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Room Selection Frequently Asked Questions


Campus Life Office

2 East South Street

Box 228

Galesburg, IL 61401


Fax: 309-341-7571


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  • The process is online this year, so you will be able to access the process anywhere as long as you have internet access! If you foresee this being an issue, please email Campus Life.

  • The process is online, so you don't need to be on campus to select your space for next year! If you have any questions or concerns, please email Campus Life.

  • Yes, in order to participate in general housing selection, you must match with a roommate.

  • In order to add someone as your roommate/suitemate, they should complete the housing application first.  If your intended roommate has not also completed the housing application themselves, you won’t be able to request to be their roommate.

  • Yes! You simply go though General Selection and sign up with the person with the best priority number if you would like to room together.

  • Not everyone will get a number. Only students who we expect to be on campus and who live in the residence halls during this academic year will receive numbers. Examples of students who will not receive numbers are:

    Students on full-year off-campus programs for the following academic year

    Resident Assistants

    Students who may graduate by the end of the current academic year

    Students who are currently on a leave of absence

    Students who have indicated intent to transfer or take leave next year

    Students who have been granted Off-Campus permission

    Students who have already been housed in Fraternity, Theme, or Cultural Houses

    If you need a priority number and did not get one, please email Campus Life. Please see the room selection calendar for information on when you should have received your number.

  • You should go through room selection if you  think that there is a high likelihood that you will be on campus next year. You should communicate with your roommate about your plans. Any student who is without a roommate at any point during the summer will be assigned a new roommate (either a current Knox student or a transfer student). Two students who are living alone in a double room somewhere in the same building may be consolidated into the same room at the end of room selection or over the summer.

  • All spaces in an apartment must be filled as a group to live in a shared space together.  But if for some reason, there is a space that becomes open in your room, apartment (for example, if someone does not return next year), this space will be filled by the Campus Life Office. This also may apply to spaces left open temporarily because a student is studying off-campus, if space is needed. We encourage all students who think they will live on campus next year to go through room selection and communicate with roommates and suitemates about their likelihood of returning or studying off-campus.

    Students who go through room selection with no intention of living on campus next year might think they're helping a roommate get a double room as a single, but what they're really doing is opening up their roommate or apartment-mates to living with a student, not of their choosing. Please contact the Campus Life Office if you have any questions or need help in making a decision.

  • If you have been granted post-baccalaureate study, you will not be eligible for on-campus housing.

  • First, it is important to be open to the possibilities! If you have a group of two or three people, consider combining with another group and applying for a large apartment in addition to a small apartment. Being a part of multiple apartment selections is very important; people lose out on a chance for an apartment every year because they hang all their chances on only one of the selection options.

    Please see the Housing Options page for additional information.

  • Unfortunately, due to the high demand of student single room accommodations on campus, it is unlikely that students who do not have this accommodation will receive a single room during housing selection.

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Printed on Thursday, April 25, 2024