General Information: 

The Returning Resident application is generally available in early April each year. 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 & Roommate Selection Process: 

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

Please view the Roommate Group Selection User Guide (PDF, 970KB) for more information about roommate groups. 

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 or Gender-Specific Housing: 

The Housing application features the ability for students to select their gender room assignment preference, as described as: 

  • Gender-specific: Reside with other student(s) with the same birth sex or gender; men with men, women with women. This is the default setting in the application. 
  • All-gender: Prefer to reside with student(s) of a different sex or gender than yourself in the same room, suite, or apartment. 
  • Open preference: Reside with either student(s) of the same gender or student(s) of a different gender than your own. 

All-gender and open preference Housing options provide students increased choice in selecting roommates in order to respect and support the various needs of our students. In addition, it 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. 

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. 

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.