Housing selection for returning students allows currently enrolled students who live on campus to choose their housing for next year. This is an online process. You must pay special attention to the dates the application will be available and the time you and/or your group is eligible to apply. Prior to participating in housing selection, you must complete the following:
- Pay your $125 housing reservation fee. The fee must be paid between December 1 and February 14. The only exception to paying the reservation fee is for students with certain scholarships, who have been notified. If you are returning to your apartment, you must pay the fee. It can be paid over the phone (336-278-5300), online, or by a check or credit card in the Bursar’s office (Alamance 113). Once you log into Ebill to make a deposit, choose ‘Fall 2020’ from the drop down menu and then ‘Housing Deposit’ from the next drop down menu. For screenshots, visit the Housing Reservation Fee webpage.
- Sign your housing agreement online via the Self Service website. This must be done between December 1 and February 14 and you must pay the housing reservation fee prior to accessing the housing agreement. It may take up to 60 minutes for the housing agreement to show up in Self Service after you have paid the housing reservation fee.
- Match with your roommates on the Self Service website. Please make sure you and all of your potential roommates have paid the housing reservation fee and completed the housing agreement in step #2 before trying to match in Self Service. Housing selection is a live process, so you need to have alternate plans if your group’s first choice is not available. Once you have decided on roommates, you must match with each other on the Self Service website.
The Selection Process
Students may choose to participate in one of the several phases of housing selection: LLCs, Apartment Renewal, or Changing Assignments. Once you have chosen your housing for you and/or your group, your housing selection process is complete for fall 2020!
Living – Learning Communities – December 6-February 7
Students interested in one of our living learning communities must apply online through Phoenix Connect between January 6 and February 7. Students who are currently in a living learning community and wish to return must re-apply.
Living Learning community selection occurs before the rest of housing selection. If you are selected for a living learning community, this is your final assignment for 2020-2021 and cannot be changed. Please be sure the community is something you are willing to commit to for the entire year.
Station at Mill Point and Park Place Renewal – February 18 8am-5pm
Rising seniors currently living in the Station at Mill Point or Park Place wishing to return to the Station next year sign up during this time. They need to pull in other juniors and seniors to fill the spaces in the apartment. It is very important that students wishing to return to the Station or Park Place sign up during this time because they will lose their space if they do not.
Phase Two: Station at Mill Point – February 25 Starting at 4pm
Students who have lived on campus at Elon for 3 or more semesters may apply to reside in Mill Point in Phase Two of the Station at Mill Point selection process. Must sign up with 4 juniors or seniors.
Park Place – February 26 Starting at 4pm
Students who have lived on campus at Elon for 3 or more semesters may apply to reside in Park Place in Phase Two of the Park Place selection process. Must sign up with 3 juniors or seniors.
Apartment Renewal (Crest, Danieley, and Oaks) – Feb 28 8am-5pm
Students who choose to remain in their current apartment spaces may return to their assignment for next year providing they sign up with the correct number of roommates required to retain their particular type of space. (Example: A 3-person group cannot return to a 4-person Oaks apartment). For information on group minimums click here. Students may pull in other eligible students from any neighborhood on campus to meet the required number of students to return to a space.
If you choose not to return to your same apartment, you can apply for other on-campus apartments, flats/suites, singles or doubles.
Phase Two: Apply for a New Space (not in the Station at Mill Point or Park Place)
- March 3 Phase Two – JUNIORS & SENIORS (until the cap is reached)
- March 30-31 – Phase Two Apartments – SOPHOMORES (for students who have lived on campus for 1 or 2 semesters).
- April 1-2 Phase Two Residence Halls – SOPHOMORES (for students who have lived on campus for 1 or 2 semesters).
Priority for Signing Up for Housing
All students: Students who have paid their deposit and signed the agreement will be given a random sign up time for Phase Two.
- Students will not be able to return to their same residence hall space; only apartments. Students wishing to return to the same neighborhood in a residence hall must go through Phase Two.
- Students studying abroad spring 2020 will maintain their same priority for housing selection if they lived on campus fall 2019. They should go through the online process with the students living on campus spring 2020.
- Students who are abroad in fall 2020 should NOT sign up for housing during housing selection. These students will apply for housing in fall 2020 (October/November) if they wish to have housing in winter or spring 2021 when they return. Failure to comply with this will result in loss of housing for the student and their group. Students who are abroad fall 2020 and interested in living in an apartment, may:
- pre-arrange with another student to live in their space when that student vacates for spring 2021, only via the Lease Turn Over Form or,
- apply in fall 2020 for open residence hall spaces on campus for spring 2021.
- Note: Housing is not guaranteed for juniors and seniors when they return from abroad in winter/spring.
- Students registered for on campus apartments must find a replacement for their apartment space if they leave the space and remain enrolled at the university. This includes students who choose to study abroad after signing up for the apartment, move off campus, etc.
- Returning Student Housing Selection is only for enrolled students who currently live on campus. Groups must be formed with people who are currently residential students. Students who have withdrawn, students who will be re-admitted for the fall, new incoming students, and new incoming transfer students are not eligible to participate in this housing selection. Students in these categories have their own housing application/selection process that occurs in the summer.
- Students interested in on campus apartments: On campus apartments (except Crest) are either 11.5 or 12 months. If you are staying in the same space, your lease starts June 1. If everyone is new to the apartment, your lease begins June 15. Your lease start date is when you can move into the apartment and when billing begins.
- Students who do not currently live on campus are not eligible to participate in housing selection unless they complete the Request to Participate in Housing Selection in Self Service by February 4 form and are approved. This form will be posted in Self Service in January.
- Elon University has a two-year residency requirement. Incoming new students and rising sophomores (current first year students) are required to reside on campus unless exempted by Residence Life. Rising sophomores should not sign a lease elsewhere or plan to live off campus before receiving an official release from Residence Life through the Request to Reside Off Campus appeal process.
- Junior and Senior students are not guaranteed housing due to a limited number of on campus housing spaces for Junior and Senior students.
- Neighborhoods: While Elon University does not groups students in neighborhoods strictly by class, students will be housed generally as follows in the neighborhoods:
- First-Years: East Neighborhood, Colonnades, Danieley, Global, and Historic Neighborhoods
- Sophomores: Colonnades, Danieley, Global, Oaks (limited number), and Loy Neighborhoods
- Juniors: Oaks, Park Place and Station at Mill Point Neighborhoods
- Seniors: Oaks, Park Place and Station at Mill Point Neighborhoods