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Room Assignment and Selection

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The University of Chicago is a residential campus for college students, and all entering first-year students are required to live in on-campus housing for their first two academic years. Transfer students are required to live in housing for their first academic year at UChicago. Visit Housing & Residence Life for more detailed information about housing.

A mix of personalities & interests

Room assignments in the Houses are intentionally made so that each House includes a cross section of the University population, with students from various states and countries who have diverse academic and extracurricular interests.

Consider your preferences

Admitted students have the opportunity to share preferences on their housing application that are considered during the housing assignment process. Among the factors to consider are whether you prefer living alone or with a roommate and what habits would be most important to you in a roommate.

Single-sex options

All of the Houses are co-ed, but a few have single-sex floors. If it is important for you to live on an all-male or all-female floor, you can make your preference known on your housing application.

Open housing

Housing & Residence Life at the University of Chicago offers a gender-neutral housing option to students of all class years, allowing increased choice in selecting roommates, regardless of gender. All multi-occupancy spaces, with the exception of those that are part of a single-sex floor or wing, may be occupied by students who prefer open housing accommodations.