Aurora University

Housing Selection Process

2020-2021 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 emailed to new students in the summer of 2020. 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

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

Please register with the Disability Resource Office at by June 15, 2020 for incoming residents and by March 1, 2020 for returning residents.

Returning Residents/Current Students Housing Selection Process for 2020-2021

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 noon on March 20, 2020 in order to be eligible to participate in the selection process and receive your ranking number. (Late intent to return forms will be accepted but your ranking number will be higher). 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 29, 2020.