Room Selection

Learn how the room selection process works. Find more information about room selection schedules, roommate matching, tutorial videos, and answers to some frequently asked questions about room selection.

Room Selection after May 1, 2022

Limited space is still available for the 2022–2023 academic year.

At this time, self-assign room selection has ended. To select a space, a student must complete a KU Student Housing application and contract. Once completed, students will be able to complete the “Room Request & Waitlist” information in the housing section of their myKU portal.


Room Request & Waitlist

In the “Room Request & Waitlist” students are able to:

Guarantee Housing: Select to be assigned to a 2-person room in GSP in the in the “Room Request & Waitlist” by May 31, 2022. Requests received after May 31, 2022 will be considered and every effort to assign you to housing will be made, but housing is no longer guaranteed.

A student can also complete the “Room/Apartment Type Preferences” section to be placed on the waitlist for buildings and room types that are currently full.

Waitlist Only: Complete the “Room/Apartment Type Preferences” in the “Room Request & Waitlist” section of the housing portal for buildings and room types that are currently full. Students will only be assigned a space when one of the selected building or room type preferences is available.

If a selected building or room type preference does not become available, students will not be assigned housing and will be subject to cancellation fees.

Waitlist requests will be considered through July 15, 2022.


Room Assignment

KU Student Housing will begin to administratively assign rooms to students who did not select a space during self-assign room selection, or, who signed their KU Student Housing application and contract after May 1, 2022.

Waitlists are available for buildings and room types that have already filled, and will be considered through July 15, 2022. Assignments will be made from these waitlists if space becomes available.


Self-Assign Step By Step*

*The information below describes the room selection process prior to May 1, 2022. Self-assign room selection and room change for 2022–2023 has ended. Please see above for current room selection information.

Follow this step by step process to be prepared to select your room.

  1. Before selecting room space, residents must have applied and electronically signed a contract for housing, paid the $50 non-refundable housing application fee, and paid the KU enrollment deposit by April 1, 2022.
  2. Optional — Complete the Special Interest Community form in the myKU portal.
  3. Optional — Complete the Roommate Matching Questionnaire in the myKU portal.
  4. Find your room selection time. — Group numbers for new incoming residents will be emailed beginning April 5.
  5. The preparation checklist can help you collect all the information you will need to be ready to select your room.
  6. Select your room in the myKU portal! — The room selection system uses a multi-step process. To be prepared to select your room in the myKU portal, all students should spend a few minutes to watch the following tutorial videos:

    Required Viewing
    Potluck Room Selection (video) OR
    Room Selection with Roommate(s) (video)

    Additional Tutorials
    How to find your group number and set your roommate PIN (video)
    How to add a roommate to a room you previously selected (video)

See the sections below to find more details about the room selection schedule, how roommate matching works, and answers to some frequently asked questions about room selection.

On This Page

myKU portal login

  1. Visit the myKU login page.
  2. Log in with your KU online ID and password.
  3. Select "Services."
  4. Log in to housing.

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a student reading a book while sitting in a hammock chair in their highly decorated room

Selection Schedules

Your room selection time and process depends on your student status and chosen community. Find your schedule below.

Residence Halls & Apartments


Current Residents

First priority for room selection is given to current residents in residence halls and apartments who are planning to return to their current space. Current residents who plan to move to a new room or hall next year are second.

First-Year and Transfer Students

New incoming residents in residence halls and apartments are organized into group numbers for room selection. Group numbers will be emailed beginning April 5.

All times listed are in Central Standard Time.

2022 Room Selection Schedule for First-Year and Transfer Students
Special Interest CommunitiesDateTime (CST)
Gender Inclusive Assignments & Community
Group Numbers 10–19
April 123:00 PM
Gender Inclusive Assignments & Community
Group Numbers 20–30
April 123:30 PM
Engineering Learning Community
Group Numbers 10–19
April 124:00 PM
Engineering Learning Community
Group Numbers 20–30
April 124:30 PM
Honors & ROTC
Group Numbers 10–19
April 133:00 PM
Honors & ROTC
Group Numbers 20–30
April 133:30 PM
Group NumbersDateTime
10April 193:00 PM
11April 193:30 PM
12April 194:00 PM
13April 194:30 PM
14April 203:00 PM
15April 203:30 PM
16April 204:00 PM
17April 204:30 PM
18April 213:00 PM
19April 213:30 PM
20April 263:00 PM
21April 263:30 PM
22April 264:00 PM
23April 264:30 PM
24April 273:00 PM
25April 273:30 PM
26April 274:00 PM
27April 274:30 PM
28April 283:00 PM
29April 283:30 PM
30April 284:00 PM

 


Scholarship Halls


New incoming residents who are selected for the scholarship hall community are assigned space and will be notified on April 7.

Room Selection Tutorial Videos

The room selection system uses a multi-step process. To be prepared to select your room in the myKU portal, all students should spend a few minutes to watch the following tutorial videos.

Required Viewing

Potluck Room Selection (video) OR

Room Selection with Roommate(s) (video)

Additional Tutorials

How to find your group number and set your roommate PIN (video)

How to add a roommate to a room you previously selected (video)

smiling, laughing roommates hanging out in their room at their desks

Roommate Matching

Whether you have a roommate in mind or decide to be randomly matched (often referred to as "potluck"), getting to know your roommate and others on your floor and in your hall can be a rewarding part of your KU college experience.

Potluck

You do not have to choose a roommate. More than half of new incoming residents don’t pre-select a roommate. You can simply choose your space and another Jayhawk will choose the remaining space. It's okay if after you look around a bit for a roommate match you decide to go potluck instead.

Roommate Matching

Roommate Pull-In

If you have at least one predetermined roommate in mind, you will need to gather their information before you begin room selection. Visit the room selection preparation checklist page to learn what information you will need. Additionally, be sure to watch the tutorial videos on this page to be prepared.

Questionnaire

You have the opportunity to complete a roommate matching questionnaire in your myKU portal prior to room selection.

Based on feedback from students, this questionnaire helps you find potential roommate matches based on your preferences. Utilize the bio area to further indicate information about yourself, lifestyle, and building/community preferences. The roommate report will compare your answers with other student’s surveys. You will see a potential roommate's cell phone number and may use that to call or text each other.

You can find the roommate matching questions below, including a description of the question, and what would be indicative of a “yes” or “no” answer.

I plan to live in a special interest community and would like a roommate who wants to live in the same special interest community. The special interest communities are Gender Inclusive Housing, ROTC, Engineering, and Honors. (Indicate in your bio which learning community you plan to live in).

This question serves the purpose of helping a student find a roommate in the same special interest community. For students interested in Gender Inclusive Housing who may not feel comfortable indicating this interest in the roommate matching portal, additional opportunities to connect with potential roommates will be shared with you by email. 

Yes – I’m planning to live in a special interest community, have completed the special interest community form in the myKU portal, and am looking for a roommate who is living in the same special interest community. 

No – I’m not living in a special interest community

I am an upper-class student returning to KU or a transfer student seeking an upper-class roommate.

This question asks about the importance of your roommates’ year in school.

Yes – You are an upper-class student and are seeing an upper-class roommate.

No – You are an upper-class student or an incoming first-year student and are not interested in living with an upper-class student.

I would be a good roommate to a person who identifies as trans and non-binary, including an individual with varying gender identity, sex identity, or gender expression.

The University of Kansas and KU Student Housing are committed to creating and supporting representative, equitable and inclusive communities for all students, including all gender identities. For some students, gender identity does not align with biological or birth-assigned sex. Roommate, room selection and assignments processes are based on sex, with female students assigned with female students and male students assigned with male students. The purpose of this question is to help students who may identify differently to search and request potential roommates who are open to, accepting of, and comfortable living with gender-diverse roommates.

Yes – I would feel comfortable and willing to live with a trans or non-binary person. 

No – I would not feel comfortable.

I feel comfortable living with a roommate who chooses to drink alcohol and/or congregate socially around others consuming alcohol.

Students have many social choices when they come to campus. Although it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol, many minors choose to do so. KU encourages healthy decision making and drinking responsibly. We want students to answer this question honestly as we are aware that alcohol use may impact roommate dynamics.  

Yes – I would feel comfortable living with a roommate who chooses to drink alcohol and or/congregate socially around others consuming alcohol.

No – I would not feel comfortable living with a roommate who chooses to drink alcohol and or/congregate socially around others consuming alcohol.

I would be comfortable living with someone who is of a different race than me.

The University of Kansas welcomes students from various identities and backgrounds. KU Student Housing strives to promote inclusive communities and spaces where students are able to live authentically and have mutual respect for people of diverse gender, race, and ethnicity.

Yes – I would feel comfortable living with a roommate who is of a different race than me. If this is important to you, include this information in your Bio. 

No – I don’t feel like I would be comfortable living with someone who is of a different race than me.

Include information that would help potential roommates learn more about you. This could include:  

  1. Special Interest Community
  2. Buildings you would like to live in
  3. Major
  4. Year in school
  5. Pronouns, if safe
  6. Hobbies and interests or what you hope to be involved in as a student 
  7. Cleanliness habits
  8. Routine habits, such as waking up early, staying up late, etc. 
  9. Studying habits, such as limited noise/distractions, music playing, etc. 
  10. Temperature you prefer in spaces
  11. In state, out of state, or not from the United States
  12. Bringing an approved emotional support or service animal
  13. Ways you manage and work through conflict (passive, direct)
  14. Whether or not you are a smoker

Roommate Matching Questionnaire Notes

  • KU Student Housing does not place students in spaces based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information.

  • Student Housing does not use questionnaire information when administratively assigning students after self-assigned room selection is no longer available.


Room Selection FAQ

  1. Log in to the myKU portal with your KU online ID and password.
  2. Select “Services” and select “Student Housing.”
  3. Select “Sign into Housing.”
  4. Select "Room selection group number." Your group number is on that page.

Group numbers are assigned starting April 5.

Don't panic. Student Housing maintains temporary closures on some spaces during room selection to accommodate various university programs and students with special needs. We also receive cancellations throughout the assignment cycle. From the time you select your room through May 2, you can return to room selection to find available spaces and reassign yourself.

Beginning May 2, students are able to submit a room change request through the myKU portal to be assigned to the requested space if available.

After you've selected your space for next year:

Log into the myKU portal to find available space and reassign yourself. You can only complete this process for yourself, not for a roommate.

Beginning May 2, students are able to submit a room change request through the myKU portal to be assigned to the requested space if available.

After move-in:

Learn how to request a room change after move in.