Returning Student Housing Selection for Fall 2024

Below you will find helpful information for returning student housing selection. Please read thoroughly. We have also included a helpful Housing Selection Q&A that goes in-depth on more specifics. A Roomeez How-To Video is also here if you have questions. If you have reviewed the website and Q&A and still have questions, please email 

Important Dates:

  • Housing Information Meeting – Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00pm in Butterfield chapel
  • Private Room? Complete the Residence Life and Housing Appeal on MyHousing by April 1 to be considered!
  • Mandatory Meetings – April 7-11th (See your RA for details)
  • All Applications due on Friday, April 12th at NOON to participate in Housing Selection Night (All found on MyHousing):
    • Fall 2024 Housing Application (Returners) – this is an Application, not Form. This is required only for those who are planning to live on-campus next year. How-to complete application here.
    • Fall 24 Housing Intent Form. Required by everyone. How-to complete form here. 
    • Student Apartment Applications due 
  • Housing Selection Night (Apartment and room selection process) – Thursday, April 18 (Evening – times TBD)

*See more information about important dates here.

Costs (per semester/per person):

  • Residence Hall Room: $5590  (includes a full meal plan and $100 Flex Dollars)
  • Residence Hall Private Room Charge: Additional $1500/semester. 
  • 2b/2b Student Apartments (with or without a study): $4240 (Includes 75-block meal plan and $125 Flex Dollars)
  • 3b/2b Student Apartments: $4080 (Includes 75-block meal plan and $125 Flex Dollars)

Meal plans and flex dollars DO NOT roll over between semesters. 

Housing Selection

Any student returning for the fall semester who is planning to live on campus must participate in Housing Selection Night. Housing Selection is the process of picking your fall room/apartment and roommate(s). Students will be invited to participate once they fill out their Fall 2024 Returning Student Housing Application and the Fall 2024 Housing Intent Form – both of these can be found on MyHousing and completed before or during Mandatory Meetings April 7-11. There are two sections of our Housing Selection Night: selecting an apartment (if you get in) or your residence hall room.  

Interested in Selecting an Apartment? 

You can go through the apartment selection process in a group of four or six. Students who wish to apply for the student apartments must do these three things:

  • Each person of the group must complete the Fall 24 Returning Student Application and Fall 24 Housing Intent Form by Friday, April 12th at noon. These are available at MyHousing now or will be administered during your Mandatory Meeting.
  • Find a group, and each individual needs to fill out the Student Apartment Application. Applications can be found on MyHousing. Use RoomeeZ if needed, Housing does put groups together. All applications must be submitted by Friday, April 12th at noon. Please see the Roomeez How-To video for more information. 
  • Finally, each member of the group must be registered for fall 2024 classes by April 12th. Add filler classes if you’re waitlisted for any courses. This does mean you need to have your account balance paid off in time to qualify to apply.
  • *Students must be 20 years old by August 26th, 2024 in order to apply.

Priority is given based on a point system that factors age, academic class and semesters at Northwest University. Current housing in the student apartments does not give you priority. We have six 6-person apartments and twelve 4-person apartments for females (Buildings B & D) and seven 4-person apartments for males (Building A). This does not include RA apartments which will be 2 females and 1 male. No private rooms will be granted in student apartments unless medically required. Groups will be emailed by Tuesday, April 16 to inform them if they have made it into the apartment selection or not for Housing Selection Night on Thursday, April 18. 

Selecting a Residence Hall Room

During Housing Selection Night you’ll be able to select a room with your roommate. Males spaces include all of Gray, and Perks 100 & 200; Female spaces include all of Beatty and Guy floors. There are four triple spaces in Gray for men.

Here’s how room selection will work:

Priority order for Housing Selection night is decided based on cumulative credit hours. You’ll be given a time slot to select your placement with your roommate OR to select a room by yourself. If you are going in with a roommate, you will select with the individual who has the highest credits. For example: If Erin and Sam are wanting to room together and Erin has 98 credits and Sam has 60, they will select a room together during Erin’s time slot. A few things to consider during housing selection:

  • Don’t have a roommate? You can check out RoomeeZ to find a roommate who would be a good fit for you OR select a room without a roommate, and we can place someone with you!
  • CELE Roommate. Interested in living with a CELE roommate? You will have first priority selection. You will identify this on your Fall 24 Housing Intent Form. 
  • Tripes. We have four triple rooms available for men. If you are interested in this, please identify it on the Fall 24 Housing Intent Form and our Residence Life and Housing Staff will follow up with you!
  • Private rooms. We will be identifying 25% of each floor with Private Rooms. In order to select a Private Room during Housing Selection Night, please complete a Residence Life and Housing Appeal and select “Private Room”. This can be found on MyHousing. Due April 1. More details can be found on the Housing Q&A. If you select this room, you are identifying that you want to live in a private room without a roommate and at a premium cost for the entire year. We will do a wait list for non-selected private rooms once housing selection is complete. 
  • *Residence Life and Housing will work to accommodate any formal accommodation requests. However, these will be handled on a case-by-case basis as space and resources allow, and are not guaranteed. A housing disability accommodation is limited to a students who have a severe disability-related housing need. Students who plan to request housing accommodations, please do so as soon as possible by emailing 

Finally, make sure to register for fall classes by June 1st to keep your spot.



Students wishing to live off-campus HAVE to complete the online Off-Campus Application through MyHousing, and receive approval from the Housing office before the fall semester begins by meeting at least one of these criteria:

You must be either:

  • Living with your parent within 35 miles of the University OR
  • Married or have a child
  • 23 years old or older by the first day of fall classes OR
  • Studying abroad away from NU (these students are only approved for the length of time they’re studying abroad)

For more information about our Off-Campus Policy, please see our “Off Campus Policy” on the Housing homepage sidebar.

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