ONLINE BETWEEN HALL ROOM SIGN-UP PROCESS
Online Room Sign-Up will begin after you complete your Housing Reapplication and pay your housing deposit, as you determine who you are going to live with and create your housing group online. Then on March 3 and/or March 4, your group will go online and select your room at the designated time. The actual housing selection is alot like the system you already use to pick your classes, but now you are just picking your room for next year instead.
We have created video tutorials to help you through the process. Plus our Facebook page will continue to be updated with handy information, and your always keep an eye on our website to update and familiarize youself with latest information.
Wanting to Move to a Different Hall?
If you picked Between-Hall as your choice on your online housing reapplication (or as your backup if you don't get into the apartments) and you have paid your deposit, you have been assigned a priority number. You can find that number on Housing OnLine Sign-Up page on Blackboard, once your deposit is credited to your Webcat account.
A lot of students wonder how to interpret their number. In a nutshell, the lower the number, the earlier you are able to select a space. Students with higher class standing (i.e. Juniors and Seniors) get lower priority numbers than sophomores and first-year students. Priority numbers are assigned randomly within each class.
After you find out your number (again online), you may decide you'd rather choose a room at the online In-Hall process that will be held on Feb 26. If that's the case, you can choose a room during your online in hall process. Students sometimes choose to do this when they feel their priority number is high and that the room they want may not be available when it's their time to pick during the process. IMPORTANT: Please remember that you may only participate in one process – if you select a space online during the In-Hall Room Selection sign-up, you will be ineligible to choose a room during the Online Between-Hall Room Sign-Up.
Hints on Between Hall
Finding a Room? Beginning on the evening of Feb 28, you'll be able to go to Housing Online in Blackboard and find out at WHAT TIME and DATE you will be allowed to begin selecting your room on March 3 and/or March 4. Additionally, your Group Captain will be able to preview a page of what rooms are available.
It is always a good idea to make a list of spaces you would like in different halls – that way when it's your turn to login and pick at the Online Room Sign-up, you'll have back-up plans if some of your first options are no longer available. Remember it's best to prepare and have plenty of options! To learn more about each residence hall in advance visit our reshall pages.
Lower Numbers? When you create your housing group ONLINE, the lowest individual's priority number is used to determine your group priority number. That is the number our system uses to determine when you can begin selecting your room. Again, it is ONLINE so you'll find information quickly.
Got Class During Your Sign-Up Time? No problem. The person acting as your Group's Captain will pick the space for you. If you are a group of one (that's just you) and you can't select your room during the time scheduled on March 3 and/or March 4, you can designate a proxy to act on your behalf.
What To Expect at Sign-Up
On March 3 and/or 4, your group captain will login to Blackboard at your group's applicable time, go to the Housing OnLine site (Webcat/Services tab in Blackboard) and enter the Housing Sign-Up Process. Your group will pick a space from the list of rooms available at that particular time. Once your group has picked the space, you are finished.
It's really that simple! Of course, there's information we send out via e-mail, we'll be putting more information on the web, on Catvision, on Facebook, in your residence halls, plus your RA and Hall Director will have lots of information for you. So just keep checking back and keep your eyes and ears open so that you'll KNOW what's happening at YOUR Online Room Sign-Up.
Don't hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions!