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Online Room Selection

Room selection is done online on the Housing Portal during your assigned time slot so you will be able to select your room from the comfort of your own home, room, or even from another country! 

Room Selection Calendar
Who goes first?

As in past years, rising seniors approved for housing will be the first to choose their rooms, followed by approved rising juniors, then rising sophomores. A student’s designated room selection day/time slot is determined by high school graduation year, not social class nor credit hour academic standing. Fifth year seniors are not assigned separate time slots but are assigned with all other rising seniors.

Prepare, prepare, prepare!

Review the online selection process carefully to learn what you can do ahead of time to ensure your best possible outcome during your time slot. We also have several rooming options that you may opt into before time slots are assigned. 

Don't have a roommate?

If you would prefer to be assigned with a random roommate instead of being a part of a roommate group, at the end of your time slot day beginning at 3:30 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. the same day you will be able to self-assign to a room without a roommate group. Know that you will be assigned a roommate at random and that roommate questionnaire would not be considered at time of assignment.  

Students who graduated from high school in 2022 & 2023 are required to live on campus for the 2023-24 academic year. Failure to sign the contract will not release a student from this requirement and Residence Life will assign a housing assignments after March 1, 2023. 

  
Room Selection Timeline
                                                Returning Student Room Selection 2023 Timeline
DATE
EVENT
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Returning Student Room Selection Information session - 3:00pm - location TBD

Monday, January 30, 2023

2023-24 Returning Student Academic Year Housing Application & Contract goes live at 9:00am 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Deadline for submitting a Living Learning Community application to advisor/program - Africana House, Colonial Williamsburg House, Modern Language Houses, Mosaic House

Monday, February 6, 2023

Deadline to submit Medical Housing Accommodation requests and documentation to the Student Accessibility Services office.

Deadline to submit Religious Housing Accommodation requests to the Dean of Students Office

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Roommate Connect Social - 7:00pm location - Campus Living Center Conference Room - 230 Gooch Drive - down the hill behind the Sadler & Wellness Centers
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Sign the Housing Contract in the 2023-24 Housing Application by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

  • All other students must sign the Housing Contract in the 2023-24 Housing Application by the 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 deadline to have the best opportunity of receiving the a regular time slots based upon their social class during Traditional Room Selection week.
  • Students who sign a Housing Contract in the 2023-24 Housing Application after the 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 deadline may be assigned a bed space by Residence Life staff if there is not an active housing wait list. If there is an active housing wait list at the time a student signs the Housing Contract in the 2023-24 Housing Application, they will be placed on the wait list. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Roommate Search Event for LGBTQ+ Students - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Tidewater B in Sadler Hall

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Students who signed a 2023-24 Housing Contract by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 will be emailed this evening with one of the following:

  • Time Slot Day and Time Notifications - Students required to live on campus, Graduate Students, and non-wait listed rising juniors and seniors will receive their room selection time slot information email.
  • Wait List Notifications - As Residence Life anticipates a 2023-24 housing wait list, rising juniors and seniors who are randomly selected to be wait listed will receive a wait list informational email. See the W&M Housing Wait List page for details.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Living Learning Communities Group Leader Room Selection for Africana House, Mosaic House, Language Houses - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Accommodation Room Selection - Noon - 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Accommodation Room Selection Continued - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Fraternity/Sorority Group Leader Chapter House Selection- 9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday, February 27, 2023

Seniors, Juniors & Graduate Students - Traditional Selection

9:00 am - 3:30pm Roommate Groups – Must fill all bed spaces to select the room/suite/apartment – Includes available singles, apartments, Gender Inclusive Housing and suites.

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Students without a roommate can select a bed space.

5:00pm room selection ends for the day

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Sophomores - Traditional Selection

9:00am - 3:30pm Roommate Groups – Must fill all bed spaces to select the room/suite/apartment – Includes available apartments, Gender Inclusive Housing and suites.

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Students without a roommate can select bed space.

5:00pm room selection ends for the day

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Sophomores - Traditional Selection - Continued

9:00am - 3:30pm Roommate Groups – Must fill all bed spaces to select the room/suite/apartment – Includes available apartments, Gender Inclusive Housing and suites.

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Students without a roommate can select bed space.

5:00pm room selection ends for the day

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Deadline for St. Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Program participates at St. Andrews to sign the Housing Contract in the 2023-24 Housing Application to participate in the Returning Student Room Selection process.

Deadline for this group to submit Medical Housing Accommodation requests and documentation to the Student Accessibility Services office.

Friday, March 10, 2023

St. Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Program participates at St. Andrews Room Selection - time TBD

Friday, June 2, 2023

2023-24 Room Change Request Form opens in the Housing Portal