Room Reservation Deposit and Housing Selection Process

Room Reservation Deposit
To participate in the Housing Lottery process, students must pay a $100 room reservation deposit. New residents will also be required to make a $200 damage deposit. The deadline to pay the deposit is March 29, 2019. This deposit reserves the student a space in the College’s residence halls. The deposit will be credited to the fall 2019 housing bill. The room reservation deposit will be forfeited on any housing cancellations that are made after the June 15, 2019 deadline.

Directions to complete the room reservation deposit:

  1. Visit the College of Mount Saint Vincent website. Select “My CMSV” from the top navigation. Select “Banner Self-Service.”
  2. Log into Self-Service and select the “Residence Life” tab. Click “Room Reservation Deposit.”
  3. Select “Click here to make a payment” and choose the payment option that corresponds to your eligibility ($100 for returning residents and $300 for new residents).
  4. Once submitted, a receipt of payment will be generated to your College of Mount Saint Vincent email address.
  5. The deadline to submit a room reservation deposit is Friday, March 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Room reservation deposits received after the deadline but before 4 p.m. on April 5, 2019 will result in being assigned the next available lottery number through the Priority Wait List. If a student should deposit after April 5, 2019, the student will be placed on the wait list until a housing space becomes available. This process will be completed on a rolling basis by the Office of Housing and Residence Life after August 1, 2019.

Lottery Numbers
Each student who submits a room reservation deposit by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019 will receive a lottery number. A computer randomly assigns this lottery number based on the student’s current class status as reported by the Office of the Registrar.

The order for selecting a housing assignment is determined first by the class year and then by the lottery number assigned to a student. Students will be given a time to report to the Housing Selection process based on their numbers and will select in order of the numbers. The lower the lottery number, the earlier the student will select a room within the assigned group.

  • Class of 2020 will be considered “rising seniors” – students who have earned 90+ credit hours
  • Class of 2021 will be considered “rising juniors” – students who have earned 60-89 credit hours
  • Class of 2022 will be considered “rising sophomores” – students who have earned 24-59 credit hours

Lottery numbers will be sent to the student’s College of Mount Saint Vincent email address on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by 4 p.m.

Available Rooms

Rising juniors and seniors (60+ credit hours)
Rising juniors and seniors will be permitted to select rooms in Marillac, Seton, and Alumnae/Mastronardi Halls.
Please note: Marillac suites will be billed at the single room rate.

Rising sophomores (24-59 credit hours)
Rising sophomores will select rooms in Alumnae and Mastronardi Halls. Any remaining spaces in Marillac and Seton will be made available.
Please note: Marillac suites will be billed at the single room rate.

Selecting a Room with Roommates
A student and his/her preferred roommate will have two different lottery numbers. In order to choose each other as roommates, both must report to the Housing Selection at the time issued to the student with the lower lottery number, which will be the earlier time.

A student can only “pull in” a preferred roommate if the roommate has also received a lottery number to participate in the process. Both roommates must be present to select a room together. If this is not possible, the roommate present at the lottery must have a completed Proxy Form authorizing selection.

Each student wishing to choose a shared occupancy (double or triple) must have a roommate preference at the time of selection. A student will not be permitted to choose a shared occupancy space without the appropriate number of roommates to reside in the space. If a student does not have a roommate preference, she/he will be placed into the next available open shared space.