Priority Numbers

** Information about fall housing during the COVID-19 pandemic (currently the 2020-2021 academic year) will be sent to eligible students once those details are determined. **

Students receive a random, computer-generated priority number. Your specific number is available on DartHub under the Housing StarPortal.

Determining Your Room Selection Time Slot

For students enrolled for the fall term who are participating in Room Selection, this number determines their time-slot if they participate in Room Selection. These priority numbers will also determine the order in which housing assignments are made for a full academic year (summer-spring terms). They can be found on the Housing StarPortal. 

  • Rising Seniors: 1001-2400
  • Rising Juniors: 2401-3800 
  • Rising Sophomores: 3801-5200

Priority numbers are nontransferable. You cannot give your number to a friend if you don't plan to use yours for the fall. 

Not every priority number is used during fall selection, so having number 1101 doesn't make you the 100th person to select a room. 

Keep in mind that even if you are the 200th person in your house, you may not be the 200th person to select a room. House members ahead of you may not be here for the fall or may be opting to live off-campus, in a senior apartment, Greek House or LLC.

Vacancy List

The vacancy list for each Room Selection process is updated the morning of each process. During the Room Selection selection times the list will be automatically updating with changes.


Students who are members of the same House and want to room together will select a room in their House Community in priority number order.

If you’re planning to room with specific people, the best priority number in the roommate group will determine your time slot for the room draw process. Seniors will continue to have priority. 

If you reside in a Living Learning community, Greek Letter organization, senior apartment or off-campus, you can live with roommates who are members of other houses.

Manipulating the System

Manipulation of the priority number system cheats your fellow students and is considered a serious infraction. Examples of priority number manipulation include these scenarios:

  • One student with a “good” number picks a room with a friend and then cancels their housing so the friend can pull someone else with a “bad” number into the room.
  • Two students with “bad” numbers want to be roommates so they find two students with “good” numbers who want to live together to instead room with them — the intention being that once fall term begins they will try to do a room swap.

Students who are determined to have manipulated the priority number system face penalties including removal from housing and/or other disciplinary action.