Shenandoah University – Department of Residence Life
Important Housing Lottery Information
It is housing lottery time! We are excited to introduce a new online system for housing selection. This simplified process responds to students’ needs for both convenience and personal choice.
The myHousing Portal is your online location for 2019-2020 housing.
Beginning on Feb 1st, you can access the myHousing Portal at https://su.starrezhousing.com/starrezportal
You will be required to complete three important steps:
STEP 1: Housing Application and Deposit
All students seeking university housing must fill out a housing application and make a $100 deposit. Lottery numbers are NOT assigned on a first come first serve basis. All students that have submitted their housing deposit by the March 1 deadline are considered to be on time and will be assigned a random number for the housing lottery.
If you want to participate in the Housing Lottery to select your room, be sure you:
- Make your deposit by March 1 (no exceptions)
- Submit your housing application by March 1 (no exceptions)
Students who do not pay their deposit or submit their application will not participate in Housing Lottery. Instead, beginning March 25 they will be assigned to the remaining spaces available.
To participate in the housing selection process you will need to have paid your housing lottery deposit and have submitted your housing application by March 1, 2019. Students who did not pay their lottery deposit or did not submit their housing application will sign up for housing after the lottery process and will not be given a lottery selection time.
STEP 2: Selecting your roommate
Select your roommate through the myHousing portal.
If you have paid your deposit and filled out your housing application, you will have access to the Roommate Request Page beginning March 4. This will allow you to find a specific person(s) you hope to room with or find a roommate based on your preferences. Make sure the one you plan to room with has paid a deposit and filled out the housing application so that you can request each other. Roommate requests must be confirmed by both students. Unanswered or declined requests will not result in roommate pairings.
Students may sign-up for a room without a roommate, and a roommate will be assigned to them. Spaces will be filled in the Housing Lottery, and you will be assigned a roommate.
STEP 3: Room Selection
On March 18th you will receive an email notification of your room selection time slot. Based on those times slots, room selections will start March, 20th-22nd. Follow the instructions in your room selection email.
Gender Neutral Housing is available
Students interested in this option for 2019-2020 should contact J. Santiago, Director of Residence Life (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information prior to Friday, March 15th for lottery options.
Students requiring special accommodations in housing
Contact J. Santiago, Director of Residence Life (email@example.com) to discuss your housing needs prior to Friday March 15th for lottery options.