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2016-2017 Housing Selection

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Do you want to live on campus?

To be eligible for university housing, all upperclass students interested in selecting a housing assignment for 2016-2017 must complete the online Housing Intent Form. The intent form will open on February 22, 2016 and must be completed by no later than Friday, March 18, 2016. Information on your housing intent form including suitemates (if applicable), roommates (if applicable), and current credit status will be used to determine your selection order. You will need to know how many students are in your group and be able to list the other members of your group. Be sure everyone in your group is eligible to participate in housing selection. The order applications are submitted will have no impact on lottery numbers. 

New transfer students or first year students should submit the New Student Housing Application Form by June 1st. Roommate preferences will be accepted until June 20th at 9am. More information will be sent via mail during spring 2016.


All full-time students are able to live university housing including Women's College, Graduate Students, and School of Pharmacy students. Only current enrolled students may participate in Housing Selection. Students who are currently withdrawn, on a Leave of Absence, students who will be re-admitted for the fall, students studying abroad, and new incoming first-year and transfer students will have a separate selection process.

Civic Engagement Living Learning Community        

Students in the Civic Engagement Living Learning Community will be able to gain a better understanding of local and global issues, actively engage with local non-profit and community partners, develop an understanding of current social justice issues and how they can actively be part of the solution, and connect what they have learned with their future career and personal aspirations. Members will complete community service hours each semester to NDMU and the surrounding Baltimore neighborhoods and might enroll in the Peace & Justice course during the Fall 2016 semester. Students in the community will work closely with Sr. Sharon Kanis and Allyson Glass. This is an upperclassmen only community that will be housed on the Meletia 2nd floor in suite-style rooms. Rising seniors are eligible to apply.

Forming a Roommate or Suitemate Group

Students are encouraged to form roommate or suitemate groups to participate in Housing Selection, but may also apply as individuals. Complete roommate or suitemate groups will have priority to selected before incomplete groups and individuals. Allowing complete roommate groups to select increase the chances that friends can live together and limits the number of random roommates and suitemates as best as possible.

The order of complete roommate groups selecting will be determined by the average earned academic credits (does not include currently enrolled credits) of the members of the room or suite. Complete suitemate groups are considered groups of 4 students. Complete roommate groups are groups of 2 students. Groups of four or more students will select first, then groups of 2 students, and then individual students.

Applying as a Group:

All students are strongly encouraged to form a roommate or suitemate group. Forming a group improves the likelihood of selecting with friends or compatible suitemates. Groups can only be formed with current enrolled students. Students who are currently withdrawn, on Leave of Absence, studying abroad, students who will be re-admitted for the fall, and new incoming first-year and transfer students are not eligible to participate in housing selection.

  • There are two group types: suitemates (4-person groups) and roommates (2-person groups)
  • The number of people corresponds to the number of beds in the various suite types
  • A group of four will have priority to select over a group of two
  • Each group must submit a ROOMMATE AGREEMENT CARD
  • Changes to roommate groups will not be permitted after Friday, March 18, 2016

Looking for a Roommate?

  • Complete/Check-out the Roommate Binder at the Doyle Hall Desk
  • Attend Housing Selection Events including the Roommate Social
  • Talk to your Community Assistant and see if they know anyone else looking for a roommate

Applying as an Individual-Rising Sophomores & Juniors

Students who do not have a preferred roommate group will be able to apply as an individual.

  • Students who select as an individual will have random suitemates and roommates
  • Some individuals may be able to select a single room; many others will select double or triple rooms
  • All individuals will likely have roommates and suitemates
  • Individual Selection occurs after group selection is complete
  • If an individual finds a roommate after the application deadline, but before selection, there may still be an opportunity to form a group

Applying as an Individual-Rising Seniors

Rising seniors wishing to participate in Housing Selection for the 2016-2017 academic year can apply to live in a single or double room in Doyle Hall. Students in this category must complete the housing intent form and attend Housing Selection Day where they will have the opportunity to select the actual room in Doyle they wish to live. Rising seniors who do not wish to be assigned to a single room must go through the roommate groups consisting of two rising seniors. However, rising seniors who do not wish to live in a Doyle Single should expect to be assigned to a Doyle Hall double unless spaces in Meletia Hall doubles are available after rising sophomores and juniors have selected housing.

Housing Accommodations 

Students with a current medical accommodation or seeking a medical accommodation for housing must submit the Housing Accommodation Form with appropriate documentation from their doctor to the Office of Disability Support Services in Theresa Hall 009 by Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5pm. This includes students with current medical housing accommodations.

Housing Accommodation Request Form