Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the frequently asked questions about room selection. Please contact us at 216.368.3780 or housing@case.edu if you have additional questions.

do i need a full group to participate in the room selection process for a specific size suite/apartment?

For upperclass room selection- yes, you do. Partial groups will not be able to complete a group application for any of the processes.

For second year room selection- no you do not need a full group to participate in the specific size suite room selection process. For Clarke Tower you are able to fill in eight person suites with four, three and two person groups and in the South Residential Village you are able to fill in six person suites with three and two person groups. Groups of five will be able to fill in RA suites in the South Residential Village and groups of seven will be able to fill in RA suites in Clarke Tower.

To assist in finding roommates, we will be announcing a new roommate matching program shortly!

How do I participate as a single individual, without a group?
  • Second Year Students - we complete individuals assignments after the room selection process is over. Your lifestyle preferences will be used to match you with roommates. If you have a building or area preference we will take that into consideration.
  • Upperclass Students - if you are interested in a single apartment, please participate in the single apartment lottery. If you have no preference about where you want to live or who you want to live with you can participate in the Pre-Lottery Random Assignment.
When do I find out my time to select my suite/apartment in the lottery?

Times will be assigned after the group application deadline. Group coordinators will receive an email notice with detailed information, including your specific lottery time. You can also view this in MyHousing once the times are assigned.

How long will I have to pick a suite/apartment?

Lottery times are set up in 2-minute intervals. Most groups select a suite/apartment in that amount of time. However, there could be more than one group choosing a space at the same time.

Do I have to make my suite/apartment bedroom assignments right away?

No, you do not. You will have about a week to finalize these assignments.

If I complete the individual housing application now will I be able to cancel it later to live off-campus?

Once you complete your individual housing application and sign your residence hall agreement, you have committed to live on-campus for the 2018-19 academic year. Housing release requests will only be granted for extenuating circumstances and may incur a cancellation fee. Signing a lease to live off-campus is not an extenuating circumstance.