Choosing a Room & Roommate

Choosing Your Roommate

Finding a roommate is an exciting time! We’ve put together a guide to help you through this step of the housing application. Please click on image to view or download the Roommate Pairs PDF.

Choosing Your Room

Room Selection Timeline:
  • By June 1: Finalize your roommate pair. Pairs are not required but are helpful when selecting a room.
  • By June 9: Make sure your application is complete. Verify this by viewing your status on the first page of your app.
  • June 10: Room selection timeslots are assigned. An email notification will contain your assigned room selection timeslot. Timeslots will be based on your app completion date.
Room Selection Guide:
  • View the room selection guide for step by step instructions on how to select a room for yourself (and roommate), and choose to loft your bed, and pick your meal plan.
Timeslot Schedule:
June 17 June 18 June 19 June 20

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

(Room Selection Timeline PDF)

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 20, 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 the fall housing application through e-services in your MyBSU account. A complete housing application means that you have finished the online app, made your $150 prepayment and signed the terms of agreement.

After selecting your room in the application, you will choose your meal plan and indicate if you would like to have your bed lofted ($50 charge/semester).

Some floors have special floor communities. Click here for more information. This year’s communities are:
Outdoors Community on Tamarack 7 & 8, Oak 2C
Indoors Community on Tamarack 5
Connections Community on Tamarack 10
Health Sciences Learning Community on Oak 3B
All Female Community on Oak 2B
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 to 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 Oak 2B & 4B and Pine 1-4.

First-Year Students (2019 HS Grads):
Oak Hall
Tamarack Hall

Upperclassmen (2018 HS Grads and earlier):
Pine Hall
Birch Hall
Oak Hall
Linden Hall
University Heights

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