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Room and Meal Plan Selection

Room and Meal Plan Selection

The Department of Residential Life uses the Room and Meal Plan Selection process as a way for current residents to reserve a residence hall room for the 2014-2015 academic year. The process will begin on March 18, 2014 and end on April 10, 2014. Current students can still submit a housing application after April 10, but they will not be able to select their room; a room will be assigned to them by Residential Life staff later in the summer. The Department of Residential Life welcomes all current residents to return next year to live on-campus.

We value your choice to live with us in the residence halls and we recognize those residents who have contributed positively to the BSU community. We genuinely hope you will choose to continue living with us next year. We are confident that the residence halls will continue to be a community that enhances your college experience and personal growth. So sign up for a room for next year!


2014-2015 Room and Meal Plan Selection Timeline

Priority Point Worksheets Due February 28
Same Room
(for those residents in Birch Hall, Linden Hall or Tamarack  7th through 12th floors)
March 18-20

Priority Point Winners
(winners will be notifyed in writing of their specfic date)

March 25-27
Displaced Residents
(residents of Oak Hall, Pine Hall, and Tamarack 2nd through 6th floors)
Same Hall, Different Room; Different Hall
April 1-3
Off-Campus Students April 7
Room Selection Celebration! April 9

Residence Hall Floor Plans

Each day during the Room and Meal Plan Selection Process, the Department of Residential Life will update floor plans to reflect which rooms have been selected. This is subject to change, based on the rooms that are chosen by residents after the floor plans have been updated.  (floor plans will be posted once this process begins again in Spring 2015)

  • Birch Hall
  • Linden Hall
  • Tamarack Hall

Steps for Applying for Housing Online:

  1. Review the schedule as listed above to make sure that you are signing up on the appropriate day.
  2. Read through the application/contract information.
  3. Submit the Online Application which involves the following steps:
    1. Click on the Housing and Dining link off to the left.
    2. Under 2014-2015 academic year, click on the "Apply for Housing" link.
    3. Review personal information to make sure that it is accurate, select your smoking preference, and enter any roommate preferences or preferred roommate's name and student ID number.
    4. Review the terms of agreement. You do not need to print off the terms of agreement page, as you will electronically agree to the terms via the website. You must click on all contract stipulations in order to proceed with your housing application.
    5. You will move to a screen indicating your housing application has been saved, but you're not done yet! Now you may select and confirm your meal plan for next year and make your prepayment, if you have not already done this. . You will not be able to select a room until your prepayment has been made.
    6. You will be brought back to the Housing and Dining main screen. Under 2014-2015 academic year, click on the "Select Room" link (you will not be able to select a room in Linden via this process. You must come to the Residential Life Office on your assigned day to select your Linden room!).
    7. Select the hall and room of your choice. Once selected, you will receive confirmation of your room assignment.
  4. Stop by the Residential Life Office to pick up your free gift and to fill out your ticket to be included in the free room and board drawing.
  5. Come to the Room Selection Celebration on April 9. You must be present to win the free room and board drawing.

Priority Point Process

The Department of Residential Life uses a Priority Point Process (PPP) to determine eligibility for limited special room options. The PPP is a program designed to recognize our residents through a chance to select special room options for the following fall. The PPP gives students points for length of stay in the residence halls, involvement in the halls and on campus, and academic success. Residents with higher point totals will be given priority when choosing special room options.

If you would like to be considered for the available special room options (Birch single or Linden Suite), complete this worksheet and return it to the Residential Life office. If you have more questions click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Priority Point Process Program.

Points are awarded in the following categories:

(points are per semester)

  • Lived in Residence Halls (20 pts)
  • Hall Council Exec (10 pts)
  • Hall Council Floor Rep. (5 pts)
  • Res Hall Hearing board (5 pts)
  • Dining Services committee (5 pts)
  • Res Life Strategic Planning Committee (5 pts)
  • Dean's List (20 pts)
  • Student Senate Exec (10 pts)
  • Student Senator (5 pts)
  • HUPB Chair (10 pts)
  • HUPB (5 pts)
  • University conduct board (5 pts)
  • Parking Committee (5 pts)
  • Campus Organization Exec (5 pts)d