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Housing Selection Timeline

  • February 12: Housing Application opens at 3:00 pm
  • February 21: Housing Application closes at 11:59 pm
  • February 23: Room Availability listings become viewable at 12:00 pm
  • February 28: Room Selection Times announced at 12:00 pm
  • March 13: Day 1 of Room Selection
  • March 14: Day 2 of Room Selection
  • March 15: Day 3 of Room Selection

The John Carroll University Office of Residence Life strives to provide an inclusive living-learning community welcoming to all students regardless of race, ethnicity or national origin, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, privilege, political ideology, religious affiliation, or citizenship. In order to ensure students feel welcome and comfortable in their living spaces, we will strive to provide reasonable and appropriate gender-inclusive housing accommodations, requested. Housing arrangements are made on a case-by case basis, in order to provide the best possible accommodations for each student’s specific needs and preferences. Throughout this process all disclosed information regarding an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression will be kept confidential and shared only with University personnel on a need-to-know basis. To request gender-inclusive housing arrangements or to learn more, please contact the Senior Director of Residence Life, Lisa Brown Cornelius (

If you require a housing accommodation due to a medical, psychological, or other need, please contact the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) department about making these arrangements.

Accommodations related to housing must first be approved by SAS. Get more information at

If you would like to request an accommodation due to religious or other personal reasons, please contact the Office of Residence Life directly.

The Housing Application for the 2024-2025 academic year opens at 3:00 pm on Monday, February 12th, 2024 in your Housing Portal.

The application closes at 11:59 pm on February 21st, 2024. Applications must be submitted online by this deadline in order to participate in Room Selection.

The Housing Application includes the Housing Agreement, personal preference questions, emergency, and medical questions. The Housing Agreement is binding for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Once you have completed the Housing Application, the Roommate Selection feature will become available to you in your Housing Portal and will remain available through the duration of the Housing Selection Process.

Using the Roommate Selection feature, you can search for your preferred roommate(s) and send roommate requests. You will only be able to find your roommate(s) after they have also completed the Housing Application. All roommate requests must be mutually approved to be valid.

In order to select into a double, suite, duplex, house, or apartment you must be paired in a fully mutually approved roommate group of the exact size of the housing type you are pursuing.

At your selection time, you will only be able to see available rooms that your group can fill to occupancy and does not exceed the maximum occupancy.

In the event you are presented with no available rooms at your selection time, you may need to dissolve your roommate group or add another member to see the remaining available rooms. Please make sure you plan ahead for this with the other members of your roommate group.

*NOTE: if you are interested in living with a sophomore student, you will not be eligible for junior/senior housing locations and must contact our office directly.

  • Murphy Hall
    • Single
    • Single w. Bath
    • Double
    • Double w. Bath
    • Single in Triple Suite
    • Single in Quad Suite
  • Bernet Hall
    • Double in Suite
  • JCU Houses
    • 3 person units
    • 4 person units
  • JCU Duplexes
    • 2 person units
    • 3 person units

At noon on Thursday, February 23rd, 2024, you will be able to log in to your Housing Portal and view a listing of rooms that may be available to you at your selection time. 

Rooms that will actually be available to you at your selection time will depend on the size of your roommate group and the rooms that others with earlier selection times may have selected. 

Make sure to use the room availability listings to plan ahead for your actual room selection time. It is highly recommended that you have at least 3 backup room selection plans established in the event your first choices are no longer available at your selection time.

On February 28th, Room Selection times will be announced at noon.

Room Selection times are the individually assigned times at which a student becomes eligible to log in and make their room selection. Selection times are randomly assigned in order to give all participants an impartial chance at being able to select the room of their choice.

If you are part of a fully mutually approved roommate group, the member of the group with the earliest selection time may log in and make the room selection for the whole group. Although all members will receive individual selection times, only one person needs to complete a selection for the group.

When your Room Selection time arrives, you will be able to login to your Housing Portal and select from the remaining available rooms.

You will only be presented with rooms to choose from that have not already been selected and that you and/or your roommate group can fill to occupancy without exceeding the maximum occupancy of the space.

In the event you are presented with no available rooms at your selection time, you may need to dissolve your roommate group or add a roommate to see the remaining available rooms. Please make sure you plan ahead for this with the other members of your roommate group.

If you are still presented with no available rooms, even after rearranging your roommate group, the Office of Residence Life will work with you to find an appropriate placement.

If you miss your assigned selection time, you may still log in any time between your assigned time and the close of the Room Selection process on Friday, March 15th at 11:59pm to make your selection.

The Housing Agreement is binding. If space is available, even if it is not your first choice option, you will be held to the entirety of the Housing Agreement.

Please note, housing is not guaranteed for Juniors and Seniors. If at the end of the Room Selection process there is no space available, you may choose to be placed on a waiting list in the event vacancies occur at a later date and/or you may be released from the Housing Agreement.

Once you submit your Room Selection it is final. Changes to your selection cannot be made.