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My Housing Guide

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Annalisa Dias-Mandoly

on 17 January 2016

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Transcript of My Housing Guide

Room Selection takes places in MyHousing, accessed via Cardinal Station.

To enter MyHousing, simply
log into Cardinal Station

with your username and password,
select Student Self-Service

from the left-side options.
A few last things
Like your meal plan.
Step-by-step guide
Selecting Roommates
Things to note:
Selecting a Room
During the Room Selection process, the person from your roommate group with the
lowest lottery number will be responsible
for selecting your group’s future assignments.

The lottery start times will be based on
Eastern Standard Time
although you can select your room from any computer that has internet access.
found in Student Self-Service.
select MyHousing
from the options
choose “Enter”

under “MyHousing.”
personal information is displayed here,
at the top of the MyHousing Overview page.
current on-campus housing assignment
(if any) are here, too.
roommate information
will appear here. This area will show if roommate requests have been confirmed, or if they are still pending.
You cannot participate in room selection if you have any pending roommate requests.
You can find your
lottery information
This is when
can actually
start selecting
a room.
There are some traditional single spaces in the lotteries, but most on-campus housing spaces are part of a suite or an apartment OR are a traditional double, triple, or quad room type.
Which means:
Most lottery participants will need to
build roommate groups.
Before your lottery
begins, you need to
request your roommate(s)
, depending on your room type preference.

: the number in your requested selection group needs to match the number of beds in that room or suite.
When do I build my group?
Ok, how many roommates do I need?
Traditional Single -
No Roommate
Traditional Double -
1 Roommate
Traditional Triple -
2 Roommates
Traditional Quad -
3 Roommates
Centennial Village Suite -
3 Roommates*
Millennium 3 person Suite –
2 Roommates*
Millennium 3 Person Apt –
2 Roommates*
Millennium 4 Person Apt –
3 Roommates*
Millennium 5 Person Apt –
4 Roommate*
Opus 5 Person Suite –
4 Roommates*

You will
designate specific rooms
within the suite or apartment
after you have selected
your assignment.
Great, so how do I select my roommates?
Click on
Room Selection
Then on
Roommate Selection
Here, you will see any roommates you have already requested, and whether that request is pending (DOES NOT MATCH) or has been confirmed (MATCHES).
You can
search by Student ID
number, or
First and Last Name.

However, your search must produce less than 9 results or MyHousing will not show any results;
be specific
in your search entries.
Stacy Cardinal wants to be roommates with Brittany Barber. She can type in Brittany’s
last name or just the first three letters
“BAR.” She enters that into the search field and clicks “
Request Student as Roommate
MyHousing shows Stacy a list of the people in the lottery whose last names begin with “BAR.” Stacy then selects Brittany’s name to
a roommate request
Once Stacy selects Brittany to be her roommate, MyHousing will send an email to Brittany’s cardinalmail.cua.edu account notifying Brittany that Stacy has requested her as a roommate.

However, until Brittany goes into MyHousing and also requests Stacy as a roommate, Stacy’s request will say “DOES NOT MATCH” under “Status.”
When Brittany logs into MyHousing and requests Stacy Cardinal as her roommate, Stacy’s
MyHousing will change in two places
: her opening screen and her Roommate/Suitemate screen will both say “
” under “Status.”
If you are
selecting more than one roommate
, and some of your roommates have yet to confirm you or each other you will see this message on your Roommates/Suitemates and opening screens.
You cannot participate in Room Selection until every roommate request within your selection group has been confirmed or removed.
If Stacy, Brittany, and Carol decide they do not want to be roommates, they need to remove each other as roommates. This is done by
selecting the “Remove” button.
Once Stacy has removed her roommates, a
System Message will appear
confirming that the roommate request has been deleted.

Stacy will
now proceed in Room Selection
without a roommate request and in search of a single room.
Things to know
Room Selection Start Time
is determined by your lottery number. You can begin the Room Selection process at Your Start Time
For your convenience!
To begin the Room Selection process, navigate to
“Select a Room/Suite”
“Room Selection”
on the
left-hand navigation bar.
If you try to select a room before Your Room Selection Start Time, the page will indicate that it is not yet Your Room Selection Start Time. Otherwise,
you will see the message above
that states you are eligible to begin to select a space.
Use these to search.
Then click here.
Remember that
your roommate group must match the size of the space you’re trying to fill
, and that you can only choose rooms available to your class year and your gender.

In this instance, Stacy attempted to search for a suite in CV, and received the message above.
No available rooms
Your selection is complete and you will receive an email notifying you of the assignment.
You should
click on the “Back to Main Menu”
button to
select a dining plan
and review your future assignment and billing.
Ok, so what if I have a roommate?
MyHousing would
display all available rooms that would match their roommate group size
of two, but as you see here, they would not be able to select a Centennial Village 4-person suite because they cannot fill the suite.
Pretend our friends, Stacy Cardinal and Carol Barber, had decided to room together after all.
If your roommate group is large enough for a suite or apartment (3 to 5 people per group), you will select the entire suite or apartment at once by selecting the
Select Suite button

In this case, Stacy and Carol have added two other people to their roommate group and the four students will select a space in CV.
Right, but what if I have a roommate group?
The room selection is not confirmed until each student in the group is assigned to a bed and the
“Submit My Room Selection” button
has been pressed.
Now Stacy and friends have one more step!
You should
figure out who is living where
within the suite
before the lottery
. Otherwise, while you are deciding who will live in each space another group may select the room and you would need to search for a new assignment.
Helpful Hint!
If you will be a Freshman or Sophomore next Fall you are required to have a dining plan, or if you would like to sign up for one,
choose “Select a New Dining Plan
” and then
press Continue>>
Click on Dining
here, and you will see this screen.
*You will only see dining plans that you are eligible for.
*Residential Freshmen and Sophomores are required to have an Anytime Dining Plan.
*Dining Plan Rates are also displayed in the drop-down menu.
Choose your plan
press Submit My Dining Plan Selection>>
Helpful Hints!
Once you submit your Dining Plan selection you will be able to see it displayed on your Dining screen, along with your current dining plan (if any).
You can
change your dining plan
here through the
Friday of the first week of classes
each semester.
Oh, and your billing.
Click Billing
here, to get to this screen.
Fall 2016 billing
will show here once you select a space and/or dining plan, but
these charges will not be posted on your student account in Cardinal Station until the summer
Still confused about something?
Call us at 202-319-5615, email us at cua-housing@cua.edu,
or stop by our office! We'd love to help!
Fall 2016
in the dropdown
Then click on
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