Fall Online Room Selection

Application or Eligibility Processes | On-Campus Student Processes | Change ProcessesResources

Every student planning to live on campus must complete the following steps on SPIRE under Main Menu>Residential Life:

  1. Sign the latest version of the Residence Hall Contract
  2. Resubmit the Housing Profile
  3. Request an appointment* on the Room Selection Home page
  4. Select an available space when their appointment begins

*Students who apply for and are accepted into an application based community will be given an appointment. All other students must request their own appointment. If you miss the appointment request deadline, you will not be eligible for that process and may not be guaranteed housing for fall.  Please contact our office as soon as possible for later selection options.

Students can only select an assignment as part of one process.  Once a student has selected an assignment for fall, they will not be eligible to use another process until the Summer Change Process.  Students who select an assignment are subject to the Cancellation Fee Schedule.

Application and Eligibility Processes

Defined Residential Communities
Application Due: February 17, 2019
Appointments Post: March 1, 2019 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: March 4 - March 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

Thatcher Language and Culture House
Application Due: February 14, 2019
Appointments Post: March 1, 2019 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: March 4 - March 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

Processes Open to all On-Campus Students

Apartment and Suite Selection Process

All CHCRC, North Apartments, and Sylvan spaces will be available in this process. For more information click here

Appointment Request: February 18 - February 28, 2019
Appointments Post: March 1, 2019 by 3:00pm​
Room Selection: March 4 - March 7, 2019 at 4:00pm​

Single and Shared Room Selection Process

All standard single and shared spaces and any remaining spaces from previous processes will be in this process.

Appointment Request:  Friday, March 1, 2019 – Monday, March 18, 2019 11:59PM
Appointments Post: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by 3:00PM
Room Selection:  Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Friday, March 29, 2019 4:00 PM

Late Fall Room Selection Process 

Students who currently live on campus for spring 2019 and did not secure an assignment for fall 2019. Please note: your opportunity to select will take place after all on-time requests and students are not guaranteed to be eligible to select a space. 

Appointment Request: March 19 - March 31, 2019
Appointments Post: April 2, 2019 by 3pm
Room Selection: April 3 - April 12, 2019 at 4:00pm

Assignment Change Processes

Summer Swap Process
Application Available: May 6, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Students who are in like assignments (shared to shared, apartment to apartment, single in the same hall to single in the same hall) for the fall can complete a person to person swap. This form can be found in SPIRE under Main Menu/Residential Life/Room Swap. 

Steps for completing a swap:

1. One student will enter the information of the student they would like to swap with.  You will be asked to confirm the identity of the student by providing their UMass Email address.
2. The other student will receive an email notification that they have been invited to a swap.  Once you receive this, navigate to the Room Swap panel in SPIRE.  You will have the choice to either approve or decline the swap request.
3. Students accepting the swap request will automatically have their fall 2019 assignment updated.  Students who decline will not be moved and cancel the swap.  If the swap was declined in error, a new swap request will need to be sent to complete the swap.

Please note that if a student cancels their assignment after a room swap has been completed, the other student will be returned to their previous fall 2019 housing assignment.

Summer Change Process
Appointment Request: April 1 - June 3, 2019 (Rolling Requests through June 28th)
Appointments Post: June 5, 2019 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: June 6 - July 1st, 2019 at 4:00pm

Students with fall assignments are eligible to request an appointment for the Summer Change process. Any open spaces after cancellations are processed will available to select in this process. 

August Change Process
Appointment Request: August 2 - August 5, 2019 (Rolling Requests through August 11th)
Appointments Post: August 7, 2019 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: August 8 - August 12, 2019 at 4:00pm

Late Unassigned Room Selection

Appointment Request: August 12 - August 14, 2019 (Rolling Requests through August 25)
Appointments Post: August 16 by 3:00pm
Room Selection: August 17 - August 26

This process is only available to students who do not hold a housing assignment for fall 2019.  Students in this process will receive one selection opportunity.  After selecting an assignment, students are expected to complete a Move-In Reservation for fall 2019.  Please note that there will be limited spaces in this process and students are not guaranteed to be able to select a space.

Unassigned Students

By the Residence Hall Contract, Residential Life is required to meet demand from on-campus students before we are able to offer options to students who are currently living off campus.  Unassigned students interested in securing on campus housing are able to participate in the Unassigned Room Selection process in August.  Please note that only students with less than 27 credits are guaranteed a space in this process.

Unassigned Room Selection Timeline
Appointment Request: August 12 - August 14 (late requests accepted through August 25)
Appointments Post: August 16 (late requests will post one day after request)
Room Selection: August 17-August 26 at 4pm

Room Selection Resources

Fall 2019 Room Selection Guide
Find detailed information on how to select an on campus housing assignment.

Video Tutorials
View step-by-step tutorials of the room selection process, from signing the residence hall contract and submitting the profile to selecting a housing assignment!

Room Selection Priority
Understand how your priority determines your appointment time.

Floor Plans and 360° Room Tours
See inside every type of assignment and view room dimensions and bathroom locations for every residence hall by selecting a residential area. 

Gender-Inclusive Housing
View options for gender-inclusive housing and a list of gender-inclusive bathrooms in residence halls.