Housing Selection

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Lottery Priority System?

If I need Spring 2014 Housing, what should I do?

What if I miss my lottery time?

What is a Housing Selection Proxy?

I have applied for a Summer/Fall Study Abroad program and I will not find out about the program until Housing selection has ended, should I apply?

If I release my apartment to enter the switcher lottery and do not get the apartment I want, can I select to retain my current apartment?

My friend has selected to retain an apartment and I want to become his/her roommate, how does that work?

What is the ILC (International Living Community) Lottery?

What is the Housing and Dining Requirement?

Who qualifies to live in Campus Housing?

When does my $250 deposit need to be paid?

When am I committed to my Housing License?

Can I select a Summer + Academic license in the residence hall?

Can I change my license from a Summer + Academic period to Academic period after I make a selection?

As an apartment switcher lottery participant, may I select to keep my own apartment if I do not get the apartment I want?

As a current residence hall student, during the lottery may I select to keep my current assignment?

May I select or retain a two- or three- bedroom apartment for myself?

Can I sign up for housing if I plan to graduate in December?

What should I bring to my assigned selection session?

What if I am not taking classes in the summer, but want to stay in Tulsa and work?

I want housing for the summer and fall, but I will be graduating in December, what license period do I choose?

What if my apartment roommate moves out in December?

Can I have a roommate, that is not my spouse or child, who is not enrolled at The University of Tulsa?

My roommate got a great lottery number, but can't make his/her session. What do I do to make sure we can still select our apartment?

Can I select for my roommate?

I want a two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment, but do not have all my roommates yet, can I select one?

I'm studying abroad right now, but will be back on campus next semester so I need to select an apartment. What do I do?

I plan to study abroad in the SPRING semester. Can I still sign up for housing for the fall?

What is Apartment Summer Storage?

If my roommate selects an academic year license, may I select "Summer Apartment Storage + Academic Year"?





What is the Lottery Priority System?

Each lottery session has a built-in priority system with randomly assigned numbers, giving priority in order of years in college. All lottery sessions go in the following order: law/grad, fourth year +, third year, second year, first year.

First-year students who have completed all portions of the MapWorks survey will have higher priority than other first-year students.


If I need Spring 2014 Housing, what should I do?

If you only need Spring 2014 housing, please note that the Spring housing assignment process begins in Mid-October. Notices will be sent to off-campus/abroad students at that time. Incoming students may also begin contacting the housing office at 918-631-2516 at that time.


What if I miss my lottery time?

You may come to the Mayo Activity center after 4:00pm on any day of the selection process is happening.


What is a Housing Selection Proxy?

A housing selection proxy is a person that you designate to choose your housing assignment for your during the annual housing selection lottery.. Their selection on your behalf is binding.


I have applied for a Summer/Fall Study Abroad program and I will not find out about the program until Housing selection has ended, should I apply?

Students who have applied for study abroad programs for the Summer/Fall can/should participate in Housing Selection. Then if they are accepted to the program, they will need to cancel their housing in writing by April 15th or within 7 days of receiving their acceptance letter. After April 15th, a dated letter of acceptance into the Study abroad program will be required to avoid cancelation fees.


If I release my apartment to enter the switcher lottery and do not get the apartment I want, can I select to retain my current apartment?

There is no guarantee that your current apartment will be available for you. When you release your apartment to enter the lottery, your current apartment could be selected as part of a Theme House or by some one with a better lottery number, both of these would make your apartment unavailable for you to select during your lottery session.


My friend has selected to retain an apartment and I want to become his/her roommate, how does that work?

First, the student with the apartment selects to retain his/her apartment and enters your name as his/her roommate. Then, you complete the housing license and put him/her down as your roommate and select the option to live with that person in their apartment. If there are three roommates, the process is the same.


What is the ILC (International Living Community) Lottery?

1. ILC lottery is designed for students wanting to live in LaFortune House or 7th Street House and participate in the International Living Community program. Therefore, LaFortune House and 7th Street House rooms and ILC waiting lists will be the only selections available during this lottery.

2. Gather your suitemates and come together or with proxies. As numbers are called, that student and everyone that wants to live together in a suite can choose their rooms.

3. If ILC space(s) are not available during your lottery session, students may select to be placed on the ILC waiting list, and will be issued a randomly-generated lottery number for the open housing lottery for their selected license term. 


What is the Housing and Dining Requirement?

Retention research shows that living on campus can greatly enhance a student??s educational experience and success. Thus, all first year student are required to live in University Residence Halls and second year students are required to live on campus and both must participate in a University-provided meal plan unless they are formally exempted to reside in the primary residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in which the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside full time and which is within a 20-mile radius of the campus. Students fulfill the requirement after spending two years living and dining on campus (post high school). Academic credit hours and/or class status do not exempt one from the policy. This policy applies to traditional first and second year students and international students. It also applies to transfer students who have not completed two years at another university (post high school). (Completing two (2) years of residency/dining post high school, not via earned credit hours fulfills the requirement.) Married students and students 21 years of age and older prior to the start of the license period are exempt. All first or second year students under 21 years of age desiring to live at home with parents/legal guardians, should obtain and complete a Housing Residency Exemption Form. This form should be signed by parents and notarized prior to submission.


Who qualifies to live in Campus Housing?

Residence Hall:? All students qualify to live in a residence hall. Summer School enrollment is required to stay in summer school housing. Fisher South will be the summer school residence hall.
Apartment: ?Student apartment occupancy is limited to Traditional/Single students, Graduate or Law Students and Full-time nontraditional students and their immediate family.??The following terms and definitions are used to determine eligibility:
? Your class status is based on the number of completed semesters in residence as of the end of the spring term. You must have completed one year in residence, be 21 years or older, or transfer with residency at another college.
? "Immediate family" is defined to mean dependent children, spouse with or without dependent children or other legal dependents. Only members of an immediate family may reside in University Student Apartments.
? "Legal custody" and "dependent" are defined according to federal and state law.
? "Nontraditional students" are defined as undergraduate (Freshmen over the age of 21) or students residing with and having legal custody of one or more dependent children.


When does my $250 deposit need to be paid?

If you live in campus housing, your $250 deposit will remain on account and does not need to be paid again. If you do not live in campus housing (i.e. off-campus or in a fraternity house), your $250 deposit must be paid prior to your Campus Housing Selection lottery day and time. For your convenience, the deposit can be made online at https://secureweb.utulsa.edu/boffice/payment.html or in person at the Business Office located in McClure Hall. 


When am I committed to my Housing License?

As soon as a selection or assignment is made during the annual housing selection process, your housing license and all terms and conditions go into effect. If you are at all uncertain about your housing for next year, please do not sign up for housing until you are. Please read your housing license terms and conditions thoroughly.


Can I select a Summer + Academic license in the residence hall?

Yes. If you select Summer + Academic, you will reside in the designated summer school residence hall and then move to your academic selection in August.


Can I change my license from a Summer + Academic period to Academic period after I make a selection?

No. This is not considered a change request. It is considered a request cancellation. Please read your housing license terms and conditions for details.


As an apartment switcher lottery participant, may I select to keep my own apartment if I do not get the apartment I want?

Only if it has not been selected by someone else and you are able to fill the apartment with at least one-person per bedroom. Entering the lottery, you have released your apartment for the chance at getting another apartment. This means that another lottery participant can choose your apartment.


As a current residence hall student, during the lottery may I select to keep my current assignment?

Entering the lottery, you have released your room for the chance at getting another assignment. You must follow the selection criteria for selecting a residence hall room. So if you currently live in a double room, if you want to keep that room, because it turns out to be your best option, you must have the proper number of students with you to fill the room. Otherwise you would need to select a room that already has a returning student assigned to it. If all rooms are filled, then you may select any open room. 


May I select or retain a two- or three- bedroom apartment for myself?

If you are currently in this situation, you may retain this particular status automatically. If you want to request this status, please contact the housing office prior to selection.


Can I sign up for housing if I plan to graduate in December?

Yes. December graduates must notify the housing office by November 1, 2013 to avoid financial charges associated with canceling. See term #3 of the housing license for complete details.


What should I bring to my assigned selection session?

Your student ID card.


What if I am not taking classes in the summer, but want to stay in Tulsa and work?

Students can live in the apartments for the summer if they are enrolled in classes for the upcoming fall semester. Residence Halls student must enroll in at least one summer class.


I want housing for the summer and fall, but I will be graduating in December, what license period do I choose?

You will choose the Summer plus Academic Year license period, and then come into the Housing Office in Fisher Hall to cancel your license prior to the November 1st deadline to avoid any liquidated damages.


What if my apartment roommate moves out in December?

Roommates who move out at the semester must notify the Housing Office by November 1st during the Fall semester. It is the responsibility of the remaining residents to acquire a roommate to fill the vacancy or be responsible for the new occupancy rate.


Can I have a roommate, that is not my spouse or child, who is not enrolled at The University of Tulsa?

No. Only students, their spouse, and their documented dependents are eligible to live in University apartments.


My roommate got a great lottery number, but can't make his/her session. What do I do to make sure we can still select our apartment?

Your roommate can designate you as a proxy, and you can use the best lottery number. After you complete your housing license, you may log back into the housing selection system and complete or edit your proxy information.


Can I select for my roommate?

Yes, but only if your roommate designates you as a proxy.


I want a two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment, but do not have all my roommates yet, can I select one?

During the housing selection lottery, in order to select a two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment, you must have enough roommates or their designed proxy present to make the selection. If not, you will be asked to return when you ave enough roommates, or you may select an option for the roommates you have present.


I'm studying abroad right now, but will be back on campus next semester so I need to select an apartment. What do I do?

Complete a Housing License online and enter the lottery. Then ask someone on campus to be your proxy. There is a place to complete the proxy information online after you complete your housing license and receive your lottery information. The proxy will select a housing assignment for you during your assigned date/time to select. Be sure to give specific instructions to your proxy about your preferred housing, with enough information for several back-up choices should it be necessary, as you are bound to any assignment your proxy select for you.


I plan to study abroad in the SPRING semester. Can I still sign up for housing for the fall?

Yes. However, it must be an approved TU study abroad program and students must notify the Housing office by November 1st to avoid a cancellation/liquidated damages charge, if they will not be living in their unit in the spring semester.


What is Apartment Summer Storage?

Available to all students who license an apartment for the academic year, students may choose to use that SAME apartment to store their belongings over the summer. All residents must turn in their key and keep the electric in their name. This option is not available to students who need to change apartments in August. Storage Rates are $200 for a one-bedroom, $400 for a two-bedroom apartment, and $400 for a three-bedroom apartment.


If my roommate selects an academic year license, may I select "Summer Apartment Storage + Academic Year"?

Yes. The apartment storage rate for the apartment is divided among the residents that select the summer storage option. If only one person selects storage in a two-bedroom apartment and no one is living there, that person would pay the $400 for summer storage.


Current TU Students

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Incoming Students

Undergraduate students will receive the password in their initial housing information.

Law/Graduate students may email
deanna-saplin@utulsa.edu to receive the password.

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