Joining the Commons
There is no additional cost to join the CCI Commons, and registration is easy.
Don't Worry. Joining is Easy!
Be admitted to a College of Communication and Information school (School of Communication Studies, School of Emerging Media and Technology, School of Media and Journalism, School of Information and School of Visual Communication Design).
Apply for housing (applications open in early February).
Select 'CCI Commons' as your living-learning community and Olson Hall as your #1 choice.
The earlier you apply for your residence hall, the more likely it is that you will receive a CCI Commons' assignment.
Requesting a Roommate
Because space is limited, your best chance of being placed in Olson Hall is if you do not select a roommate. University Housing will place you with a roommate. If you do request a roommate, ask that person to select the CCI Commons in Olson Hall. If you request a roommate who is not a CCI major, University Housing will grant your roommate request over your hall preference. In other words, you'll be assigned to live elsewhere on campus, and you will not be able to live in the CCI Commons.
We know it's a stressful time, and you want to be in charge of your roommate selection. But don't worry. You'll feel right at home here.