Housing a quick reference

The following information is a step-by-step preparation for completing your housing agreement. It explains how to choose a meal plan, how to choose a roommate, and how to list preferences for housing options. Please read it carefully before completing your housing agreement.

What is ApplyOnline?

ApplyOnline is your online housing and/or dining plan contract agreement.

All registered students of Bloomsburg University.

During your designated dates/times when you want to sign up for housing/dining or when you want to sign up for a dining plan only as an off-campus or commuter student.

New Students will be sent information via their BU email as to when they can complete ApplyOnline and MyHousing.

Only students who currently live on campus can sign up for Fall/Spring housing during the H.O.S.T. process.
  • As a student starting in the Fall, you will complete ApplyOnline once for Fall/Spring.
  • As a student starting in the Spring, you will complete ApplyOnline once for Spring.
  • As a student starting in the Summer, you will complete ApplyOnline once for Summer. If returning for Fall, you must also complete ApplyOnline for Fall.
No. You must be approved by the Residence Life Office to receive housing if you are currently living or admitted as an off-campus or commuter student.

What is MyHousing?

MyHousing is where you will answer your Personal Preference Questions, select a roommate and manage your on-campus housing and dining plans.

Everyone planning to live on-campus even if you are requesting a specific roommate - no exceptions.
  • You cannot request a roommate if the roommate did not do ApplyOnline first.
  • You must have enough roommates requested in MyHousing to fill the room/apartment according to the number of beds in the room/apartment.
  • Your Fall roommate request must have lived on campus for Spring or are going to be New Freshman/Summer Freshman for Fall.
  • Residence Life offers a roommate matching service if you are looking to find a roommate with similar interests. Visit the HOST section of our web site for more information.
As stated in our housing agreement, if you anticipate taking Winter session classes, or if you need housing between breaks, you are required to live in the Montgomery Place Apartments, Mt Olympus Apartments, Jessica Kozloff Apartments or Elwell Hall (12 month housing). Apartments are not open for Summer sessions.

What is H.O.S.T.?

H.O.S.T. stands for Housing Option Selection Time and is the process during which current on-campus students will select their housing and/or dining for the next academic year.

To be eligible for Fall housing as a current student, you need to complete ApplyOnline and MyHousing for Fall between December 1st and January 31st. If you complete ApplyOnline for Fall and sign up for housing but do not live on campus for any reason, you will be billed.

This is a list of the dates and times that current students are allowed to go into MyHousing to select their room/apartment for the upcoming fall.

Current Students During the H.O.S.T. schedule timeframe send an email to mstout@bloomu.edu with the hall and room of your choice. All three must have completed ApplyOnline and MyHousing (roommate requests, personal preferences and dining plan). Students who choose to voluntarily triple will not be offered an opportunity to detriple and will each receive the full triple credit for the Fall semester only. If we have space available during the Spring semester, we will offer your room a chance to detriple. The triple credit will end at that time whether you accept or decline the offer to detriple.

New Students Request roommates in MyHousing and email mstout@bloomu.edu to request to voluntarily triple for Fall. Students who choose to voluntarily triple will not be offered an opportunity to detriple and will each receive the full triple credit for the Fall semester only. If we have space available during the Spring semester, we will offer your room a chance to detriple. The triple credit will end at that time whether you accept or decline the offer to detriple.


Spring Housing

You need to consolidate with another student who also lost their roommate for Spring or risk having a new student placed in your room. You can see your Area Coordinator after Thanksgiving break for a list of other students in your building who will also be left without a roommate for Spring.
Sometime during the second week of the Spring semester.
Yes, but all students need to confirm the request with your Area Coordinator.
No, we will assign you to your housing and let you know via your BU email when you can see your assignment in MyHousing.
Yes, you must complete ApplyOnline as a new student for Spring and again as a current/returning student for Fall during the H.O.S.T. process.

Office of Residence Life
Elwell Hall, First Floor
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(800) 287-7543
buhouse@bloomu.edu
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
   8:00A - 4:30P
   8:00A - 4:00P (Summer)
Saturday - Sunday
   Closed

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