Choosing Your Room

Room Selection Timeline (2021-22):

  • By June 1: Begin finalizing your roommate pair. Pairs are not required but are helpful when selecting a double room, suite, or apartment with someone of your choosing.
  • By June 13: Make sure your application is complete. Verify this by viewing your status on the first page of your app.
  • June 15: Room selection timeslots are assigned. An email notification will contain your assigned room selection timeslot. Timeslots will be based on your application complete date. They will be emailed to your BSU email.
  • View the room selection guide for step by step instructions on how to select a room for yourself (and other member in your roommate pair), indicate bed loft preference, and pick your meal plan.

Timeslot Schedule:

June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24

6:00 p.m.
Timeslot 1

6:00 p.m.
Timeslot 5

6:00 p.m.
Timeslot 9

6:00 p.m.
Timeslot 13

7:00 p.m.
Timeslot 2

7:00 p.m.
Timeslot 6

7:00 p.m.
Timeslot 10

7:00 p.m.
Timeslot 14

8:00 p.m.
Timeslot 3

8:00 p.m.
Timeslot 7

8:00 p.m.
Timeslot 11

8:00 p.m.
Timeslot 15

9:00 p.m.
Timeslot 4

9:00 p.m.
Timeslot 8

9:00 p.m.
Timeslot 12

9:00 p.m.
Timeslot 16

Selection Timeline:

Room selection is completed through your housing application in e-Services on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don’t delay in signing up for your room when your timeslot window opens. More students are added as each timeslot starts. Students that complete their applications after the last timeslot on June 24 will automatically proceed to room selection. Online room selection will end on August 1. After this date, our office will begin assigning rooms randomly to those students that have not made a selection.


You must have a complete housing application in order to select a room. You can check your application status by entering your fall housing application through e-Services in your MyBSU account. A complete housing application means that you have made your $150 prepayment and signed the Terms of Agreement (contract).

After selecting your room through your application, you will choose a meal plan and indicate your bed loft preference.

Some floors have special floor communities. Click here for more information. Floor communities for 2021-22 are as follows:
Health Sciences/Honors – Oak 4C
FYRE Outdoors – Oak 2C, Tamarack 10 & 11
FYRE Indoor Adventures – Tamarack 3
FYRE All Female – Oak 2B & 3B
FYRE All Male – Oak 4B

Floor Plans:
If you would like to take a look at residence hall floor plans to begin planning out which room you hope to get, please click on the building links below. Please keep in mind that the floor plans do not reflect current availability. They are meant to provide an overview of the room locations within each floor.  All floors are co-ed with the exception of the all Female and all Male floors in Oak.
First-Year Students (2021 HS Grads):
Oak Hall
Tamarack Hall

Upperclassmen (2020 HS Grads and earlier):
Birch Hall
Oak Hall
Linden Hall
University Heights

Flooring:
Oak Rooms: Carpet
Tamarack Rooms: All tile except for carpet on 3rd Floor
Birch Rooms: Carpet
Linden Rooms: A-wing is Carpet; B-wing is laminate
University Heights Rooms: Laminate

Room Setup:
Oak and Tamarack Hall room layouts are nearly identical. Check out the video below from a sample room in Oak Hall!  Rooms in Birch, Linden, and University Heights vary by building. Beds are set at standard height in all rooms.  If you would like a loft, this can be requested through your housing application after completing room selection.

Visit our Residence Hall pages for more building/room information including virtual room tours and diagrams!