Returning Student Selection Process

Housing Selection Process for Returning Students

The Marquette University Office of Residence Life is pleased to announce our returning student sign-up process for the 2018-19 academic year. This information is intended to introduce the automated selection process to you, as you will be utilizing this process to choose a room, roommate(s), and meal plan for the 2018-19 academic year.

There are several important features you will need to understand in order to successfully select your room assignment for next year. These features are explained in greater detail throughout this website and are highlighted here for your convenience:

  • You will want to determine your first, second, third and even fourth residence hall preference well in advance of your selection time. Doing so will allow you to complete your room selection should your preferences be filled prior to your assignment time.
  • In order to maximize the opportunity for roommates to select the hall of their choice, a priority will be given to groups of students who can completely fill their selected room. This prevents individuals or partial groups from filling all of the doubles, triples, and quads.
  • Once you assign yourself to a residence hall room, you will be locked into that assignment until the selection process is completed.

Residence hall selection is not meant to be stressful, and following a few simple guidelines should make the process a lot easier:

  1. Pay your $300 housing deposit. All students must pay a $300 non-refundable housing deposit to participate in the room selection process. Payment must be submitted online during the week of deposit collection (March 19–25) to ensure computer activation of your assignment time.
  2. Log into the Campus Living portal (through CheckMarq). Verify your assignment time anytime after Wednesday, March 21 at 8 AM (up to 24 hours after deposit payment) to ensure that your housing deposit has activated your pre-assigned time. Encourage your roommates to do the same.
  3. Be patient. You may experience slower system response during peak sign-up periods.
  4. The Office of Residence Life will remain open until 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26 to answer any additional questions you may have during the housing sign-up process.

If you have additional questions, please contact our office at (414) 288-7208 or by email at

Note: All unmarried first and second year students, regardless of their academic classification, are required to live in the residence halls. This process is for current Marquette students only. Incoming Freshmen/Transfers should click here for information on the assignment process for admitted students.