Important Dates

How To


Dates to Remember

  • April 8, 2019: BAC Returning Student Housing Application opens in MyHousing

    You must deposit for fall 2019 before you can access this application.

  • April 8 – 22, 2019: Roommate selection open in MyHousing

    Roommate selection ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 22nd.

  • April 23, 2019: Roommate selection and the housing application are closed today.

    Students can view their room selection date and start time in My Housing after 5:00 pm.

    You may select a room at any time after your start time, as long as you select a room before room selection closes on April 28th.

  • April 24, 2019: Room selection for rising seniors.

    Students with 75 or more cumulative credits as of fall 2018.

    Roommate Selection re-opens for all students.

  • April 25, 2019: Room selection for rising juniors.

    Students with 44 to 74 cumulative credits as of fall 2018.

  • April 26, 2019: Room selection for rising sophomores.

    Students with 43 cumulative credits as of spring 2018.

  • April 28, 2019 at 11:59PM: Room selection ends for all students

  • May 17, 2019: Last day to complete the BAC Returning Student Housing Application

Even if you do not participate in room selection, you need to submit a housing application to receive housing for 2019-2020. Returning students who submit a housing application after May 17th will not be assigned to housing until after the drop/add date in August 2019.

Completing your Application & Choosing Your Roommate

Step One:

BAC Returning Student Housing Application – Opens April 8th 

After you deposit for fall 2019, you will gain access to the BAC Returning Student Housing Application, starting on April 8th. To access this application:

  1. Visit and login using the same username and password that you use to access Self-Service.
  2. On the front page of MyHousing, click “Application” at the top.
  3. Select “BAC Returning Student Housing Application.”
    1. Make sure you complete the correct application! Otherwise, you won’t be able to participate in roommate or room selection.
  4. Read the information and Residence Life Housing Agreement.
  5. At the bottom of the page, provide a digital signature, which means that you agree to the Residence Life Housing Agreement. Click “Continue.”
  6. Fill out the application, clicking on “Continue” or “Submit” at the bottom of each page.
    1. As a part of this application, you will provide emergency contact information and select a meal plan.
  7. You will see a thank you page once your application is successfully submitted.
  8. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a PDF. Please read this confirmation email as it contains essential information about roommate and room selection!

Step Two:

Roommate Selection – April 8-22

Now that you have submitted your housing application, you may complete step two of the housing process: roommate selection. The roommate selection period will end at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, April 22. After this time, you will not be able to choose your roommate(s) or suitemates. To choose your roommates or suitemates for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, do the following:

  1. Visit and login using the same username and password that you use to access Self-Service.
  2. On the front page of MyHousing, click “Room Selection” at the top.
  3. Select “Roommates/Suitemates.”
  4. Select the Fall 2019 term and click “Submit.”
  5. You will have two options for selecting a roommate: 1) Simple Roommate Search and 2) Advanced Roommate Search.
    1. Follow the steps listed on the right-hand part of your screen.
    2. Please note: when you add or remove a roommate request, it will generate a simple email and send it to that student.
  6. You may select up to 7 other people to be in your roommate/suitemate group (maximum group size of 8). To be assigned to housing together, you must be shown as fully matched with the other members of your group, meaning that you all selected each other.

Only students who have completed the BAC Returning Student Housing Application through MyHousing will appear in roommate selection. If someone does not appear in roommate selection, that means they have not completed their housing application. Feel free to encourage them to go to MyHousing and complete their application! Remember: roommate selection ends at 11:59 PM ET on Monday, April 22nd. Roommate selection will re-open at 10:00 AM on April 24th and remain open for the duration of room selection (until 11:59 PM on April 28th).

Watch the video below for further assistance!

Step Three:

Room Selection – April 24-26

You will receive a room selection date based on your academic year, and start time-based on your GPA. Please note your room selection date, based on your current, cumulative academic credits:

  • April 24, 2019: Rising seniors (75 or more academic credits as of fall 2018)
  • April 25, 2019: Rising juniors (44 – 74 academic credits as of fall 2018)
  • April 26, 2018: Rising sophomores (43 or fewer academic credits as of fall 2018)

Once you are assigned to your room selection day, you will receive a start time based on your GPA (the person with highest GPA for your room selection date receives the earliest start time for that date).  You will be able to view your room selection date and start time on the front page of MyHousing, starting at 5:00 PM on April 23rd.  When your start time arrives, you will be able to select a room in MyHousing. You have until 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 28th to select a room. To select a room in MyHousing, do the following once your start time arrives:

  1. Visit and login using the same username and password that you use to access Self-Service.
  2. On the front page of MyHousing, click “Room Selection” at the top.
  3. Click on “Select a room or suite”.
    1. You will see your fully matched roommate group.
  4. Search for the Hall you wish to live in.
    1. Returning students will have the option of selecting a room in Raphael Arthur Hall, St. Benedict Hall, St. Scholastica Hall, or the Cuthbert Allen Apartments.
    2. You must be a junior, a senior, or 21 years of age (or older) to live in the apartments.
  5. roster of available rooms will appear.
  6. Look for your desired location and select the “Select Room” or “Select Suite”
    1. “Select Room” will allow you to select a room for yourself and your roommate only.
    2. “Select Suite” will allow you to pull in the roommates/suitemates in your fully matched group.
    3. You will need to decide which person is going in which spot.
  7. When you are satisfied with your housing selection, click on “I Agree – Submit My Room Selection”.
    1. You won’t be able to make changes after you click this button, so double check your selection!
  8. You will receive a message, confirming your housing selection and roommates/suitemates.

Watch the video below for further assistance!

Frequently Asked Questions

A person won’t appear in roommate selection until they complete their BAC Returning Student Housing Application. Make sure they submitted their application!
Yes! Your roommate/suitemate group must be shown as fully matched for you to be assigned together. Everyone in your group must select all other members of the group to be fully matched.
The person with the earliest start time in a roommate/suitemate group will select a room or suite and can pull in their fully matched roommate group. This person will need to login to MyHousing to select the room or suite. This person will also decide which people live in which rooms of a selected suite. Make sure your group discusses this beforehand!
Up to 8 people can be in a roommate/suitemate group. Remember that only suites with 8 open spots will show as available during room selection if you have a fully matched group of 8. (For example, if you hope to live in the apartments, you should only have 4 people in your fully matched group.)
That’s okay! There will be an open spot in the suite or apartment that someone else can select. You might make a new friend.
Returning students are eligible to live in Raphael Arthur Hall, Saint Scholastica Hall, Saint Benedict Hall, and the Cuthbert Allen Apartments. To live in the Cuthbert Allen Apartments, you must be a junior, senior, or 21 or older. Returning students will not be able to select Poellath or O’Connell Halls during room selection. These halls are reserved for freshman students.
This might be the case for a few reasons:

  • The room is unavailable because someone already selected it.
  • You’re not eligible to live in that residence hall or room.
  • There aren’t enough open spots for everyone in your roommate group (for example, a group of 4 cannot select an apartment with 3 open spots).
  • Someone in your roommate/suitemate group isn’t eligible to live in that residence hall.
Some of our more competitive halls do fill up quickly, but never fear! Once you select a room, you can place yourself on the waiting list for a different residence hall (also through MyHousing). Keep an eye on your email over the summer – if there’s an available bed and it’s your turn on the waiting list, you’ll get an email with an offer to move to that hall.
Nope. Please double check your room, roommate, and suitemate selections before clicking on “I Agree – Submit My Room Selection”! Once you receive the confirmation email, your assignment is finalized. If something comes up next year and you wish to request a room change during room change week, you may speak with your Resident Director then. We’re here to help!
Of course! Hannah and Seth, our Resident Directors, will clear their schedules on April 24th, 25th, and 26th. They will be available to assist you if you’d like some in-person help. Please understand that there may be a little bit of a wait if several students come in at the same time.
Visit the Residence Life office, send us an email, or give us a call (704-461-7371).