Student Life

Housing Selection and Placement Process (returning students)

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This process takes place each Spring to secure your housing for the following Fall. Please visit myRedlands to participate in the process. 

Timeline & Important Dates for 2015-2016 Housing

Tuesday, January 27:
The new Student Life portal will be live through myRedlands. See the bottom of this page for tutorial videos that walk you through the new process. 

January 27-February 6: 
Residence Life and Housing staff will discuss this Housing Selection and Placement Process at floor/hall meetings to answer questions and help you through the process. (See your staff for the date and time of the meeting nearest you.) 

Friday, February 6:
Accommodation Requests due in hard copy to Academic Success and Disability Services by 5 p.m. 

Monday, February 2 - Thursday, February 5:
Off Campus Interest Workshops
All students interested in petitioning to live off campus (except for those meeting the automatic approval criteria listed below) MUST attend one Off Campus Interest Workshop AND receive an 80% or higher on the quiz administered at the end. If a student does not attend the Workshop or fails to achieve an 80%, that student's petition for off campus will not be considered. There will be no exceptions. 

Thursday, February 19:
Off Campus Petition Request due by 5 p.m. Applications must be submitted via the Student Life portal in myRedlands and should only be submitted by students who attended one of the above Off Campus Interest Workshops. 
Students who are over 23 years of age, live at home with immediate relatives within 30 miles of campus, or are married or in registered domestic partnerships may be approved off campus, but MUST still submit petitions based on this timeline. (In order to petition for off campus outside of the Housing Selection and Placement Process timeline, students meeting these criteria must submit their petitions at least 45 days prior to their intended move-off date.) 

If you have been approved to live off campus previously, you do NOT need to reapply. Once approved off campus, your approval is good permanently, unless it is revoked due to violations of the Code of Student Conduct or academic/financial issues. 

Please keep in mind that the University of Redlands is a residential campus and requires all undergraduate students to live on campus. A LIMITED number of additional students, mostly seniors, may be approved off campus. The University will not consider off campus petitions not meeting these criteria from students with fewer than 48 units, with GPAs lower than 3.0 (or Johnston equivalent), or students who apply in the middle of a semester or the academic year. All off campus petitions should be submitted prior to February 19 for consideration for the following academic year and will absolutely not be considered after the Fall semester begins. In other words, even if you do not wish to live off campus until the following spring semester, you must apply while the process is open during the Housing Selection and Placement process in the preceding spring.

Off campus petitions will be approved in 3 waves. The first round of approvals will be announced on March 2, 2015. If you are not approved on March 2, continue moving forward as an on campus student for 2015-2016. However, additional approvals will go out on May 4, 2015 and July 6, 2015 for the remaining available off campus spaces. Unless you receive an official approval of your off campus petition, you must continue through the Room Selection process and secure a room. If you are approved, you can elect to keep that room or reject it to move off campus.

Saturday, February 21 - Sunday, March 1:
Spring Break

Thursday, March 5:
Apartment Living Applications for Grove and Brockton are due via the Student Life portal in myRedlands by 5 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 10 from 9 to 10 p.m.:
Open Houses
Experience the atmosphere of the different communities and learn what makes each one of them unique. Ask your CA for more information.

Thursday, March 12: 
Themed Community Applications are due via the Student Life portal on myRedlands by 5 p.m. The Themed Community Application encompasses the following:

Anderson Music Floor
Brockton Transfer Transitions Community
Fairmont Catalyst Program
Merriam Environmental Consciousness Community
North Wellness and Gender Inclusive Community

Resident lists for all organization houses must be to Christy Clinton by 5 p.m. today. 

Tuesday, March 17:
Johnston Housing Lottery at 4 p.m. at Holt Hall. If you are not a Johnston community member currently, please email Adam Ghovayzi of your intention to attend. 

Tuesday, March 17:
Room Draw for Rising Seniors via the Student Life portal on myRedlands

Wednesday, March 18:
Room Draw for Rising Juniors via the Student Life portal on myRedlands

Thursday, March 19:
Room Draw for Rising Sophomores via the Student Life portal on myRedlands

You will receive a lottery number and detailed information at your Redlands email account two days prior to Room Draw. If you wish to live in the following communities, you will select them on the Housing Director on the date and time listed in your email. 

Thursday, March 31:
Housing Intention Forms due via the Student Life portal on myRedlands by 5 p.m. for student studying abroad for Fall.

April 1 - September 1, 2015
Residence Life and Housing will work on placing students who did not participate in room selection, as well as move students from the Waiting List (available on the Student Life portal in myRedlands.) If you are on the Waiting List for placement other than the one you selected, we will contact you via your Redlands email address to let you know if and when another space is available.

For More Information about your Options, please see: 

  • The printable brochure of all important information contained on this site
  • Gender Inclusive Housing Options
  • Residence Hall Floor Plans
  • Room & Board Rates 
  • Kim Morris, Communications Specialist for Student Life


    Going Abroad or Taking a Leave of Absence:

    Going Abroad in the Fall or Full Year? Please complete the Housing Intention Form on the Student Life portal of myRedlands by March 31. 

    Currently on a Leave of Absence? If you are currently on a LOA and have indicated that you will be returning in the Fall, please participate in the Housing Selection and Placement Process as a returning student. Contact Student Life is you are unsure of your status at 909-748-8053.

    Taking a Leave of Absence for Fall? Students planning to take a Leave of Absence for the Fall semester DO NOT take part in the Housing Selection and Placement Process. Remember that you must schedule an appointment to establish your Leave of Absence by calling Student Life at 909-748-8053.


    Special Note: Some residence halls and apartment complexes will close completely during May Term. This means that all students who intend to stay for May Term may be relocated to another community for May. For May 2015, these will be East Hall and half of the Grove Apartments. For May 2016, these will include Fairmont Hall and half of the Grove Apartments but may include others. 
  • Watch Tutorial Videos

    Housing Selection and Placement Tutorial: Process

    Housing Selection and Placement Tutorial: Applications

    Housing Selection and Placement Tutorial: Room and Roommate Selection


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