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Returning student housing selection for 2021-22

Please take some time to review the information about living on campus. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residential Life.

Here are demonstration videos for finding roommates and selecting housing:

Roommate groups

Housing application

Second-year housing selection

TLA housing selection

Rising second-year students

Students going into their second year on campus complete the housing selection process in spring for the following academic year.

All second-year students are required to have a meal plan. 

Housing selection timeline

March 5: Housing exemption requests due 

March 22: Medical accommodations due

March 22: Housing applications due

April 5: Second-year housing selection 

Roommates

To find roommate(s) go to housing.augustana.edu.

If you know who you want to live, with choose “Select Roommates” under "Housing Selection." All students in a group must confirm.

If you are seeking roommate(s), create a roommate profile under "Personal Information." Search for students and create a roommate group.

If you don’t have a roommate or unable to secure a space through the housing selection process, the Office of Residential Life will contact you after April 15 to offer you a space for next year.

If you need to update medical accommodation information, submit documentation online by March 22.

Participate in housing selection virtually on the morning of April 5. Watch your email for more information about how this process works.

Frequently asked questions

Where will I live?

To read about your campus housing options, see Sophomore Residences.

With whom will I live?

It’s up to you! If you don't have a roommate, create a roommate profile under "Personal Information." You can search for students and create a roommate group.

To secure a certain room or suite you will need to have the number of people required to fill the space. You do have the option of selecting a single room, but please note there is a limited quantity of singles.

If you do not sign up for a space during housing selection the Office of Residential Life will assign you to a space after the selection process concludes.

How does the returning student housing selection work?

A few days prior to selection day, you will be assigned a time slot during which you will be able to choose your housing online.

It is important to confirm your roommate group before selection begins, because each student in your roommate group will receive a time — and the roommate with the earliest time slot should log in to housing.augustana.edu during that time to select housing for the entire group. You will only be able to select from spaces that match the size of your group (2, 3 or 4). All time slots are assigned randomly. 

What if I decide not to sign up for housing?

Augustana’s developmental, on-campus residential experience is a three-year program. If you do not sign up for housing for the upcoming year and plan on returning to Augustana in the fall, you will be assigned housing and a roommate by the Office of Residential Life.

If you believe you meet the requirements for a housing exemption and want to live off campus, please complete the on-campus exemption request form no later than March 5.
 
What if I need medical accommodations?

If you have a medical accommodation for housing for this current year, you can be assured of the same type of accommodation for next year and you do not need to take any action. If there have been any changes to your medical needs, submit a new request with supporting documentation by March 22. 
 
What are the different price ranges?

Spaces are billed by the number of beds in a room: a double or triple has two or three beds in the bedroom, and a single only has one bed per bedroom.

The 11th Avenue Flats and Swanson Commons are “deluxe rooms,” which cost more than standard rooms because they have private bathrooms rather than communal bathrooms on the floor. For full details on housing prices, see the 2021-2022 schedule of student charges.
 
Can I sign up for double or a suite by myself?

No, you must belong to a roommate group with the correct number of people to fill the room or suite in order to sign up for it during housing selection.

Most Erickson rooms are doubles and will require a two-person roommate group. Suites in Swanson are made up of two double rooms and will require four-person roommate groups.
 
Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

Yes, all second-year students are required to purchase a meal plan. Dining Services offers more information about meal plans and pricing.

What is the International House?

International House (iHouse) is open to all students interested in building friendships across cultures.

Students living in the iHouse will take WLLC 300 – Intercultural Communication Through Food (1 or 0 credits). Both U.S. and international students are encouraged to apply. The iHouse application is available through housing.augustana.edu. Students living in the iHouse can request a double or single room and will be billed at the same rate as a traditional residence hall.

What is the ALIVE Fellows Program?

Augustana Leaders in Vocational Exploration (ALIVE) is offered to sophomore residential students who commit to reflect on who they are and whom they feel called to become within a world that desperately needs their gifts and passions. Students accepted into ALIVE fellows who actively participate in this year-long program will be placed in Swanson Hall and will receive a scholarship to offset their deluxe housing fee of $966 over the course of the academic year.
 

Rising Transitional Living Area students

Students going into their third year on campus complete the housing selection process in spring for the following academic year.

TLA students are not required to have a meal plan but can purchase one of the regular plans or any of the TLA specific plans. 

TLA selection timeline

March 5: Housing exemption requests due 

March 22: Medical accommodations and housing applications due

April 5 (in the morning): TLA 1, 2, 3, 5+ person selection

April 7: TLA 4-person selection

Roommates

To find roommate(s) go to housing.augustana.edu

If you know with whom you want to live, choose “Select Roommates” under "Housing Selection." All students in a group must confirm.

If you are seeking roommate(s), create a roommate profile under "Personal Information." Search for students and create a roommate group.

If you don’t have a roommate, the Office of Residential Life will contact you after April 15 to offer you a space for next year.

If you need to update medical accommodation information, please submit documentation online by March 22.

Participate in housing selection virtually on the morning of April 5 and evening of April 7. Watch your email for more information about how this process works.

Focused interest houses

TLA residents can apply for one of our focused interest houses. These applications can be found online at housing.augustana.edu.

Gender Justice Housing

Gender Justice TLAs are housing for students of all gender identities to live together to create welcoming and inclusive spaces. Students can apply with a specific group of roommates/suitemates or as an individual. There is no limit to the number of gender justice houses or apartments. The Office of Residential Life strives to work with all students to find housing that best meets their needs. Contact Michelle Mason for more information.

Local Culture House

Local Culture House is for people who care about a relationship with their place, including the people and natural environment around them. Students in this community undertake ongoing, group-planned, eco-friendly projects. Contact Brian Leech for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Where will I live?

Here is a complete listing of available TLA spaces for the upcoming school year.

With whom will I live?

It’s up to you! If you don't have a roommate, create a roommate profile under "Personal Information." You can search for students and create a roommate group.

To secure a TLA  you will need to have the number of people required to fill the space. You also have the option of trying for a single apartment, but please note there are very few single TLAs available.

If you do not sign up for a space during the housing selection process, the Office of Residential Life will be in touch and assign you to a space after the selection process concludes.

How does the returning student housing selection work?

A few days prior to selection day, you will be assigned a time window during which you will be able to choose your housing online. It is important to confirm your roommate group before selection begins, because each student in your roommate group will receive a time — and the roommate with the earliest time slot should log in to housing.augustana.edu during that time to select housing for the entire group.

You will only be able to select from spaces that match the size of your group. TLAs range in size from one-person units to eight-person units. You will be informed of your selection time a few days prior to selection day. All time slots are assigned randomly. 

What if I decide not to sign up for housing?

Augustana’s developmental, on-campus residential experience is a three-year program. If you do not sign up for housing for the upcoming year and plan on returning to Augustana in the fall, you will be assigned housing and a roommate by the Office of Residential Life.

If you believe you meet the requirements for a housing exemption and want to live off campus, please complete the on-campus exemption request form no later than March 5.
 
What if I need medical accommodations?

If you have a medical accommodation for housing for this current year, you can be assured of the same type of accommodation for next year and you do not need to take any action.

If there have been any changes to your medical needs, you will need to submit a new request with supporting documentation by March 22. 
 
What are the different price ranges?

Spaces are billed by the number of beds in a bedroom, not how many students reside in a house or apartment. A double has two beds in a bedroom. A single only has one bed in the bedroom. Many TLA houses have a mix of single and double bedrooms. For full details on housing prices please visit the 2021-2022 schedule of student charges.
 
Can I sign up to live in a house or apartment by myself?

You can participate in the selection process alone if you want to try to secure a single TLA. There are very few of these available. 
 
What if I don’t have a group, or there are no TLAs available that match my group size?

There are more than enough spaces available for everyone, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to get your first choice of housing. If you are unable to select a TLA during the selection process, we will contact you afterwards to share your housing options for the upcoming school year. 
 
Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

TLA residents are not required to have a meal plan, but can select commuter/TLA meal plans with fewer meals or purchase additional meals or Viking Bucks. Dining Services offers more information about meal plans and pricing.
 

Contact:

Residential Life

Call 309-794-2686

Text 309-249-8008

Fax 309-794-7152