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Housing Selection for 2022-2023

Housing Selection is the process that current residential students who wish to live on campus next year participate in so that they may select their housing assignment for the upcoming academic year. The 2022-2023 Housing Selection Process is open to students who currently live on campus or who lived on campus in the Fall 2022 semester.

Step 1 - Housing Deposit


Due: Friday, April 1 (04/01/2022)

All current students who plan to participate in housing selection must pay the non-refundable $250 housing deposit by the deadline. Students who do not pay by the deadline are not eligible for housing selection and will be added to the wait list in the order the deposit was paid.  Students who owe the University a past-due balance and/or have a Bursar's hold are not permitted to participate in housing selection.

Housing deposits are submitted using eWeb (found in Eastern Apps), where a student is able to view their student account. For instructions on how to submit the housing deposit, please visit our Housing Deposit Payment Instructions website.

Step 2 - Complete Fall Housing Application


Due: Friday, April 1 (04/01/2022)

In order to participate in the fall room selection process, all students must submit a Fall Housing Application prior to the start of housing selection. Students who owe the University a past-due balance and/or have a Bursar's hold or Judicial hold are not permitted to participate in housing selection.

Please note that hall choices and roommate preferences do not matter on your housing application since you will participate in roommate matching on-line and assign yourself to housing. Submitting an application IS NOT the roommate matching process.

This step is best completed using Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox as your internet browser. The "MyHousing Portal" may not be compatible with other browsers such as Safari or Internet Explorer.

  • Disable Your Pop-Up Blocker
  • Activate your Office 365 account
  • Browse to https://www.office.com/apps, then click “Explore all your apps”. If you’re using your cell phone, you may need to first click the icon with nine dots in the upper left corner to access your apps.
  • Scroll until you see an icon of a house, and the "My Housing Portal".
  • Click on the icon for the "My Housing Portal"
  • Click "Applications" on the left hand navigation menu.
  • Select the Housing Application for the year and/or the term you are going to be living on campus. NOTE: Students applying for fall housing are requesting both fall AND spring housing and may not cancel their housing between semesters in an academic year, per the Housing Contract.
    1. Select the application type (pay attention to the correct semester you are trying to apply for)
    2. You must read and agree to the housing contract to continue.
    3. Add personal preferences and click continue.
    4. Enter your address, emergency contact and your missing person contact information.
    5. Add living preferences (select choice 1 and request hall type, then select hall and click "add request" or your hall preference will not save, you can then select a choice 2, 3, etc. but be sure to click "add request" after each choice or they will not save. Once you click "add request" the hall will pop up to the top of the screen and in red lettering will read "your room preference has been added."
    6. Click "continue" to submit the application.

Step 3 - Online Roommate Matching Process

Tuesday, April 12th - Friday, April 15th (04/12/2022 - 04/25/2022)

Those residents who have submitted their housing application and housing deposit by the due dates listed may choose roommates*.

Students selecting housing by themselves do not have to do anything for roommate matching.

Using the MyHousing Portal, participating and eligible students may request up to 5 roommates (max group size is 6, but if you have a group larger than 4, the software will only show you available apartments that can accommodate a group of 5 or 6 people).

By agreeing to be a matched roommate group, you agree to give your group permission to assign you to housing. Please discuss housing options within your group in the event that you cannot get into the hall you want, or have to break into smaller groups. If you do not respond to all group matching requests, the group is an "unmatched group" and no one is the group will be able to select housing until the group is match or disbanded.

Roommate matching will stay active throughout the process, as groups may have to break into smaller groups if there are no spaces that can accommodate a matched group. New pick times are based on the new group and the person with the earliest pick time. Students who owe the University a past-due balance and/or have a Bursar's hold or Judicial hold as of April 1st will not be able to participate in Roommate Matching or Room Selection.

*Note: There may be other factors that could potentially prevent a resident student from participating in this process. You will not be able to find any student who is:

  • NOT a current residential student.
  • NOT eligible due to not paying the deposit or completing the housing application by 3/31/21. However, if a student hasn't completed the application, once an application has been completed, the student will automatically be eligible to participate in roommate matching.
  • NOT eligible due to a judicial hold.
  • NOT eligible due to owing a past-due balance.

Step 4.1 - Online Room Selection for 21 and Older Hall

Tuesday, April 19th (04/19/2022)

Students who are eligible for the 21 and old hall will participate in housing selection for that hall only (High Rise) on April 21st. Students must have completed the housing application by the deadline in order to be eligible for this process AND have said "yes" to the question on the application about the 21+ process in order to opt into the process.

Only students who have met the application/deposit deadline AND will be 21 by September 1st are eligible for this process.

You will follow the same roommate matching process listed in step 3.

Any student who opts in for this process who does not get into High Rise will then participate in the overall housing process with a new housing selection time, as you will then be entered into the process with all other students. Students who are eligible and do not answer "yes" on the application will not be entered into this process.

Step 4.2 - Online Room Selection for All Other Eligible Students


April 20th - April 22nd

Eligible and participating students (who have submitted their housing application and deposit by the deadline), may select their housing assignment using the MyHousing Portal at or after their pick time between April 20th and April 22nd. 

Historically, there are not enough spots for all students who decide to participate in housing selection. There may be a wait list. Those students who typically do not get to select housing either missed their earlier housing selection time or have earned the lowest amount of points. Students will be placed on a waiting list based on their earned point totals (roommate groups cannot be accommodated from the wait list, as it is based on individual point totals). We have always been able to accommodate all students that are on the wait list, but not necessarily with your preferred roommates or in your preferred hall.

Students who owe the University a past-due balance and/or have a Bursar's hold or Judicial hold are not permitted to participate in housing selection.

FAQs

When I try to log into Eastern Apps or the My Housing Portal, I cannot log in. How do I log in if my password isn't working?
Please contact the HelpDesk at 860-465-4346 from Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. The HelpDesk worker will be able to assist you.

I logged into eWeb. But, when I click "Housing & Residential Life", I don't see the housing application. All I see is a white page that reads, "Thank you. For security reasons, we recommend that you exit completely and close this browser". What should I do?
That window is supposed to open under the application window and should remain open until you finish your application. First, please disable your pop-up blocker. Click "Housing & Residential Life", if the white window pops up saying to close for security reasons, minimize that window and the application may be under it. 

Annual Housing Contract

Eastern has moved to an annual housing contract. Any student who requests housing for the fall semester (by paying a non-refundable housing deposit, submitting the housing intent survey with the intent to return [for current residents only], or by submitting a housing application), have only until June 30th to cancel your request for housing to be released from the contract. After that date, a student can submit a Housing Contract Cancellation Request Form, which will be reviewed by a committee to determine whether the student will be let out of the contact. If a student is not released from their contract, the student will remain assigned to housing for the academic year and all housing charges will apply.

Learn more about the Annual Housing Contract