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Self Assignment is an online sign-up process. Students have the opportunity to designate 1 roommate who is in charge of obtaining an assignment for their group. This person is known as the "designated roommate" for main campus sign-ups or "designated housemate" for apartment sign-ups. This student has to gather the required information (Name, LancerNet Id, RMSID, building & floor preference, and desired Meal Plan) for each of their roommate(s)/housemate(s).
This system allows the designated roommate/housemate to choose the location of assignment rather than indicating a preference for housing. Once the assignment is chosen, the designated roommate/housemate assigns his/her roommates/housemates to their desired beds then chooses their meal plans based on the information previously gathered. These room and meal plan assignments are confirmed before the designated roommate/housemate walks away from the computer.
*If necessary, assignments can and will be facilitated or revised at the discretion of RCL.
During housing registration, the designated roommate will have the opportunity to pull in other students that they wish to live with them. The designated roommate should utilize the Designated Roommate Form (Linked below) to ensure that they have collected all the information necessary to complete the registration process. The designated roommate will either be the student that is squatting the room/apartment or the student with the higher number of credits.
For example, if student A is currently living in LWV 100B and the student is squatting the apartment, the this student is the designated roommate and will assign all 3 students to the apartment on the appropriate date for squatters. Another example is if a rising Junior wants to room with a rising Sophomore, then the the rising Junior would be the designated roommate and register for housing on the appropriate date for rising Juniors.
There are some apartments at Lancer Park that have a bedroom within the apartment that does not have a window. Please review the list below that includes the list of apartments. If you have additional questions, please contact the Residential and Commuter Life Office.
Please review the detailed schedule regarding housing sign-up dates. If you have any questions regarding when you are eligible to register for housing, please attend a housing information session (See dates and times below) or contact the RCL office at email@example.com or 434-395-2080.
RCL recommends that all students attend an information session to learn more about the housing processes.
Please save the date and attend one of these sessions:
Apartment Sign Up & Off Campus Release Application Information Session
Date & Time: January 26th at 5 pm. and 6 pm.
Location: Student Union
Main Campus Sign-Up Information Sessions
Date/Time: March 8th at 9 p.m.
Location: Cox Glass Lounge
Date/Time: March 10th at 8p.m. & 9 p.m.
Location: Arc Hall 3rd Floor Center Lounge
Date/Time: March 21st at 9 p.m.
Location: Curry Commons
Date/Time: March 23rd at 9 p.m.
Location: Student Union ABC Room
RCL staff will be available at the following dates and times to answer questions regarding the LU Managed Apartment Sign-Up process, Main Campus Housing Sign-Up process, and Off-Campus Release Application process.
January 31st 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
February 1st 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
February 2nd 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
February 3rd 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
February 4th 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
RCL staff will be available at the following dates and times to answer questions regarding the Main Campus Housing Sign-Up process.
March 24th 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
March 25th 11am - 1pm at Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby
Each student can find his/her RMSID by logging into the Student Housing Gateway. On the welcome page, students will see a number listed at the top of the screen. This is the student's RMS ID number. Each student needs this number to register for housing so that the designated roommate can pull another student into the selected room as a roommate. The student's RMS Id should not be given out freely and should be treated as securely as their LUID. By giving the RMS ID to someone else (i.e. a designated roommate), a student is authorizing the recipient of the RMS ID to register them for housing.
If you have further questions, please consult our FAQ page about Self-Assignment.