Returning Student Room Selection

Important Dates

January 20, 2021 - Same Apartment Selection application available (deadline to apply is February 19 by 5pm)

February 1, 2021 - Apartment Lottery & Theme House application available (deadline to apply is February 26 by 5pm)

February 19, 2021 - Last day to submit application for Same Apartment Selection

February 26, 2021 - Last day to submit Apartment Lottery Application.  Last day to submit a Theme House application.

Early March, 2021 - Same Room Selection (Residence Halls) application available.  More details to come.

March 5, 2021 - Students notified about Apartments and Theme Houses

March 10, 2021 - Last day to identify alternate roommate for Theme House or Apartment

March 22 - March 25, 2021 - Room Selection

Room Selection Processes

Same Apartment Selection: Open to all current residents who live in apartments.

Theme House Selection: Current theme house residents, as well as current second-year students and above who wish to participate in the theme house program, must submit an application to be considered for a theme house.

Apartment Selection: Current second-year students and above may participate in the apartment selection lottery.

Same Room Selection (Residence Halls):  Open to current students living in select residence halls.

Residence Hall Room Selection: All current students are able to participate in this process.

Other Information

Living Off Campus


Same Apartment Selection

Same Apartment Selection Application - Opens Wednesday January 20, 2021.  Deadline to submit is Friday, February 19 at 5 pm

Students who currently live in the apartments and will be returning as a student in 2021-2022 are eligible to participate in Same Apartment Selection

Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, February 19.  This is a hard deadline. Any Same Apartment Selection applications that are submitted after this time will not be approved. You will be notified of your status on or before February 22, 2021.

Guidelines

  • A majority of current residents in your apartment must be returning in order to be eligible for Same Room Selection. If you are in a 4-person apartment, 3 people need to return. In a 3-person apartment, 2 people need to return, and in a 2-person apartment, 1 person needs to return. 
  • You must list all replacement roommates, if applicable, in your application. Your apartment must be full in order to be approved for Same Apartment Selection. If you cannot fnd a roommate to fill an empty space in your apartment, your application will not be approved. This applies even if your apartment was not full in 2020-2021.
  • If one of your roommates is selected as a Viking Advisor (VA) for the 2021-2022 academic year, you have until Wednesday, March 10, 2020 at 5 pm to identify a replacement roommate. Candidates in the Campus Life student leader selection process (this includes VA candidates) will be notified of their status on Monday, March 1, 2021. There is space on the application for an alternate roommate, and you are encouraged to inclue an alternate roommate name if one of your roommates is applying to be a VA.
  • Only one person from each apartment needs to complete this application. 

Important Information Regarding Summer Housing and Storage

Please note that being approved for Same Room Selection does not automatically sign you up for summer housing. That is a separate process that will open later in the spring.

Residents are not able to store personal items in their room, apartment, or house over the summer if they are not signed up for summer housing. This policy is in place so our staff can complete necessary maintenance and housekeeping on unused spaces and provide housing options for summer students and summer camps.


Theme House Selection

The Theme house application will be available on Viking Central starting February 1, 2021 - Deadline to submit is Friday, February 26 at 5 pm

Theme houses are specialized on-campus housing options which allow residents to merge their passion for academic excellence and service through peer education and local service opportunities. Houses are designed for 3-15 participants who, with guideance from a faculty/staff advisor, create and plan at least two service or education projects per semester with a focus of their choice.

Current sophomores and above (those who graduated high school in spring 2019 or earlier) are encouraged to apply for a theme house.

Why live in a theme house?

  • It's a great way to merge your academic experience with opportunities to educate other students and give back to the community.
  • Flexible housing assignments mean your theme house group may consist of any student, regardless of gender identity.
  • Double and single room options are available in designated houses.
  • You can enjoy increased independence with access to all the resources available for students who live on campus.

Theme house applications are due at 5 pm on February 26, 2021.

If one of your roommates is selected as a Viking Advisor (VA) for the 2021-2021 academic year, you have until Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 5 pm to identify a replacement roommate. Candidates in the Campus Life student leader selection process (this includes VA candidates) will be notified of their status on Monday, March 1, 2021. 


Apartment Lottery Selection

Apartment lottery opt-in form - Opens Monday, February 1, 2021.  Deadline to submit is Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5 pm.

Current sophomores and above (those who graduated high school in spring 2019 or earlier) are eligible to opt into the apartment lottery. The apartments are a great option for students who are looking for more independence in their on-campus living experience. 

Apartment communities accommodate 1-4 residents per unit, depending on the building and room layout. 

Why live in an apartment?

  • Flexible housing assignments mean your apartment group may consist of any student, regardless of gender identity.
  • Double and single room options are available in designated apartments.
  • You can enjoy increased independence with access to all the resources available for students who live on campus. 

Please note that your roommate group must match the size of the apartment exactly. You will not be assigned to an apartment if you do not have enough roommates to fill all the bedrooms.

If one of your roommates is selected as a Viking Advisor (VA) for the 2021-2022 academic year, you have until Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 5 pm to identify a replacement roommate. Candidates in the Campus Life student leader selection process (this includes VA candidates) will be notified of their status on Monday, March 1, 2021. There is space on the application for an alternate roommate, and you are encouraged to inclue an alternate roommate name if one of your roommates is applying to be a VA.

Students who are married, have dependents, are over the age of 23, or are in an Augustana graduate program may be eligible for consideration in Costello Apartments if space is available. Please contact Campus Life at 605-274-5215 if interested.


Same Room Selection - Residence Halls

Same Room Selection Application - Opens early March

Students who currently live in select communities and will be returning as a student in 2021-2022 are eligle to participate in Same Room Selection.  More information to come including which communities are eligilble.  

Guidelines

  • Rooms designated as doubles are not available for Same Room Selection as a single room; this applies even if you bought out a double room as a single room in 2020-2021.  Students who participate in Same Room Selection must identify a roommate or have one assigned to them.
  • If both you and your current roommate plan to return to the same room, only one of you needs to complete the application
  • Current Viking Advisors are not eligible for Same Room Selection.

Residence Hall Room Selection

Opens starting March 22, 2021.  More detials to come.


Living Off Campus

Current first-year students who wish to live off campus their second year can submit an off campus housing request. The 2-year residency requirement may be waived if the student meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Plans to live at home (local address) with parent/guardian
  2. Is married and/or has children
  3. Graduated high school in spring 2019 or earlier
  4. Is a part-time student (10 credit hours or fewer)

Current sophomores and above who plan to live off campus next academic year do not need to submit the off campus request form, since they are no longer required to live on campus.

More information about living off campus