2020-21 Assignment Updates

Throughout the summer assignment process page will be updated to show you what contract date we have reached. When your assignment will be made depends on your contract date, gender, smoking status, Learning Community Participation, roommate requests, and housing-type eligibility.

Left to Assign: 0
Contract Reached Dates as of: 5:00 pm on 07/31/20 
Contract Type Female Male
New Admit Freshman **** ****
New Admit Transfer **** ****
Family **** ****
Returners ** **** ****

With almost 10,000 students to house, the assignments process is a complicated one, needing to accommodate all students in a fair and reasonable way. During this process new freshman and transfer assignments are made first, followed by returner assignments. Family assignments are made as space becomes available in designated family housing locations.

Newly Admitted Student Assignments - Assignments for newly admitted freshman and transfer students are made beginning in late-May and continue throughout the summer. More information on this process can be found on our New Student Contact page.

** Returning Student Assignments 
  • Assignments for Returners began with the Recontracting process. This process gave current on-campus residents priority for assignments. A Returner that did not participate in this process may not be assigned during the summer assignment process based on the date of their contract.

Unassigned FAQs

How will I know when I have an assignment?
As soon as we have made your assignment, we will send you a notification e-mail and your assignment will be available for you to view in StarRez.  
What if I don’t get my first choice?
We will try to assign you within your preferences, but we can’t make that guarantee. If your assignment is not within your preferences, it is likely because those options were full when we reached your contract date. Once you receive your assignment, you can use StarRez Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays June 18 - July 5, to view available rooms and change your assignment online.
What if I don't have an assignment yet? Will I get one?
Contracting for 2020-21 began June 2019 – more than a year in advance! The later your contract, the longer your assignment can take. If you don’t have an assignment right now it just means we haven’t reached your contract date yet. 

Don't worry, we will have space for you!  Assignments are made all summer as space opens up due to cancellations or students joining Learning Communities. 

Do I have any options for receiving an assignment earlier?
There may be space available in Learning Communities. Learning Communities are small groups of students who share classes, living space, and close friendships as part of a cooperative learning program. Most Learning Communities have eligibility and participation requirements, so this option isn’t for everyone. If you were already interested in a Learning Community, this might be a good time to pursue that option.
Can I cancel my contract?
If you decide to cancel, please know that the Housing Contract is a legally binding document between you and the DOR for both housing and dining services. For specific cancellation details, please visit our Cancellation website.