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 LBGTQ 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 2022-23 Academic Year


Time slots will be released on Friday, March 11

  • Rising seniors: March 21-24
  • Rising juniors: March 24-25, 28-29
  • Rising sophomores: March 30-April 1, April 4-5

Info Sessions

Specific details will be shared via email and included on myHOME

  • Monday, Feb. 7, in collaboration with the Office for Accessibility Resources (OAR) for students who have or are seeking out a housing accommodation
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23, for rising juniors and seniors
  • Monday, March 21, for rising sophomores
  • Tuesday, April 12, to review the upgrade and waitlist process

Housing Options by Class Year

Contact Details

Housing Services


Taylor Hall 105


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday