Selection Explained

How to Select during the Selection Period

The selection period for the 2021-2022 academic year will take place over five days. During that time, students with assigned time slots will make their group(s) room selection at their assigned time across five days.

Updated 3/29/2021:

Administrative Assignments

The administrative assignment process is designed to place students who may not have been able to form a group for any reason; for students who did not receive a time slot; or for students who choose to participate in the process as an individual.

Being administratively assigned means you will be placed in a housing assignment by our office. For individuals hoping to remain with their groups, every effort will be made to keep groups of students together.

The administrative assignment process will begin April 5th and extend into late summer. 


Currently, if you made a selection during the selection period, your housing assignment is final for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you would like to request a change to your next year’s assignment, you can do so via the Room Change request form starting April 12th. The form will not be available prior to April 12th and can be found via the Request Forms on your WashU Housing Portal.

If completing a Room Change request for the 2021-2022 academic year, please note the following:

  1. The form will not open until April 12th.
  2. If available, you will be administratively assigned to a new space by our office.
  3. We will do our best to keep you and your group together, but preferences and space availability will play as large factors to your re-assignment.
  4. Reassignment process will begin April 12th and extend into late summer. Please be patient with updates should you submit a room change request.

As a reminder, you are guaranteed housing for the 2021-2022 academic year due to your completion of the housing application. Should you choose, you will have until Monday, April 19th to submit a room cancellation.

This year, there will be no rounds for selection. All students who receive a timeslot will be assigned during the outlined period at random. 

  • Rising Sophomores will have on-campus housing options in our South 40 and Northside (Village House, Lopata House, and Village East)
  • Rising Juniors and Seniors will have off-campus housing options in our Apartments South and North areas. 

*Moonrise Housing will not be available for the  2021-2022 academic year. 

Indicating Your Preferences on your application

During selection, students will be able to select their direct room assignment. We utilize your preferences in the event that you are not provided a timeslot due to high demand of a particular room type. Understand how to submit your preferences on the application below. Additional information on available room types and rates can be found here.

Looking for modern/traditional styles, rising sophomores preference:

  • S40 Modern Single (4-person single suite)
  • S40 Modern Double (2- person, shared bathroom)
  • Village & Lopata Modern Single (4-person single suite)
  • S40 Traditional Single (4-person single suite)
  • Village East Single (3-Limited or 4-person apartment)

*There are no modern triples for the upcoming year.  Remember your grouping options here*S40 is reference to the entire South 40 campus.

Looking for an apartment styles, rising juniors and seniors preference:

  • 520 Kingsland, 6665/6678 Wash Ave 3-person apartments
  • Greenway 1-person, 2-person, 3-person apartments
  • University Drive 2-person, 3-person, 4-person apartments
  • Lofts studio, 2-person, 3-person apartments
  • Rosedale 1-person, 2-person, 3-person apartments

Housing Options for 2021-2022

Please find below housing options listed for the South 40, Village, Apartments South and Apartments North below.

Housing Options for 2021-2022 Chart (PDF)

South 40 Housing Options

The South 40: includes ten residential colleges located at the southwest end of the Danforth Campus. The South 40 is a “small town” with its own fitness center, dining facilities, technology center, meeting rooms, intramural fields, basketball and sand volleyball courts, recreation and game rooms, and music practice rooms. In addition, Bear Necessities, a gift shop; Paws & Go, a convenience store; the mail room; and several student-run businesses are located nearby.

Village Housing Options

The Village is located in the Northwest corner of campus and comprises Village House and Lopata House, and dining facilities. Together, the two buildings house about 337 residents and each floor has one RA. Lopata House and Village House have mostly suites with four single bedrooms and two bathrooms, connected by a private hallway. Learn More about The Village.

Apartments South Housing Options

Apartments South consists of Greenway Apartments, Millbrook Square, and University Drive this year. Learn More about Apartments South.

IMPORTANT: Millbrook Apartments are not available for the 2021-2022 academic year. See FAQ. 

Apartments North Housing Options

Apartments North consists of The Lofts, Rosedale Court, Kingsland Avenue and Washington Avenue Apartments. Learn more about Apartments North.

Time Slots Explained

A time slot is the date and time at which the group leader is able to select a housing placement for their group. 

For example, if your time slot is March 30, 2021 at 10am, your group leader is able to log onto the WashU Housing Portal to select housing and assign group members to bed spaces at or after the time slot. All group members must have their application in by the deadline to be eligible for a time slot. 

Time slots are randomly generated for all groups participating. Groups who do not receive a time slot will be administratively assigned. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t Millbrook available?

Millbrook Apartments will be our location for Quarantine and Isolation Housing. Will continue to support all students access to quarantine and isolation beds as needed, regardless of whether the live in Residential Life Housing

What is happening with Triple Rooms and Traditionals?

Modern triples have been converted into modern doubles. Traditional doubles have been converted in traditional singles within each suite.

Where do Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors typically live?

This year, sophomore students will live in on-campus housing options on the South 40 and on the Northside of campus. Juniors and Seniors will live in off-campus apartments managed by Residential Life . 

What is the 2021-2022 housing density?

Approximate density of students living in Residential Life 85%.

How will you be keeping things safe in light of COVID-19?

We will continue to use the University’s public health principles as a guideline. 

What is the bathroom ratio in light of COVID-19?

We are looking to maintain a 4:1 bathroom occupancy.

What is a time slot and how does it work?

A time slot is a randomly generated date and time that allows the students to select a room based on their housing level. Transfer students and those who have studied abroad will have their housing level adjusted. Only students who apply by the deadline will be eligible for a time slot.

How are time slots assigned?

Time slots are randomly generated for all groups participating. Groups who do not receive a time slot will be administratively assigned. 

Students can group with any student who is eligible for the current years housing selection process and has submitted their housing application by the deadline. We encourage groups to form with their class year. Mixing class years will result in receiving a later time slot date and time. 

What if I don’t want to select during my assigned time slot?

If you are assigned a time slot, you must select a room during that time slot.  You will not be allowed to select at another time. 

How many groups are assigned to each time slot?

The number of groups assigned to each time slot will vary based on process. The number depends on how many groups apply for housing. Because selection will occur over five days, this will ensure students are able to access the system appropriately on their assigned date and time. 

How frequent are time slots?

Students will have approximately 10 minutes to select their rooms before the next time slot opens.

What if I have class during my time slot?

During the Res College and General Selection Processes, if you are the group leader but will not be available at the start of your time slot you may assign another member to be the group leader.