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Freshman and Transfer Room Selection

Welcome, incoming Shark Residents!  It is important for each of you to understand the details and steps related to the returner room selection process.  It is particularly important that you make yourself aware of the Group system, as this will play a role in your room selection start time. Please review the information below.



Please view our step by step guidelines below for more information on how to select a room within our housing system.

Roommate Matching Criteria 

How to Select a Room

This year, students will be able to select their own roommates and assign approved roommates to their desired room. 

Please note that students will only be able to request and approve students who are within their same term group. This process was developed after careful consideration of last year’s student feedback requesting that we ensure students with more terms lived on receive priority when selecting their rooms.

Ex. a student who has 1 term lived on, cannot request or approve a request from a student who has 7 terms lived on. 

The groups below can only request each other as roommates

  1. Razors Edge year 1
  2. Razors Edge year 2
  3. Fischler Academy and Huizenga year 1 and year  2
  4. 0 terms lived on (under 20 years old)
  5. 0 terms lived on (20 years and older)
  6. 1-3 terms lived on
  7. 4+ terms lived on

Please note that Incoming new students cannot participate in roommate matching until May 3. 2019.

How To Select a Roommate

New Student Self-Selection REMINDERS:
1. Please ensure that you have completed your roommate matching PRIOR to selecting a room.
2. If you do not see the bed space you wanted during your selection time, consider entering the wait list for that bed space. New student wait lists go live on Friday, May 10th at 9am. 
3. If you encounter any issues and or have any questions about the self-selection process, please call our office at 954.262.7052. we are open Monday-Friday 8:30am-6pm.


Room Self-selection for New Students Timeline:

  • The Housing Contract for 2019-2020 went live on Wednesday, February 20
  • Housing contracts for new students are due on Wednesday, May 1. 
  • New students will find out their sign-up time and day on Friday, May 3 by 5pm. Selection times are based on a lottery. 
  • New students can begin to self-select roommates on Friday, May 3 after 5pm
  • Room self-selection for new students begins on Wednesday, May 8 for students who have been assigned this date
  • New student wait list go live on Friday, May 10th at 9am
  • Room self-selection for new students ends on Wednesday, May 29 @9am
  • New student wait lists close on Monday, June 10th at 9am. After they close on the housing portal, you can still request to be added to a wait list by contacting the housing office after June 10th. 
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