New Student Res. College Online Room Selection

Once you have been accepted to your Residential College, it is time to choose your room. You must first make sure you have done all of the following:

  1. Complete and submit your housing contract. If you have not submitted your contract yet, please go to the RMS website do so.
  2. Know your roommate passcode. If you do not know your roommate passcode, go to the RMS website and create a new one. Make sure you know your roommate's passcode and your roommate knows your passcode. You will need the correct passcode in order to pull in your roommate or be pulled in as a roommate during the online room selection process. Both you and your roommate need to have been accepted to the residential college in order for one of you to pull the other one in as a roommate.
  3. Talk with your roommate and decide which floor you would like to live on.
  4. Review your meal plan options on the Northwestern Dining website. As a freshman, you will only be able to choose either the Weekly 14 or Weekly Unlimited board plan. We recommending knowing which plan you would like before starting the online room selection process.

If you have done everything above, you can go to the RMS website during the appropriate time window (see the schedule below) and click on the link for the online room selection procedure. Be sure to read all the instructions before you begin, so as not to get lost. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or 847-467-HOME (4663).

Room Selection Dates and Times

The dates for the assignment process are as follows. Remember, you will only see rooms within the one (1) residential college into which you were accepted.

If you have a roommate, or would like to live in a single:

If you have already selected your roommate, or are interested in a single-occupancy room, you will select your room online between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Only one member of a roommate group needs to select a room and pull the other member(s) of the group into the room. If you do not have a roommate during this step, the only rooms you will be permitted to view are the single-occupancy rooms in your residential college.

Please note the times for each residential college:

JUNE 30, 2014
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Willard, Hobart

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

JULY 1, 2014
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shepard, Slivka

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
ACCI, CRC, Jones

If you do NOT have a pre-selected roommate

If you do not have a pre-selected roommate, you will select your room online between 9:00am and 4:00pm (Central Time) on Wednesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 3, 2014.

JULY 2, 2014 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Willard, Hobart 
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. CCS, Chapin, ISRC, PARC 

JULY 3, 2014
9 a.m. -12 p.m. Shepard, Slivka 
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ACCI, CRC, Jones