Priority Renewal

Priority Room Renewal: February 3 - March 31, 2020

We are happy you chose Residence Life and Student Housing as your home-away-from-home for 2019-2020. As a thank you, we are giving you the opportunity to renew your housing for 2020-2021! With Priority Renewal, there is no $50 registration fee and no deposit! You have first dibs on your current space for the next year and you have first choice for new spaces over incoming residents.

A few other great things that come with Priority Renewal:

  • 13 Living Learning Communities
  • Singles, Doubles, and Apartments Available
  • Free Unlimited Laundry
  • Free Xfinity On-Campus with HBOGo and digital DVR
  • No Monthly Payments
  • All Utilities Included
  • Convenient On-Campus Location


Priority Renewal Rallies

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best choice for you! We have set aside 11 times where Residence Life and Student Housing Ambassadors will be available to answer questions before the process begins.

January 24 11-1PM - Outside SRC Commons

January 29 5-7PM - SRC Commons

February 3 5-7PM - Hokona Hall Lobby

February 6 5-7PM - Coronado Hall Lobby

February 10 5-7PM -Laguna DeVargas Basement

February 13 5-7PM - SRC Commons

February 17 5-7PM - Lobo Rainforest

February 20 5-7PM - Santa Clara Lobby

February 24 5-7PM - Alvarado Hall Lobby

February 27 5-7PM - RVA Hut

So What's Next? Priority Renewal Happens in 3 Easy Steps!

They look long, but they're simple!



The first step is to fill out the Renewal registration. Head to your Residence Dashboard. Choose to keep your same room, select a new preference (1 of the 5 options listed below), or let us know you're returning, but don't have a preference. If you choose to stay in your same room, your process is complete and you'll be set with your space with the following year.

 Renewal Registration Preference Options

  1. Same Room in Any Building
  2. Same Room, in an LLC
  3. Join and LLC or Change Rooms in an LLC
  4. New Room or Move to Main Campus
  5. New Room or Move to Lobo Rainforest

A little, BIG reminder: the absolute cut-off date for renewal registration is February 29, 11:59pm. Renewal registrations will not be accepted after this date and you will have to submit a regular registration with a $50 registration fee and you will lose your priority selection. So register early and get all the benefits of Priority Renewal!



After the registration is submitted, you will be able to log into your Residence Dashboard and select a roommate(s). If you know who you want to room with, enter their roommate code and make sure they do the same. If you are looking to select several roommates for an apartment, create a roommate group. We suggest choosing the most responsible person in the group for this job because they will be in charge of choosing your room when it comes time.If you don't know who you want to live with, complete the match process to find a new friend!

Here's a quick recap of how to choose your roommate(s).



Now the fun part! Once steps 1 and 2 are completed, you will receive an email with a time slot for the earliest time you can select your room for next year. The selection times are based on your class classification (grad students go first, then seniors), and then the time you submitted you registration. So the earlier you apply, the higher priority you receive! Select your room within your time slot to have the best chance of getting what you want. Someone else's time slot will open after yours and that's another person potentially looking at the same room! For roommate groups, the group leader, the responsible one we told you about in step 2, will get the time slot for the whole group.

Check out our how to video for a step-by-step guide to the registration!
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