Room Selection Process

All students, both new and returning, will have the opportunity to select their own housing assignments if they completed the housing process as outlined below. 

Returning Student Room Selection Process

The room selection process is completed in four steps for returning students, to be completed early in the preceding spring semester. The returning student housing process steps include:

1. Completion of housing application, including housing license agreement and $75 non-refundable housing processing fee payment. 

2. Completion of My College Roomie profile. 

3. Roommate matching with roommate pair or group in My College Roomie software. 

4. Room selection with matched roommate group in your MyKUHousing account. 

Incoming Student Room Selection Process

The room selection process is completed in a five steps for incoming students, to be completed in the preceding spring semester. The new student housing process steps include:

1. Complete Advanced Registration Deposit to Kutztown University. 

2. Completion of My College Roomie profile. 

3. Complete Special Interest Housing application, if desired. 

4. Roommate matching with roommate pair in My College Roomie software. 

5. Room selection with matched roommate pair in your MyKUHousing account. 

 

  • Returning Student Housing Process Timeline

    Spring 2020 Housing Assignments

    All students who resided on campus for the fall 2019 semester, will remain in their assignments for the spring 2020 semester. All students who need on-campus housing for the Spring 2020 semester should contact our office for details of the assignment processes. All spring semester housing assignments are done on an as-needed basis for students.

    2020-2021 Academic Year Room Selection (Current Students)

    The timeline for the 2020-2021 academic year room selection for returning students is as follows:

    November 13, 2019 through January 31, 2020

    Step 1: Completion of housing application and housing processing fee payment*

    December 2, 2019 through March 1, 2020

    Step 2: Complete My College Roomie profile*

    February 3, 2020 through March 1, 2020

    Step 3: Create roommate/suitemate group**

    March 2, 2020 through March 5, 2020

    Step 4: Complete special interest housing room selection during assigned selection time, if eligible.

    March 18, 2020 through March 26, 2020

    Step 4: Complete room selection during assigned selection time.

    *This step MUST be completed in order to participate in room selection.

    **This step MUST be completed in order to participate in the first round of group room selection.

    Special Interest Housing Room Selection

    Students who wish to or are eligible to participate in one of our special interest housing room selections should complete the housing process, steps 1 through 3, as all other students do. If a student plans to participate in one of the below housing selections, they should indicate that on their housing application.

    The special interest housing room selection options for 2020-2021 will be:

    • Honors Students: Active upperclassmen students in the Honors Program who wish to live in Honors Building apartments should participate in this process. Students eligible for this process will be notified of eligibility and housing selection time. To be eligible, students must be active members of the KU Honors Program and indicate their eligibility when completing the housing application.
    • Military Affiliated Housing: Active upperclassmen students who receive military benefits at KU are eligible for this process. Students eligible for this process will be notified of eligibility and housing selection time. To be eligible, students must be actively recognized as military affiliated students at KU and indicate their eligibility when completing the housing application.
    • Gender Inclusive: Active upperclassmen students who wish to room with students of a different sex should participate in this process. Students eligible for this process will be notified of eligibility and housing selection time. To be eligible, students must form a roommate group of mixed sexes and indicate their eligibility when completing the housing application. More information regarding this process, including spaces available and group size, can be found on the Gender Inclusive Housing page.
    • Social Justice Community: Active upperclassmen students who wish to be an active member of the social justice community should participate in this process. Students eligible for this process will be notified of eligibility and housing selection time. To be eligible, students must complete the special interest housing application and indicate their eligibility when completing the housing application.

    Returning Student Complete Group Room Selection

    This process is for groups of 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 students who wish to reside together. Groups of students must be mutually matched as roommates in My College Roomie prior to the roommate matching deadline.

    All students who wish to be assigned a room selection time must be a member of a COMPLETED group of either 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 students, depending on preferred housing preference.

    Please note, we are encouraging all first-year students to form groups of five or six students. Our two and four-person suites and apartments are always the most popular to be selected in room selection. Since room selection times are determined by the group’s number of COMPLETED credits, we encourage our first-year students to have a plan in the event that they cannot select housing to accommodate a group of 4.

    All members of the group must be of the same sex, as recognized by KU, to make their group complete.

    Students eligible for this round of room selection will receive their selection time, via e-mail, after the roommate matching process closes. Selection will be held after Spring Break through their MyKUHousing account. Selection times are prioritized based on the group's total completed credits. 

    Returning Student Individual Room Selection

    This process is for current students who do not participate successfully in selecting an assignment during Group Room Selection or are not part of a complete group. These students will be able to select into remaining available beds through MyKUHousing by group/individual appointment times for online selection with an anticipated start date after Spring Break.

    Current students who have completed the housing application process but do not select an assignment during one of the above processes AND students required to live on campus but did not complete the application process will be assigned by the Housing Office. Auto-assignments are typically completed by the end of March/beginning of April. Students will receive an e-mail notification when assignments have been completed.  

  • Incoming Student Housing Process Timeline

    2020-2021 Academic Year Room Selection (Incoming Students)

    The timeline for the 2020-2021 academic year room selection for incoming students is as follows:

    April 1, 2020 through June 12, 2020

    Step 1: Make Housing Decision

    · If living on-campus, complete My College Roomie profile*

    · If living off-campus, complete residency exception

    April 1, 2020 through May 8, 2020

    Step 2: If interested, complete special interest housing application

    May 1, 2020 through June 12, 2020

    Step 3: Create roommate pair**

    June 17, 2020 (9:00am) through

    June 19, 2020 (3:00pm)

    Step 4: Complete special interest housing room selection during assigned selection time, if eligible.

    June 23, 2020 through July 2, 2020

    Step 4: Complete room selection during assigned selection time.

    *This step MUST be completed in order to participate in room selection.

    **This step MUST be completed in order to participate in the first round of group room selection.

    Special Interest Housing Room Selection

    Special Interest Housing Selection will be June 17, 2020 at 9:00 am through June 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Students approved to live in Special Interest Housing Communities will be able to select from available rooms, in the community, at the start of this selection time. They will be eligible to select their room through their MyKUHousing account any time throughout this selection period. Room availability will be on a first come, first served basis. Eligible students will receive an e-mail regarding the details of this selection process.

    Group Room Selection for Incoming Students

    This process will be available June 23, 2020 at 9:00 am through June 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Complete roommate pairs will be able to select from available rooms at the start of this selection time. They will be eligible to select their room through their MyKUHousing account any time throughout this selection period. Room availability will be on a first come, first served basis. 

    Individual Room Selection for Incoming Students

    This process will be available June 30, 2020 through July 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Students without a roommate selection or students who did not select in round 1 will be able to select from available rooms at the start of this selection time. They will be eligible to select their room through their MyKUHousing account any time throughout this selection period. Room availability will be on a first come, first served basis.

     

    Incoming students required to live on campus but did not participate in a housing selection process will be assigned by the Housing Office. Auto-assignments are typically completed by July 10th. An assignment will be completed for all students who did not participate in self-room selection. Students will be able to view their assignment on their MyKUHousing account.

  • Finding A Roommate

    All roommate matching will be done in My College Roomie. Students received their log-in information for My College Roomie to their KU e-mail. Usernames are the same as students' KU username (without the @live.kutztown.edu portion), and passwords are unique to each individual.

    Roommate Matching Steps:

    1. Log-In to My College Roomie, create individual profile, AND answer the questionnaire. Both portions of the questionnaire, the question and its extremes, as well as the comfort zone slider, must be completed.

    2. Review your matches, become friends with potential roommate matches, and begin communicating with fellow students who you believe may be a good match for you. You must first be Friends with someone before being able to send them a Roommate Request. Your friend will need to accept your Friend Request in order for you to be able to unlock Friendship privileges with that user.

    3. Once you are sure you know the student you wish to live with, you can send them a Roommate Request in multiple ways. One way is via the Home Page: Within your lists of Matches, Friends, New, and Recently Viewed, you can send a Roommate Request simply by clicking the "Roommate Request" button next to each user. The second way to send a friend request is within a User's Profile: You can add him/her as a Roommate simply by clicking the "Roommate Request" button within their profile.

  • Selecting A Room

    All room selection will be done in students' MyKUHousing accounts. Students should use their KU credentials to log into their MyKUHousing account. 

    Room Selection Process:

    Prior to room selection start time, students are encouraged to:

    1. Log into their MyKUHousing Account.
    2. Go to Room Selection Tab.
    3. Select a Room/Suite
    4. Confirm that the listed roommates are correct. No adjustments can be made to groups once room selection begins. Adjustments need to be completed in My College Roomie 24 hours PRIOR to the start of room selection. 

    At the scheduled time for room selection, students select a room by:

    1. Log into MyKUHousing Account.
    2. Go to Room Selection Tab.
    3. Select a Room/Suite
    4. Confirm that the listed roommates are correct.
    5. Click “Find Available Rooms.” – A list of available rooms/suites/apartments appropriate for your group size will appear.
    6. When you find the room/suite/apartment you would like, click “Select Room.”
    7. Confirm your roommates are in the beds you all wish to be living in. Click on “I agree- Submit My Room Selection.” You will not be able to change this assignment yourself once you select.