Housing Selection Process for Current Students

Housing selection occurs annually in March and April for returning students who plan to live on campus. All students need to fill out the application, even if living off campus.

Here are more details on the application process and important dates to be aware of.

2024 Timeline

  • Feb. 10: Housing and Meal Plan Intent form opens
  • March 1: Housing Accommodation, Housing Petition, and Commute from Home forms due
  • March 6: Housing Preview Open House (stop by Brandt Hall, Le Shana Hall, or Newlin Hall for an open house event!)
  • March 10: Housing Intent form completion deadline for inclusion in Housing Selection
  • March 15: Juniors and Seniors emailed timeslot and Housing Selection information
  • March 18-19: Junior/Senior Selection Days
  • March 19: Sophomores emailed timeslot and Housing Selection information
  • March 20-21: Sophomore Selection Days

Selection Process

  1. Start Your Application

  2. On- or Off-Campus Intent?

    We need to know where you are planning on living next year. Fill out what you know. You can always come back and make edits to your form.

    Note: If you are not eligible due to age or semesters lived on campus to live off campus, you will not have an option to choose “off campus.”

    If you have questions or want to submit a waiver, contact us at housing@georgefox.edu. If you change your intent to off campus after you have a confirmed housing placement, you will be charged a $150 fine. After June 1 this fine goes up to $300.

  3. Choose to Assign Yourself or Have Housing Assign You

    After selecting “on campus,” choose from one of our four “Selection Tracks.” You can:

    • Choose to renew your room space and live in the exact same spot next year
    • Choose to select a room space and pick your own room
    • Opt for University Housing to assign you to a room
    • Select to be part of an RA group (please note this is only if an RA has requested to live with you).
  4. Request Roommates

    There are two ways to search for/request roommates:

    Do you know who you want to live with? Search by their George Fox email address and invite each person you want to live with. They will each need to accept this request.

    Not sure who you want to live with? Search by different profile questions to find other students who match your lifestyle. They will need to accept your request in order to be paired together.

    Some important info to know about the roommate selection process:

    • After the housing and meal plan intent form due date passes, the housing office will assign room selection timeslots for each student. Students will be notified of their date and timeslot for room selection by our office.
    • Even though each student will be assigned their own timeslot, the student in a roommate group with the earliest timeslot may assign all group members into their desired location. The person in the group who has the earliest date and timeslot will log into the housing intent application to select a housing location for everyone in the group.
    • If a group needs to change roommates, they can go into the Housing Intent form and remove the roommates they will no longer be living with. The new group will then be able to select their own housing.
    • To search and find roommates, each student needs to have logged in and started a Housing Intent form on the Housing & Community Life Portal. A student is not searchable until they have an active application.
  5. Choose Your Housing Location During the Assigned Timeslot

    • Timeslots are assigned to students based on your individual accumulated credits and semesters lived on-campus. Note: This process has changed from previous years. We are no longer assigning timeslots based on a roommate group’s average credits.
    • Timeslots will be emailed to students prior to selection week in March or April.
    • During your assigned timeslot, one person from your group can go into the “Rooms” page in the Housing Intent form on the Housing & Community Life Portal to reserve a room/beds for your group members in on-campus apartments, houses, suites, or residence halls.
    • Note: Your group size does not need to match the location size in order to select that living location. For example, your group of three may select a location that fits four people. However, that spot will be available for another student to select.
    • If you do not have a group, you may still assign yourself to any available open spot once your timeslot opens.
  6. Choose a Meal Plan

    You can change your meal plan up until one week after the semester begins. After your current semester credits have been applied to your accumulative credit total (late May or early June), you will have more options available to you.

    After completing this form, you will be able to return to this page and change your meal plan up until the end of the first week of each semester.

  7. Confirmation

    • If you choose the “I want University Housing to Assign me a Placement” option in your application, we will assign individuals to open spots between April and mid-July. The time frame can take a bit longer so that our office is able to find the best spot for you.
    • Check the “Application Status” page of the Housing Intent form in the Housing & Community Life Portal to see if your room or off-campus status has been confirmed. If you would like to live in a different on-campus location (aside from your assigned location), in late June, room re-selection will be open, and any rooms still vacant will be open for you to select to move to.

    Please stop by the student life office in the Hadlock Student Center or email housing@georgefox.edu.

Housing Selection FAQ

A group can consist of one to six members, depending on the type of room/location they want to live in. However, depending on the amount of openings a house has, a group could get as big as 10.
Students are assigned timeslots based on their individual credits and semesters lived on campus. You may take as much time as you need to select a location, but keep in mind that new students will be given timeslot access to select their housing in the portal every 15 minutes. 
Great question! It means that students with junior or senior standing will receive timeslots during the junior/senior preference days. If they have roommates in their groups that are sophomore standing, they may assign their roommate during their timeslot. Sophomores will receive timeslots for the sophomore preference days to select their housing.
If you cannot find your friend, ask them to make sure they have started their housing application. Every student must have an active application in the system in order to be searchable. To have an active application, a student must have logged in and started an application.  
Yes. All students living on or off campus must fill out the intent form. The option to live off campus will not be available to you if you are not eligible to live off campus. First you must first apply to commute from home. Once the university housing department processes your commute from home request, you will be able to select “off-campus” in the housing intent part of the application.
You will be able to login and select a room at any point after your timeslot opens up. However, other students will also be receiving timeslots during that time, which allows more students into the system to select their housing locations.
No. As long as the housing intent form is filled out by the deadline, there is no advantage to filling it out early.
Once you click "Reserve Beds," you will be unable to backtrack and change your selection. It is important to research your options before your timeslot and choose carefully during the selection process. If you make a mistake, please contact housing@georgefox.edu.
You can request a transfer by searching their George Fox email address in the application. As long as they have an active application (meaning they have logged in and started their housing intent form), you will be able to find their name and request them as a roommate.
Some students might have holds on their account due to unpaid balances. Balances on accounts must be paid in order for a student to go through the housing and meal plan intent process. Please contact Student Accounts if you have questions at studentaccounts@georgefox.edu or call at 503-554-2301.
You can do this in the "RA Group" tab by clicking on "leave group." If that option is no longer available, you will need to email housing@georgefox.edu to be taken out of a group and see if you can enter into another group.
Due to demand, we cannot hold beds open. However, you can try to find another student who will be a resident during fall semester only. This would allow your friend the chance to apply for the open spot when they return in spring semester.
Email housing@georgefox.edu from your George Fox email account. Cancellations result in a $75 forfeiture fee (prior to June 1) or $150 forfeiture fee (after June 1).
Contact housing@georgefox.edu to make your request. Our ability to accommodate your request will depend on whether we have another student slated to fill the space; therefore, it is helpful to make your request at the same time your roommate submits their cancellation.
If you are signing up for housing as an individual, you will need to fill out the housing and meal plan intent application and can assign yourself a spot during your timeslot. You may book yourself into any open and available spot. University Housing also offers the option of our department assigning individuals to open spots between April and mid-July. If you select this option, the timeframe can take a bit longer so that our office is able to find the best spot for you.
You can request a new student by searching their George Fox email address in the application. As long as they have an active application (meaning they have logged in and started their housing intent form), you will be able to find their name and request them as a roommate. Note: Incoming first-year students that are not transfers may only live in residence halls and are ineligible for apartments or houses.
You may book you and your roommates into any open spots during your timeslot. If you do not fill a location, it simply means that open spot will be available for another student to select during housing selection.
It’s not too late! You may go back into the form at any time to update your “My Profile” page.
These fields are confidential and only used by student life professional staff in case of emergency.
Your meal plan options are based on your current accumulated credit total. Because spring semester credits will not be applied until May/June, you will have more options available to you after your current semester credits have been applied to your credit total. You can change your meal plan selection up until one week after the fall semester begins.