Frequently Asked Questions

First-Year Students

Where do I find the Housing Application?

You can find the Housing Application on goBaylor or you can use the My Housing tab in the main menu above.

Do I get to use the Choose Your Own Room and Roommate Matching features within the Housing Application?

If you complete your Housing Application prior to February 10, you will have access to both the Choose Your Own Room and Roommate Matching features. We are unfortunately not able to accept roommate requests from students whose application is completed after February 10th; these students will receive a housing assignment in June.

What determines the order in which students can participate in Choose Your Own Room?

Students’ Housing Application Completion Date determines the order or priority in which they participate in Choose Your Own Room. The earlier the completion date, the sooner the student can use Choose Your Own Room.

Can I make changes to my Housing Application?

Yes. Students can modify their Housing Application until April 30 by simply logging into My Housing. Any changes made will not affect the Housing Application Completion Date.

I want to choose a specific First-Year Community (e.g. Collins, Kokernot, Penland) as my first preference. Why can’t I do this?

Students will have the opportunity to select the community of their choice using the Choose Your Own Room feature in the application. For now, simply select First-Year Community as one of the four preferences.

How can I learn more about Living-Learning Centers and Residential Colleges?

Information about the eight Living-Learning Centers and three Residential Colleges can be found on our website www.baylor.edu/CLL. This information is also found within the Housing Application on the Community Information page.

What happens if my first preference is not approved?

Simply return to the Housing Application and change your first preference so that a new community can have the opportunity to review your application.

Can I be approved for more than one community?

Yes; however, you will only receive notification of approval for your first preference until May 1st. Between May 1st and May 15th, you may receive approvals for your second, third, and fourth preferences. When you access Choose Your Own Room, you may select a room in any of your approved communities.

What if I completed my Housing Application prior to February 10th but my preferred roommate completed it after February 10th?

Both students who wish to live together must complete their Housing Application prior to February 10th to access Roommate Matching and select each other as roommates. If one roommate does not complete their Housing Application prior to February 10th, their name will not appear in the Roommate Matching system.

I completed my Housing Application after February 10. How do I receive a housing assignment?

Campus Living & Learning will send housing assignments to students’ Baylor email accounts starting the first week of June.

I completed my Housing Application late. Will I be in temporary Expanded Occupancy Housing?

It is always possible that late applicants may be placed in temporary Expanded Occupancy until a permanent room becomes available. These spaces will be assigned late in the summer and students will see an Estimated Housing Charge ($3,600) on their account until the permanent housing rate is applied.

I don’t have a preferred roommate. Is that ok?

Yes. You can still use the Roommate Matching system to find a compatible roommate from December 1st through April 30th; however if you do not wish to use Roommate Matching, you may select any available room/bed space in the community of your choice and learn about the other student who chooses that room by clicking on their profile.

Should my roommate and I select the same preferences within the Housing Application?

We highly encourage that students who wish to live together select the same preferences. The more preferences you have in common, the better the chances are that you will find a community with two open spaces for you to live together. Please be advised that if one student is approved for a community that the other student is not, the students will not be able to live together in that community.

I accepted a roommate request from another student through Roommate Matching, but now I want to change roommates. Can I do that?

We recommend that you inform your current assigned roommate that you wish to choose a different roommate. You can then decline the roommate request you previously accepted and search for a new roommate within the Roommate Matching section of the Housing Application. You cannot search for a new roommate before declining the previously accepted request.

My roommate is no longer coming to Baylor. What do I do?

Simply return to the Roommate Matching page in the Housing Application to search for a different roommate.

What room type is most common on-campus?

The most common on-campus room type is a double room.

Can I live in a single occupancy room?

If there are singles available in the community of your choice when you access Choose Your Own Room, then you may select that space. Please note that there are very few single rooms on-campus.

I have two preferred roommates, but I do not see any available triple rooms. What do we do?

We recommend that you look for a Double Room/Suite with a Shared Bath or Apartment Double Gold where multiple students can be suitemates.

I completed my Housing Application after February 10th. Can I still live with my preferred roommate?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept roommate requests from students who complete their Housing Application after February 10th.

I completed my Housing Application after February 10th. How do I receive a housing assignment?

Campus Living & Learning will send housing assignments to students’ Baylor email accounts starting the first week of June.

I completed my Housing Application late. Will I be in temporary Expanded Occupancy Housing?

If you complete your Housing Application later in the spring or summer, there is a possibility that you will be assigned to a temporary Expanded Occupancy space until a permanent room becomes available. These spaces will be assigned late in the summer and students will see an Estimated Housing Charge ($3,600) on their account until the permanent housing rate is applied.

How do I cancel my Housing Application?

If you no longer plan to attend Baylor, cancel your admission through goBaylor and your Housing Application will automatically be cancelled.

When are visiting hours?

Visitors are welcome in the public (lobby) areas of each residential community at any time for academic and social activities as long as they are with their resident. Visitors should be escorted by the resident they are visiting at all times. Campus Living & Learning provides the privilege for students to host visitors of the opposite gender during specific times for the purposes of collaborative study, spiritual enrichment, and social interaction. These times are limited to the following days/hours: Sunday – Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 am. Other visitation times may be designated for special occasions. Times for special visitation will be posted in advance. Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests, whether overnight, from another hall or from off campus; and they will be liable for any damages and/or held responsible for any policy infractions caused by their guests. Visitation privileges are suspended during extended break periods: Thanksgiving Break, Semester Break (for continuous housing students), and Spring Break.


Transfer Students

Where do I find the Housing Application?

You can find the Housing Application on goBaylor or you can use the My Housing tab in the main menu above.

Are transfer students required to live on-campus?

No. Transfer students are not required to live on-campus their first year at Baylor.

If I apply to live on-campus as a transfer student, am I guaranteed housing?

We are not able to guarantee housing for transfer students; however, we are able to accommodate the majority of new transfer students who request to live on-campus.

Do I get to use the Choose Your Own Room and Roommate Matching features within the Housing Application?

Students approved to the Transfer Year Experience Living-Learning Center will be able to participate in Roommate Matching through May 31st. Students will not be able to choose their own room, but will receive room assignments beginning mid June.

How do I find out more about the Transfer Year Experience Living-Learning Center?

You can learn more about the TYE-LLC on our website at www.baylor.edu/CLL. The TYE-LLC is located in University Parks Apartments.

If I am approved for an Upper-Division Community, when will I know my housing assignment?

Transfer students approved for Upper-Division Communities will receive their housing assignment beginning mid-June and throughout the summer.

Can I make changes to my Housing Application?

Yes. Transfer students can modify their Housing Application until they receive their housing assignment by simply logging into My Housing.

I want to choose a specific apartment (e.g. Arbors, Brooks Flats, Fairmont, Gables, University Parks) as my preference. Why can’t I do this?

Due to limited availability in the Upper-Division Communities, a specific apartment cannot be preferenced.

Can I live in a single occupancy room?

Transfer Year Experience and Upper-Division Communities offer many options for single rooms within apartments with one to three roommates. All rooms in Fairmont, Gables, and University Parks are singles. There are a few singles in the Arbors.

How do I cancel my Housing Application?

If you no longer plan to attend Baylor, cancel your admission through goBaylor and your Housing Application will automatically be cancelled.