Returning students will select their 2018-2019 housing assignments during the Spring 2018 semester. Students will complete their housing application, create roommate groups, and select their housing using the Housing Portal. Check out our Returning Student Room Selection Guide for more information.
The Housing Application is not complete until the Housing Agreement has been signed. All students living in on-campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year must electronically sign a Housing Agreement.
Class Year: The top of your application will contain your housing class year. This is determined by the semester you started at Tulane, not by credit hour, and will determine when you select your room. If you believe your class year is incorrect please alert the housing office at email@example.com by the Housing Application deadline. Transfer student classification is determined by semester started, credits, and semesters at previous institutions.
Preferences: You will be asked in the application for your housing preferences. These are for the planning purposes of HRL. You will be able to select any available space during Room Selection.
Gender Inclusive Housing: If you intend to live in the same room, suite, or apartment as someone of a different legal sex, you need to select the “Gender Inclusive Housing” option from the appropriate drop down menu in order to roommate group with them.
Include in Search: If you do not select the “Include in Search” box you will not be able to be placed in a roommate group.
Screennames: Choose a screenname that will be easy for your friends to find during roommate grouping. We recommend your Tulane user name.
Roommate Profile: These information sections are for students to search for a roommate they do not know already, or to assign students together.
Canceling Your Application: Third- and fourth-year students not required to live on campus may cancel their applications any time up until they select a room.
Students with applications completed on time will receive a time slot. Your time slot indicates when you will be able to log in to the Housing Portal to select your room. You may log in any time after your time slot, but not before. Time slots are assigned randomly within class year via a computer algorithm. Only students with time slots can select a room.
If you are interested in selecting a suite with your friend(s) you must create a group. Once you receive a time slot, you can determine who is the Group Leader. The Group Leader should be the person with the earliest time slot.
THE GROUP LEADER MUST:
GROUP MEMBERS MUST:
If you wish to participate in Room Selection as a group, the Group Leader should log on to the Housing Portal during their time slot and do the following:
IMPORTANT ROOM SELECTION NOTES
SELECTING AN 8-PERSON SUITE IN IRBY OR PHELPS HALL
Students that do not wish to live with anyone will be able to go through Room Selection as individuals. Single students looking to live in a double room should roommate group with another person as the system will require students to fill a room upon selection. Students that need to find someone to roommate group with can use the roommate search function in the Housing Portal.
If you wish to participate in Room Selection as an individual (as opposed to a group), log on to the Housing Portal during your time slot and do the following:
If you intend to live in the same room, suite, or apartment as someone of a different legal sex, you need to select the “Gender Inclusive Housing” option from the appropriate drop down menu on your Housing Application in order to roommate group with them. Learn more about Gender Inclusive Housing here.
If you would like to verify or change your Gender Inclusive Housing answer on your Housing Application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who wish to change their room after Room Selection will be added to a wishlist and placed as spaces become available. This process will not begin until April 3.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I SIGN UP FOR A ROOM AND THEN MY PLANS CHANGE, AND I WON’T BE ON CAMPUS NEXT SEMESTER/YEAR?
If you are studying abroad, withdrawing, or taking a required leave from the University next year, you will need to inform HRL as soon as your plans have changed so that we can update the status of your housing. Cancellation penalties may apply; refer to your Housing Agreement for details.
WHAT IF I HAVE A HOUSING ACCOMMODATION APPROVED THROUGH THE GOLDMAN CENTER?
Returning students who intend to request an accommodation for the 2018-19 academic year are encouraged to submit their request and supporting medical documentation to Goldman by Tuesday, January 30, 2018. If you are approved for a housing accommodation, you will be contacted by Housing and Residence Life regarding your housing needs prior to Room Selection. If you do not receive a determination from the Goldman Center before Room Selection, proceed with the regular housing assignment process. Your accommodation does not extend to your roommates. Students with an accommodation wishing to select in a roommate group should go through the Room Selection process. If you are unable to select a room that meets your needs through that process please contact HRL and you (not your roommates) will be reassigned. Students with accommodations that are not selecting with a roommate can go through the Room Selection process or contact housing prior to Room Selection to discuss your housing options. If you are approved for housing accommodations after Room Selection, contact email@example.com to discuss available spaces.
WHAT IF I DO NOT SELECT A ROOM DURING ROOM SELECTION?
Second-year students required to live on campus that do not apply will be assigned to a room after Room Selection from the remaining housing available. Third- and fourth-year students that complete the Housing Agreement and do not select a room during Room Selection will not be assigned rooms at the end of room selection.
OTHER QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!
Housing and Residence Life
Irby Hall, 27 McAlister Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118-5645