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The following information is applicable to prospective residents of Helaman Halls, Heritage Halls, and Wyview Park. Room assignments for the Foreign Language Student Residence are done by the Humanities Department.

Please Note:

Room selection dates and times for freshman communities are based on when the newly-admitted freshman student completes his/her application to the university.

A person admitted with a "Freshman" status selects from spaces in a freshman community, unless the student is older than 19 by the time of enrollment at BYU. Those older than 19 select a from spaces in an older student-upperclassman community.

A person admitted with a "Transfer" status selects from spaces in an older student-upperclassman community.


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When do I select a room in a Freshman Community?

Students who are admitted to the university are automatically eligible to live in on-campus housing. No additional application is necessary.

New student room selection dates and times are based on when the student completes his/her application to the university.

Fall-Winter Semesters 2014-15

  • Last day to indicate roommate preference--March 9
  • Room selection dates posted to MHA message board--March 10
  • Newly Admitted Freshmen--March 25-April 7
  • All other students--April 9
  • You may see a list of available rooms by selecting View Available Rooms from the "Single Students" tab on the On-Campus Housing website. In order to choose a room, log in to My Housing Account and select "Housing Agreement (Room Selection)" from the Single Housing tab.
  • There is no guarantee of space availability on your particular room selection date. Openings from cancellations are made available for room selection at 4:00 p.m. Provo time on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Winter Semester 2015

  • We anticipate posting available beds for Winter Semester 2015 beginning December 3, 2014. Please check back in November 2014 for more information.

Spring Term 2015

  • Please check back in January 2015 for more information.

Summer Term 2015

  • Please check back in January 2015 for more information.

Fall-Winter Semesters 2015-16

  • Please check back in January 2015 for more information.

When do I select a room in an Older Student - Upperclassman    Community?

Students who are admitted to the university are automatically eligible to live in on-campus housing. No additional application is necessary.

New student room selection dates and times are based on when the student completes his/her application to the university.

Fall-Winter Semesters 2014-15

  • Last day to indicate roommate preference--March 9
  • Room selection dates posted to MHA message board--March 10
  • Newly Admitted Freshmen--March 25-April 7
  • All other students--April 9
  • You may see a list of available rooms by selecting View Available Rooms from the "Single Students" tab on the On-Campus Housing website. In order to choose a room, log in to My Housing Account and select "Housing Agreement (Room Selection)" from the Single Housing tab.
  • There is no guarantee of space availability on your particular room selection date. Openings from cancellations are made available for room selection at 4:00 p.m. Provo time on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Winter Semester 2015

  • We anticipate posting available beds for Winter Semester 2015 beginning December 3, 2014. Please check back in November 2014 for more information.

Spring Term 2015

  • Please check back in January 2015 for more information.

Summer Term 2015

  • Please check back in January 2015 for more information.

Fall-Winter Semesters 2015-16

  • Please check back in January 2015 for more information.

When do I select a meal plan?

You may select a meal plan as part of the room selection process. If you do not select a meal plan when you select a room, you may do so later through My Dining Account.

Information about meal plans may be found here.


How do I request a roommate?

  • Preferred Roommate Requests are only accepted for Fall-Winter Semesters.
  • If you and a friend would like to be roommates in the same room, you will both need to make a Preferred Roommate Request. This request must be mutual.
    • If you submit a Preferred Roommate Request that is not mutual -
      1. It will not be a valid Preferred Roommate Request, and the one with the earlier Room Selection Date and Time will not be able to pull the other person into the room.
      2. The student with the earlier room selection date should select a space on his or her Room Selection Date and Time, and see what rooms may be available on the other student's later Room Selection Date and Time.
  • To make a Preferred Roommate Request, both students must have each other's BYU NetIDs and first and last names spelled correctly. If names or BYU NetIDs are misspelled, your request will not be recognized.
  • The student with the earlier Room Selection Date and Time will be the one to select a room and put the other bed space on hold for their preferred roommate.
  • To submit your Preferred Roommate Request:
    1. Log in to My Housing Account and go to the Housing Agreement page under the "Single Students" tab.
    2. Click "Edit" under "Your Roommate Request" to enter your Preferred Roommate's NetID. If you have entered the NetID correctly, your preferred roommate's name should appear. If it does not, please contact the Campus Accommodations office immediately at 801-422-2611 for assistance.

How do I select a room and meal plan?

  1. On your Room Selection Date, log in to My Housing Account shortly before your Room Selection Time.

  2. Go to the Single Housing tab and select "Housing Agreement" from the drop down menu to choose your agreement period. Students accepted for Summer Term should select their Summer Term housing space first, then repeat the process for Fall-Winter Semesters where they may be able to select the same space selected for Summer Term, if desired.

  3. If you and a friend have submitted mutual preferred roommate requests, you will be prompted to select whether or not you would like to automatically hold the other bed in your chosen room for your friend. If you choose yes, you will see the number of available rooms that have both bed spaces empty. When you select a space, the other bed will automatically be held for 24 hours and your friend can log in to accept the hold, regardless of his or her own Room Selection Date and Time.

    Please be aware that your preferred roommate can only be automatically pulled in the first time you submit an agreement. Also, they will not be able to move from that space until their own Room Selection Date and Time.

  4. Select a room by choosing the housing area, building, floor, and bed you would like from the available spaces. On the floor plans, available beds will be green, beds on hold will be yellow, and beds that have already been selected will be red. Uncolored (white) beds are not available for room selection. When you select your bed, it will turn blue. The bed will be held for 1 hour, allowing you time to complete and submit your agreement. If you do not complete and submit an agreement for the space within 1 hour, the space will be released for others to select.

  5. Place holds for other students. See "How do I hold a bed for a friend in another bedroom?" below.

  6. Create a personal profile which includes some of your likes, dislikes, habits and standards of living. This profile will be visible to other students looking at your room/apartment once you have selected a bed. You will also be able to see the profiles of potential roommates by clicking on the red bed spaces in a given room.

  7. Check both eligibility boxes, where they apply, stating that you have never been evicted and are not a sex offender.

  8. Create a confidential Housing Identifier, which acts as a password on your housing and dining records. You may also designate individuals to whom you would like to give access to your housing and dining information. This step is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Anyone calling our office regarding your housing and dining records will need to provide your Housing Identifier to receive specific information over the phone.

  9. Select a meal plan and read through the Terms and Conditions before submitting your agreement(s). Note: Helaman Halls residents are required to have a full meal plan. Residents in Heritage Halls and Wyview Park are encouraged to select a meal plan as well, although it is not a requirement.

  10. Print a copy of the confirmation page to keep for your records.

  11. Those students selecting summer housing and who will also be selecting a room for the following Fall-Winter Semesters, will need to immediately repeat this process for the following Fall-Winter Semesters.

  12. Pay your $50 Processing Fee and $100 Security Deposit in My Financial Center under Unpaid Charges.

A copy of your agreement may be viewed through the agreement confirmation message posted to your My Housing Account message board after you submit your agreement. Contact the Campus Accommodations Office immediately at 801-422-2611 if you do not receive the confirmation message.


How do I change my room and/or meal plan?

You may select a different room at any time before or during the agreement period on My Housing Account by selecting "Housing Agreement (Room Selection)" from the Single Housing tab. Select the semester/term and click on "Find a Different Room" at the bottom of the page.

Available beds will appear green; you are welcome to select any of these. A bed appears orange if its current resident has indicated that he or she might be willing to swap rooms with another resident. If you select an orange bed, a Room Swap Request will be sent to the current resident of that bed. The swap will be complete when the other student accepts your Room Swap Request and that request is approved by your hall advisor and their hall advisor.

Whether you are changing or swapping, make sure to obtain a confirmation number after submitting an agreement for the new space.

Click here for more information and instructions regarding Room Swaps.


How do I hold a bed for a friend in another bedroom?

To hold a bed, select it and enter the NetID of your friend when prompted. Please note that you must use your friend's NetID. Names, BYU ID#'s, etc. will not be accepted. Your friend now has exactly one hour to log in and accept the hold before it expires.

You may repeat this process to hold a bed for an eligible friend as many times as there are available beds in your room/apartment. An eligible friend is someone whose room selection date is the date you are selecting, or earlier. For example if you are attempting to place a hold on April 1, the hold may only be for someone whose room selection date is April 1 or earlier.