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Waitlist FAQ

I was placed on the waitlist for on-campus housing, what does that mean?

Due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive a housing assignment. We recommend that students who are placed on the on-campus waitlist look at off-campus resources in the event we cannot provide housing.

Where can I find my waitlist position?

If placed on the waitlist, you will receive an email to your Boise State email account weekly with your updated position number.

Will changing my preferences on my application affect the likelihood of me getting on-campus housing?

No. When on the waitlist, you are on the waitlist for all of campus, not a specific community. Changing your preferences will not affect what position you are on the waitlist.

Why is on-campus housing not guaranteed?

Since it is not a requirement for students to live on-campus, we cannot guarantee that we can provide housing to all applicants. If you are placed on the waitlist, we recommend looking through our Off-Campus Marketplace for additional information regarding apartments in the area and safe ways to meet roommates off-campus.

Where can I find off-campus housing information?

The Boise State Off-Campus Marketplace is a resource that will help students, faculty, and staff with their search for apartments near campus if you are on a waitlist or want to secure housing now.

Are there any on-campus events that I can go to for information about off-campus housing?

Yes! On March 16 from 11:00 AM MDT to 2:00 PM MDT, we will be hosting an Off-Campus Housing Fair for all students. The fair will be located in the Bishop Barnwell room in the Student Union Building. Come speak with managers of various properties available for students to rent near campus. Get your questions answered about off-campus housing options.

If I am on the waitlist, does the May 1 cancellation deadline apply to me?

No. The May 1 deadline only applies to students who have received a community assignment. If you receive an assignment prior to May 1, that deadline will apply to you.

If I find a place off-campus, do I need to cancel my application?

Yes. If you apply for on-campus housing and your plans have changed, you will need to cancel your application. If your application is not canceled, you could potentially be assigned a spot. To cancel your application, please use our Cancel Application guide.