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Room Selection for Returning Students

The initial round of Room Selection for eligible students has ended.  Students on the waitlist will be notified of their status with an update email during the week of February 7-11.

We understand the frustration and concern caused by campus housing capacity, and we are working to address capacity issues to accommodate as many continuing students as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we address concerns to better support you.

If you have been notified of eligibility for Room Selection, the dates of your eligibility can be found in your notification email.  Eligible students may participate in Room Selection for Fall 2022–Spring 2023 during the dates specified. Students may select their current room if it is available, or select a different room. The timeline for the Room Selection process is detailed below.

If you do not select a room during your specified eligibility dates, your eligibility for room selection will expire and you will be moved to the waiting list for on-campus housing.

Roommate Search/Match: Available Now

Get started now by searching and matching with a roommate. Log in to your University Housing Portal, select Manage My Housing at the top of your screen, and click the Application Fall 2022-Spring 2023 option to match with a roommate and prepare your application for Room Selection. You will only be able to match with a roommate who is also eligible for room selection.

Students on the waitlist were contacted on Wednesday, January 19 with details on their waitlist status for the fall 2022-spring 2023 academic year.

We understand this process has been frustrating and we are working to accommodate as many continuing students as possible.

We continue to explore opportunities to expand our housing offerings to students. We anticipate that any of the additional housing options we can provide may likely be located in off-campus properties.

Next steps

  • If your status on the waitlist changes and you are eligible to select a room, you will receive a notification to your UTK email address.
  • In the meantime, waitlisted students should continue to explore alternative options, including the Spring Housing Fair on Wednesday, February 2.

Questions? You can contact us at 865-974-3411 or by emailing us at

Spring Housing Fair

Are you considering moving off-campus? Join the Center for Student Engagement for the Spring Housing Fair on Wednesday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 

Off-campus properties will be available at the Spring Housing Fair to answer your questions and help you explore off-campus housing opportunities in the Knoxville community. 

Looking for roommates? Check out the roommate matching tool on to find other UT students that want to live off campus too!