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Room Selection

Starting Fall 2017 all students applying for housing will select their space online

Please make sure you read through the information carefully to understand the process. Missing a deadline date or a step may affect your room selection.

As a reminder, first- and second-year students are required to live in University Housing (unless approved by University Housing for exemption). Students who do not apply for housing and are required to live on campus will be randomly assigned and billed for a space. To review the Housing and Meal Plan Requirement (STUD-CLSE-336) policy in detail, go to: www.coastal.edu/policies/.

Beginning the process

You will participate in Room Selection by starting a 2017-2018 Housing Application through MyCoastalHome.  Make sure you have a credit or debit card ready to pay the non-refundable $50 application fee and non-refundable $100 prepayment. Go to the Apply for Housing page to learn more about what you need to review prior to starting your application. Room Selection will take place in two phases.

Phase 1: Application & Roommate Pairing

The application and roommate pairing phase includes verifying your student information, reviewing and acknowledging understanding of the housing license agreement, making the non-refundable housing application and prepayment (a combined $150), answer lifestyle questions and, if you’re interested, applying for Special Interest Housing.

In addition you and your peers are allowed to search for roommates, request to be someone’s roommate, and accept roommate request invitations. MyCoastalHome will allow you to review other students’ profiles (created by answering the lifestyle questions) and communicate with potential roommates to determine compatibility before inviting them to live with you. In order to request a roommate you will need to know their “Screen Name”, which is the part of the CCU email address before the @ symbol. It is important to have your roommate requests submitted and accepted prior to room selection, so you can look for a space for you and your roommates. Only roommate requests that are mutual will be considered.

In order to be eligible to participate in Phase 2 of the process, you will need to complate Phase 1 by the priority deadline indicated on the appropriate timeline page below. You know you have completed Phase 1 when you receive an email to your CCU email address.

Phase 2: Room and Meal Plan Selection

The space and meal plan selection phase of the room selection process allows you to select your space, your meal plan and submit your housing application. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail (using your @coastal.edu address) when you have completed Phase 2 and the housing application. Completing the housing application still allows you access to make changes to your application (e.g. change meal plan, search for roommates, change assignment, etc.). Only students who complete Phase 1 of the application by the priority deadline will receive a timeslot for room selection.

Room Selection Timeline

To learn more about the process and timeline for room selection, click on the appropriate link below.

Room Changes

Once you have a housing assignment, you are eligible to change your assignment until July 31. To do so, go back to your housing application and click on the Room Selection step. You will see a tab called Room Swap. Room Swap allows you to search for available spaces and change your assignment. Please note you are only able to change your assignment and not the assignment of any preferred roommate(s). If your preferred roommate wants to change too, he or she will need to follow the same process.


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