Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Housing Selection

housing selection logoPlease read this information carefully, even if you have gone through this process before, as we revise the process every year. It is important that you complete the phases below by the deadlines listed. We provide housing on a space available basis. It is important for you to check your Loyola email as we will communicate specific instructions for each class year in this manner. Additionally, we encourage you to check this webpage often as it is updated frequently throughout the selection process.

In order to be eligible to participate in room selection, students must meet several deadlines. Below you will find an overview of the housing selection process outlined. Student life also created a Returning Student Housing Selection Process Guide that walks you through each process step-by-step and provides additional information such as residence hall options, advantages to living on campus, how to find roommates, and meal plan options. We are encouraging students and families to utilize the Returning Student Housing Selection Process book and the Housing Selection webpage as a resource for this process.

Phase One: Intent for 2020-21 and Personal Information (Jan. 27-Feb. 13, 2020)

All students (with the exception of those that are graduating in May 2020) need to complete this phase. You will need to log in to your Inside Loyola account, select RoomRez Housing Portal, located under Quick Links on the right-hand side. During this phase, you will declare your intent for the 2020-21 academic year, update your home and emergency contact information, agree to the housing contract if you want to live in Loyola housing and pay your housing and/or tuition deposit via credit card. If you are considering living off campus and have questions, please contact Dan Kelly, assistant director for student conduct and off-campus housing. If you are considering transferring and have questions, please contact the Evan Huckfeldt, associate director for housing operations.

Refer to the Housing Selection Frequently Asked Questions page for questions about "intent to return."

Substance-Free Housing

Are you interested in living a substance free lifestyle?  Want to join a community with like-minded individuals?  Join the substance free community!  This community is traditionally housed in Seton Court and offers students the opportunity to live in a community free of alcohol, substance use, and tobacco. Every student will indicate if they want to live in Substance Free Housing on their housing application; there is no separate application.

Refer to the Housing Selection FAQ page for questions about Substance-Free Housing.

Global Connections Housing

Are you interested in living with an international exchange student?  Are you still looking for one more person to complete your roommate group?  Participate in the Global Connections Housing Program!  Whether you are about to go abroad, just returned from abroad, or aren't planning to study abroad at all, the Global Connections Program is a great way to expand your own knowledge of the world while sharing your own culture with a new member of our Loyola community. With this option, your group will be paired with one international exchange student for next year. Every student will indicate if they want to live in Global Connections housing on their housing application. If you have questions or would like to learn more contact Assistant Director Marci Belton.

Refer to the Housing Selection FAQ page for questions about Global Connections Housing.

Housing and/or Tuition Deposit

A deposit of $600 ($300 for tuition and $300 for housing) is required for all students who want to return to Loyola housing. This deposit will be paid via credit card in the RoomRez portal while filling out your housing application. 

This deposit is non-refundable.

Please review the following to ensure your deposit is paid correctly:

  • Athletes: Students who receive full tuition and full housing grants do not need to make a deposit. SAS informs Student Life and Records that these students are allowed to participate in registration and housing selection. Students who receive a full tuition grant and no room grant must submit the $300 housing deposit to be eligible for room selection. The same applies for students who receive full housing grants but partial tuition grants.  The $300 tuition deposit is required in order to register for classes.
  • Resident Assistants: All current RAs are required to pay the $300 tuition deposit in order to register for classes, but do not have the pay the $300 housing deposit.  Any student applying to become an RA is required to pay both tuition and housing deposits.
  • Merit Based Scholars: Students receiving any form of merit based scholarship, whether privately funded or Loyola based, are required to pay both deposits if the student chooses to live on campus. Commuters are also required to pay the full $300 tuition deposit as these scholarships have requirements to be met each semester.
  • Tuition Remission: Like merit based scholarships, tuition remission is reviewed on a semester by semester basis.  Any student receiving tuition remission, whether Loyola based or from an outside university or college, is required to pay the full appropriate deposit.
  • Returning from Abroad: All students currently studying at Loyola’s abroad campuses or on one of Loyola’s exchange and affiliation programs are required to pay both deposits if living on campus or tuition deposit if living off campus. 
  • Parent Support: We ask that you speak with your family to collect payment information prior to starting your housing application.

Refer to the Housing Selection FAQ page for questions about payments and deposits.

Phase Two: Roommate Group Formation/Verification (February 24-March 12, 2020)

During this phase, you will need to form a roommate group.  Each group will designate a group leader to create the group, and assign a username and password for the group.  Once this is done, the group leader will then assign students to the group or give the group members the username and password so they may join the group themselves.  Groups must be comprised of 2, 4, 6, or 8 individuals in order to be complete;  incomplete groups will not be permitted to participate in room selection, unless you are interested in Theme Housing (Substance Free or Global Connections).  The group leader must be the one to choose the room during the assigned time slot. Once the group is complete, the group leader will need to log in and verify the group.

Refer to the Housing Selection FAQ page for questions about roommate group formation.

February 23, 2020: Roommate Socials

Roommate socials are a great way to meet others in your class year who are looking for roommates.  Whether you are a single looking for a group or a group needing one or more members, this is your opportunity to meet others.

All roommate socials will be hosted be hosted in the same location which will be shared at a later date.

  • Class of 2021: 3 p.m.
  • Class of 2022: 4 p.m.
  • Class of 2023: 5 p.m.

March 10, 2020: Incomplete Group Mixer

Are you still looking to join a roommate group or is your group looking to add members to make it complete? Come out and meet others looking to finalize their group prior to the deadline of March 12. The Incomplete Group Mixer will start at 6PM on March 10th, 2020 in the 4th Floor Programming Room in the Student Center. 

Searching for Roommates in RoomRez

The housing application offers many ways to search for roommates. Visit page 38 in the Returning Student Housing Selection Guide to learn more about searching for roommates. 

Explore Housing Options (March 17 & 18, 2020)

This is your chance to see all of the housing options for the upcoming academic year. Times of the tours will be announced in March. Please check your email for that announcement.

You can also learn more about the various residence halls at Loyola on the Residence Halls section of the Student Life website. 

Refer to the Housing Selection FAQ for questions about housing options or your housing search.

Lottery Times Assigned (March 19, 2020)

Refer to the Housing Selection FAQ page for specific questions regarding Lottery Times.

Phase Three: Room Selection (March 24-April 6, 2020)

What do I need to know and do in order to prepare for housing selection? Below are three sections that will each help you prepare for the process of selecting a room.

Room Selection Dates by Class Year:

  • Rising Seniors (Class of 2021): March 24, 2020
  • Rising Juniors (Class of 2022): March 30, 2020
  • Rising Sophomores (Class of 2023): April 6, 2020

Before your room selection time:

  • Have a conversation with your group about where you are interested in living. Use the "Lottery Housing Options" sheet (emailed to you prior to your selection time) to determine where rooms are available and rank order the group choices from highest choice to lowest choice.
  • Decide who is going to live together in each bedroom and make sure the group leader knows the roommate pairs as they will need to assign each student to a specific bedroom.
  • Make sure that the group is aware of the lottery time and group leader. The group leader you designated is the ONLY one who can select a room for the group so it is imperative that the group leader is prepared. If you need to change your group leader, you must email Evan Huckfeldt immediately.

A few minutes before your designated room selection time: 

  1. Log into your “Inside Loyola” account so you are ready to click on the “Room Rez Housing Portal”.
  2. Take a deep breath; you are going to select a great room!

When your designated room selection time arrives:

  1. Click on the “Room Rez Housing Portal”
  2. Click “Housing Applications”
  3. Select “20-21 Academic Year” and then click “Continue”
  4. Select “Building”
  5. Select a room and then click “Save and Continue”
  6. Highlight each bedroom listed and then click “Save and Continue”
  7. Select which bed you and each of your group members will live in and then click “Reserve Beds”
  8. Once you confirm your assignment you are finished!

For step by step instructions and screen shots visit page 33 of the Returning Student Housing Selection Guide. 

If you are experiencing difficulty while selecting a room, please call 410-617-5081.

Do you still have additional questions about the process? Email Student Life or call 410-617-5081 and our office would be glad to assist you.