Room Renewal- Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What's new this year?:
A: Students participating in Room Rodeo this year may find a roommate through RoomSync! To find out more about how RoomSync works, please click here.
Q: What if I want to keep my same space for next year?
A: Each living area will have a “same room renewal” time that allows you to do just that. Check the renewal calendar for the specific date and time that same room sign-up will be happening for your living area.
Q: I made a room selection but now I want to select a different space. How can I choose a different room or apartment?
A: Call the Housing Office at 646-3202. We will remove your initial room selection and you will be able to select from the available rooms or apartments in the next selection process for which you are eligible.
Q: I currently live in the graduate community at VDM. Do I have to participate in Room Rodeo?
A: No. Your agreement with campus housing is month-to-month. Your apartment assignment continues until you give notice that you will be leaving.
Q: How do I know which rooms are singles?
A: The room type field provides a description of how that room will be utilized for the fall term, see the examples below. Please note: We are unable to guarantee your selection of single occupancy. If demand for campus housing exceeds the number of available spaces for next year, residents who requested single occupancy rooms may be assigned a roommate.
- GARC-sgl is a single occupancy room in Garcia Hall
- GARC-sgl PGM is a single occupancy room in Garcia Hall and part of the Professional Golf Management (PGM) Living Learning Community.
Q: I want to request a roommate who doesn’t currently live on campus. How do I do that?
A: The person you’d like as your roommate needs to apply for campus housing for the fall semester. This will make him/her eligible to be selected as your roommate during the renewal process. Once he/she has applied, please notify the Housing Office so we can include him/her in the renewal process. You will then need to mutually select each other as roommates in your myHousing accounts. You, as the current resident, then need to select the space for next year. Your selection will “pull in” your friend as your roommate.
Q: How do I know what spaces are open for me to choose from?
A: When you log into myHousing and pick “room selection”, the program will ask you what hall you’d like. Select the area you’re interested in from the drop down menu. The system will then display all available rooms in that living area. You can also specify a specific floor within a living area. The system will only display rooms which you are eligible for based upon your gender and the number of roommates you have requested.
Q: What do I do if the room I want is not showing on myHousing?
A: If the room you want doesn't appear, it probably isn't available. Contact the Housing Office at 646-3202 and our staff will be happy to review your options with you.
Q: I want to live in one of the Living Learning Communities (LLC). How do I know which room to select?
A: The Room Type field provides a description that includes the LLC designation (if any). The LLC designations are: ACES - Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences; BUSI - Business; EDU - Education; ENGR - Engineering; ARTS - Fine Arts; HONORS- Honors; iD- Innovation Den; NAT SC- Natural Sciences; PRE PHARM- Pre Pharmacy; PGM - Professional Golf Management.
Q: What if I select a room for next year but then decide I don't want to live on campus?
A: Once you have selected a room and it has been assigned to you, the terms of the housing agreement apply. You would need to formally cancel your housing agreement. Depending upon when you cancel, you may forfeit some, or all, of your prepayment.
Q: What happens if I don't select a room during Room Rodeo? What if I change my mind later and want to live on campus?
A: If you do not choose a room or apartment during Room Rodeo, your current space will be available for another student to select. There will be a Last Chance room selection opportunity after Room Rodeo. Once Last Chance is closed, you will need to reapply (including the $200 prepayment) as a new resident to request campus housing.
Q: Will I still have an application fee and deposit?
A: You will not have an application fee if you are renewing for the Fall 2013 Semester. However, you will have a $200 prepayment deposit that will be returned to your student account within the first three weeks of the Fall 2013 Semester, once occupancy is verified.
- NMSU Department of Housing and Residential Life
- Phone: 575 646-3202 Fax: 575 646-7811
- Educational Services Center, Suite H
- Housing and Residential Life, MSC 3BB / P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001