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Current Undergraduate On-Campus Residents

Fall 2015 Online Room Selection
Students will have four Room Selection Processes to consider for fall 2015 Online Room Selection.  Please note, North Apartment, CHCRC, Single and Break Housing Options are billed at a higher rates.  For comparison, students can review Fall 2014 rates here (http://www.housing.umass.edu/assign/rates.html).   Fall 2014 Room Rates will be finalized in June 2014. 

Due to the high demand for fall 2015 on campus housing, students who do not request an appointment by March 23 or select a housing assignment by April 3rd at 11:59pm are not guaranteed 

Defined Residential Communities Process
Application Due: February 27
Appointments post: March 6 at 3:00pm
Room Selection: March 9-March 12 11:59pm

Defined Residential Communities create supportive environments that encourage personal growth and academic achievement.  Each community is focused on common interests, ethnicity, or identity.  All students are eligible to submit an application for the program they are interested in.  Students interested in a Defined Residential Community must submit an application by February 27th at 11:59pm. 

More specific program information and the application is available here.

SophoMORE Experience Process
Application Due: February 27
Appointments post: March 6 at 3:00pm
Room Selection: March 9-March 12 11:59pm

The SophoMORE experience assists students with academic success, second year transitions and personal growth.  Each community is focused on a topic, such as Creative Expressions, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Technical Solutions and Social Justice.  Students interested in a SophoMORE community must submit an application by February 27th at 11:59pm.
The SophoMORE experience is located in Hamlin, Crampton, Butterfield and MacKimmie.  More information about each SophoMORE community and the application is available here.

Honors Living and Learning Process
Appointment Request: February 23 – March 5
Appointments Post: March 6 at 3:00pm
Room Selection: March 9-March 12 at 11:59pm

All students are eligible to request an appointment for the Honors Living and Learning Process.  Members of the Commonwealth Honors College in good standing are eligible to select from CHCRC apartment and suite spaces, apartment spaces in North D and several CHC eligible spaces in John Adams.  Sophomore CHC students will be given priority consideration for 609 Suite spaces.  All other suite and apartment spaces will be available based on Room Selection Priority.

Students who are not currently members of the Commonwealth Honors College are eligible to select from Honors Living and Learning Community spaces in John Adams Hall.

Multi-Year Room Selection
Appointment Request: March 6-March23
Appointments Post: March 24 at noon
Room Selection: March 25-April 3 at 1:59pm

The following assignment types will be available in this process:

North Apartments
The North Apartments offer students a more independent living style and are a short walk to the center of campus!  Each apartment consists of four single rooms and offers residents a kitchen, two bathrooms, a living room, and air conditioning.  Individual students and groups of up to four people are able to select into the North Apartments.

Sylvan Suites
Individual students and groups of up to eight people can select into a suite.  Suites are available in Cashin and Brown Halls in the Sylvan Residential Area.  Suites include single, deluxe single and double rooms with a lounge and bathroom to share.  Rates for this area are lower than the North Apartments.

Single and Shared Rooms
All single, double, triple and quad rooms, including available spaces in SophoMORE experience halls, will be available to select in Multi-Year Room Selection.  Spaces in Defined Residential Communities and CHCRC spaces will not be available in this process.

Fall 2015 Contract Cancellation Fee Schedule
Any student who selects a spring 2015 housing assignment is subject to the contract cancellation fee schedule outlined below:

Fall 2015 Process Begins Ends

$100 Cancellation Fee Period

5pm Fri., March 6, 2015

5pm Thurs., April 30, 2015

$200 Cancellation Fee Period

5pm Thurs., April 30, 2015

5pm Fri, May 29, 2015

$300 Cancellation Fee Period

5pm Fri, May 29, 2015

5pm Tues., June 30, 2015

$400 Cancellation Fee Period

5pm Tues., June 30, 2015

5pm Fri., July 31, 2015

$500 Cancellation Fee Period

5pm Fri., July 31, 2015

5th week of spring semester


Students must call (413) 545-2100 or visit Residential Life Student Services at 235 Whitmore to request a cancellation of their assignment. Only the student may cancel their assignment and the request must be made directly with the Student Services Office.

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Room Selection Resources

Video Tutorials
Students can find walkthroughs of every step of the room selection process, from signing your residence hall contract and submitting your profile to selecting your spring 2015 housing assignment!

Floor Plans
From here, students can find detailed room dimensions and bathroom locations for every residence hall on campus!

Living At UMass Facebook Page
Students can post questions on our wall, find links to useful room selection videos and can get important timelines and information right in your feed. Also, there will be several opportunities for students to win prizes each Tuesday starting on February 18th!

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