2018-19 Residence Hall Selection

Students in Helser HallWhether you currently live in a residence hall, on-campus apartment, or off-campus, YOU CAN live in a residence hall for 2018-19 and YOU CAN choose the exact room you want.

There are NO LIMITS and all residence halls are available for selection according to the below schedule. Please keep in mind: 

  • All selection takes place in AccessPlus (A+).
    • All selection processes begin at 6:00 am on the date indicated.
  • When you can select depends on where you live for spring 2018.
  • If you are in a roommate group, only one member can be searching in A+ at a time.
    • This person is called your Search Leader.
      • If another group member tries to search for spaces, the first person will be "bounced out" and will lose any in-progress selections.
      • Groups should discuss ahead of time who their Search Leader will be.
  • Looking for a single room?
    • Several single rooms are available throughout the residence halls.
    • Back by Popular Demand! Double-as-Single rooms will also be available in the residence halls (02/16/2018).
      • More details will be available in January.
    • There are also single rooms available in multi-person apartments,

Questions? Email housing@iastate.edu or call 515-294-2900. We're happy to help!

DateSelection Event
October 16, 2017CONTRACTING BEGINS IN A+
February 14, 2018
Residence Hall Contracting Priority Deadline
  • Contract by 11:00 pm to keep your current room or to select a new room for 2018-19.
  • DON'T MISS THIS DEADLINE!
  • You may not be able to return to your room, house, or hall due to Learning Communities.
    • This is especially true for Friley and Martin halls.
  • If you want to stay in your current room, you're done - except for roommate pull-ins.
  • If you want to move to a different room, refer to the below selection dates.
February 16-18
Residence Hall Roommate Pull-ins Begins
  • Current residents with fall 2018 vacancies can pull in a roommate.
    • You can pull in any ISU student with a 2018-19 housing contract, including fall 2018 new admits.
  • A+ doesn't know where you and your roommates want to live. You have to tell it.
  • Exclusivity for Residence Hall Roommate Pull-ins continues through Febraury 18
    • Make sure you pull your roommate(s) in during this time.
    • Once exclusivity ends, another student can select the space in your apartment.
February 16
Double-as-Single Selection
  • More details about having a double room as a single will be available in January.
February 19
In House Selection
  • Current hall residents can move to different rooms on their current house.
  • If you have formed a roommate group, you can move your roommates with you.
  • Some rooms may not be available due to Learning Community holds. Visit the 2419 Friley office for assistance.
February 20
Memorial Union Displaced
  • Current residents of the Memorial Union will be able to select residence hall space this day.
February 21
Large Group Selection
  • Want to live in the same house as a bunch of your friends? We can make that happen!
    • The "large group selection" means we help put you and your friends together in the same house.
  • More details about this process will be available in December.
February 22
In Hall Selection
  • Current hall residents can move around within their current hall.
  • If you have formed a roommate group, you can move your roommates with you.
February 23
Anyone, Any Hall Selection
  • Any current ISU student with a 2018-19 contract can select in any available residence hall space.
March 1
Contract Cancellation Deadline
  • If you participate in 2018-19 Recontracting, the deadline to cancel is MARCH 1, 2018.
  • If you cancel after this date AND enroll in fall 2018 classes, you WILL BE charged a penalty.
  • Visit our cancel page for details.
March 31Last day a current ISU student can select their own space for fall 2018.