Campus Living & Residential Education | The George Washington University
2022-2023 Housing Process | Room Renewal
Hi there,
As we seek to provide you and other residents with a wider selection of places from which you can choose to live next year, we’re excited to kick-off our new Room Renewal period this week. As a reminder, Room Renewal is the process through which current spring residents eligible to keep their current room for next year may apply to live next academic year in the same room they are in this year. In short: you can live in the same room two years in a row, if that is your heart's desire!
All undergraduate students who did not receive a residency exemption are receiving this email, even if you aren’t eligible to keep your current room. The reason: you may be a potential roommate of a friend who is eligible for Room Renewal and if that’s the case you’ll have steps you’re required to take to live with someone keeping their room for next year.
The Room Renewal period begins tomorrow Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 10 am EST and ends Thursday, Feb. 24 at 10 am EST.
We’ll send a reminder tomorrow morning when Room Renewal opens!

2022-2023 Housing Rates

Please take a moment to review our 2022-2023 housing rates, which are now listed on our website.
Earlier today you received an email regarding dining plans and rates for 2022-2023. If you have any questions regarding next year’s dining plans, reach out to the GW Dining Team at

Room Renewal Eligibility

Your ability to participate in Room Renewal is based on the residence hall or community in which you currently live.
👍 You are eligible to keep your room if you live in:
  • 1959 E Street, 2109 F Street, Amsterdam Hall, The Dakota, District House (except affinity suites), FSK Hall, Fulbright Hall, Guthridge Hall, International House, JBKO Hall, Munson Hall, Shenkman Hall, South Hall 
🛑 You are not eligible to keep your room if you live in:
  • Clark Hall, Cole Hall, Hensley Hall, Lafayette Hall, Madison Hall, Merriweather Hall, Mitchell Hall, Potomac House, Somers Hall, and West Hall. These are current first-year residence halls that will continue to be first-year halls in 2022-2023.
  • Aston, One Washington Circle, and Building JJ. These residence halls will not be in use or their use is yet to be determined for 2022-2023.
  • District House Affinity Suites and Fraternity & Sorority Chapter Housing. These are specialized community living spaces in which the community itself chooses who lives in these housing options. 

How Room Renewal Works

Are you thinking about participating in Room Renewal? If so, here is a step-by-step process for how to request your same room again next year:
STEP #1: Submit your Room Renewal application via the Campus Living eServices Portal.
  • Every student who is choosing to remain in the same room next year must submit a Room Renewal application.
  • Starting Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 10am EST, all students eligible for Room Renewal are able to submit a Room Renewal application. As part of your application, you will be asked to confirm that you want to remain in your current room again next year and sign your 2022-2023 Housing License Agreement (Here is a copy of the agreement if you would like to read it ahead of time.)
  • If one or all of your current roommate/s are opting to stay in the same room and live together, each of you still needs to submit a separate Room Renewal application. Be kind and remind each other to complete their application.
  • If you are staying and all of your roommates are choosing to live elsewhere and you don’t have anyone you want to pull-in to your current room to be your new roommate, you are finished! You have officially created your 2022-2023 housing assignment and you have finished with the entire housing process. We’ll be in touch again if and when we assign you a new roommate.
  • If you are staying in your room and have space available to bring in/pull-in a new roommate, STEP #2 is for you.     
STEP #2: If you have an anticipated opening in your room for next year and would like to pull-in a new roommate, after submitting your Room Renewal request you will need to invite your friend/classmate to form a roommate group. 
  • To successfully send your friend/s a roommate group invitation, you’ll need their RMSID. This is the number in the housing system associated with every student. NOTE: this is different than your 8 digit GWID
  • Here’s your RMSID: .  **Ask the person you want to be your new roommate for theirs.
  • Once you invite your peer to your roommate group, they will receive an email inviting them to your group. The email will include directions on how to accept the invite and how to complete their housing application.
STEP #3: Each student invited to join a roommate group needs to accept the invitation in order to be pulled-into the room for next year and also officially apply for housing the Campus Living eServices Portal.
  • Roommate groups operate on mutual consent, meaning that each individual has to affirmatively consent to joining a roommate group after being invited.
  • Not answering or accepting a roommate group invitation is the main reason why desired roommate groups may not be assigned together. If you do not accept the invitation from the student who is keeping their room, you will not be pulled-into the room and assigned as their roommate.
  • When accepting your roommate group invitation, you will also need to fully submit a housing application, including signing your 2022-2023 Housing License Agreement (Here is a copy of the agreement if you would like to read it ahead of time).
Once the Room Renewal period is complete on February 24, we’ll process all the roommate group requests and officially communicate housing assignments for all students who participated in Room Renewal.

Keys to Room Renewal Success

  • Talk with your current roommate(s), if you have roommates. Though every student eligible for Room Renewal has the right to keep their current room, we know that who you live with may be just as important to you as where you live. That conversation with your current roommate(s) about your housing desires for next year is important to make sure everyone understands what each other’s plans are. Not sure how to start that conversation? Your Community Coordinator is a great resource to assist you in navigating that conversation.
  • Be on the lookout for roommate group invitations. If you are expecting a roommate group invite, it will come via email. That invite is critical! If you don’t accept it, you won’t be able to live with the friend who invited you into their current room.
  • Weigh your options to the best of your ability. Ask yourself: am I okay with being assigned to a building or room that I desire less than my current room? If you don’t participate in Room Renewal, you won’t have the chance to change your mind and keep your room after this request period ends. If this is the case for you, you will have to apply for housing at a later period and eventually be assigned to a building and room not yet known to you. 

For You: The Most Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to learn more about Room Renewal. We’ve included a few Frequently Asked Questions that may answer your questions before you ever need to contact us directly.
Learn more about Room Renewal
After reading through the process details on our website, if you still have questions, reach out to us directly at
Have a great day,
Campus Living & Residential Education
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