Room Selection Process

Returning Resident Re-Application Process

”Make River Crossing Your Home for 2015-2016”

  1. When you live at River Crossing you become part of a vibrant community.  You will have one important thing in common with every other student living on campus:


    • Students who live on campus consistently earn higher grades and are more involved in the IU South Bend community.

  2. During the period of March 30, 2015 - April 9, 2015 for RETURNING RESIDENTS ONLY, who submit a 2015-2016 Housing Application and Contract will only be required to pay a $100 prepayment.  This is a $100 DISCOUNT that we can offer to our returning residents ONLY.

  3. On Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 11am - 1 pm Housing and Residenc Life staff will be in the Grille hosting and infomation table.  During that time, returners ONLY with a completed housing contract and $100 prepayment on file can pick their housing space for the 2015-2016 academic. 

  4. That same night (Thursday, April 9, 2015) from 8pm - 10 pm, we will have our Returning Student Housing Selection Night and ICE CREAM PARTY!!  Returning residents ONLY who turn in a contract with the prepayment to the Bursar’s Office by 5pm on Thursday, April 9, 2015 can come to the Community Building from 8pm-10pm and sign up with any prospective roommates you have for available spaces. 

  5. We will have more information coming at the end of March about the schedule of events during Returning Student Housing Selection Night so watch our Facebook, website and your IUSB student email accounts!

  6. Now is the time to start making roommate plans for 2015-2016 academic year, thinking about different housing suite styles you may like to live in (1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 4 bedroom) and encouraging other new students you may know to apply before our Returning Student Housing Selection Night to be eligible to be placed in spaces with returning residents!

  7. As always if you have ANY questions please email or stop by the Community Building!  We look forward to having you on campus for 2015-2016 acacdemic year and we have already begun planning some EXCITING things for next year!


Housing Proxy Process

Residents who are unable to attend the returning residents housing selection during the day and night on Thursday, April 9, 2015 may have another current resident choose their space by acting as a Proxy in their absence.   Proxy forms can be picked up at the River Crossing front desk or HERE.

The Proxy Form must be completed by the absent resident and will indicate who is allowed to choose a room on their behalf. The designated proxy must bring the signed form with them to the returning resident housing selection night event and show his/her photo identification when the form is presented at the event. Proxies are unable to sign contracts on behalf of residents so a 2015-2016 housing contract (for the absent student) must be turned into the Bursar’s Office by 5pm on Thursday. April 9, 2015.

If the Office of Housing and Residence Life does not have a completed contract on file by the deadline listed above, you will be required to reapply for housing after the Returning Resident Re-Application Process and work with the housing office to select a space on your own behalf. 

If you have any specific questions about the Proxy process please contact Loni Oehlwein, Assistant Director of Housing either by emailing or by stopping by the housing office between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

What is a “Proxy”?

A proxy is someone you trust to select a room on your behalf.  The proxy you select should bring his or her own ID and a completed proxy form at the appropriate time to select a room on your behalf.  Please note that the proxy’s selection if final.