The Catholic University of America




Welcome to the 2013-2014 Room Selection Website

Room Selection is the process for current CUA students to apply for a campus housing assignment for the next academic year. The information provided on the linked pages below will help to clarify the process and provide additional answers to frequently asked questions.



The University requires all first- and second-year undergraduate students to live in campus housing. Housing Services recognizes upperclass students consider various on- and off-campus housing options for their junior and senior years. Each year Housing Services reviews the demand for campus housing and initiates plans accordingly. During the spring semester, a lottery is conducted where interested junior and senior students may select housing from available rooms for the next academic year. Housing Services also offers guidance to upperclassmen seeking off-campus residence.
In order to participate in Room Selection, individuals must be current undergraduate, degree-seeking students in good financial standing who anticipate full-time undergraduate enrollment with the university for the 2013-2014 academic year.
University standards for full-time status are outlined in the Academic Announcements publications. A student whose course load falls below full-time status should petition Housing Services for permission to remain a residential student. Other exceptions may be granted on a space-available basis.

Room Selection in 5 Steps

  1. Submit your $500 Housing Deposit via cash, check, or online via CardinalPAY (preferred option); payment is needed in order to access the Room Selection Intent (see below). Students with financial need may submit a Housing Deposit deferral request. For more information including payment information, visit the Housing Deposit and Room Selection Intent page.  
  2. Submit your Room Selection Intent in the ApplyOnline area of MyHousing; the Intent will be available after you have paid your Housing Deposit and it has posted to your student account. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, February 8, 2013. For more information, visit the Housing Deposit and Room Selection Intent page. 
  3. Log into MyHousing and view your lottery assignment, lottery number, and selection time anytime after noon on Friday, February 22; then search for roommates and form roommate groups (if applicable).
  4. Develop a plan for space selection prior to your lottery; be prepared with several options in the event that your first choice is not available.  
  5. Select a space in MyHousing once your selection time goes live; view your confirmed assignment, billing and roommate information, and select your dining plan, all in MyHousing. 


Room Selection Resources 


Quick Links

Room Selection 2013-2014 Dates

  • DEC
    Room Selection Intent Available in MyHousing
  • JAN
    Info Session 6:00 PM
    Flather Hall, First Floor Lounge
  • JAN
    Info Session 7:00 PM
    Ryan Hall, First Second Lounge
  • JAN
    Info Session 4:00 PM
    Pryzbyla Center Room 323
  • JAN
    Info Session 7:00 PM Camalier House, Second Floor Lounge
  • JAN
    Info Session 6:00 PM Walton House, Second Floor Lounge
  • FEB
    Housing Deposit and Room Selection Intent Due Online by 5:00 PM EST
  • FEB
    Lottery Numbers Available in MyHousing
  • MAR
    Living and Learning Communities Lottery Begins 4:00 PM
  • MAR
    Sophomore Lottery 4:00 - 8:30 PM each day this week until lottery concludes
  • APR
    Junior/Senior Lottery 4:00 - 8:30 PM each day this week until lottery concludes
  • APR
    Off- Campus Housing Week Events each day TBA
  • APR
    Off- Campus Housing Fair
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Pryzbyla Center, Great Room