Unoccupied dorm room featuring two beds and two desks

Room Selection

Room Selection Tutorial

Log in to MyHousing. If you have been assigned a room selection time, you should be able to navigate to the Room Selection tab, shown below.

Screenshot of the MyHousing portal with the Room Selection tab emphasized

You will then reach the screen below. Click the Launch Selection button to begin selecting your room.

Screenshot of the room selection landing page with the "Launch Selection" button highlighted

Then, select the academic term for which you want to select a room.

Screenshot of the academic term selection screen in the room selection interface

Verify the accuracy of your housing gender and membership of any themed communities.

Screenshot of the beginning of the search for rooms process, displaying housing gender and themed community membership

Use the checkboxes to refine your room search to display only the rooms you are interested in selecting.

There are two general ways a room cost is determined:

  1. Room rates are based upon several things: a room’s capacity along with amenity-based or value added, tier pricing (i.e. a triple room in a corridor building will cost less than a double in a suite with a kitchen).
  2. Single rooms are the most expensive; triple rooms are the most economical – within each tier.

When you search rooms you can use value, standard or premium as well as single, double or triple and combinations of both, like standard rate, double. View Room & Board Rates for more information.

Screenshot of a list of checkboxes with filter criteria such as room type, campus area, building, and other attributes

Browse your search results of rooms with open spaces and add your desired room to your cart.

Screenshot of search results of rooms with open spaces

Once you have added your desired room to your cart, you must assign yourself to a bed, as shown below. Then you may proceed to step 3.

Screenshot of the bed assignment screen with a bed selected

Finally, once you have selected a room and assigned yourself a bed, you must check out. Your room selection will not be processed until you check out. Note: if you have a roommate group, remember to assign every member into a bed as well, then check out.

Screenshot of the check out screen in the room selection application

Once you have checked out, you will be offered the opportunity to select a meal plan. Starting September 1, you will be able to modify your meal plan using Meal Manager in MyHousing.

Screenshot of the meal plan selection screen in MyHousing

Once you are finished, please verify that the information displayed on your Housing Dashboard is correct.

Screenshot of the "Congratulations, You're Done!" screen in the Room Selection application

Housing Priority Date

Your Housing Priority Date is the date you apply for admission to Western, not the date you apply for housing. Students who meet all deadlines and with earlier priority dates have a greater chance of ending up in a room in one of their housing preferences.

Housing Preferences

In your housing application, you will select three housing preferences.

Your Housing Preferences will help us know where you want to live. Find out more information by visiting Explore the Buildings.

Assistance Animals

Pets are not allowed in University Residences, however assistance animals, such as service dogs and emotional support animals, are permitted in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Before bringing an assistance animal into a residential building, students must follow standard procedure for requesting reasonable accommodation through the Disability Access Center.

When Rooms Are Selected or Assigned

Fall Quarter

Room Selection runs July 15 - August 15. Time slots are divided in two starting groups, each based your Housing priority date (the day you applied for admission):

  • Phase A: Roommate Groups of 3 or more
  • Phase B: Roommate Pairs
  • Phase C: Free selection

Note: Students who do not select a room will be assigned a space in late August.

Once rooms are selected or assigned in MyHousing, you can view your address in addition to the names and contact information of your roommate(s) and suitemates.

Note: some students with later dates will either be placed in a room by housing or receive a temporary room assignment, usually as the roommate of a resident advisor, in a temporary guest housing unit, or at our nearby contracted hotel. As vacancies occur over the first several weeks of the quarter, students in temporary assignments will settle into permanent locations.

Winter Quarter

For new students arriving for winter quarter, rooms are assigned in late December. Room assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information for roommate(s) and suitemates.

Spring Quarter

For new students arriving for spring quarter, rooms are assigned in late March. Room assignments are posted in MyHousing along with the names and contact information of roommate(s) and suitemates.