All resident students who are interested in returning to on-campus housing must participate in an "opt-in" process. The entire process is facilitated within CaneLink, the University’s web-based information portal. Resident students can indicate their interest in continuing to live on campus in either suite-style or apartment-style accommodations. The opt-in period for 2013-2014 housing will run from January 25 through February 8. Results of the opt-in process (and whether a lottery is necessary) will be announced in CaneLink in late February. Residents selected via the opt-in process (and subsequent lottery if needed) would then proceed with the on-line sign-up in late March following spring break...this time in CaneLink, the new version of MyUM.
Current residents of University Village as well as private single rooms in Eaton, Mahoney, and Pearson Colleges at the time of the opt-in period will be guaranteed selection in the lottery as long as they participate in the opt-in process to confirm their interest in returning to the same housing assignment for 2013-2014.
Students who recently left on-campus housing at the end of the fall 2012 semester to go on a study abroad experience during the spring 2013 semester do not participate in the opt-in or lottery process. Their housing arrangements to return to on-campus accommodations are facilitated on an individual basis with the assignments staff in the Department of Housing and Residential Life office.
Those not selected in the possible lottery may also apply for on-campus housing as early as February 19 and they will be placed on a waiting list with priority placement. As spaces become available later in the spring semester following the conclusion of housing sign-up, they will be contacted individually. The past two years all resident students not selected in the lottery who applied to the housing waiting list were eventually assigned to on-campus housing…many prior to the end of the spring semester.
2013-2014 Housing Opt-In & Lottery Process Timeline
Resident students “opt in” via CaneLink...January 25-February 8
“Results” of Opt-in Process & Lottery (if needed) via CaneLink...February 18
Housing Sign-Up tutorial & appointment times made available via CaneLink...February 19
First day that the opt-in residents who were not selected in the lottery can apply for housing and go on the waiting list...February 19