Room Selection 2016-2017

Dear Niagara Students,

The room selection process for the 2016-2017 academic year is underway. The selections for housing will be held during the period of March 15-17. Niagara University offers a variety of housing options and emphasizes personal choice in a competitive assignment process. We encourage you to explore the diverse options available for on-campus living. This guide, along with visits to different residence halls and discussions with your peers, will help you choose a living option that best suits your lifestyle.

A Guide to the Room Selection Process: 2016-2017 provides you with the following:

  • A calendar of important assignment events and deadlines
  • Information about housing assignment policies and procedures
  • Registering for the room selection process
  • What is expected from the room selection process

Registration for room selection will take place via myNU. This is the first step in the room selection process. In an effort to help us plan for the upcoming housing assignment process, we are asking all returning undergraduate students interested in living on campus for the 2016-2017 academic year to register. Students will register by accessing the application website via their myNU account between Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, 2016. Access to the Web applications will require your NU login and password.

Please note the following important notes for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Students are asked to register for the housing selection process between Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, 2016.
  • The apartment selection process will occur before upper-class singles and doubles selections.
  • The lowest lottery numbers will be given to those who complete registration on myNU before Feb. 15

We want to help you make the best decision possible in this selection process. If you have a housing assignment problem or any question about current policies or procedures, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 716.286.8566.


Jason A. Jakubowski - Director, Residence Life  

Eligibility and Beginning the Room Selection Process

All returning undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Niagara University are eligible to participate in the room registration and room selection process.  

Begin the room selection process by clicking here.

University Housing Policy

Niagara University is a residential campus and the residential experience is understood to be an integral part of a Niagara education. This commitment to residential education is clearly expressed in the university’s residential requirement:

“The university requires that all Niagara students live in the residence halls for their first two years, except as noted below. The need for this regulation is predicated on statistics that show students who live in residence halls tend to perform better academically, acclimate more rapidly to the collegiate environment, become involved in a great number of learning experiences that compliment classroom teachings, and are more satisfied in general with the college experience."

The only exceptions to this residency requirement are:

Commuters — students commuting from their parent /guardian’s permanent home address which is no more than 50 miles from campus.

Transfers — students who enter Niagara University with junior or senior status as determined at the time of admission.

Married Students — with proof of marriage certificate.

Veterans — with proof of military service.

Independents — students who show proof of maintaining financial independence for at least two years prior to submission of request to live off campus.

Requests for exemption of the residency requirement should be made to the office of residence life by December 1 if appealing for the spring semester and by July 1 if appealing for the fall semester.  

Important Links

Beginning the Process
What to Expect at Room Selection
Theme Community Option
Room Selection  Terminology    
Room Selection Calendar
Disability-Related Housing

Downloadable Guide and Forms

Niagara University — Guide to the Room Selection Process 2016-2017
Theme House Application
Proxy Form