Choosing Your Room

Room Selection Timeline:

  • By June 14: Make sure your application is complete. Verify this by viewing your status on the first page of your app.
  • June 16: 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), choose your room set-up, and pick your meal plan.

Room Selection Guide – 2020-21

Timeslot Schedule:

June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25

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 timeslots on June 25, will automatically proceed to room selection. Online room selection will end on July 15. 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 the 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 in the application, you will choose your meal plan and indicate your room setup preference.

Some floors have special floor communities. Click here for more information. The current year floor communities are:
Outdoors Community on Tamarack 6, 7 & 8, Oak 2C, 3C & 4C
Indoor Adventures Community on Tamarack 3
Health Sciences Learning Community on Oak 4A
Honors Learning Community on Oak 4A
All Female Community on Oak 2B & 3B
All Male Community on 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 and Pine 1-4.

First-Year Students (2020 HS Grads):
Oak Hall
Tamarack Hall

Upperclassmen (2019 HS Grads and earlier):
Birch Hall
Oak Hall
Linden Hall
Pine Hall
University Heights

Flooring:
Oak Rooms: Carpet
Tamarack Rooms: All tile except for carpet on 3rd Floor

Room Setup:
For the 2020-21 Academic Year, rooms in Oak and Tamarack Hall will be set up with one lofted bed and one unlofted bed. 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, Pine, and University Heights will contain one unlofted bed.  Lofts for these rooms may be requested through your housing application.