Upper-Division Housing Selection


With fall 2021 room selection fast approaching, we are sharing some important dates and resources that will prepare you for the process! Fall housing selection is a three-step process.

First, every student needing to live on-campus for the fall 2021 term must register for housing lottery/selection. To register, students must login at go.wlu.edu/erezlife to review and electronically sign the “RETURNING STUDENTS – Fall 2021 Housing Agreement.” It is your responsibility to read over the Housing Agreement carefullySecond, eRezLife randomly assigns room selection times-slots (the lottery) for the room selection process. Students studying abroad for fall 2021 and those living in fraternity, sorority, or theme housing cannot participate in the lottery or housing selection process. The third and final step is the actual selection process, which is scheduled to run May 11-14, 2021 (see timeline & chart below).

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

Next, mark your calendar!

    • TODAY – 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.
    • TODAY – ALL STUDENTS LIVING IN UNIVERSITY HOUSING FALL 2021 login to go.wlu.edu/erezlife and complete the “RETURNING STUDENTS - Fall 2021 Housing Agreement.” This includes fraternity, sorority, and theme house residents. Fall term abroad students need not apply and class of ’22 is optional.
    • April 23, 2021 – Theme house offer decisions due to Chris Reid (creid@wlu.edu).
    • April 30, 2021 – Theme, fraternity, and sorority housing assignments finalized and entered into eRezLife. Students may login at go.wlu.edu/erezlife to view their Fall 2021 assignments and roommate information.
    • May 4, 2021 (6:00 PM) – Housing Selection Info Session #2 (virtual): learn more about the housing selection process. Students are encouraged to attend with their potential roommate(s). Zoom link for virtual meeting.
    • May 5, 2021 (6:00 PM) – Roommate Mixer #2 (virtual). 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.  Zoom link for virtual meeting.
    • May 6, 2021 – Lottery runs and time slots are randomly assigned to all students. 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 11-14, 2021 – Room Selection (See the the chart below for specific selection dates/times).

UPPER-DIVISION HOUSING SELECTION – FALL 2021

Tuesday, May 11 

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior Day - Village Townhouses ONLY!
Class of 2023 (registered for the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on their Housing Dashboards. ***Only Class of 2023 members may be selected as roommates on 5/11/21. Only Village Townhouses will be available 5/11/21.***

 

Wednesday, May 12 

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior Day - Village Apartments and Woods Creek Apartments ONLY!
Class of 2023 (registered for the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on their Housing Dashboards. ***Only Class of 2023 members may be selected as roommates on 5/12/21.  Village Apartments and Woods Creek apartments will be available.***

Thursday, May 13 

(6 am – 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior/Sophomore Preference Opportunity!
Class of 2023 (registered for the lottery) will be allowed to select registered lottery participants in the Class of 2024 as apartment/house mates.

Thursday, May 13

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Sophomore Day!
Class of 2024 (registered for the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on Housing Dashboards.

Friday, May 14

(6 am – 8 pm ET)

Rising Junior/Sophomore/Senior Preference Opportunity!
Classes of 2023 and 2024 (registered for the lottery) will be allowed to select registered and approved lottery participants in the Class of 2022 as apartment/house mates.

Friday, May 14

(beginning at 8 pm ET)

Rising Senior Day!
Class of 2022 (registered and approved to participate in the lottery) will enter room selection by designated times as displayed on your Housing Dashboard.

Housing Selection Ends Friday, May 14

**Any student in the Class of 2023 or 2024 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 explicitly granted exception.**

 

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 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).

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