Apartment Selection Information

Due to the current pandemic, Apartment Selection has been postponed to the summer. Once we have firm plans settled for the fall, you will receive an email giving at least one week’s notice of Apartment Selection.

Although the deadline to request to live off-campus has passed, for this year only, we are allowing requests to continue. Please email residentiallife@cmc.edu with your request. Each student must submit an individual request, even if they are part of a group. We will let you know if you are approved within 3-5 business days of submission.

Below are instructions for the Apartment Selection process. Be sure to note all deadlines and requirements, including paying damage charges, requesting to be off the meal plan, and applying for a studio apartment.

Important Dates

ADA Housing Accommodation Request Deadline Monday, March 2, 12:00 p.m.
Request to Live Off Campus Deadline: Friday, March 2, 12:00 p.m.
Housing Applications Due: Wednesday, April 1, 12:00 p.m.
Apartment Acceptances & Selection Times Available in Residence: Monday, April 6th
Apartment Selection Online: Wednesday, April 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Apartment Applications

All CMC students are eligible to apply for residence in the Student Apartments regardless of class standing. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m.

You will have to list the names of your requested apartment-mates so you can be assigned a group score. Each student must fill out the housing application and requests must be reciprocal (each applicant must request the same apartment-mates). Group scores are the sum total of all group members' priority points. Individual members receive priority points based on their matriculation class designation (see below). Rising sophomores receive 2 points, rising juniors receive 3 points, and rising seniors receive 4 points. The matriculation class designation for transfer students is based on projected graduation date. The highest possible group score is 16.

There are 31 four-person apartments that come with four single rooms, two private bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. There are three double studios and one single studio. The double studio is a large double room with an attached kitchen and private bathroom. The single studio is a single room with an attached kitchen and private bathroom. (Note: One of the double studios and the single studio are RA-designated meaning that the residents of such studios must move out prior to Spring Break 2021.) The common furniture provided includes a couch, a loveseat, a coffee table, a kitchen table, and kitchen chairs. The appliances provided include a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, and a dishwasher. The apartments do not receive custodial services. Laundry is available and residents may setup cable television service. Parking at the student apartments is available for apartment residents only.

Any apartment not selected during Apartment Selection will become available in Room Draw. A group of four students may draw into the apartment. The earliest selection time among the group of four will be used.

Selection Times

Selection times will be randomly assigned by the Residence software.

All groups will be notified whether or not they were accepted to live in the apartments as well as their selection time on Monday, April 6. Members of groups who are not accepted to live in the apartments will automatically be entered in the residence hall room draw.

Apartment Selection is a Privilege

Falsifying documents, harassing, threatening, or coercing another student into either leaving their chosen apartment or altering their Apartment Selection will result in disciplinary action, loss of right to campus housing, and/or loss of the privilege to participate in the Apartment Selection process. In such a case, the offending student’s apartment will be assigned by Residential Life.

Apartment Selection

Groups will select apartments one group at a time on Wednesday evening, April 8, online via Residence. The group leader, recommended to be the person who is available at your designated time, will be the one to select the apartment. Apartment availability is updated in real time. As groups select, apartments will be removed from the queue, including while you may be in the system making a selection. You are strongly encouraged to have a few options written down (or highlighted as favorites in the system), so that if the apartment you wanted is taken, you can select another quickly. Each group will have 5 minutes in the system before the next group is able to choose. If you do not select during your specific time, there will be others in the system selecting as well. This can impact your options.

Gender Designations

There are no gender designations for any of the apartments.

ADA Housing Accommodation

Students in need of a housing accommodation for medical reasons should provide documentation to the Dean of Students Office by Monday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. by email to Kari Rood (disabilityservices@cmc.edu), the Assistant Dean of Students for Disability Services & Academic Success. Documentation must provide the medical rationale as to why it is a medical necessity for a student to have a certain room type, be on signed letterhead from an appropriate and ongoing treating provider, and cannot be from a relative (see Documentation Guidelines). Students must renew their housing accommodation with updated documentation every spring in advance of Room Draw. After documentation has been reviewed, if approved, students must meet with the Residential Life staff to discuss housing options. For more information about accommodations and documentation, please refer to the Disability Support Services website.

Meal Plans

Students living at the Student Apartments have the option of selecting a meal plan, but are not required to have a meal plan. Meal plan options are: 16 meals per week ($200 board plus), 14 meals per week ($140 board plus), 12 meals per week ($120 board plus), or 8 meals per week ($80 board plus). If you are approved to live in the apartments, you will have the option to decline the meal plan you selected during the application process after Apartment Selection is complete.

Off-Campus Living Option

To request permission to live off-campus, please email lhughes@cmc.edu by Monday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. If you are currently living off-campus, you must request to do so again. It is not an automatic renewal. DO NOT sign a lease until you have been notified that you are approved to live off campus. If granted permission, you will be removed from the lottery process and may not participate in Room Draw. There is a $100 campus use fee per semester for students living off campus. This fee will be applied to your student account.

Married students and students with dependent children are automatically granted off-campus status and do not need to participate in Room Draw. Students who are denied permission to live off-campus may be granted permission at a later date under the following conditions: 1) a student on the off-campus list wishes to move into the space to be vacated on campus, and/or 2) the move is approved by the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life. Students who move off campus without permission may be charged the full 2020-2021 double room rate and face disciplinary action.


We cannot answer questions about the odds of obtaining a certain apartment because this is a process that involves human behavior and there are upwards of 146 humans participating in Apartment Selection. Historically, there have been approximately 40 all-senior groups applying for 31 available apartments. We cannot guarantee that this number of all-senior applicant groups will remain constant this year. Please let us know if you have any other questions.