Apply for Housing: All Other Students

NOTE: A $150 non-refundable prepayment is required to start the application. Please take this into consideration prior to starting your application.

2024-2025 Academic Year - AVAILABILITY -Please be advised that we are sold out of all single rooms in the Village and Wise Hall, as well as all studio single apartments and one-bedroom apartments in Lakeview, Westview, and Cornell Courts. All two-bedroom apartments are sold out in Lakeview and Cornell Courts. Please READ through the Eligibility & Availability section below for details on what is offered in each building and wait-list information. 

2024-2025 Housing Application Process

The 2024-2025 Housing application process for upper-class students, current upper-class residents, new transfers, commuters, and all graduate-level students reopens for late applicants on Monday, March 25, at 10 am and will fully close on Friday, June 21, at 5 pm.

Whether or not the application reopens in July depends on the availability of spaces. Interested students are encouraged to apply and complete their applications before June 21.

From March 25 through June 21, students will be able to apply, make a prepayment, and secure a space from the remaining spaces available on campus.

Please read through the “Housing Applications Basic” tab in the section at the bottom of this page for a step-by-step explanation of the application process.

Late applications cannot request roommates or suite-mates. If you have others you would like to live with, you will have to coordinate with them to find housing together from the remaining available spaces.

Application Access

  • Students cannot access the housing application if they have a hold on their student account. Once holds are removed from a student's account, they take one business day to update in our system.
  • Please log-into our online application portal using your emich user name and password. You will also have to dual-authenticate with DUO in order to enter the application.
  • Students must use Firefox, Chrome or Safari; Internet Explorer is not compatible with our system.
  • Make sure to clear your cache prior to logging into the application. You should do this each time you log in to ensure proper performance.

Application Portal

Current students on campus

 

Frequently Asked Questions & Additional Information

  • I currently live in a Cornell furnished space, Village A or B. What do I need to do to keep my space? Expand dropdown

    Eligible students are able to renew eligible bed spaces during the priority phase only.

    If you currently live in Cornell, Village A house, or Village B house and want to keep your same space for 2024-2025, you MUST apply, make your prepayment, and renew your current bed space within the housing application prior to March 8 at 5 pm.

    As a reminder, you cannot apply for housing if you have a hold on your student account. Make sure to resolve your hold(s) in a timely manner as the above deadlines are firm.


    Please note that not all spaces in these areas are available for renewal. If your current space is not available, you will be prompted with this message within the application.

    After March 8 at 5 pm, students lose their priority to renew their current bed space. The space will become available for another student to secure during room selection. Given demand, we will not hold or save a space for any student who misses the priority deadline. It is the student's responsibility to meet the posted deadline and complete the application process if they want to renew their space.

    Please be advised that all double suites in Brown and apartments located at 601 West Forest are not eligible for renewal, as preference is given to confirmed groups of four students. If you are part of a group of students interested in there options, please reach out to [email protected] once you have formed your group.

    In addition, we anticipate fully closing Cornell Courts as of May 1, 2024. Please take this into account when reserving a space.

  • I live elsewhere on campus, why can't I renew? Expand dropdown

    Given the on-going closures and renovations with the Welcome Home 2025 plan, Housing must reconfigure most areas of campus to accommodate the new renovations that are planned. 

    We are fully furnishing all unfurnished spaces in Cornell, which is why students currently living in unfinished spaces are not eligible to renew.

  • $150 Housing Prepayment Expand dropdown

    All students, regardless of scholarship/financial aid status, are required to submit a $150 non-refundable prepayment at the start of the housing application. This prepayment cannot be waived or charged to the student account.

    The prepayment is non-refundable. Regardless of reasoning, this payment will not be refunded.

    Online prepayment via the housing application gives students instant access to proceed. The housing application accepts credit cards and debit cards provided they also function as a credit card. The system will not accept debit only cards or prepaid credit cards.

    If you choose to mail your prepayment, you MUST follow the directions listed within the housing application. Mailed prepayments will take significant time to process and will cause a delay in your ability to proceed with the application.

Priority Phase How-Tos:

  • How do I renew my space? Expand dropdown

    Eligible students are able to renew eligible bed spaces during the priority phase only.

    If you currently live in Cornell furnished spaces, Village A house, or Village B house and want to keep your same space for 2024-2025, you MUST apply, make your prepayment, and renew your current bed space within the housing application prior to March 8 at 5 pm.

    Please note that not all spaces in these areas are available for renewal. If your current space is not available, you will be prompted with this message within the application. 

    Within the housing application, you will need to work through all pages of the application until you reach the page titled "Room Renewal". If your space is available for renewal, you will be given the option to renew the space. By clicking on "Renew This Space", you will be taken through a series of pages that requires you to assign yourself to the space. You must continue through the rest of the application (by completing the meal plan and GradGuard pages) to verify your renewal was successful. 

    The page titled "Assignment Information" is the last page of the application, and serves as a confirmation and summary of all items you selected in your application. It also displays room occupancy information and contact information for your roommate and/or suite-mates, if applicable.

  • How do I form a group? Expand dropdown

    Students who form a verified group will be assigned the same lottery time for room selection. Forming a group allows the Group Leader to assign all members of the group to a bed space during room selection.

    First, once students determine who they want to live with, all students need to discuss where they want to live and who will be responsible for picking the room. The person who will pick the room and book group members into bed spaces is called the Group Leader.

    Students need to discuss which member will be the Group Leader. The Group Leader is responsible for making the group in the application, adding the other student(s), verifying the group once all members have been added, and booking the bed spaces for all group members.

    Do NOT create a group until you have found who you want to live with. At that point, whoever is going to be the Group Leader invites students to join them, automatically creating a group in the system. Creating a group early, or when you are still searching for a roommate/suite-mate, or when you are not going to be the Group Leader will result in errors. If you accidentally make a group, please use the "Delete Group" to remove the group from your record.

    Once you reach the "Group up with Roommates/Suitemates" page in the housing application, you MUST follow these steps to successfully create a verified group:

    (1) Click on “Search for Specific Roommate” from the links listed in the upper right of the group information.

    (2) Enter your group members LEGAL first and/or last name into the text boxes. If you enter a nickname or have the spelling wrong, you won’t be able to find the other student. Click on “Search” once you have entered the required information.

    (3) As long as the information you entered is correct AND the other student is not a member of another group, you will see the student as an option to add to your group. Click on “Add to Group” to add the person to your group. This action sends an email to the other student, telling them that they have a request to join. This also auto-creates a group for you.

    (4) Repeat this last step to request more people to your group, if desired.

    (5) After requesting other students to join you, the application will refresh to the “Group up with Roommates/Suite-mates” page. You will see the outgoing request(s) you just made. Please note that requests expire in 7 days. The other student(s) has 7 days to accept or deny your request.

    If they deny your request, you will get an email stating this. If they deny your request, delete your group and restart the process to find a roommate. If the request expires and you haven’t heard from the potential roommate/suite-mate, delete your group and restart the process to find a roommate. If they approve your request, you will get an email prompting you to return to the application to verify your group.

    DO NOT VERIFY YOUR GROUP UNTIL ALL INVITED MEMBERS HAVE ACCEPTED YOUR REQUEST.

    (6) Once all invited members have accepted your request, the Group Leader needs to log back into the application and click on the “Verify Group” button.

    (7) Once your group is verified, a notification will display at the bottom of the page. At this point, you are ready to proceed to room selection. This will take place at your assigned lottery date and time.

    Please note that you will not be able to move past the "Group up with Roommates/Suitemates" page in the application until AFTER the priority phase has closed and your lottery date and time arrives.

  • Group Member Roles & Required Actions Expand dropdown

    The Group Leader is responsible for making the group in the application, adding the other student(s), verifying the group once all members have been added, and booking the bed spaces for all group members.

    All other persons in the group are Group Members. All group members must log in and complete their personal applications after the Group Leader makes bed assignments for the group. Group Members must log in and complete their application by Friday, March 22 at 11:55 pm.

  • I'm not renewing or not forming a group. What should I do? Expand dropdown

    When you reach the "Group up with Roommates/Suitemates" page in the housing application, you should log out of your housing application. Do not create a group of one, as it will cause an error during room selection. If you accidentally make a group, please use the "Delete Group" to remove the group from your record.

    Please note that you will not be able to move past the "Group up with Roommates/Suitemates" page in the application until AFTER the priority phase has closed and your lottery date and time arrives.

  • How are lottery dates and times assigned? Expand dropdown

    Once the application closes, we make a list of all students who applied, submitted their prepayment, and did not renew their space. Only these students are eligible to move into room selection via the lottery.

    First, everyone that is currently living in 601 West Forest, Brown, Munson, and Cornell are pulled out and given a lottery time for day one of room selection. We give preference to students who are already living in one of our apartments to pick a space.

    Second, we take the remaining eligible students and group them first by class standing (PhD Students, MA students, Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and First-Year), and second by the total number of credit hours earned. For students in groups, the individual data listed above is averaged out using all members.

    Lottery days and times are then assigned from the top of this list to the bottom. 

  • When is the Room Selection lottery? How are dates and times assigned? How am I notified? Expand dropdown

    Once the priority application closes on Friday, March 8, at 5 pm, we can start the process of assigning lottery times and notifying students.

    We anticipate sending lottery notification emails to eligible students on March 11. If you do not receive a lottery notification email by noon on March 12, and you feel you should have been assigned a lottery time, you need to reach out to [email protected] immediately. 

    Lottery emails are sent to the active email address and the personal email address you have on file with Housing. Make sure to verify/update your personal email address during the application process to ensure you receive this important communication.

    Room Selection will take place on March 13, March 14, March 15, March 18, and March 19. Lottery times occur between 9 am and 3 pm Eligible students will be assigned a lottery date and time on one of these days

  • How do I verify that I secured a room assignment during room selection? Expand dropdown

    After you secure a room, you must continue through the remaining pages of the application to verify your room assignment.

    The page titled "Assignment Information" is the last page of the application, and serves as a confirmation and summary of all items you selected in your application. It also displays room occupancy information and contact information for your roommate and/or suite-mates.

  • What if I miss or am busy during my scheduled lottery time? Expand dropdown

    If you cannot log in at your assigned lottery time, the process remains open to you from your assigned time until Friday, March 22 at 11:55 pm. Given this lengthy duration, we will not change assigned lottery times. 

    You can log in anytime after your assigned lottery time to pick your space and complete the application.

    We HIGHLY recommend that you pick your space and complete your application prior to Friday, March 22 at 11:55 pm. As of Monday, March 25, the application process reopens for late applicants and you will no longer have priority over other students to select a space.

  • Room Selection Tips Expand dropdown

    On the ‘Upper-Class Room Selection’ page, select your building choice by clicking the green “Select This Location” button.

    The next page will show you all of the available spaces in that particular area. You can further filter the building using the “room type filter” or “floor/building filter”.

    If you are looking to place yourself in an Learning Living/Theme Community, you must have selected that LLTC earlier in the application. If you did not select that particular LLTC on the application, you will not have access to the floor. You can always go back and update this as needed.

    Be very careful when selecting a room. Read the description of the room carefully and learn about who is already assigned into the space by clicking on “Show Room Info”. Read the profile of the student BEFORE selecting the room.

    If you don't see a particular building, area, or room type, that means it is SOLD OUT.

    The system allows you 10 minutes to complete this process. If you run out of time, you are able to go back in and start over.

  • $150 Housing Prepayment Expand dropdown

    All students, regardless of scholarship/financial aid status, are required to submit a non-refundable $150 prepayment at the start of the housing application. This prepayment cannot be waived or charged to the student account.

    The housing application accepts credit cards and debit cards provided they also function as a credit card. The system will not accept debit only cards or prepaid credit cards.

    Making the prepayment via the housing application gives students instant access to proceed. If a student chooses to mail their prepayment, they MUST follow the directions to do so listed within the housing application. Mailed prepayments will take significant time to process, as EMU staff is still largely remote and will cause a delay in being able to proceed with the application.

  • Housing & Dining Contract Expand dropdown
    Students will work through an electronic version of the housing and dining contract before signing the document within the application.
  • Answer Matching Questions Expand dropdown
    The application contains roommate/suite-mate matching questions. Answer these questions as honestly as possible, and do not let others fill out the answers on your behalf.
  • Write a Personal Description Expand dropdown

    All students are required to write a short personal description.

    Things To Include: If you are interested in a specific Living-Learning/Theme Community, please indicate that here.

    Include your likes and dislikes, interests, hobbies, or anything that you would want potential roommates to know about you.

    500 Character Limit: We recommend writing your description in a word processing document to track your character count (which is 500 characters including spaces). You can then cut/paste what you write into the text box. 

  • Reserve Your Room Expand dropdown

    On the ‘Upper-Class Room Selection’ page, select your building choice by clicking the green “Select This Location” button.

    The next page will show you all of the available spaces in that particular area. You can further filter the building using the “room type filter” or “floor/building filter”.

    If you are looking to place yourself in an Learning Living/Theme Community, you must have selected that LLTC earlier in the application. If you did not select that particular LLTC on the application, you will not have access to the floor. You can always go back and update this as needed.

    Be very careful when selecting a room. Read the description of the room carefully and learn about who is already assigned into the space by clicking on “Show Room Info”. Read the profile of the student BEFORE selecting the room.

    If you don't see a particular building, area, or room type, that means it is SOLD OUT.

    The system allows you 10 minutes to complete this process. If you run out of time, you are able to go back in and start over.

  • Pick Your Meal Plan  Expand dropdown

    Meal plans are the primary way that students pay for food and beverages while on campus. Our meal plans are comprised of meal swipes and Flex dollars, all of which are loaded onto your Eagle ID card.

    Upperclass residents select meal plans based on where they reside. Meal plans are required in the residence halls and are not required in the Village, Lakeview, Westview, Cornell Courts, or 601.

    Meal Plan Pricing & Info

  • Review Assignment Information Expand dropdown

    Students will complete the application process when they reach The Assignment Information page. This page serves as a confirmation page for meal plan selections and room reservations details. In August, you will return to this section of the application and continue through the Move-In Items section.

  • 2024-2025 Upper-class Housing Options Expand dropdown

    Below is a comprehensive list of upper-class housing options for the 2024-2025 year:

    Village A & B - Sophomores and up can reside in this location. Single bedroom four-person suites (1 student per bedroom). 62 total single spaces are avilable in these two buildings. These buildings will remain open during University breaks.

    Village C, D, E, & F -Sophomores and up can reside in this location. Seven-person suites consisting of three double rooms and one single room (2 students per double room, 1 student per single room). These buildings will remain open during University breaks.

    Walton - Four person double suites (2 students per bedroom). No single options are available in this hall. This hall will open for all University breaks.

    Sellers - Four person double suites (2 students per bedroom). No single options are available in this hall. This hall will close for all University breaks.

    Wise - Two person double suites (2 students per bedroom). 9 single rooms exist in Wise, 3 male and 6 female. This hall will open for all University breaks.

    Downing - Four-person double suites (2 students per bedroom, 4 students per suite). No single options are available in this hall. Non-honors is limited to the 1st and 2nd floors, Honors-Only on 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. This hall will close for all University breaks.

    Cornell Courts- Students MUST meet the Apartment eligibility criteria to be able to secure a space in this area. Single (1 student per apartment) and double (2 students per apartment) furnished options. There are 65 single 1-person apartments in this area. This area remains open during University breaks. 

    601 West Forest - Students MUST meet the Apartment eligibility criteria to be able to secure a space in this area. 601 consists of two 4-person and one 3-person apartments. Only VERIFIED groups of 3 or 4 that can fill an apartment will be considered for these spaces. Please reach out to housing for assistance with booking. This building remains open during all University breaks.

    Lakeview - Students MUST meet the Apartment eligibility criteria to be able to secure a space in this area. Private bedroom (1 student per bedroom) apartments in a variety of layouts. Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 4 bedroom options available.  Only 11 studio apartments andone bedroom apartments are available for selection in Lakeview. This area remains open during University breaks.

    Westview - Students MUST meet the Apartment eligibility criteria to be able to secure a space in this area. Private bedroom (1 student per bedroom) apartments in a variety of layouts. Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 4 bedroom options available. Only 2 studio apartments and 14 one bedroom apartments are available for selection in Westview. This area remains open during University breaks.

     
  • Cornell, Lakeview, and Westview Eligibility & Availability Expand dropdown

    To be eligible for Cornell Courts or 601 West Forest Apartments for the 2024–2025 academic year, students must reach the age of 20 by 12/31/2024 and have attempted at least 55 credit hours at the time of application. 

    To be eligible for any Lakeview or Westview Apartments for the 2024–2025 academic year, students must reach the age of 20 by 12/31/2024 and have attempted at least 40 credit hours at the time of application. 

    Our apartment options sell out very fast (about 8 hours!). If you are interested in an apartment, you MUST apply and submit your prepayment during the priority phase to even have a chance of securing an apartment. 

    Once apartments are sold-out, we maintain a wait-list for serious applicants only. Students must have an active application AND prepayment on file in order to be placed on the wait-list. You can email us at [email protected] to inquire about the waitlist.

    Students need to be flexible and understand that the majority of our cancellations come in during the month of August.

    We highly recommend that students who are unable to select a space in apartments pick an alternative space on campus so that they have housing secured; we can switch assignments later if/when a space becomes available. 

  • Village Residence Hall Availability Expand dropdown

    Once spaces in the Village are sold-out, we maintain a wait-list for serious applicants only. Students must have an active application AND prepayment on file in order to be placed on the wait-list. You can email us at [email protected] to inquire about the waitlist.

    Students need to be flexible and understand that the majority of our cancellations come in during the month of August.

    We highly recommend that students who are unable to select a space in the Village pick an alternative space on campus so that they have housing secured; we can switch assignments later if/when a space becomes available.