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Room Selection for Returning Students

University Housing is dedicated to cultivating innovative leadership opportunities, positive learning experiences, and an appreciation of university traditions for our students and staff. We provide students with the on-campus experience through our staff, programs, and resources offering not only a memorable on-campus experience, but the skills to achieve academic and personal goals.

Our goal is to provide a variety of housing options to current students, so that they can continue to enjoy the benefits on living on campus.  Please review the information below to participate in Room Selection:

 

Beginning January 21, visit your University Housing Portal to register for room selection, review profile information, and request a match with your roommate.

Suitemates
Roommate matching is available for roommate pairs only.  If you wish to live with a specific suitemate(s), you will need to coordinate your room selection time with that person(s). For example, if four students wish to share an apartment/suite, they would need to match as pairs, and the pairs should then coordinate room selection times to select the same apartment/suite.

Same Hall, Same Room Selection:
Want to stay where you are? Same Hall, Same Room begins February 3 at 9:00 a.m.

Same Hall, Different Room:
Want to move to a new room in your current hall? Same Hall, Different Room begins February 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Displaced Students: 
If you live in Dogwood Hall, you will have an opportunity to select a room in Clement Hall, Hess Hall, Massey Hall, North Carrick, Magnolia Hall, Reese Hall, and South Carrick on February 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Interested in a residence hall not listed above? All halls are available during Different Hall, Different Room beginning February 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Different Hall, Different Room:
Want to try something new? Different Hall, Different Room begins February 10 at 9:00 a.m and continues until February 14 at 5:00 p.m.  Participants in Different Hall, Different Room selection will be given a starting time during these date ranges based on entry year.  You will be notified of your specific selection window prior to February 10.

Are you excited about living on campus, and looking for a roommate who shares that same excitement? Finding a roommate with similar interests, study habits, or hobbies can be a key component to a successful first year on campus. We recognize that not everyone comes to college with a specific roommate in mind, so we offer a tool called a roommate matching tool in your University Housing Portal to connect students with each other for roommate matching!

  • Under “Manage My Housing” in your Portal login, select Roommate Matching Profile.
  • Your Roommate Matching Code is how your potential roommates will find you.  You can also find your potential roommate if you know their Matching Code.
  • Make sure that “Display in Roommate Search results” is selected if you want others to be able to find you in the matching system.

Roommate Matching Profile

 

  • Under Roommate Matching, select Search for Roommates by Details to search for a specific roommate by their Matching Code.
  • Make sure and confirm any matching requests with roommates you wish to link with.

 

Roommate Matching

 

Suitemates
Roommate matching is available for roommate pairs only.  If you wish to live with a specific suitemate(s), you will need to coordinate your room selection time with that person(s). For example, if four students wish to share an apartment/suite, they would need to match as pairs, and the pairs should then coordinate room selection times to select the same apartment/suite.

  • Once Room Selection is completed and a room has been selected, the student cannot cancel their housing contract.
  • Mutual roommate requests give either roommate authorization to act as an agent, entering into a contract with University Housing. Once one roommate in a mutual roommate request selects a room, both students are bound by the terms of the University Housing contract.
  • Roommate matching is available for roommate pairs only.  If you wish to live with a specific suitemate(s), you will need to coordinate your room selection time with that person(s). For example, if four students wish to share an apartment/suite, they would need to match as pairs, and the pairs should then coordinate room selection times to select the same apartment/suite.
  • Due to high demand in some halls, students are encouraged to have a backup plan and utilize the waiting list.
  • Students requesting a buyout in a non-apartment hall should select their desired room, then log into their University Housing Portal to submit a Room Change Request for that room, and write “buyout” in the notes field.
  • Additionally, there is only one 3-person apartment on each floor of Volunteer hall, and seven in the entire building.
  • All apartments in Laurel Hall are two-person. On each floor, apartments ending in 01, 02, 07, 08, 09, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, & 24 are private bedroom apartments. Apartments ending in 03, 04, 05, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, & 22 are shared bedroom apartments.

What if I am not available at the start of my Different Hall, Different Room window?
Your Different Hall, Different Room selection window is a start time only.  Once your window has opened, you may participate in Different Hall, Different Room selection until 5:00 p.m. on February 14.

May I keep my current buyout for the next year?
No. Due to the anticipated first-year student enrollment, University Housing is unable to offer buyouts at this time.

How do I request a roommate?
Prior to selecting a room, current students and their preferred roommate (students currently enrolled at UT) may enter a mutual roommate request. Both students must register for Room Selection, and a roommate may be added at any time prior to selecting a room.

How do I request a suitemate?
Roommate matching is available for roommate pairs only.  If you wish to live with a specific suitemate(s), you will need to coordinate your room selection time with that person(s). For example, if four students wish to share an apartment/suite, they would need to match as pairs, and the pairs should then coordinate room selection times to select the same apartment/suite.

May I invite a friend from off-campus as a roommate?
Yes, as long as they are a current UT student. However, they must complete 2020-2021 Housing Application and request you as a roommate. Roommate requests must be confirmed prior to selecting a room.

Can I cancel my contract for next year if I sign up now?
No. This contract may not be canceled unless you are no longer attending the University of Tennessee.

Do I have to pay a housing deposit when I select a room?
No. Your deposit is included in your student fees.

What happens if I do not select a room?
No charges will be assessed and you will not have a University Housing contract for next year.

If I can’t get the room that I want, can I get on a waiting list?
You may request a room change after you have selected a room for next year. Requesting a change does not cancel your contract, even if we are unable to move you to your preferred hall/room.

If I select a room during room selection, am I guaranteed that space for next year?
Generally, students will remain in the room that they select. However, University Housing reserves the right to move students when space, maintenance, or other needs dictate.

To identify yourself as a student with a disability and request accommodations, please contact the Student Disability Services at 865-974-6087 or sds@utk.edu.