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Tips

Follow these helpful tips when completing your online housing contract:

  • Make sure to scroll to the bottom and click the save and continue button or skip link on each page.

Renew Your Bed:

  • If you know that you want the same room for next year, go online during the Renew Your Bed period to let us know your plans.
  • Premium Plan students finishing the first year of your contract -- You must do something this year to let us know your plans. This is new compared to previous years, so go online to renew your bed or search for a bed.

Request a Roommate Week:

  • Make your roommate request/confirm before requesting a space or using Search and Swap. Making your roommate request before requesting a space will allow you to place your roommate in the other space when you search or swap.
  • During Request a Roommate Week, one roommate will request someone, while the other roommate will confirm the original request. (i.e., you will not BOTH request.)
  • Simply requesting/confirming a roommate does not place you together. You must use the Search and Swap Beds/Rooms time to find a room to place you together as roommates.
  • Roommate requests are optional. If you do not request a roommate and are not requesting a single room, our office will assign a roommate to you at a later time.

Room Timeslot Information:

  • Your day and time to go online is based on the day that you made your housing deposit. Our office will contact you via BSU email to let you know when your timeslot will be.
  • At the beginning of your timeslot, you will be able to go online to search for a bed or swap rooms. You may continue to go online anytime after your timeslot until the last day of online room sign-up.

Search for a Bed/Rooms:

  • This tool allows you to look for an available space in the residence hall system by hall, floor, and room.
  • Most rooms in the residence halls are double rooms, so you will see two spaces in each room. (example: Woody 801 -F - 2/2 (F=female)).
    If one person is already in the room, and there is only one other space available in the double room, then you will see Woody 801-F-1/2.
    If the room is a single, you'll see one space (example: Woody 803 - F - 1/1).
    If the room is a triple, you'll see three spaces (example: Woody 804 - F - 3/3).
  • If you have a confirmed roommate, then you MUST look for a room with 2 spaces available (2/2).

Swap Beds/Rooms:

  • The Room Swap tool essentially allows you to trade rooms.
  • For Room Swap to work, you MUST already have a room for next year to trade with. This means that you will have completed Renew Your Bed or already requested a space during Different Room Sign-Up, and you wish to change rooms.
  • Once you have swapped your room, the original room becomes available for a new student to take.
  • You will have three minutes to swap rooms.

Search and Swap Scenarios:

  • If you properly confirmed your roommate AND renewed your same space during Renew Your Bed, you will not see the Search for a Bed option, but instead will use the Room Swap tool if you wish to change rooms.
  • If you properly confirmed your roommate BUT only one of you renewed your same space during Renew Your Bed, then the roommate who did Renew Your Bed will need to add the confirmed roommate to the other bedspace during their timeslot. If the other bedspace is not available use the Room Swap tool to change rooms during your timeslot.
  • If you properly confirmed your roommate during Request Your Roommate Week BUT did NOT renew your same space during Renew Your Bed, you should use the Search for a Bed tool to bring your roommate with you to the new room.
  • If you properly confirmed your roommate during your Roommate Search Week AND both roommates renewed their same spaces during Renew Your Bed, then you must use the Room Swap tool to change rooms.
  • If you properly confirmed your roommate during the Roommate Search Week BUT did NOT renew your same space during Renew Your Bed, then you will want to use the Search for a Bed tool. After you've selected a space, you can use Room Swap to "trade" rooms.
  • If you did NOT confirm a roommate at any time AND did NOT renew your same space, then when you first go online during your timeslot, you will see the Search for a Bed tool. After you request a bed and come back to the online system to change rooms, then you will use Room Swap.
  • If you did NOT confirm a roommate at any time BUT did renew your same space during Renew Your Bed, then you will use the Room Swap tool.

Online Contract:

  • Make sure to agree to the contract's terms and conditions and save and continue to hold a space for you next year.
  • If you do not agree to the terms, then a space will not be saved in your name for the residence halls next year.
  • If you have a Premium Plan (two-year) contract and are finishing the first year of the contract, it will state that you have already signed your contract.
  • As you review the details of your contract, if there are steps with a red X, then you must complete that step before your contract is complete.

Waitlist:

  • If you don't find the "perfect" space, then sign up for one of the waitlists. There are times when students' plans change and we can accommodate your requests.
  • You may select up to three waitlists.

Personal and Emergency Contact:

  • This is a new step for online Room Sign-Up that MUST be completed before you move into the halls.