Campus Living & Residential Education | The George Washington University
2022-2023 Housing Process | Assignment Notification
Hi there,
During the past week, you applied for housing as a part of the 4th-Years & Friends housing process. Today, we’re officially notifying you of your 2022-2023 housing assignment.
Your 2022-2023 Housing Assignment
You may now view your 2022-2023 housing assignment in your Campus Living eServices Portal by selecting the “View Your 2022-2023 Housing Assignment and Dining Plan” link.
View Your 2022-2023 Housing Assignment
If you have vacant bed spaces in your 2022-2023 room, expect that you will receive roommates in the coming weeks as more of your peers apply for housing. We will notify you later this month if and when you receive a new roommate through the application process.
For those in a new room next year, take a moment to view as well as 3D tours and floor plans for your room. Don’t see your room’s floor plan? Know that not all of our rooms have current floor plans and we are upgrading to a new floor plan database here soon. By the early summer, updated floor plans should be available to view.
Also, for reference next year’s housing rates are posted online. 

How Housing Assignments Are Made

We believe it’s important to share how the housing assignment process works, especially if you are wondering why you may not have been assigned to the top building and/or room type in your preference list. The main component of the assignment process involves availability versus demand. As an example, there are some specific buildings and room types that are incredibly popular and are listed as the top choice on many preference lists. While we wish we could assign every student and their roommate group to their #1 room preference, many times there are not enough actual rooms to assign every student their first choice. A great example is South Hall, the most popular building among application preference lists. About 750 rising 4th-year students applied for 2022-2023 housing and after the Room Renewal process there were a little over 200 South spaces available at the start of the 4th-Year & Friends period.
If a student’s first preferenced building/room is not available, rooms are then assigned based on availability (continuing to factor in building/room and roommate groups) based on the other preferences/choices on one’s list. If there is no availability based on the initial listed preferences, a student and their roommate group may be randomly assigned a room based on the class year of the roommate group’s leader, building availability, and size of the roommate group.
If you and your group were not assigned to one of your most preferred room types, it was because the room type was more popular than we had spaces for and the random selection from there didn’t work out in your favor.
Through the years, students have let us know that they care about who they live with and would rather be with their chosen roommate group in a building not at the top of their preference list than splitting up the roommate group so that some got their top choice room. We take this feedback into consideration and prioritize not splitting up roommate groups. During the 4th-Year & Friends process, we’re happy to say that we didn’t need to split up any successfully-created roommate groups.
Now that you have your assignment for 2022-2023, we realize that some of you may want to try to make changes/adjustments to a different building, room type, or even roommates. Get a sneak peak on how to participate below in the “Room Swap: Coming In July” section.

Your 2022-2023 Dining Plan

During your housing application, you also selected your 2022-2023 dining plan. We are incredibly excited for our new dining experience in the fall and hope that you look forward to the possibilities that your dining plan provides you. You may view the 2022-2023 dining plan you selected in your Campus Living eServices Portal by selecting the “View Your 2022-2023 Housing Assignment and Dining Plan” link.
View Your Selected 2022-2023 Dining Plan
As promised, if you would like to change your 2022-2023 dining plan, you have the opportunity to adjust your plan. In your Campus Living eServices Portal, select the “Change 2022-2023 Dining Plan” link, and follow the prompts to adjust your dining plan:
Adjust Your Dining Plan
You can adjust your dining plan as many times as you desire up until Wednesday, June 1 at 5 PM EST, at which point no changes to dining plans will be permitted for rising upperclass residents. Have questions about your dining plan or our new dining experience? Reach out to the GW Dining team at

Room Swap: Coming In July

Even though you have just received your room assignment for next year, we also know you may want to make a change to your living situation before the fall. While that is understandable, please note that we are unable to make any changes to your assignment at this time. In order to be fair to all applying, we do not make any adjustments to housing assignments until after all students (including incoming first-year students) have completed the application process. 
Your opportunity to change rooms, if desired, will come this summer. Throughout all of July, we will have a Room Swap period open to all students who desire to move to a different space for next year. Stay tuned for more information to come in June.

Canceling Your 2022-2023 Housing and Dining (For Eligible Reasons)

With your room and meal plans set, your next step in preparing for next academic year is class registration (more to come on that from the Registrar’s Office later this semester). However, as the fall semester nears we recognize that your academic plans may change and you may need to adjust your on-campus living situation.
The following students are eligible to cancel their 2022-2023 housing based on this criteria:
  • Rising 4th or 5th year students. Cancellation requests for rising 4th year or 5th year students made prior to March 15 at 5 pm EST will incur no cancellation fees.All rising 4th year or 5th year cancellation requests after March 15 at 5 PM EST will incur a $125 cancellation fee.
  • Students studying abroad in Fall 2022 (no cancellation fee applied)
  • Students leaving the university (no cancellation fee applied)
If you meet the eligibility requirements and need to cancel your fall housing and dining, go to your Campus Living eServices Portal, select “Cancel 2022-2023 Housing” link, and follow the prompts to submit a cancellation request. Please note: housing and dining are paired together - you cannot cancel one without canceling the other as a dining plan is required if you live on-campus. 
Submit a Housing Cancellation Request
Once your housing assignment is canceled, you forfeit any rights to the room you were originally assigned for 2022-2023. If after you cancel your housing, your situation changes and you want to live on-campus for 2022-2023, you can re-apply for housing again. However, please note that you will not be guaranteed housing and may be put on a waitlist depending on current capacity. As such, be sure your cancellation decision is final before submitting your request.
Have any questions about your assignment or anything else shared here? Email us at
Have a great day,
Campus Living & Residential Education
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