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Room Selection

Widener Video

 Krysta Glass

Returning Student Housing Application

Resident Assistant Krysta Glass '13 offers a walk-through of the 2012-2013 Returning Student Housing Application.

If planning on living in Fraternity & Sorority Housing, be sure that your president has you on the house roster and that you submit your housing application online via campus cruiser as well as pay the $400 non refundable deposit. You DO NOT need to complete Step 4 of the process (Online Room Selection)

If you have been approved for any other special interest housing, you must also submit an application online via campus cruiser as well as pay the $400 non refundable deposit. You DO NOT need to complete Step 4 of the process (Online Room Selection)

If you are in need of Academic Year Round Housing (for co-op, student teaching, athletes or international students), you are strongly encouraged to select housing in Sharples, Metropolitan, or Dixon South. These halls are the only halls that will be open for academic breaks. Please note that in most cases dining services will not be available.

Items to Consider

If you have needs that necessitate special housing accommodations, please visit the Office of Disabilities Services. Please forward your requests and all documentation to:

Widener University Disability Services
c/o Dr. Johanna Isaacs
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-1266
jisaacs@mail.widener.edu

Once received, your request will be considered. Please note that special placement is not guaranteed. Every effort will be made to accommodate approved requests. However, all deposit and application deadlines must be met. Late requests will be considered on a space available basis.

Dates to Remember

  • March 9, 2012: Group Priority & Room Selection Process Numbers Sent
  • Week of March 12, 2012: Special Interest Housing Room Selection Process (Notification of approval/denial)
  • March 9, 2012 :Returning Student Housing Application available online
  • March 16, 2012: Deposit due to Office of the Bursar
  • Week of March 19, 2012: Residence Hall Room Selection Process (traditional rooms, apartments, and suites)

The Office of Residence Life will make room placements and roommate selections after the Room Selection Process for those who have completed an application but have not selected a roommate. Housing Applications submitted after the Room Selection Process will be placed on a space available basis after all new students receive placement.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1


Designate your Group Leader. This is the person in your group that will be responsible for making the final selection for your housing placement. This person should have the lowest Room Selection number (the lower the number, the higher your priority in selecting housing, ie. #1 chooses a room before #10). Your Room Selection Number is located on an email from Residence Life and was sent to your CampusCruiser account. All roommates MUST indicate the SAME Group Leader on their applications in order to successfully complete this process.

*Please note that each student must list ALL intended roommates on his/her application.

Step 2


Submit a $400 non-refundable housing deposit to the Office of the Bursar in Lipka Hall by March 16, 2012. You cannot complete your housing application until you pay your deposit. You will only be able to select a housing assignment after all roommate(s) have paid their deposits.

Step 3


Beginning March 9, log into your CampusCruiser account and:

  • click on the Web Advisor Tab
  • Look for the section called “Housing Information” (Bottom left section on screen)
  • Click on “Returning Student Housing Application”
  • Select Fall 2012 term
  • Follow the instructions for each section
  • Print the confirmation page for your records

*In order to participate in the Room Selection Process students should be in good financial standing with the University. Good financial standing means no financial holds on your account for a current or prior semester and, if enrolled in a semester payment plan, the monthly payment plan must be current. Student’s can view any holds they have on their records by checking on Web Advisor under “Communication” and “My Holds”.

Step 4


Group Leaders MUST log in to the Room Selection section of campus cruiser at their designated date and time to ensure that you will attain the assignment you desire. ONLY the Group Leader should log into his/her CampusCruiser account at the Priority Time Slot (provided in an email from Residence Life and was sent to your CampusCruiser account).

*Please note that if you select a space this is no longer available, you can still go back to your application and reassign roommates and a group leader.

*Also, you must fill the intended room/apartment/suite with the exact number of residents or the system will not allow you to complete the process. (ie. A four person apartment requires four students to complete the process.)

  • Click on the Web Advisor Tab
  • Look for the section called “Housing Information”
  • (Bottom left section of the screen)
  • Click on “Online Room Selection”
  • Follow the instructions for each section
  • Print the confirmation page for your records