Housing Selection Process

2017-2018 Housing Selection Process

We are excited for you to join the Aurora University residential community! Living on campus offers many benefits and contributes to a well-rounded college experience.

How do I apply for housing?

Students interested in living on campus are strongly encouraged to complete and submit their housing contract as soon as possible to increase their chances of receiving their preferred housing assignment.

Accepted Students: Secure your spot in one of our residence halls by completing a housing contract and making your deposit online.

Transfer Students

Housing space on the Aurora University campus is limited. As such, residence hall housing is reserved primarily for first-time freshman students and current residence hall occupants who want to return for another year. Transfer students are welcome to apply for on-campus housing, but residence hall housing is not guaranteed. In addition to making an application, each transfer student requesting residence hall housing must be interviewed by a member of the Residence Life staff. Housing decisions for transfer students will be made on a case-by-case basis, based upon space available and other relevant and lawful considerations (such as the student's disciplinary record, if any, at prior institutions). The University reserves the right to deny on-campus housing and recommend alternative options.

Additional off-campus housing information can be found here.

How are housing assignments made and when can I expect to receive my assignment?

Housing assignments for new incoming students are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Residence hall, room and roommate assignments will be mailed to new students in July 2017. Roommates are strongly encouraged to contact one another prior to moving on to campus in the fall.

The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to assign students to any available halls or room based on the best interest of the student and the university.

What if I have a specific roommate request?

Specific roommate requests may be made when completing a housing contract. While we do our best to make assignments based upon preferences indicated on the housing contract, we cannot guarantee meeting all of your preferences. Please ensure that your intended roommates write your name on their housing contracts to indicate that the roommate request is mutual. If you have already submitted your housing contract, please make sure you and your intended roommates e-mail us directly at reslife@aurora.edu.

What if I have a medical condition that should be considered in making my housing assignment?

Please indicate the medical condition on your housing contract. A copy of our housing accommodation procedures can be found here. A completed housing accommodation form must be submitted to our office. If you already have submitted your housing contract, please send the completed form to reslife@aurora.edu.

Returning Residents/Current Students Housing Selection Process for 2016-2017

During the spring semester, the Office of Residential Life oversees the housing selection process for current students to select their room and roommate assignment for the following academic year. An intent to return form must be completed online via SpartanNet by March 17, 2017 in order to be eligible to participate in the selection process and receive your lottery number. (Late intent to return forms will be accepted but your lottery number will be lower). The in-person selection process will allow students to select from the available single, deluxe suite or standard rooms and will take place on the evening of Sunday, March 26, 2017. All forms and information will be available soon.

One can complete their intent to return form by following this link: https://orgsync.com/53230/forms/245946

Important Information on 2017-2018 Housing Selection Process for returning students can be found on this PDF.