Upper-Division Housing Selection

Housing selection is fast approaching! Per the University’s residency requirement all students in the class of 2025 and 2026 must select housing for the next academic year by participating in the housing lottery & selection process this term. Student’s in the class of 2024 have the option of participating based on the selection timeline with priority given to classes of 2025 and 2026.

Fall 2023 housing selection is a three-step process:

  1. REGISTER FEBRUARY 1, 2023! Every residential student (class of '25 & '26) must register for housing (this includes future fraternity, sorority, and theme house residents). To register, login at eRezLife to review and electronically sign the “RETURNING STUDENTS – Fall 2023 Housing Agreement.” This takes only a few minutes and should be completed at your earliest convenience. Please carefully review the Housing Agreement. The agreement must be completed by April 3, 2023 in order to participate in housing selection.
  1. Next, mark your calendars! Deadlines, housing info sessions, roommate mixers, and the roommate matching form are all below! On May 2, 2023 eRezLife randomly assigns room selection times-slots by class year only. This is referred to as the lottery. Your lottery date/time determines when you/your roommate group will participate in selection.
  2. The actual selection process is scheduled to run May 9-12, 2023 – please review table below.

Note: Students living in fraternity, sorority, or theme housing; students approved for fall term abroad; or students with approved leave may not participate in the selection process. Future fraternity, sorority, and theme house residents must still review and sign the housing agreement (see step 1)

To begin your planning, we recommend reviewing several important webpages:

Next, mark your calendar!

  • February 1, 2023 - CLASS OF '25 and '26 must login to erezlife and complete the "RETURNING STUDENTS - Fall 2023 Housing Agreement." 
    • This includes future fraternity, sorority, and theme house residents. Fall term abroad students need not apply and class of '24 is optional. The agreement must be completed by April 3, 2023 in order to participate in housing selection.

      • Start planning your roommate group! Having a plan A, B, and C is essential! It's important to note that not everyone will receive their first preference for housing. This may require changes to roommate groups. Looking for a roommate(s)? Utilize the roommate matching form. Students are encouraged to participate as a roommate group though there will be limited options for students to participate as individuals. Individual participants are encouraged to review and apply for a theme house option prior to selection as most apartments and townhouses are restricted to complete groups.
  • February 1, 2023 - Theme house application opens. Long into eRezLife to fill out and submit your application. You may browse theme house options by clicking here.
  • February 28, 2023 – Theme house application closes.
  • March 6, 2023 – Theme house offers communicated to applicants.
  • March 6, 2023 –  Fraternity & sorority housing process opens. Check with your organization about your respective process and confirm assignment is correct.
  • March 8, 2023 – Housing info session #1: 6:00 PM via ZOOM.
  • March 13, 2023 – Theme house decisions are due to Chris Reid (creid@wlu.edu). Any offers are null/void after this date and vacancies will be offered to others.
  • March 16, 2023 – Roommate Mixer #1: 5:00 PM via ZOOM. This is an opportunity for students to meet others looking for roommates and/or to complete roommate groups. You may also utilize the roommate matching form.
  • March 31, 2023 – Fraternity & sorority housing assignments are due to Chris Reid (creid@wlu.edu).
  • April 4, 2023 – Students registered for housing may begin creating their roommate groups via eRezLife. All members of a group must have a completed housing agreement.
  • April 6, 2023 – Housing info session #2: 5:00 PM at Hillel House 101 (location/time subject to change).
  • April 14, 2023 – Theme, fraternity, and sorority housing assignments finalized and entered into eRezLife. Students may login at eRezLife to review their Fall 2023 assignments and roommate information.
  • April 18, 2023 – Roommate Mixer #2: 5:00 PM Elrod Commons 216. This is an opportunity for students to meet others looking for roommates and/or to complete roommate groups. You may also utilize the roommate matching form.
  • April 21, 2023 – Deadline to request any theme, fraternity, sorority housing assignment changes.
  • April 28, 2023 – Housing info session #3: 12:00 PM via ZOOM.
  • May 1, 2023 – Housing info session #4: 12:00 PM at Elrod Commons 216. 
  • May 2, 2023 – Lottery runs and time slots are randomly assigned to all students who completed the housing agreement. Students will be notified via their WLU email. Connect with roommate(s) to discuss who has the better lottery time. Discuss plans and alternate plans for selection.
  • May 9-12, 2023 – Room Selection (See the chart below for specific selection dates/times).

 

FALL 2023 UPPER-DIVISION HOUSING SELECTION

Tuesday, May 9 

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior Day - Village Townhouses ONLY!
Class of 2025 (registered for the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on eRezLife. ***Only Class of 2025 members may be selected as roommates on 5/9/23. Only Village Townhouses will be available this night.***

 

Wednesday, May 10 

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior Day - Village Apartments and Woods Creek Apartments ONLY!
Class of 2025 (registered for the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on eRezLife. ***Only Class of 2025 members may be selected as roommates on 5/10/23.  Village Apartments and Woods Creek apartments will be available this night.***

Thursday, May 11 

(12 pm – 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior/Sophomore Preference Opportunity!
Class of 2025 (registered for the lottery) will be allowed to select registered lottery participants in the Class of 2026 as apartment/house mates.

Thursday, May 11

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Sophomore Day!
Class of 2026 (registered for the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on eRezLife.

Friday, May 12

(12 pm – 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior/Sophomore/Senior Preference Opportunity!
Classes of 2025 and 2026 (registered for the lottery) will be allowed to select registered and approved lottery participants in the Class of 2024 as apartment/house mates.

Friday, May 12

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Senior Day!
Class of 2024 (registered and approved to participate in the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on eRezLife.

Housing selection ends Friday, May 12

**Any student in the Class of 2025 or 2026 without a housing assignment at the conclusion of Room Selection will be randomly assigned housing by the Office of Residence Life, notified, and billed accordingly unless an exception is explicitly granted.**

 

At your earliest convenience, map out your preference and your "plan B" and "plan C" for housing preferences, as well as any required changes to roommate groups. Because upper division housing features apartment and townhouse-style living (and some theme house options), you will need to plan your roommate group carefully and early.  You may view floorplans at the following links: Village TownhousesVillage ApartmentsWoods Creek Apartments

Why do you need a plan A, B, and C? Let’s say you’re a rising junior, and your first choice is a townhouse, but when your registration time opens, all of the townhouses are claimed and suddenly your 6-person group must downsize to a 4-person group for a change at an apartment in the Village or a 5-person group for an apartment in Woods Creek. Talk through these scenarios with your friends and be sure you have your back-up plan in place early. Groups will only be able to see available units that their group meets criteria for (i.e., group size, gender, co-ed). Learn more by attending a housing info session!

If you have questions about the lottery/selection process or you are having trouble finding a roommate(s), reach out to housing@wlu.edu. Do not wait until last minute to make preparations!