General Selection Questions - The University of Tulsa

FAQ Category: General Selection Questions

What is Gender Inclusive and Mixed Gender Housing at LaFortune House?

These options allow residents the ability to share the same bedroom and a non-gender specific suite bathroom at LaFortune House regardless of sex, gender or gender identity. This means students of different sexes or genders can live together within the same residence hall suite on a designated floor/wing. If interested, these options are available through the online self-selection process.

What is the current student self-selection priority system?

#1 Self-Selection Priority – Retaining current space

Students who are eligible to retain their current space, have the highest priority to retain their current assignment. These areas are not eligible to retain their current assignment:

  1. Fisher South Hall (First-Year Residential Experience)
  2. Hardesty Hall 2nd Floor (First Year Living)
  3. West Suite 2nd Floor (Sophomore Housing)
  4. Suites dedicated to Living-Learning Communities (informed by email).


#2 Self-Selection Priority – Current Apartment Resident (Switchers)

All apartment residents that complete a housing and dining agreement by March 7, 2021 will select in random order within this classification order: 1. Law/Grad, 2. Seniors, 3. Juniors, 4. Sophomores, 5. Freshman.


#3 Self-Selection Priority – General Housing Lottery 

All other students that complete a housing and dining agreement by March 7, 2021 will select in random order within this classification order: 1. Law/Grad, 2. Seniors, 3. Juniors, 4. Sophomores, 5. Freshman.


#4 Self-Selection Priority – First come, first served 

All other students that complete a housing and dining agreement after March 7, 2021 and by March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm will self-select in order of application.



Do I need to login to complete the housing agreement?

Yes, you will need your TUnetID (ABC1234) and Password.

If you don’t know your TUnetID, the IT help desk can provide it for you. Please have your Student ID (Ex. 1234567) handy and call 918-631-3500 or email and provide your student ID number and phone number and the help desk will return your call.

If you don’t know your Student ID number, please double check your admissions emails or contact your admissions counselor.


As an incoming student I am planning on pledging a Fraternity or Sorority, what is the process of moving into the house? 

Because the Greek recruitment happens after everyone has moved into University Housing, please complete the housing agreement and self-selection process as described. Then once you have completed Greek recruitment, please follow this process and timeline for First-year Greek Moves.

What are living learning communities?

These common-interest living communities offer you exclusive learning opportunities with faculty and staff around shared passions to apply what you learn in-class to everyday life. Some of the dynamic co-curricular communities include: 

  • “Gender & Sexuality Inclusivity” (Campus Apartments) creating spaces to discuss lived experiences & allyship. 
  • “Sophomore Housing Experience (SOHO)” (West Suites) offering City of Tulsa leadership & networking opportunities for Sophomores. 
  • “University Honors” (Hardesty Hall and Campus apartments) for students enrolled in the TU Honors Program. 
  • “Esports & Gaming” (West Suites) offers a unique program for students interested in gaming, either as a member of university-sponsored Esports teams or as a recreational gamer. 
  • “Gender Inclusive Housing” (LaFortune House) offers students the ability to have suite/room mates who are the same of different gender identity. 
  • Students can apply for a Living-Learning Community on their housing agreement, but please note that space is limited. By choosing an LLC option you will not self-select online at a later time, but will receive priority placement from our office with suite/apt mate matches in the corresponding community. 
  • For more information on LLC’s, please visit the LLC website.

How long after my self-selection start time do I have to make my selection?

Current students will continue to have access until May 1.  After that time please contact

Incoming students are given 7 days to make their housing selection. After the time expires, an assignment will be made automatically. Once an assignment is made, a confirmation of the assignment will be sent to the student’s utulsa email address.  Housing applications submitted after July 15th will be assigned a room by the Office of Housing & Dining Services.

When will I receive my online self-selection start time? 

Current Students: Current students who have submitted their Housing & Dining Agreement by March 7th will receive an email on March 9 at 5 pm with their self-selection start time.  All others who submit their agreement after that date will select starting April 1-May 1, first come, first served.

Incoming Students: The first round of self-selection start times will go out on June 1 to students who have submitted their Housing & Dining Agreements by May 31, 2021. After that, you will receive your self-selection start time at 9:00 am on the next business day.  Housing applications submitted after July 15th will be assigned a room by the Office of Housing & Dining Services.

All incoming housing and dining agreements submitted on February 15th, 2021 will receive the highest incoming selection priority times – this specific day of applicants will receive a random selection start time during the earliest incoming selection period. For agreements received after Feb 15th, all incoming students will select their assignment in the order their agreement was received. Please note, roommates will select with the start time of the earliest agreement submission.

What is TU’s Housing and Dining Requirement?

Retention research shows that living on campus can greatly enhance a student’s educational experience and success. Thus, all first year student are required to live in University Residence Halls and second year students are required to live on campus and both must participate in a University-provided meal plan unless they are formally exempted to reside in the primary residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in which the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside full time and which is within a 20-mile radius of the campus. Students fulfill the requirement after spending two years living and dining on campus (post high school). Academic credit hours and/or class status do not exempt one from the policy. This policy applies to traditional first and second year students and international students. It also applies to transfer students who have not completed two years at another university (post high school). (Completing two (2) years of residency/dining post high school, not via earned credit hours fulfills the requirement.) Married students and students 21 years of age and older prior to the start of the license period are exempt. All first or second year students under 21 years of age desiring to live at home with parents/legal guardian(s) should obtain and complete a Housing Residency Exemption Form. This form should be signed by parents and notarized prior to submission.

Can I have a residence hall roommate for the  2021-22 Academic year?

Yes, it is our intention to allow roommates in the residence halls for the 2021-22 Academic Year. All 2021-22 Academic Year residence hall spaces will be billed at the double room rate, regardless of the number of occupants assigned to the room. In order to request a roommate, both roommates must match with each other on (both students need completed housing and dining agreements in order to match as roommates). Then, the roommate with the first start time should participate in self-selection and select a room -or- receive a living-learning community assignment. The assigned roommate should send an email to to request that their matched roommate be assigned to the room. If for any reason the ability to have roommates becomes not possible due to conditions beyond our control, roommates will be split up and assigned as close to each other as possible.

When can I match with a suite mate or roommate in My College Roomie? 

All incoming students can use My College Roomie to make friends groups and interact with other incoming students. Once students completes a housing and dining agreement, they are able to match as roommate/suite mates (they are same thing in this system) with other incoming students that have a completed housing and dining agreement.