General Information: 

The Returning Resident application is typically available in the middle of spring semester. Submit your On-Campus Housing Application via myCI. There is a $50 non-refundable fee to submit your application. 

  • Under myLinks select the Student Housing link, and then Application
  • Select the term you are applying for under Term Selector: Academic Year [academic period admitted] then Save & Continue 

Make all scheduled payments, including the $1,500 deposit, by the deadline to secure and retain your space. Timely submission of all housing payments is necessary regardless of whether the funding comes via financial aid or private funds. Whether you anticipate receiving financial aid or not, you’ll want to be sure to submit all housing payments by our designated deadline to ensure your housing accommodation needs are met. Making subsequent payments on time is also essential to retaining your housing eligibility. 

Room Selection Process: 

Please see our Accommodations & Rates page for more information on what type of occupancy you can anticipate. 

Returning residents who submit their application by the due date will be entered into a lottery for a WAVE assignment to select a room. Students who applied after the priority deadline will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Please see the Returning Resident Communication as it is sent to your myCI email for more information on the WAVE process. Although housing is not guaranteed after the deadline, it is always our goal to accommodate most or all students who apply for housing. 

All-Gender Housing: 

All-Gender housing is defined as a rooming option in which two or more students mutually agree to share an apartment or suite regardless of students’ sex or gender. All-Gender housing provides students increased choice in selecting roommates in order to respect and support the various needs of our students. In addition, all-gender housing provides more options for students who do not wish to live in traditional room arrangements. This further demonstrates support for the college's non-discrimination policy with respect to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 

Returning residents that desire to participate in this housing option for the 2018-19 year must have: 

  1. Completed their housing application and followed all outlined application processes and met deadlines of the housing selection process. 
  2. Completed the All-Gender Housing request form, including list of requested roommates, no later than the deadline for priority room assignment consideration. 

Request form will be made available around the middle of the spring 2018 semester. 

Communication to Returning Residents: 

Returning residents receive information regarding the housing application and room selection process to their myCI email account, as the information becomes available. It is recommended that you check your email frequently to avoid missing this information.

Listed below are samples of communication sent to returning residents for the 2017-18 academic year: 

The Fine Print:

  • Please note that the Housing application fee and the Housing deposit CANNOT be paid directly on the student account electronically or by sending a check to Student Business Services - these two payments must ALWAYS be made IN the housing application. All future payments are made via the myCI student account.
  • Students who completed a FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or $4,000 or less are eligible for a deferral of the $1,500 deposit until a later date. This will happen automatically in the application if you are eligible. Otherwise, you will be directed to pay the deposit.
  • Students who received a deferral of the deposit must ensure that all documents required by the financial aid office to verify their application are submitted. Students who do not submit documents by the deadline will be notified that the deposit must be paid to obtain or retain a room assignment.