What is the Housing Portal?

The portal is the site that a student signs into to access the housing application.  You will need your username and password to be able to access the application portal.

When will the housing application be available for the 2016-17 academic year?

Tuesday, March 1, 2017 starting at 10:00am.

What can I do to prepare for the application process before it starts?

A $150 prepayment will be needed.  The prepayment is applied to your fall semester housing costs, and cannot be waived.  You will want to review and familiarize yourself with the contract terms and conditions, that you will be agreeing to (so READ it!).  You should also familiarize yourself with the Meal Plan Options that will be available to you next year.

Should I have a parent/guardian help me with this process?

As is the case for most new students, this is the first time that you will be signing a legal document.  While you should be the one answering the questions on the application, we strongly encourage you to have your parent or legal guardian read over the contract that you are going to be signing.

What if I have not yet turned 18 years of age?

A parent will need to co-sign the contract if you are not yet 18.  Print off a copy of the contract with your signature and signature of a parent or legal guardian and mail to the Housing Office address on the contract.

Will I be able to complete the contract if I do not make the prepayment?

No.  You will not be able to proceed with the application until payment is made.  Please be sure to have payment ready at the time that you start the application.

How does the application process work?

The New Freshman Application is a 3 Step process.  In Step 1, you will make the $150 prepayment, agree to the terms of the contract, and complete the Personal Profile.  Step 2 will be available starting May 1 and end on June 15.  During this step you will go back into the application portal and participate in the roommate search process or request a roommate of your choosing.  Step 3 begins June 26 when you will be able to go back into the application portal during your scheduled timeslot to select your hall, room, and meal plan.

How do I request a friend to be my roommate?

You will include the name of your friend on your application during Step 2.  They will need to request you on their application.  You will need to confirm each other as roommates.  Both students need to apply and make the $150 prepayment at or about the same time.

What if I do not have a particular roommate in mind?

Once you have completed the Personal Profile in Part 1, you will be able to do a Roommate Search during Part 2.  The system will give you names of students and the percentage of compatibility that they might have with your lifestyle.  You can then make contact with those that you feel would make a good roommate and decide who would make a good roommate match.

What happens during Step 3?

Step 3 will begin June 26. Depending on your pre-designated timeslot, you will be able to go back into the portal to select your hall, room, and meal plan.  Timeslots for those who apply by June 15 will be emailed around June 22 to your EMU email account.

What happens if I am not available during or miss my timeslot?

You can go back into the application portal to select a space any time AFTER the assigned timeslot.  

How are timeslots assigned?

Any student who completes the application by June 15, 2017 will receive a lottery number determined by the date that they applied and made the prepayment.  Your timeslot will be emailed to you via your EMU email account. Be sure that you have activated your EMU email account so that you receive that information.

Can I select suitemates?

You will not be able to request suitemates on the application.

What Items can I bring to campus?

A list of suggested items to bring to campus and what you cannot bring to campus can be found here.

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