As a current freshman, you have the option of choosing your living accommodations for your upcoming sophomore year. As a reminder, all freshmen and sophomores are required to live in university housing unless they are living at home with a parent or legal guardian. Students who wish to apply for commuter exemption can log on to their Student Housing Portal beginning Friday, February 24 to submit a request. Please note: students subject to the residency requirement who do not choose a space during the room selection process will be assigned to a residence hall space during the summer and billed for room and board.
There are three processes available for rising sophomores:
A unique residential community experience where a healthy living and sustainability framework is provided for 20 students. Rogers House focuses on residents and programming that prioritizes balanced living, exercise and nutrition, rest and relaxation, sustainability, and substance-free living. For more information, come to the Rogers House Open House on Tuesday, February 21 at Roger House located at 3506 Greenway. Registration for this process opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21 and ends on Sunday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m. online through your Student Housing Portal.
Student Group Housing
Offers an opportunity for large groups sophomores with shared common interests to live to in a residential community together. Available in McCoy Hall only, students can live in groups of 7, 8, 12, 16, or fill an entire wing (east side = 39 students, west side = 43 students)! Students are able to create their own Student Group Housing experience by creating a concept and a SGH name/identity and Residential Life will supply the swag to help represent your group. For more information come to the Student Group Housing Information Session on Thursday, February 23 at 4 p.m. in the McCoy Hall Multipurpose Room. Registration for this process begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 online at www.jhu.edu/hds/together.
Freshmen Room Selection
The majority of the freshmen class will participate in the Freshmen Room Selection Process. Students will have the opportunity to register in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 beginning on Monday, March 6th at 12:00pm through Sunday, March 12th at 11:59pm online through their Student Housing Portal. Groups will be given a randomly selected time slot to choose a space in one of the four upperclass buildings: McCoy Hall, Charles Commons, Bradford Apartments and Homewood Apartments. More information about the buildings including floor plans and virtual tours can be found on the Buildings and Rates page. Students should plan to attend one of the following information sessions:
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 4:00pm – Charles Commons, Salon C
Monday, February 27th @ 6:00pm – AMR I Multipurpose Room
Monday, March 6th @ 6:00pm – Charles Commons, Salon B
There is very limited university housing available for upper-class students, so it’s critical for you to consider and research your off-campus housing options for next year.
Current Upper-Class Students
Due to space limitations, we are only able to provide a few spots each year for upper-class students. If space becomes available, an email will be sent to upper-class students with the process of how to apply for housing.