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First Year Student Housing Application

Important Dates for the 2015-2016 Application Process

March 2015
Applications open via MyHousing
May 2015 Last day to apply for a College Learning Community
May 2015
Priority Housing Deadline  
June 2015
Last day to submit any requests for medical accommodations to the Office of Disability Resources
June 2015
Time Tickets are sent to all students who have a completed MyHousing and submitted the $200 housing deposit via the Student E-Bill.
July 2015
Online Room Self Selection Round 1 Opens: All students with Priority Housing and received a Time Ticket
July 2015
Online Room Self-Selection Round 2 Opens: All students who applied for housing after the priority housing deadline and received a Time Ticket
July 2015
Online Room Self-Selection closes
August Move-In Date Registration

A Complete 2015-2016 Housing Application is BOTH:

  • A MyHousing Application with electronic signature. In DrexelOne, click on "MyHousing" and
  • A submitted $200 housing deposit via the Student E-Bill, accessible in the "Student Tab" of DrexelOne

Students under the age of 18 at the time of MyHousing Application must have a Parent Pin number which was provided to the parents of matriculated students via e-mail. University Housing can provide Parent Pin to parents via phone (215-895-6155)

In order to access MyHousing, the student must have activated their Drexel University Computer Accounts. It will take up to 48-hours for access to MyHousing to be granted after accounts are activated. University Housing is unable to expedite this.

Freshmen students must live in a University Housing Main Campus residence hall. Freshmen are not eligible to live in Greek Housing, University-Affiliated Housing, or a University-Approved Property.

Priority Housing for 2015-2016

A student with Priority Housing will be in the first round of issued Time-Tickets. More information about Time Tickets is described below.

Preferred Roommate Selection

The Preferred Roommate Selection will close for editing in early July. Roommates accepted prior to the deadline will be able to participate in Self-Selection together. Students applying after the Roommate Selection deadline will not see the Preferred Roommate Selection step on their application.

On the MyHousing application, each student will complete a required Living Style Questionnaire. This short survey can be used to help search for a potential roommate. Students can also create and update a Roommate Profile about themselves; including the ability remove themselves from being searched in the roommate process.

University Housing will utilize the Living Style Questionnaire to assign students who choose not to participate in, or are not eligible for, Online Room Self-Selection. Students who go through Self-Selection without a preferred roommate will be able to log into MyHousing at any time to see who else has self-selected into their room (or suite, if applicable.) This information will not be emailed but will be available in “real time” through MyHousing.

Students have several options when searching for roommates in MyHousing

  • Search for a specific student using their Last Name and their Web Screen Name (which is the Drexel User ID, i.e. ABC123).
  • Browse for roommates by selecting answers to the Living Style Questionnaire
  • Browse roommates who match the Living Style Questionnaire
  • Students must mutually confirm each other. For example, if Bruce requests Clark, Clark must re-log back into MyHousing to confirm Bruce.
  • You may only have up to 3 preferred roommates. Because of this, the system will only allow you to have three roommate requests or confirmed roommates total on your application. If you have already sent or received 3 preferred roommate requests, you will not be able to send new roommate requests until the other requests have been resolved.

Honors Program Learning Community

  • Students who are accepted into the Honors Program, as part of the Pennoni Honors College, will have the ability to select the Honors Program Learning Community on the Housing Application. Only students accepted into the Honors Program, and whose Official Drexel administrative system record says this, are able to see this selection on the MyHousing Application.
  • Participation in the Honors Program Learning Community precludes the student from participation in another College Learning Community.
  • A student is not automatically placed into the learning community because they are in the Honors Program; this is a self-selected housing option.

College Learning Communities

College Learning Communities are available to students who are enrolled in the colleges, schools and programs listed below. In college learning communities, students live with other students from the same academic college, making it easier to form study groups or project teams. Each community is assigned to a specific area in a residence hall with a central common area, and they organize their own social and academic activities, from informal gatherings to ongoing lecture series. Please see the links for more information about the programs. After completing your application in MyHousing, you will be directed to information on any additional application steps specific to each program.  

Learning Communities for the 2014-2015 academic year*:

*For the 2015-16 school year, College Learning Community options have yet to be finalized.