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Room selection

Room Selection

Room selection for first-year students begins April 1

Date you submitted your housing prepayment Choose Your Room
Nov. 1, 2023 with a roommate or private room April 1, 2024
Nov. 1, 2023 without roommate April 2, 2024
Nov. 2 - Dec. 15, 2023 with a roommate or private room April 4, 2024
Nov. 2 - Dec. 15, 2023, without roommate April 5, 2024
Dec. 16, 2023 - Jan. 27, 2024 with a roommate or private room April 8, 2024
Dec. 16, 2023 - Jan. 27, 2024 without roommate April 9, 2024
April 10, 2024 and after Open to all

What time do I select my room on my assigned day?

You will receive an email with your specific selection date and time before your selection date.

What happens if my chosen roommate has a different selection day than me?

As long as you have locked yourself in as roommates in My College Roomie, whichever of you has the earliest selection date will be able to book you both in a room together. On selection day, only one person in each roommate pair needs to do the process.

Why are students with roommates able to select a day earlier?

Finding a good roommate match is very important!

After all, you're going to be sharing a single room for nine months. Students who aren't spending their energy on roommate conflicts can focus on classroom and overall college success.

What if I want a private room?

Northwest allows incoming first-year students to buy out the 2nd bed in their room for an additional $825/semester. This is permitted in Dieterich hall only.

Any student who buys out their room will qualify to select their room on the first day of their applicant group.

For example, a November 1st applicant who buys out their room can select on January 20th as if they have a roommate and not wait until the next day.

How to apply for housing

If this is the first time you are logging in to CatPAWS you will need to set up your Northwest email account first. 
  • Once in CatPAWS, select the Housing tab and navigate to the Housing System
  • Click 2024-2025
  • Start Your Housing Application by selecting
    • Option 1: Click Start LLC Application for a major-based Living Learning Community
    • Option 2: Click Start Housing Application for Bearcat Living Communities (first-year housing)
  • If you applied to an LLC, continue to complete your housing application.

Are you a commuter?

  • Meet the requirements of a commuter and plan on living off-campus.