Residence Life

Selection Process Steps

Steps to follow

Step 1: Read/review housing materials 

Step 2: In order to participate in selection you must pay the bursar's office a $200 housing reservation fee. No receipt is needed. This fee can be paid over the phone (336.278.5300), online, or a check/credit card can be brought to the bursar's office (Alamance 113).

Once the housing reservation fee payment is made it takes roughly 24 hours to process. Students will need to plan accordingly when applying for housing. 

  • If you are assigned a residence hall space your reservation fee will be applied to your fall tuition bill.
  • If you are assigned an apartment space your reservation fee will be transferred to a security deposit account and will be held until you move out of the apartment.
  • If you do not receive a housing assignment come to residence life and complete a housing reservation fee refund form. Housing reservation fees will be refunded in the same manner that they were paid.

Step 3: Sign your housing agreement online via Ontrack beginning January 2. This must be done prior to signing up for housing. 

Step 4: Talk to staff, attend information sessions, and choose a phase. 

Step 5: Decide who you want to live with and consider your top choices for where you would like to live. Develop a back up plan. This will help you to consider multiple options like, "if this happens, then we'll do this..." This way, you wil be as prepared as you possibly can be when you apply.

Housing selection is only for currently enrolled students.  Groups must be formed with people who are currently students.  Students who are currently withdrawn, students who will be re-admitted for the fall, new incoming students, and new incoming transfer students are not eligible to participate in housing selection.  Students in these categories have their own housing application/selection process that occurs during the summer months.

Step 6: To determine priority order for students changhing assignments, all students will be given a housing priority number. This number is based on cumulative GPA and your years in housing (you received one point for each semester lived on campus). Your individual number determines what time you are eligible to log on to Ontrack to complete the housing application. The higher your number the earlier you are eligible to begin. To view the schedule, click here beginning February 9.

To learn what your housing priority number is, log on to Ontrack after February 9 and click the link for the eligibility page.

Step 7: When it is your time to apply, one member of your team will login to Ontrack (this must be a team member whose individual housing priority number makes them eligible for that time period). When you log on you will input the Datatel numbers of your entire group. Based on your group size you will be shown a complete list of all CURRENTLY AVAILABLE buildings. If a building has been filled prior to your application time, it will not be shown.

You will then select from the list shown which building you want your group to live in. Once you select the building and click submit, you are guaranteed this building for your final assignment. A specific room/suite/flat/apartment will be assigned shortly after the application period ends and will be posted on Ontrack.

Step 8:  Once assignments are posted on Ontrack, you will be asked to login and select a meal plan for the upcoming year.