Returning Students Housing :: SQUATTER DETAILS - Step 4a

4a. "SQUATTER" Confirmation

Who should participate in Residence Hall Room Selection?

Residence Hall Room Selection / SQUATTER CONFIRMATION.

Who should participate in Residence Hall Room Selection?
Students who are not required to live on campus next year should ONLY participate in Room Selection (Village Housing  Selection and Residence Hall Room Selection) if they are 100% sure they want to live on campus for the entire upcoming academic year.  Participation in Room Selection GUARANTEES the student on-campus housing for the upcoming academic year; however, it ELIMINATES the student's option to live off campus for the entire upcoming academic year.

Residence Hall Room Selection/SQUATTER CONFIRMATION Process
The Squatter Confirmation process is for Residence Hall Room Selection participants (and their matched "mates") who do NOT live in Johnson Hall or The Village, and would like to stay in their current room for next year.

Room Selection participants who wish to "squat" an Onondaga suite must be in matched groups of 6; one member of the group must currently live in the suite to be squatted. These groups MUST confirm their intent to squat an Onondaga suite during the Squatter Confirmation process (March 27-29, 2018).


March 1 - 20, 2018 • online at link to be provided

  • Pre-registration is MANDATORY.
  • EVERY student who wants to participate in Room Selection must pre-register.


March 2 - 21, 2018

  • Log into (using your LakerNet Id and password) and click "Returning Student Room Selection."
  • Follow instructions for accepting the terms of the Room & Board Agreement.
  • Follow instructions and pay your $100 Housing Deposit online; if you must pay the deposit in person you can do so at Student Accounts, 408 Culkin Hall.

Students whose Housing Deposits are waived must still accept the terms of the applicable housing agreement(s) (part of Step 2) before continuing with the Room Selection Process.


(including roommate requests, if any)

March 16 - March 13, 2017

  • If you have a roommate request(s), you will make that request at this point in the process.
  • Log into (using your LakerNet Id and password) and submit your roommate request(s). Your requested roommate must request you as a roommate ("MATCH") or you will not be able to choose a room together.
  • If you do NOT have a roommate request(s), please submit your smoking and t-shirt size preferences.

Note:  Only students who have completed Steps 1 & 2 can be requested as room/suitemates.


March 27 - 29, 2018

  • RETURN to myHousing and log in (using your LakerNet Id and password) any time between 12:01 a.m. and 10 p.m. on March 27-29, 2018, TO CONFIRM that you want to LIVE IN THE SAME ROOM NEXT YEAR. (To squat in Onondaga, you must fill the entire suite. See Onondaga Suite Selection for more information.)
  • Failure to do this will result in your current room being made available to other students later in the room selection process.


  • Current Onondaga residents who wish to squat their suite for next year MUST fill the entire suite. See Onondaga Suite Selection for more information.

If you will be moving in with someone who is staying in his/her room for next year, the person who is squatting must go online first and request you as his/her roommate.

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