FAQ’s- Room Selection

When will I get to select my room?

Room Selection information has been posted here. You will receive your selection appointment ticket in your student mailbox the week of April 13. Each person in your group will receive an appointment ticket. You will attend the earliest appointment time within your group.

What if I can’t attend my selection time?

Only one person from your group is required to be present at your selection time. If no members of the group can attend, you may elect a proxy (substitute) who will attend your selection time and choose your room for you. Proxy’s must be elected ahead of time (and no later than Monday, April 20) by emailing housing@jessup.edu with the name of the proxy and all names of the group they are choosing for. The proxy must also bring all of the group’s signed, selection appointment tickets with them!

What rooms will I be able to choose from?

Please see the Room Selection information to see which building location you are eligible to live in. You will need to select a room from within that building at Room Selection.

Can I live with roommates who are a different class level?

You will participate in a “group” during Room Selection. Those in your group must be eligible to live in the building you are signing up for. See the Room Selection information for more details about building eligibility.

Will there be a lottery this year?

NO. We are excited to be able to say that we will house all students who want to live on campus next year.

But the new hall doesn’t open until Spring 2016, where will those residents be in Fall?

The Holiday Inn Express, Lincoln will host our “new hall” residents in the Fall until we are given the green light to occupy the new building sometime in early January 2016.

Much like our current situation at Staybridge, the rooms will be outfitted with Jessup furniture, we will occupy the entire 3rd floor of the hotel, and along with a team of Resident Assistants (Student Leadership positions) a Jessup Residence Director will be living on site to provide supervision.

Why isn’t there roommate requests on the Application for Housing?

Choosing your roommate(s) is part of the housing process, but it’s not needed on the application because you’ll submit roommate information during Room Selection.

The roommate(s) I want to live with next year are studying abroad or on a leave of absence this semester. How can I submit their information during Housing Selections if they are not here?

Current Study Abroad students and students on an official Leave of Absence are eligible to participate in the Housing Process and Room Selection. They will need to complete the same items you have to so make sure they submit their Application for Housing and housing deposit by the application deadline. If they can’t come to campus for Housing Selections they will need to designate a proxy (someone they approve to stand in for them at Housing Selections) by emailing housing@jessup.edu to submit a proxy request.

Am I required to have a meal plan?

Yes. All residents are required to elect a meal plan.

How and when do I elect my meal plan?

Since meal plan options are different based on which Jessup housing you live in, Meal Elections will be done online after Housing Selections are complete. We’ll send you an email with a link to the form to help remind you!

How do I pay my deposit?

Deposits need to be brought into the Student Accounts office and a receipt of your deposit will need to be brought to the Student Life office in order for you to continue your application. Online credit or debit card payments are not available through my.jessup.