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Application & Assignment Information

New Student Housing Applications

First-year students go online according to the schedule below to select their room assignment with the option of inviting roommates into the room based on the date of their completed housing application.

FIRST YEAR STUDENT APPLICATION SCHEDULE (for new students only)

If you pay Part 1 of app fee ($150) on: You will choose your space: (CST) Part 2 of app fee ($100) must be paid by:
October 15-31, 2018 January 14 (1pm) – January 18 (10am) * April 30, 2019
November 1-30, 2018 January 21 (1pm) – January 25 (10am) * April 30, 2019
December 1, 2018-January 15, 2019 January 28 (1pm) – February 1 (10am) * April 30, 2019
January 16 – May 31, 2019 April 15 (1pm) – May 31 (10am) * May 31, 2019
June 1 – 30, 2019 June 1 – June 30 June 30, 2019
July 1 – 31, 2019 July 1 – 31 July 31, 2019
August 1 – 31, 2019 August 1 – 31, 2019 August 31, 2019

*Students will be given a specific timeslot, within the above date and time range, in which they can begin selecting a room based on the initial date and time that Part 1 of the app fee is received.*

Be sure to search for, request and accept roommates before going online to select your room.  You can begin searching and confirming roommates once your housing application has been completed.  You must request a roommate and that roommate must accept your roommate request to be able to invite each other into a room during online room selection.

The system opens at 1pm (central time) on the days indicated in the schedule above.  However, you will be assigned a specific timeslot within the week based on the date and time you paid the first app fee.  Your timeslot will be emailed to you the week prior to your time to choose your space.  If applying before January 15th, you may choose a room during your assigned timeslot or anytime until the system closes on February 1st at 10am.  If you fail to do so by this time, you will be able to access room selection again beginning at 1pm on April 15th.  If applying after January 15th, you may choose a room during the dates and times listed above, according to your designated timeslot.

Room Selection will not be accessible for first time students from February 1 (10am) – April 15 (1pm).

The online system will remain open from April 15th through August 31, 2019.  Assignments will not be made by our office unless occupancy exceeds our availabilities.  Students are responsible for selecting and booking their own assignments.

You may invite roommate(s) who are in a later group than you but your roommate must have applied by the time you are ready to select a room.  Remember your roommates must be accepted in the roommate section of the housing portal and not already have a room assignment to be able to invite them into your room during online room selection.

If a student books a room during room selection, he/she must pay part 2 of the app fee by the designated deadline or his/her booking (assignment) will be deleted.  A student’s application will never be deleted unless we receive something in writing asking us to cancel their application.  However, our office will remove you from your previously booked space if the $100 part 2 app fee is not paid on time.  If, at any time, your booking is deleted because part 2 of the app fee was not paid, you may log into the portal and select another assignment if space is available.  After the first booking is deleted due to non-payment, the student must pay Part 2 of the app fee by the last day of the month in which the second booking is made.

If you still need help with your application and/or room assignment, please contact us at housing@latech.edu.

Room Assignment Tips

If you pay Part 1 of app fee ($150) on: You will choose your space: (CST) Part 2 of app fee ($100) must be paid by:
October 15-31, 2018 January 14 (1pm) – January 18 (10am) * April 30, 2019
November 1-30, 2018 January 21 (1pm) – January 25 (10am) * April 30, 2019
December 1, 2018-January 15, 2019 January 28 (1pm) – February 1 (10am) * April 30, 2019
January 16 – May 31, 2019 April 15 (1pm) – May 31 (10am) * May 31, 2019
June 1 – 30, 2019 June 1 – June 30 June 30, 2019
July 1 – 31, 2019 July 1 – 31 July 31, 2019
August 1 – 31, 2019 August 1 – 31, 2019 August 31, 2019

Please note the schedule above.  The system opens at 1pm (central time) on the indicated dates based on your assigned time slot.  Time slots will be sent out via email the week prior to the assignment time.  Once you have been given access to the online housing portal, you will continue to have access except for the dates between February 1st and April 15th.

It may help to have a list of building preferences prior to room selection.  For instance, do you want to search for an apartment first or a res hall?  Your assignment does not need to be chosen based on how you completed the room preferences portion of the portal.  Knowing your preferences ahead of time will help save time during the selection process!  You will also want to initiate conversations with your accepted roommate(s) about which buildings and housing accommodations you agree on.  For example, while you may desire to live in an apartment, your roommate(s) may not be able to afford the additional cost.  Therefore, you need to either come to an agreement or risk not being assigned with your accepted roommate.  Although you may assign your accepted roommate during room selection, they still must confirm their invitation within 24 hours of being notified of the housing reservation.

You may invite roommate(s) who are in a later group than you but your preferred roommate must have applied by the time you are ready to select a room.  Remember that your roommate(s) must be accepted in the roommate section of the housing portal and not already have a room assignment to be able to invite them into your room during online room selection.

You can only have one room assignment in the portal at a time.  If you desire to change your assignment, do not cancel your housing application.  Canceling your housing application will delete your application and you may lose your opportunity to select a room during your previously designated time.  To make a room change, please contact our office at 318-257-4917 or at housing@latech.edu.  Our Room Assignment staff can assist you in this process.

In order to assign a roommate with you in a room, you must select a room that has at least two available spaces – one for you and one for your roommate.  If there are not two spaces available, you will not be able to assign your accepted roommate.  Dependent on your housing preference, you may need to make sure that there are three or four spaces available, if you desire to fill each space.

The later you apply and complete room selection, the less likely there will be many options available.  As May 31stdraws closer, sufficient beds may not be accessible on the portal.  This is something that our staff manages each year successfully.  As students cancel, spaces become available.  Please be patient with our process and know that our staff is doing our best to find you an on campus accommodation.

Since the online system is able to time stamp transactions, the student who selects a room the earliest will be assigned into that room.

If you and your preferred roommate are assigned to different rooms, you will need to request a room change with your assigned roommate.  To do so, you may email your assigned roommate to request their permission to change with your preferred roommate.  If the roommate agrees to swap, they both most email housing@latech.edu with their name, CWID, the location of their current assignment, the name of the person they would like to swap with, and the assignment they are desiring to be moved into.  Please note that it is not required that your assigned roommate swap with your preferred roommate.  Requested room changes in this manner cannot be guaranteed but our Room Assignment staff will do our best to assist in this process.