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Fall 2023 On and Off Campus Housing Application Information


On-Campus: On-campus housing is defined as residing in one of the following residence halls: East Village, Shenks Hall, South Village, and West Village.

Off-Campus: Properties owned by Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) and other student housing options within the community.

Commuter: Students residing with a parent or court-appointed legal guardian at that person’s permanent home address who is commuting fewer than 40 miles one way. A notarized statement and supplemental statement are required.

For further information, please refer to the Millersville University Housing Residency Requirement policy:


Same Room Selection

“Same Room Selection” is for those students who currently live on campus and wish to live in the room they are currently in for next fall. Remember, to participate in this room selection, you cannot request a roommate. A current suitemate group that wishes to live together again must each pick separately.

Shenks Room Selection and Honors College Room Selection

This is room selection for students who wish to live in Shenks Hall or wish to live in Honor’s College Living Learning Community (LLC).

Single Suite Room Selection

This is room selection for students who wish to live in single suites (i.e., two private bedrooms and one shared bathroom in the Villages). A limited number of single suites will be available for selection.

Open Room Selection

“Open Room Selection” is when you can select any room that is available. There are two types: “Open Room Selection with Roommate Matching” (i.e., for students who have already requested a roommate) and “Open Room Selection without Roommate Matching” (i.e., for students who did not request a roommate).

Information Sessions (Zoom links to be provided later)

February 8, 2023: Fall 2023 Housing On/Off Campus Information Session @ 12:10PM – 1PM

February 9, 2023: Fall 2023 Housing On/Off Campus Information Session @ 6PM – 7PM

 Returning Student On-Campus Room Selection Timeline

Room selection for those current students who plan to live on campus next year. See below for important dates and information about the different types of room selection. Room selection is in MyHousing (self-service): MAX >> Student Services-Housing & Dining >> MyHousing.

February 1, 2023: On-campus application opens and roommate matching (through MyHousing)

March 1, 2023: Kick-Off of Room Selection Program (South Village Great Room)

March 14, 2023April 14, 2023: On campus room selection for Returning/Current students.

  • March 14 – 15, 2023: Same room selection
  • March 16 – 17, 2023:  Shenks Hall and Honor’s College LLC selection
  • March 22 – 23, 2023: Villages single suite selection
  • March 24 – April 14, 2023: Open room selection for returning/current students

Returning Student Off-Campus Timeline

See below for important dates and information about the different types of off-campus requests:  All requests are Applications in MyHousing (self-service):  MAX >> Student Services >> Housing & Dining >> MyHousing.

January 24, 2023: Returning student off-campus application opens in MyHousing.

February 1, 2023: UHCS will begin to process off-campus applications for students with anticipated 60 or more credits completed by the end of Spring 2023.

March 1, 2023: Students with under 60 credits who are within commuting distance (40 miles one way) can apply for commuting from legal residence with application and notarized document.

July 5, 2023: If there are available waivers to grant, students with 30-59 earned credits can apply for a waiver, but are not guaranteed, to lease with Student Lodging, Inc. The approval of affiliate waivers is at the sole discretion of the university.

July 10, 2023: UHCS will begin to process SLI applications for students with anticipated 30 – 59 credits completed by July 15, 2023.


Below are frequently asked questions and their answers related to the off-campus waiver process to help you plan accordingly for the 2023-24 academic year.

Should I apply for on-campus housing for 2023-24 academic year?

If you are returning to Millersville University for the 2023-24 academic year and not eligible for a 60+ credit waiver, you should apply to secure campus housing.

I will not have 60 earned credits until I finish the spring 2023 semester. Can I still apply for a waiver?

Yes. University Housing & Conference Services (UHSC) takes into consideration the anticipated number of credits that you will earn for the spring 2023 semester. Keep in mind that you can become ineligible if you decide to withdraw from or fail courses that will put you under the 60-credit mark by the end of the spring 2023 semester.

What if my friends I want to live with have 60+ credits and are approved, but I only have 30-59 earned credits?

While you will be able to apply for a waiver on July 5, 2023, there is no guarantee that you will obtain a waiver. Additionally, those with 30-59 earned credits who are granted a waiver may only reside in Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) communities and not elsewhere off-campus.

Some of my intended roommates and I have received a 60+ credit waiver, but one (or more) have only have 30 – 59 earned credits. What should we do?

Students with only 30 – 59 earned credits are not guaranteed a waiver. You should proceed accordingly assuming that your friend may not be granted a waiver. It is recommended that you make off-campus roommate arrangements with students who do have a 60+ earned credit waiver.

How many 30-59 credit waivers will be granted in July?

This will not be determined until immediately prior to July 10, 2023.

If I don’t have the required credit hours to move off campus, can I take summer classes so I do?

You may do so if this will place you at a level of 60 or more earned credits prior to the start of the fall semester.

What if I already signed a lease somewhere other than Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI)?

You may only sign a lease somewhere other than Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) if you have acquired a 60+ earned credit waiver.

I received a waiver last year but never used it, can I use it this year?

No. You must apply for a waiver each year.

Can I transfer my waiver to someone else?

No. Waivers are not transferrable to other students.

If 30 – 59 credit waivers are granted in July, how are they chosen?

The waiver application will open the first week in July in MAX. Waivers will be granted in sequential order by the date and time of application until the number of waivers available are exhausted. Waivers granted for those 30 – 59 earned credits will not be based upon any intended apartment roommate arrangements that you may have.

If I do not know if I will be granted a 30 – 59 credit waiver prior to July 10, 2023, do I have to live on campus for the summer?

Students are not required to live on campus during the summer months but may do so.

Is there an appeal process for those students with 30 – 59 credits who were denied a waiver?

No. All decisions are final.