Room Selection

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Bucknell's residential living/learning environment is one of its most distinctive features. It is a source of intellectual stimulation, social interaction, friendship and personal support. We're committed to a residential learning environment that requires and guarantees housing for all undergraduate students for all four years.

Housing selection for sophomores, juniors and seniors takes place during the spring semester. Room selection is how Bucknell makes residential room assignments, based on the preferences of our students. You can share your preferences, along with your living style and habits, in the application in myHOME.

Please understand many variables affect roommate and room assignments, and we are unable to meet every preference. Contact if you have questions about your options.

Room Selection Exceptions

Students who are in any of the following categories will not participate in room selection:

  • Incoming first year students, who will undergo housing assignments
  • Students approved to live off campus
  • Students who elect to participate in the Affinity Housing or Residential College alumni programs
  • Students living in fraternity or sorority spaces
  • Students hired as staff members, such as Residential Advisers, Junior Fellows, Peer Advisers, etc.

Housing Accommodations

Students who are seeking housing accommodation should refer to the Office for Accessibility Resources (OAR). All accommodation documentation for sophomores, juniors and seniors needs to be submitted through OAR no later than March 1.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Bucknell strives to provide welcoming and safe housing for all students, including options for those seeking gender inclusive accommodations.

The Office of LGBTQ Resources and Housing Services will work with students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming or nonbinary to provide options to meet their on-campus housing needs. If you are interested in learning more about these options please review our Gender Inclusive Housing Guide.

Room Selection for 2024-25 Academic Year

Time Slots

Time slots for all class years will be released on March 25, 2024. Time slot information will be available on myHOME.

Info Sessions

Below are the dates, times and locations for information sessions about room selection. During these information sessions, students will learn about the process for room selection, review the room selection timeline and see a demonstration of how to go through room selection. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions at the end of the information session. A recording of the information shared during the information sessions will be made available for students to view at a later time.

  • Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium (this information session will be specifically catered toward rising sophomores).
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in the ELC Terrace Room (this information session will be for all class years).
  • Monday, April 22 at 7:30 pm in the ELC Terrace Room — Waitlist and Upgrade Information Session.
  • Video recordings will be uploaded to myHome to view at a later time.

2024-25 Room Selection Timeline

Specialized Room Selection: March 1–20

  • March 1: Deadline to submit housing accommodation requests to the Office of Accessibility Resources.
  • March 1: Fraternity and sorority housing assignments finalized. Each chapter's leadership will assign rooms within the chapter's housing area.
  • March 7: Residential College alumni housing selection. This process is organized by the Residential College program.
  • March 13: Students granted housing accommodations receive room assignments.
  • March 20: Students approved for Affinity Housing receive room assignments.

Room Selection: March 25–April 19

  • March 25: Time slots released. Students who participated in a specialized room selection process outlined above or have signed a lease to live off campus will not receive a time slot.
  • March 25–April 7: Info sessions
  • April 9–11: Rising senior housing selection
  • April 12, 15 and 16: Rising junior housing selection
  • April 17–19: Rising sophomore housing selection

Post Selection: April 9–May 8

  • April 9: Waitlist form opens for individuals who did not select a housing assignment.*
  • April 22: Upgrade and waitlist info session
  • April 22–May 8: Upgrade forms open, providing an opportunity to switch a housing assignment, subject to availability.

Processing of upgrade and waitlist requests will begin in May, with the goal all requests being processed by Aug. 1. Students whose preferences cannot be accommodated will be contacted by Housing Services.

*Due to the nature of the room selection process, some students may not be able to choose one of their preferred rooms, and some may have no options left to choose in their time slot. This is a common occurrence that we anticipate annually. During the summer months, other spaces become available as enrollment begins to solidify. These spaces are utilized for those on the waitlist.

Housing Options by Class Year

(Housing options by class year are subject to change based on enrollment)

Contact Details

Housing Services


08:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m., Monday – Friday