If you want to live in a residence hall, you have the opportunity to participate in the lottery and room selection for the upcoming school year. To take advantage of this option, visit MyCard between 9am and 9pm on November 12, 2013 to begin the general room selection lottery. You can login at any time during those hours to select a lottery balloon on MyCard . You will pop a balloon to learn your specific room selection starting time. Beginning on Wednesday November 13th you may go online at your specified time (or anytime afterward) to select a room for next year. Students who do not choose a lottery time are invited to select a room beginning on November 13, 2013 at 9pm.
If you want to live in a residence hall, you have the opportunity to participate in room selection for the upcoming school year. To take advantage of this option, visit MyCard beginning at 9am November 14, 2013. There is no lottery for this process.
If you are interested in changing rooms, we will begin an online room change request list for:
You will be able to submit a request directly from your MyCard Account page. During the spring and summer months, we will learn of students who will not be returning to University housing, enabling our office to satisfy a high percentage of student request. If a space becomes available that matches your preferences, we will honor your request and change your assignment. You will then be notified by email. By completing an online request, you are not necessarily guaranteed a room change. However, we will strive to fulfill your request by working very hard during the summer. In past years, we have prided ourselves on the fact that our success rate for accommodating room change requests has been very high!
Q. How long is my room held after I select it?
A. You will have 24 hours after selecting your room to complete your contract. If you do not complete your contract within that time, the room will be released to other students. Remember that choosing your room is only the first step. You must fully complete and e-sign your contract within 24 hours.
Q. Can I change my room?
A. An online room change request list for upper-class students will be available beginning 9am November 19. You will be able to submit a request directly from your MyCard page. Please note, once you select a room and request a roommate, if you decide to change rooms, you must call our office to allow your originally requested roommate to be assigned to the new room.
Q. How long can I hold a space in my room to invite a roommate?
A. After selecting a room, suite, or apartment, we will automatically hold the remaining beds (assuming they are unoccupied at the time) for 20 minutes to allow you time to complete your contract and then invite your roommate(s). You must complete your contract prior to inviting roommate(s).
Q. I invited my friend to be my roommate. How long do they have to confirm?
A. After being invited, a roommate has 24 hours to complete their contract. If they do not confirm by signing their contract online, then the invitation is void after 24 hours, and the bed will automatically be entered back into the general selection process.
Q. Can I invite a current first-year or off-campus student to be my roommate?
Q. I have a medical need for an Air Conditioning unit. When is the application deadline to be guaranteed one?
A. Students must notify us by May 15 if they have medical need for A/C. You may either be placed in an air-conditioned hall upon request (as availability permits), or rent a university owned A/C unit at the cost of $300 per academic year.
Q. Can I cancel my housing contract after I sign it?
A. We have a 7-day cancellation period for upper-class students who are not required to live-on campus under the Second Year Residency Requirement. You have up to 7 days after signing your contract to cancel by visiting the HOME Office (111 Shriver). After 7 days, the contract becomes legally binding.
Q. I am relocating to Oxford from a branch campus. When can I select a room?
A. Relocation students should email us at home@MiamiOH.edu to inquire about on-campus housing.
Q. When can returning study abroad students select a room?
A. These students may select a room during the appropriate time slot, based upon how many semesters they have lived on campus.
Q. I plan to study abroad one semester, should I live in Heritage Commons?
A. No. If you plan to take part in a program that is away from campus, you should not live at Heritage Commons. Heritage Commons contracts are different than traditional Residence Hall Contracts. Visit our Contracts and Policies page to read more about both contracts.
Q: I did not have the opportunity to pop a balloon during the lottery, how do I get a room?
A: Students who did not participate in a lottery may begin choosing a room on MyCard at 9:00pm on the specified day of the Room Selection process (please see specific processes and dates above).