Continuing Student Room Selection Process

Continuing Student Room Selection Process

Continuing Student Room Selection Process


HONORS: The following provides general information for all students. For specifc information about the Honors room seelction process, please review the Honors room selection flyer here.

TRANSFER STUDENTS: Fall 2021 Transfer students who submit the admissions deposit and complete the housing application by March 22nd can participate in room selection with current students. To participate in roommate matching, transfer students must apply and mutually match with their preferred roommates by March 17th.

Transfer students who do not complete the application and participate during this time period can apply as soon s they submit the admissions deposit and will be able and select their housing during the transfer student hosing process in June.

All students seeking University housing for the 2021-2022 academic year must apply by the deadline, Monday, March 8 at 11:59 pm.

How to apply:

  • Log in to

  • Click on the “Housing Applications & Forms” tab on the left side

  • Select the “Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Housing Application”

  • Complete the application


If you are under 21 or have fewer than 58 credits and you plan to commute next year, you are required to file for commuter status by March 8th. Please note, the mandatory housing policy was been suspended during the 2020-2021 academic year due to state regulations related to the pandemic. However, we anticipate this policy will be in effect during the 2021-2022 academic year. Students will be updated if the policy will remain suspended due to state regulations.

To file for commuter status, please complete the mandatory housing waiver form by following the below steps:

  • Log in to

  • Click on “Housing Applications & Forms”

  • Select the “Mandatory Housing Waiver Form (Fall 2021)”

  • Upon successful completion of the form, you will receive a confirmation email to your Rowan email address

  • After this submision, your request to commute must be approved. A staff member will send you follow-up e-mail indicating whether your requets is approved or not. 


Disability Accommodations

If you require disability related accommodations affecting your hous- ing, you must register and submit supporting documentation to the Academic Success Center- Office of Disability Resources by the dead- line, March 8, 2021. Failure to meet this deadline may limit the ability of the University to reserve housing space meeting their needs. Questions should be directed to the Academic Success Center at 856-256-4259 or



You will have the opportunity to select roommates via the MyHousing web site between March 10 and March 17 at 11:59pm. Roommate selections must be mutually agreed upon.

How to Match

  • Log in to

  • Click on Room Selection and then Roommate Selection to enter

    the name(s) of your selected roommate(s).

  • Each student in the group must complete their own roommate selections and confirm any matches requested by other students to indicating that they mutually request each other.

  • Incomplete matches in a group may be presumed to be agreed to. If you DO NOT agree to a match, you should deny the match in the MyHousing system.


Groups may be from 2 to 8 people. Most apartments accommodate 4 people. There are a number of Nexus apartments that accommodate 6 or 8 person groups.

On your assigned date, you will be able to select a room/apartment together as a group with the other students who have mutually matched with you. The group will select during the date(s) for the roommate who has the lowest class rank based on that individual’s number credit hours earned. Ask your prospective roommates to confirm which class rank they fall in by credit hours earned prior to confirming your mutual match.


  • 4 Seniors = Senior Room Selection

  • 2 Seniors and 2 Juniors = Junior Selection

  • 3 Juniors and 1 Sophomore = Sophomore Selection

Determining Class Rank

Class rank is determined by the number of credits completed by Fall semester, plus the credits the student is currently enrolled in. Transfer credits are considered only if they are accepted by the Rowan University Registrar’s.

Class =  Credits
Seniors=  90 or more credits
Juniors 58 to 89 credits 
Sophomores 57 and below





Selecting as an Individual

Students who do not wish to select a room with any preferred roommates may select on their own. Individual students will be assigned appointment times within the round for their class. A proportion of spaces will be reserved in each building for students selecting as individuals.

Gender inclusive housing options are available! 

Please make sure you check out for more information on gender inclusive housing!



You will be notified of the date and time you will be able to select your room via your Rowan University e-mail address. The scheduled dates for room selection are below.

  • ADA Room Selection (for students who need in-person appointments): Thursday, March 25th – Monday, March 29th. Students with ADA accommodations who are able to select on their own online will be assigned appointment times during the appropriate round based on their class standing and roommate group membership.

  • Honors Room Selection: Wednesday, March 31st

  • Degree in 3: Friday, April 2nd

  • Mutually Matched Groups of 6 and 8 Selection: Tuesday, April 6th

  • Graduate Student and Senior Round: Thursday, April 8th

  • Junior Round: Friday, April 9th – Monday, April 12th

  • Sophomore Round: Wednesday, April 14th – Monday, April 19th

  • Makeup Round: Wednesday, April 21st

Students MUST select a room on the day of their assigned time. Students/groups that do not select a space will automatically be scheduled a time to select a bed space during the Make Up round. Students with an application who do not self-select during the Make Up round will be assigned a space by our office based on availability at that time.



E-Mail Communications Policy

All communications regarding the room selection process will be sent to your Rowan University e-mail address. It is the your responsibility to check this e-mail account regularly.

Cancellation Policy

The Terms and Conditions of the housing agreement stipulate that the contract is for the entire academic year (Fall and Spring Semesters). You are financially obligated to the contract until a request to cancel is approved.

The deadline to request to cancel with no penalty is five (5) business days after you select a space during room selection, or the University notifies you of a confirmed housing assignment. To submit a request to cancel your housing assignment within this 5 day period, please complete the form online:

  • Log into

  • Click on the student tab and then MyHousing

  • Under the “Housing Applications & Forms” tab at the top, select the

    Fall 2021 Housing Application.

  • Select from the dropdown menu “cancel/withdraw” this application

    and click submit.

  • Read over the cancellation contract/information.

  • At the bottom of the screen you may select “No, do not cancel this

    application” or “Yes, cancel this application” from the drop down.

  • If “Yes, cancel this application” is selected you must select a reason

    from the 2nd drop down menu.

  • Add additional notes regarding reasons for cancellation.

  • Click submit and a confirmation will appear that the cancellation request has gone through.


Freshmen and Sophomore students who are subject to the mandatory housing policy are not eligible to cancel unless they
will be commuting from the home of their parent or legal guardian and submit the required “Mandatory Housing Waiver Form.”

Cancellation fees:

After the deadline, cancellations are subject to the following cancellation fees.

Requeste date:  Fee:
Through May 31, 2021 $100
June 1 to July 31, 2021 $250
On or after August 1, 2021  $500

Requests submitted after September 4, 2021 will only be approved due to withdrawal, graduation or leave of absence, participation in an approved academic program, marriage, or medical, financial or other hardship.