Read the Room Selection Booklet

Whether you want to stay in your current hall or select a new one, there are some things you can do to get prepared and make the process smooth and quick.

 
Room Selection Flow Chart

Download the easy to navigate room selection flow chart.

 
Room Selection Dates and Deadlines

 Make sure you know your dates and deadlines for room selection.

 
Housing features & prerequisites

This guide will help you to understand, which hall is best suited for you. Students requiring special housing needs due to a disability or medical condition should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at the UAF Office of Disability, 907-474-5655..

Room Selection Helpful Hints

 
Your process is based on your selection

Your room selection processes is based on your housing selection. The room selection process is set up in six distinctly different lotteries (processes). If you wish to return to your current room (in eligible halls/rooms only), you should participate in the Sourdough Lottery. If you did not get your first housing choice during Sourdough Lottery then you should select during the Stake Your Claim lottery (same hall/different room). If you want to buy-out your room (and we have buy-outs available) you will be placed in the Buy-Out Lottery (only applies if you answered ‘Yes’ to buy-out question on your Housing and Dining Application).

 
Make sure you know your requirements

Different halls have different requirements or restrictions. Some halls have restrictions/requirements such as required credit hours completed at the time of application submission and/or minimum GPA requirements. If you are ineligible for these areas that have restrictions/requirements you will not have access to select these housing options during Online Room Selection.

 
Lock in your roommate

Lock in your roommate before you select your room. Make any additions and changes to your roommate requests in advance of your room selection time. You can make additions and deletions during the scheduled time of your selection, but using this valuable time when you could be selecting your room could result in another individual selecting the room that you want. 

You can pull in roommates from off campus or new students. You may select a roommate who does not currently live on campus or is a new student. However, the potential roommate must complete and return a paper housing contract and have the housing deposit paid at least three (3) business days (M-F) prior to your selection date in order to be “pulled in” during the process. Remember that roommate requests must be mutual on each student’s self service page.

 
Don't overload your roommate request

Only request as many roommates as you have occupancy. Only request those individuals you really want to live with. If you want to live in a double room, do not request more than one roommate. Online room selection will stop you in the selection process if your requested roommate(s) are greater than the room capacity or if they are not mutually requested. If you are in a matched group (two (2) people for double-shared, three (3) or four (4) people for Cutler Apartments, Sustainable Village, and four (4) roommates in Wickersham Hall) and they are eligible to select at an earlier selection date and time, that student will be selecting for you. HOWEVER, it is still your responsibility to confirm that you were pulled into a room as expected. You should receive an email stating that you have selected a room. To confirm your housing assignment through self service go to the main menu page and you will see your room assignment for Fall 2017.

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