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2022-2023 Housing Process | 4th-Years and Friends
Hi there,
We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Tomorrow begins the period for rising 4th-year students to apply for housing. While you may be considering living off-campus next academic year, you do have the option to remain on campus living in the residence halls.
Reminder: 4th-year students are not required to live on-campus. If you do not desire to live on-campus in 2022-2023, no action from you is required. We wish you the best of luck in your off-campus housing search.
The 4th-Year and Friends application period begins tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1 at 10 am EST and ends Tuesday, March 8 at 4 pm EST.
While only rising 4th-year students have initial access to apply for 2022-2023 housing tomorrow, if you invite younger classmates/friends (rising third- or second-year students) to be your roommate they will be granted permission to apply for housing in order to accept your roommate group invitation. Be sure to communicate with them about what’s expected of them after you invite them to your roommate group.
Planning on living in a District House affinity suite or fraternity/sorority chapter housing next year? Follow guidance on the roster or application periods for those types of housing - no need to apply starting tomorrow.

2022-2023 Housing and Dining Options and Rates

Please take a moment to review 2022-2023 housing and dining rates. In your housing application, you will be required to select a dining plan as a dining plan is a requirement to live on-campus. The dining plan you select does not need to be your final choice. You’ll have until June 1 to adjust your dining plan, if needed.
**New Upperclass Housing Option Available: West Hall
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard from some current residents who would like to live on the Mount Vernon Campus as upperclass students. We heard your feedback and are glad that you like living on or want to live on the Vern! We are excited to announce we have opened up a new upperclass housing option and West Hall will now be available for any rising upperclass student to live  in addition to the previous buildings previously announced. 
West Hall will be the only residence hall on Mount Vernon available for upperclass students, and only students who explicitly state a desire to live in West Hall will be assigned there for next year. If you don’t desire to live in West Hall, you won’t be assigned to live there!

Insider Info: Upperclass Room Size Still Available

Now that some of your peers have been assigned to rooms through Room Renewal or the application for students with DSS housing accommodations, we’re sharing the number of available rooms across the upperclass residence halls. While many students desire to live in residence halls and rooms like South Hall, there are a finite number of these rooms. Each year, many students who indicate specific buildings and rooms at the top of their list are not assigned their top choices, because demand for those types of rooms is higher than the number of rooms available. We’re sharing the current available inventory to help you make a more informed decision about what you list as your building/rooms: 
Note: fully single units are not available to select from in the upperclass room preference list and you should not expect to be assigned to a single unit unless you have an approved DSS housing accommodation for a single. 

Submitting a 2022-2023 Rising 4th-Year Student Housing Application

Beginning tomorrow, March 1 at 10 AM EST, you will be able submit a housing application and invite friends to a roommate group. Here’s how applying for housing a rising 4th-year student will work:
STEP #1: Submit a housing application via the Campus Living eServices Portal via the “Apply for 2022-2023 Housing | Rising 4th-Year Students” link.
  • Starting tomorrow, March 1, rising 4th year students may submit a housing application. In your application, you will acknowledge your desire to live on-campus next year and sign your 2022-2023 Housing License Agreement (Here is a copy of the agreement if you’d like to read it ahead of time.)
  • You will be required to a list of preferences from among all available Foggy Bottom upperclass residence halls and available room types. We use these preferences to determine which residence hall and room to assign you too!
  • If you do not have any friends you want to create a roommate group with, you’re done with your application.
  • If you have friends you want to create a roommate group with, STEP #2 is for you.    
STEP #2: If you have friends you’d like to live with next year, you will need to invite your friend(s) to a roommate group before you submit your housing application.
  • 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: All students invited to a roommate group need to accept the invitation in order to be assigned together and then officially apply for housing the Campus Living eServices Portal (via the “Apply for 2022-2023 Housing | Invited Roommates” link).
  • 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 your invited roommates do not accept the invitation from you, they will not be assigned as your roommate.
  • When accepting a roommate group invitation, all students 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 4th-Year Students and Friends application period is complete on March 8, we’ll process all the roommate group requests and officially communicate housing assignments for all students who applied for housing across this period.

For You: The Most Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to learn more about applying for housing as a rising 4th-year student. We’ve included a few Frequently Asked Questions that may answer your questions before you ever need to contact us directly.
Learn more about Apply for Housing as a Rising 4th-Year Student
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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