Current Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

Housing Selection Information

Rising junior and senior students are not required to live on campus.  Rising juniors must obtain permission through the Off Campus Application Process to live off campus during 2020-2021 academic year.

Students are required to pay the $250.00 housing deposit by Friday, February 7, 2020 in order to be provided access to the selection system in the housing portal or receive a manual housing assignment.  Payments are accepted through the Bursar's Office - credit cards may be used in person or over the phone: St. Thomas Hall Room 103 or (570) 941-4062. Housing deposits are non-refundable.  All deposits are applied to your student account at the beginning of the academic year.

Commuting students who wish to live on campus dhould contact the Office of Residence Life ( as soon as possible.

Groups participating in housing selection are provided times randomly and will choose housing in groups of 4. Click here to see instructions on setting up a 4-person group and pictures of the lottery process.

A pre-lottery process is offered for students who wish to live in non-4-person apartments or houses.  These spaces range from 2-6 people.

All rising junior and senior students will select from the following houses/buildings:

  • Montrone and Pilarz Apartments
  • Mulberry Plaza and Madison Square Apartments
  • Linden Avenue Apartments (Dorothy Day, Katharine Drexel, and Elizabeth Ann Seton)
  • University Houses

Apartment facilities include bedrooms (singles and double), kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms.  University houses have single and double bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces.

2020 Housing Selection Timeline

Tentative timeline for upper-class housing selection process
  • February 7th - $250 non-refundable deposits due to Bursar's Office
  • February 2019 - current sophomore, junior, and senior students access housing selection system and select meal plans
  • February 26th Information Session and demonstration of live lottery 4 pm to 6 pm in The DeNaples Center Theater
    • Sessions will start every 1/2 hour.
  • March 4th Information Session and demonstration of live lottery 4 pm to 6 pm in The DeNaples Center Theater
    • Sessions will start every 1/2 hour.
  • March 9th- students must finalize roommate groups
  • March 9th - Lottery times available for groups of 4
  • March 10th - notification to groups Residence Life does not anticipate will be able to participate in 4-person lottery because of later times.
  • March 11th - online selection process for upper-class students (groups of 4)

*All dates are subject to change.*

Information Sessions

At the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, Residence Life will host information sessions for students to see a live demonstration of the housing selection process.  Information session dates and times will be communicated in February 20120.  While upperclass students are not required to attend information sessions, we strongly encourage students attend to ensure understanding of the system and process.