Gender-Inclusive Housing Option

Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms | Applying for Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) allows our residents to room with anyone of any gender identity or gender expression. This living environment is designed for students who are trans, gender nonconforming, or who do not identify as a gender, as well as for students who desire to live with a friend or family member of a gender different from themselves.  Returning students can search for and select Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) in Online Room Selection. New students can preference GIH as a living option on the Preference Application in the following areas of campus:

• Baker Hall (double rooms, Multi-Year)
• Webster Hall (double rooms, First-Year)
• The Spectrum LGBTQIA and Ally Floor in Baker Hall (double rooms, Multi-Year)
• Cashin Hall (suite-style rooms, Multi-Year)
• North Apartments (apartment-style rooms, Multi-Year)

Residence Halls with Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms (with showers)

The University's restroom and bathroom policy states, "Students, staff, faculty, and campus guests should use the restroom facilities that correspond to their sex or gender identity, or utilize single-user facilities that are designated as a ‘restroom’ or ‘gender-inclusive restroom.’" Find more resources and support related to gender-inclusive bathrooms and restrooms here

In addition, a list of residence halls with gender-inclusive bathrooms is below. 

First-Year Halls
Cance (Southwest): 02
Moore (Southwest): 01
Knowlton (Northeast): 128
Webster (Orchard Hill): 234A, 236, 228*, 233*, 328*, 338*
Van Meter (Central): 120, 122A
Oak (CHCRC): 111, 211, 311, 411, 511, 611
Sycamore (CHCRC): 234, 334, 434, 534, 634

Multi-Year Halls
Baker (Central): 112A*, 124A*
Brett (Central): All bathrooms on all floors
Chadbourne (Central): 217, 317, 419
Mackimmie (Southwest): 012, 014
Patterson (Southwest): 013A
Prince (Southwest): 224
CHCRC  - all suites and apartments have 1 private bathroom
North Apartments - all apartments have two private bathrooms
Sylvan - all suites have two toilets and one shower with a lockable door

*Multi-user bathroom

There are approximately 150 gender-inclusive restrooms in residence hall lobbies. View the Campus map to see all gender-inclusive restroom locations. 

Applying for Gender-Inclusive Housing

Current Students
Gender-Inclusive Options are available as part of the MY Room Selection Process.  These rooms will be listed as ‘Gender-Inclusive Housing’ under living option in the search tool.

New Students
Students must submit a New Student Preference Application in SPIRE in June 2023. Specific date information will be updated here once the housing selection timeline for the 2023 - 2024 academic year has been set. On the Preference application, Rank order an area with Gender-Inclusive Housing options and indicate "Gender-Inclusive Housing" as the Living Option. If there is space in the program, students will be assigned and will receive their assignment notification on August 8th, 2022.

Residential Life is required to assign students based on the gender marker listed in SPIRE.  Students can change their gender marker for assignment purposes and the name that appears on campus records by completing the form located here.  To ensure that students are considered for the appropriate spaces when processing new student assignments, we encourage anyone planning to submit this form to do so once you have access to SPIRE.

For additional support and resources regarding trans student issues and concerns, you can contact the Stonewall Center, the campus LGBTQIA+ Center.

 Question? Contact us.