First-Year Housing Assignment Process

Incoming first-year students should complete all the required steps toward receiving his/her housing assignment through the New Student Checklist. On the checklist, students will complete the following items in this order:

Verification of Permanent Address

After your permanent address is entered online, our database will automatically verify whether you can commute from your parent's home (within 40 miles of campus). If so, you can designate your status as commuting from home.

Photo Id

You must submit a photo ID and have it accepted by the university in order to complete your housing application.

Lifestyle Indicators

This list of five questions about your lifestyle will help you choose a room with someone who closely matches your lifestyle indicators.

Vaccination Status Statement

Ohio Revised Code section 1713.55 requires that every student submit a statement on his/her vaccination status for meningitis and hepatitis B before they can live on campus. The form must be submitted online before you can continue working on the housing application.

Housing Application

This is the official application that indicates that you will be living on campus. On this application, you will choose your meal plan option, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Residence Hall Agreement.

Residential College Preference

After completing the housing application, you may indicate a preference for a specific residential college. It is not necessary to choose a residential college preference in order to choose a room online. Learn more about the residential colleges here.

Roommate Preference/Request

After completing the housing application, you can request to live with a specific roommate. You and your roommate must request each other through the New Student Checklist. This is considered a mutual request. A mutual request is absolutely necessary in order to select a room with your chosen roommate. Both you and your roommate must request each other before you choose a room online.

It is not necessary to choose a roommate in order to choose a room online.

If you would like to search for a roommate, visit our Class of 2021 Roommate Search discussion board at our Facebook page, Living at Case Western Reserve University.

Online Housing Assignment System

Once all of the information is completed, you may choose a room online through our online housing assignment system.