5th will be guaranteed immediate placement in a room that meets their accommodation needs. Those who request (and are granted) medically necessary accommodations after April 5th will initially be assigned to a room that best meets their approved accommodation, and may later be reassigned to a room that better meets their approved accommodation on a space-available basis

    Online Room Selection Process Begins April 5

    Room Selection appointments will be sent by email on April 1. Once you receive your appointments, write it down and remember them. These times are the earliest that you may log on to My Housing to select your room for the 2021–2022 academic year. If you submitted a housing application by March 31 and do not receive this email by April 2, please email Housing Operations.

    Your Room Selection Appointment time is when you can log onto MyHousing and select your room. It is important to link with your future roommate prior to your Room Selection time. Once you participate in the online process and select your room, you are done with the process.

    At your Room Selection appointment time, log onto MyHousing and choose your room. You will be able to choose from all rooms that are available to you based on the number of roommates with whom you have already established a mutual roommate connection. Once you are connected to one or more students trying to room together (a pair or group that has properly connected with one another as roommates through MyHousing), only ONE member of that group will need to log on to the My Housing Room Selection process.

    The Room Selection process will take place between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., on Monday through Thursday for 3 weeks (April 5–22). You can log in anytime after your selection time (but before April 22 at 11:59 p.m.) to select a room.

What To Do If I…

Cannot see any available rooms when I log in to select an assignment?

Keep in mind that you can only see rooms that have available beds equal to the number of people in your selection group. If you have not had a mutual roommate request, you will only be able to see available single rooms, which are usually taken very fast, and so they may not be available. Please remember that starting on August 20, students will be able to select from ALL remaining available beds, so you may log in after that time and choose an assignment.

Cannot access the App?

Please email Housing Operations.

Am missing my $100 Deposit?

Please email Housing Operations.

Cannot Link with Roommate?

Please email Housing Operations.

The absolute deadline for students to secure fall housing is May 1, after which students who apply are subject to being wait-listed for fall housing.

Please remember that the Housing Office will begin processing cancellations on June 1; students who apply for fall housing and then cancel will not receive refunds of their deposits until after that date.