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2022-23 Housing Sign-Up

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The 2022-23 University Housing process for upper division, graduate, and transfer students opens Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. | 2022-23 Contract Policy Book

Once a contract is signed, it becomes a legally binding document and you’ll be held to the 30-day cancellation notice policy. If, for example, you decide to live in a fraternity or sorority house or if anticipated financial aid isn’t granted, etc., you’ll be held to the cancellation policy.

Important Dates

When
What
Oct. 20, 2021 2022-23 academic year housing contract will become available at 8 a.m. (CST) in the housing portal in MyRed. Roommate Finder and online room selection also available.
March 31, 2022 Roommate Finder closes.
May 1, 2022 Learning Community deadline.
July 5, 2022 Online room selection process closes. Contracts signed after July 5 will be randomly assigned by University Housing.
July 15, 2022 Cancellations received on and after July 15 will accrue daily charges, per the 30-day cancel notice policy.

Last day to submit bed height preference. After this date, students will need to submit a FixIt ticket via the housing portal after moving in.

30-DAY CANCEL NOTICE REQUIRED

Once the contract is signed, the contract is legally binding. Students will be charged for 30 days after the completion date of the online cancellation process via the housing portal or the date they return their room and mailbox keys (whichever is later).

I Plan to Sign My Contract by July 5
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 20, 8 a.m., CST.
1. Log into MyRed.
2. Under “Important Links,” click the blue “Housing” button.
3. Click “Room & Meals Contract” in the red bar across the top of the page.
4. Next to the “2022-2023 Room and Meals” contract, click “Apply.”
5. Complete each page and click “Save & Continue.”
6. To find and request a roommate (steps 8-10 available until March 31, 2022):
  • "View Profile" to view their lifestyle preferences.
  • "Send Message" to communicate with several students to see who may be your best match.
  • "Send Roommate Request" to your potential roommate once you’ve communicated with them.
  • Requested students won’t be able to view your profile or send you a message until they’ve accepted or declined the request.
  • "Cancel Request" if your requested roommate hasn’t accepted the request, you may want to cancel so you can continue your roommate search.
7. If you’ve received a roommate request you can “Accept Request” or “Decline Request” and then click the “Save & Continue” button.
8. Filter for available rooms by campus, hall or room type on the "Room Selection" page. Not finding your preference?
  • Filter by a different hall or room type.
  • Assign yourself to your next preferred room or hall and continuously come back to see what’s open due to students moving.
9. Assign to a bed. If you have a verified roommate pair, you need to select a bed for yourself and your roommate. Then click "Assign Beds." Only one student from the pair can assign at a time.

If you find a different room you’d prefer, you’ll be able to swap rooms even after completing the housing process for your current room assignment.
10. Click "Save & Continue" on the "Confirmation" page.
The following needs to be completed by ALL students once a room reservation is made.
11. Submit the $100 nonrefundable contract processing fee and complete the signature page *.
*Don’t sign the contract if you’re unsure about residing in the University Housing Residence Halls for the 2022-23 academic year, as the contract will be legally binding and the 30-day cancellation notice policy will apply.
12. Complete the bed height page (if applicable). Deadline to select a bed height is July 15. Late requests may not be ready by move-in.
13. Complete the meal plan page.
14. Review your room assignment on the "Contract Info" page and click "Save & Continue."
Room Swap Instructions
Room Swap is available until July 5.
1. Log into MyRed.
2. Click “Room & Meals Contract” in the red bar across the top of the page.
3. Go to the “Contract Info" page and select "yes" on the room swap question. Select "Save & Continue."
4. Assign to a bed. If you have a verified roommate pair, you need to select a bed for yourself and your roommate. Then click "Assign Beds." Only one student from the pair can assign at a time.

If you find a different room you’d prefer, you’ll be able to swap rooms even after completing the housing process for your current room assignment.
5. Click "Save & Continue" on the "Confirmation" page.
badge-exclamation-1The following needs to be completed by ALL students once a room reservation is made.
6. Complete the bed height page (if applicable). Deadline to select a bed height is July 15. Late requests may not be ready by move-in.
7. Complete the meal plan page.
8. Review your room assignment on the "Contract Info" page and click "Save & Continue."
I Plan to Sign My Contract After July 5
I Plan to Sign My Contract After July 5
1. Log into MyRed.
2. Under “Important Links,” click the blue “Housing” button.
3. Click “Room & Meals Contract” in the red bar across the top of the page.
4. Next to the “2022-2023 Room and Meals” contract, click “Apply.”
5. Complete each page and click “Save & Continue.”
8. Complete the “Roommate Request” page (if applicable).
  • If you don’t have a roommate request, leave the page blank, scroll to the bottom and hit "Save & Continue."
  • If your requested roommate is already assigned, email us immediately with the request. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to accommodate a late request.
9. Complete the “Room Preferences” page. We can’t guarantee you’ll be placed in your preferred halls as space is limited.

You'll be required to select ten (10) hall preferences and their correlating room types.
STEPS BELOW AVAILABLE AFTER YOU’VE RECEIVED YOUR ROOM ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION VIA EMAIL IN LATE JULY OR LATER
All the steps below must be completed within three days of being assigned or your room will be released for other students to reserve.
10. Complete the meal plan page.
11. Submit the $100 nonrefundable contract processing fee and complete the signature page*.
*Don’t sign the contract if you’re unsure about residing in the University Housing Residence Halls for the 2022-23 academic year, as the contract will be legally binding and the 30-day cancellation notice policy will apply.
12. Review your room assignment on the "Contract Info" page and click "Save & Continue."
Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL INFORMATION
What’s the difference between the Admissions enrollment deposit and the University Housing contract processing fee (only applicable for newly admitted students including new transfers)?

The University Housing $100 contract processing fee is nonrefundable and is required with all housing contracts.

Admissions requires an enrollment deposit. You’ll have access to a housing contract 24 business hours after the enrollment deposit is paid and you’ve been fully admitted.
What if I choose to pledge a fraternity or sorority?

The Greek system is separate from University Housing. If you sign a University Housing contract and later decide you don’t want to live in the residence halls, you must submit a 30-day notice of your cancellation via the housing portal. You will be charged for 30 days after the completion date of the online cancellation process or the date you have turned in your room and mailbox keys (whichever is later). Cancellations received on and after July 15 will accrue daily charges since we now require a 30-day cancel notice.
Will I be charged a cancellation fee for canceling my contract?

If you’ve signed your contract it’s now a legally binding document. If you decide to cancel your contract, you must submit a 30-day notice of your cancellation via the housing portal. You will be charged for 30 days after the completion date of the online cancellation process or the date you have turned in your room and mailbox keys (whichever is later). Cancellations received on and after July 15 will accrue daily charges since we now require a 30-day cancel notice.
How do I cancel my contract?

Detailed instructions on how to cancel your contract can be found on the cancellation policy website. All incoming, first-year and/or unmarried students enrolled for six or more credit hours and are under the age of 19 prior to the first day of the fall semester of the current academic year, are required to reside in on-campus housing. See our Residency Requirement website for details.
Do I get the contract processing fee refunded if I cancel my contract?

No. The $100 contract processing fee is nonrefundable.
ROOMMATE FINDER AND ROOMMATE REQUESTS
What should I write in my “About Me”?

It’s helpful to let potential roommates know some information that relates to the following:
  • What room type and hall you’re interested in living in
  • If you’re a part of the Honors program or a Learning Community
  • What your major is
  • Where you’re from
  • What you like to do in your spare time
  • How you would describe yourself
You shouldn’t write any text that eludes to the fact that you’re reserving a spot in your unit for another student that hasn’t been able to assign with you.
What if I want to request a newly admitted first-year student?

You and your requested roommate will need to email housing.contracts@unl.edu with both your full names, NUID numbers, your preferred hall/room types and statements requesting each other as roommates for the academic year.

All requests must be mutual. We cannot guarantee that you’ll be placed with your requested roommate. These requests are extremely time sensitive!
What happens if my roommate changes rooms or cancels?

If the online room selection is open, the vacant bed is available for any other student selecting beds to assign themselves as your roommate. If space is available in your unit, it’s best to swap to a room that already has someone else assigned to it so you have an idea of who your roommate may be. You’re able to view other available spaces and roommate information before reserving a room if you choose to swap rooms (for students that meet the priority date). The "Room Selection" page will allow you to view roommate information by clicking "Show Room Info."

If online room selection is closed, then you’ll either be moved to another bed in your hall that already has a student assigned or a student will be assigned to the open bed in your room. For information on the consolidation policy after move-in read the University Housing policy booklet.
ROOM ASSIGNMENT
Am I guaranteed my preferred hall and room type?

Specific halls and room types aren’t guaranteed. Review theliving options we offer.
Why can’t I find a room in my preferred hall?

  • There may no longer be spaces available in your preferred hall or room type.
  • The room may be reserved for a special group like a Learning Community.
  • The unit may be designated for a specific gender that doesn’t match yours.
When will I receive my room assignment if I signed my contract after July 5?

You’ll receive your assignment email in late July or later (depending on when your contract was submitted).
Learning Communities

Learning Communities offered to continuing undergraduate students include Second-Year Edge and Prism: LGBTQA+ and Allied Students.

May 1 is the deadline for students to apply to live in a Learning Community and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered for a Learning Community you must have a signed contract.

Members of a Learning Community live together, on the same residence hall floor. If you have a specific roommate request make sure that they are also part of the same Learning Community or Learning Community cluster or the request may not be accommodated.

Contacting University Housing 

The University Housing office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. We are located at 530 N. 17th Street. Call us at (402) 472-3561 or (800) 742-8800. Email: housing@unl.edu

Correspondence can be mailed to:
University Housing
PO Box 880622
Lincoln, NE 68588-0622

When contacting us please be sure to indicate:

  1. a subject
  2. your name
  3. your NUID#

University Housing responds to all e-mail messages within 48 business hours. If you do not receive a response, the e-mail has not been received by our office.