2013-2014 Residence Hall Sign-up Info
Housebook, Timeslots & PINs – Residence Hall Sign-ups use the online system Housebook. The procedure to find and sign-up on Housebook is listed below. Your first step will be to log-on to Housebook and sign your housing contract (directions are below). After you sign your contract you will receive an email notice with your timeslot that is a date/time indicating the earliest time you can select housing online (similar to course registration, this time is based on earned credit hours without AP/CLEP credits). It is important that you retain this email.
The credit hour system is in place to be equitable for all students. Students who choose to manipulate the process to gain an unfair advantage will be subject to student disciplinary procedures and will automatically lose their chosen housing assignment and be placed on the waiting list. Manipulation includes but is not limited to:
Cluster Housing in All Upper Class Residence Halls- Students may apply for a block of rooms (called clusters) in Grantham, Hess, Miller, Mountain View & Solly. The clusters will consist of 3, 4, 5 or 6 rooms. Clusters are simply rooms that are near each other on the same floor. For directions and additional details please see the clustering webpage. Cluster requests are to be submitted through Housebook on March 27 and 28.
Signing Up With a Roommate – You MUST have a roommate to sign up for a room (unless you are signing up for a single), which means you will either need to give someone your PIN to sign you up or you will need to get someone’s PIN who has agreed to be your roommate.
If You Need a Roommate . . . – If you need help finding a roommate, check out the Roommate Finder in the left margin of Housebook. You can sign up to find a roommate or another person to share your apartment. Or, you can leave your information so that other individuals or groups who need a roommate can contact you.
Note to Current First Year Students – the last four years we have had a waiting list for first year students. If this happens please do not panic. You will leave your name and roommate’s name with the housing office and your building preference. You will temporarily be placed in a lounge in Naugle or Witmer until a room open over the summer. In the past everyone on the waiting list has been placed in a room before returning to campus.
**NOTE** - If you have already signed up for an apartment you CANNOT sign up for a residence hall room. If you sign up for both, you will lose your residence hall spot.
CAUTION: Your PIN is your key into the housing system. Sharing your PIN with another (like a potential roommate) gives them permission to make housing arrangements for you.